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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 97 86 84
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 8 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.48% 1.03% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 1.32% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
Median daily rate £325 £356 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.77% -1.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £280 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £363 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £29.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+42.24% -10.07%
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
1348 1216 1175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 81.11% 78.10% 69.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 852 799 668
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 39 58
Median hourly rate £18.50 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.35% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £9.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.60 £28.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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
Northamptonshire -15 3 £375 +25.00% 1
Leicestershire -2 2 £330 -
Nottinghamshire -5 1 - - 2
Lincolnshire - 1 £125 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (33.33%) Java
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
1 4 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 3 (25.00%) QA
2 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) ISEB
3 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) Unix
3 2 (16.67%) Retail
3 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (16.67%) Scrum
3 2 (16.67%) Time Management
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (8.33%) High Availability
4 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
4 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server

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 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Analyst
1 8 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) QA Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Junior Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Test Data Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) UAT Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 2 (16.67%) Scrum
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 2 (16.67%) Time Management
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
4 1 (8.33%) High Availability
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (8.33%) TickIT
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) HP
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft