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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 77 76 77
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 22 9 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.40% 0.62% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 0.84% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 6
Average daily rate £250 £269 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -16.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £244 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £294 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% +45.83%
Software Testing
England

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
1214 1069 1120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 77.47% 74.03% 73.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 746 609 606
Average daily rate £380 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 35 63
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.44 £8.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £24.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 10 February 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire 0 10 £251 +5.78% 3
Leicestershire -7 5 £250 - 1
Derbyshire -10 4 - - 1
Northamptonshire +8 1 - - 1
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing.

1 21 (50.00%) QA
1 21 (50.00%) SDLC
2 19 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 11 (26.19%) Test Scripting
5 10 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (23.81%) HP
6 9 (21.43%) Regression Testing
6 9 (21.43%) Test Strategy
7 7 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (16.67%) Retail
7 7 (16.67%) Scrum
7 7 (16.67%) Migration
7 7 (16.67%) ISEB
7 7 (16.67%) CRM
7 7 (16.67%) SAP
8 6 (14.29%) MS Office
8 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
8 6 (14.29%) Kronos
8 6 (14.29%) Automated Testing
8 6 (14.29%) ISTQB
9 5 (11.90%) Test Management
9 5 (11.90%) V-Model
9 5 (11.90%) Functional Testing
9 5 (11.90%) Issue Tracking
9 5 (11.90%) Mentoring
9 5 (11.90%) Automation Testing
9 5 (11.90%) XML
9 5 (11.90%) ERP
10 4 (9.52%) Test Automation

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 6 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) Internet
1 3 (7.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) JIRA
1 4 (9.52%) Selenium
2 3 (7.14%) HP UFT
2 3 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.38%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.38%) Ranorex
3 1 (2.38%) TestPartner
General
1 7 (16.67%) Retail
2 3 (7.14%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (50.00%) Analyst
2 18 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 4 (9.52%) Tester
5 3 (7.14%) Administrator
6 2 (4.76%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Project Administrator
6 2 (4.76%) Software Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Systems Tester
6 2 (4.76%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Web Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) QA Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Software Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) XML
2 3 (7.14%) .NET
2 3 (7.14%) .NET Framework
2 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 3 (7.14%) jQuery
2 3 (7.14%) RESTful
2 3 (7.14%) SOAP
2 3 (7.14%) WSDL
3 1 (2.38%) Web Services
3 1 (2.38%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.14%) FMCG
1 3 (7.14%) Mainframe
2 2 (4.76%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.76%) Data Structures
2 2 (4.76%) iSeries
2 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.76%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (50.00%) SDLC
2 19 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 11 (26.19%) Test Scripting
5 10 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (21.43%) Regression Testing
6 9 (21.43%) Test Strategy
7 7 (16.67%) CRM
7 7 (16.67%) Migration
7 7 (16.67%) Scrum
8 6 (14.29%) Automated Testing
9 5 (11.90%) Automation Testing
9 5 (11.90%) ERP
9 5 (11.90%) Functional Testing
9 5 (11.90%) Issue Tracking
9 5 (11.90%) Mentoring
9 5 (11.90%) Test Management
9 5 (11.90%) V-Model
10 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
11 3 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) C#
2 1 (2.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) ISEB
1 7 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.76%) Degree
4 1 (2.38%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) HP
2 7 (16.67%) SAP
3 6 (14.29%) Kronos
4 2 (4.76%) hybris
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle
4 2 (4.76%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
Market Harborough
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago