The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
England / East Midlands
Rank 80 82 78
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 12 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.81% 1.22% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.55% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Median daily rate £363 £138 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+163.63% -57.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £138 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £319 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £325 £348
% change year-on-year
+0.76% -6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+46.55% -17.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1188 1160 1059
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 80.32% 78.54% 71.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 723 713 609
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 37 43
Median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £43.75 £26.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Testing across the East Midlands region.

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Software Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the East Midlands region.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire -13 4 £375 -
Leicestershire +3 2 £350 +40.00% 1
Derbyshire 0 1 - - 3
Nottinghamshire -2 1 - - 1
Lincolnshire - 1 £125 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 5 (31.25%) Functional Testing
2 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (25.00%) C
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) ISEB
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
3 3 (18.75%) QA
3 3 (18.75%) Scrum
3 3 (18.75%) Unix
3 3 (18.75%) Java
3 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
3 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Embedded C
3 3 (18.75%) Automation Testing
4 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 2 (12.50%) BDD
4 2 (12.50%) C++
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle
4 2 (12.50%) Windows
4 2 (12.50%) Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Python
4 2 (12.50%) HP UFT
4 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 2 (12.50%) Bluetooth

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (6.25%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.25%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) HP UFT
1 2 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 2 (12.50%) Banking
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
1 7 (43.75%) Test Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Tester
3 3 (18.75%) Software Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Development Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Junior Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Software Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Test Data Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Web Applications Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (6.25%) Unity DI Container
1 1 (6.25%) Unreal Engine
1 1 (6.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
1 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
1 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Unix
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Functional Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Automation Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Scrum
3 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
3 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
4 2 (12.50%) BDD
4 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (12.50%) TDD
4 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.25%) Load Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Logistics
5 1 (6.25%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) C
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) Embedded C
2 3 (18.75%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) C++
3 2 (12.50%) MATLAB
3 2 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) ISEB
1 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
2 1 (6.25%) SDET
2 1 (6.25%) TickIT
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) JD Edwards
2 1 (6.25%) Teradata