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 27 May 2016 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 87 88 79
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 7 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.44% 1.09% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 1.40% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 4
Median daily rate £538 £310 £253
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.38% +22.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £113 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £375 £287
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £48.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
1288 1286 1113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 81.21% 78.18% 74.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 808 773 576
Median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 33 74
Median hourly rate £16.05 £17.30 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.25% -3.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.92 £10.61 £10.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.45 £30.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 27 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Nottinghamshire -5 4 £700 +100.00% 1
Derbyshire +11 2 - -
Leicestershire -4 1 £238 +100.00% 1
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, 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 18 (58.06%) SDLC
2 15 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (48.39%) QA
3 12 (38.71%) Waterfall
3 12 (38.71%) HP
4 9 (29.03%) Test Automation
4 9 (29.03%) Automated Testing
5 8 (25.81%) Test Management
6 6 (19.35%) Regression Testing
6 6 (19.35%) SAP
6 6 (19.35%) HP UFT
6 6 (19.35%) LoadRunner
6 6 (19.35%) Open Source
6 6 (19.35%) Retail
6 6 (19.35%) Kronos
7 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
7 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
7 5 (16.13%) MS Office
8 4 (12.90%) Migration
8 4 (12.90%) ISEB
8 4 (12.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (12.90%) Mentoring
9 3 (9.68%) Automation Testing
9 3 (9.68%) ERP
9 3 (9.68%) Internet
9 3 (9.68%) Mainframe
9 3 (9.68%) V-Model
9 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
9 3 (9.68%) Performance Testing
9 3 (9.68%) Test Strategy

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 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
1 5 (16.13%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Internet
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) HP UFT
1 6 (19.35%) LoadRunner
2 2 (6.45%) Selenium
3 1 (3.23%) JIRA
3 1 (3.23%) Ranorex
3 1 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (19.35%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Legal
2 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Analyst
2 10 (32.26%) Test Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) Consultant
3 7 (22.58%) Test Automation Consultant
4 6 (19.35%) Test Consultant
5 5 (16.13%) Test Leader
6 3 (9.68%) Administrator
6 3 (9.68%) Automation Tester
6 3 (9.68%) Tester
7 2 (6.45%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Project Administrator
7 2 (6.45%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 2 (6.45%) Selenium Tester
8 1 (3.23%) Agile Scrum Master
8 1 (3.23%) Java Automation Tester
8 1 (3.23%) QA Automation Tester
8 1 (3.23%) QA Manual Tester
8 1 (3.23%) Software Consultant
8 1 (3.23%) Software QA Tester
8 1 (3.23%) Testing Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.68%) Mainframe
3 2 (6.45%) FMCG
4 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (58.06%) SDLC
2 15 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (38.71%) Waterfall
4 9 (29.03%) Automated Testing
4 9 (29.03%) Test Automation
5 8 (25.81%) Test Management
6 6 (19.35%) Open Source
6 6 (19.35%) Regression Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Mentoring
7 4 (12.90%) Migration
8 3 (9.68%) Automation Testing
8 3 (9.68%) ERP
8 3 (9.68%) Performance Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Resource Management
8 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
8 3 (9.68%) Test Strategy
8 3 (9.68%) V-Model
9 2 (6.45%) Functional Testing
9 2 (6.45%) Scrum
9 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) C#
1 1 (3.23%) Java
1 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) ISEB
1 4 (12.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (48.39%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) HP
2 6 (19.35%) Kronos
2 6 (19.35%) SAP
3 1 (3.23%) IBM