The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the East Midlands region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 78 78 71
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 17 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.18% 0.83% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 1.15% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 1
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£295 £301 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.83% +20.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £11.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+186.95% -58.92%
Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1000 1043 967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 69.49% 71.98% 66.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 537 463
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 41 49
Average hourly rate £17.50 £35.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.70% -4.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £56.16 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Software Testing
England

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014. 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
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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
Derbyshire +4 5 £300 +8.10% 1
Nottinghamshire +10 4 £425 +41.43% 1
Leicestershire -2 4 £225 - 1
Northamptonshire - 2 £240 - 1
Lincolnshire - - - -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 17 (45.95%) ISEB
2 14 (37.84%) Test Scripting
3 13 (35.14%) Automated Testing
4 12 (32.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
4 12 (32.43%) Linux
5 11 (29.73%) MS Excel
6 10 (27.03%) UNIX
6 10 (27.03%) Regression Testing
6 10 (27.03%) ISTQB
6 10 (27.03%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (24.32%) Integration Testing
7 9 (24.32%) Scrum
7 9 (24.32%) Configuration Management
7 9 (24.32%) Windows
7 9 (24.32%) SQL
7 9 (24.32%) Oracle
8 8 (21.62%) MS Office
9 7 (18.92%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (18.92%) Degree
9 7 (18.92%) Automation Testing
10 6 (16.22%) Waterfall
10 6 (16.22%) Computer Science
10 6 (16.22%) QA
10 6 (16.22%) MS PowerPoint
10 6 (16.22%) V-Model
10 6 (16.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 6 (16.22%) QuickTest Pro
10 6 (16.22%) LoadRunner
10 6 (16.22%) ISO 9001

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (29.73%) MS Excel
2 8 (21.62%) MS Office
3 6 (16.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) SAP SD
1 2 (5.41%) SAP MM
2 1 (2.70%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) HTTP
1 1 (2.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (16.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (16.22%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (16.22%) LoadRunner
3 4 (10.81%) Selenium
4 2 (5.41%) MSTest
4 2 (5.41%) JUnit
5 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.70%) Toad
5 1 (2.70%) TestDirector
5 1 (2.70%) TestPartner
5 1 (2.70%) Maven
5 1 (2.70%) JIRA
5 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.70%) TestComplete
5 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (10.81%) Retail
2 3 (8.11%) Finance
3 2 (5.41%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (56.76%) Analyst
2 20 (54.05%) Test Analyst
3 10 (27.03%) Tester
4 6 (16.22%) UAT Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) UAT Test Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Test Leader
5 3 (8.11%) Automation Tester
5 3 (8.11%) Software Tester
5 3 (8.11%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Test Specialist
6 2 (5.41%) Automation Specialist
6 2 (5.41%) Lead Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Automated Tester
7 1 (2.70%) Automated Test Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) .NET
2 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.41%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.70%) Firmware
3 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.70%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 12 (32.43%) Linux
2 10 (27.03%) UNIX
3 9 (24.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Test Scripting
2 13 (35.14%) Automated Testing
3 10 (27.03%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (27.03%) Regression Testing
4 9 (24.32%) Configuration Management
4 9 (24.32%) Scrum
4 9 (24.32%) Integration Testing
5 7 (18.92%) Automation Testing
6 6 (16.22%) Waterfall
6 6 (16.22%) V-Model
7 4 (10.81%) Problem Management
8 3 (8.11%) Keyword-Driven Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Manual Testing
8 3 (8.11%) System Testing
9 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (5.41%) Migration
9 2 (5.41%) Performance Testing
9 2 (5.41%) Unit Testing
10 1 (2.70%) Systems Analysis
10 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) VB
3 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.41%) Java
4 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (45.95%) ISEB
2 12 (32.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (27.03%) ISTQB
4 7 (18.92%) Degree
5 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
5 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) ISO 9001
1 6 (16.22%) TickIT
1 6 (16.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (24.32%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) SAP
3 2 (5.41%) HP
4 1 (2.70%) Citrix
4 1 (2.70%) JDA
4 1 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.70%) hybris
4 1 (2.70%) RedPrairie