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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 86 76 82
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +6
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 13 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.81% 1.07% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.49% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 6
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£175 £288 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.13% -0.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £36.25 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-44.82% +215.21%
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
1233 1076 1202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 76.49% 71.97% 74.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 764 572 616
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 47 51
Average hourly rate £19.08 £17.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.02% -51.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £56.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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
Nottinghamshire -4 8 £310 -27.05% 5
Derbyshire -3 3 £175 -41.49% 2
Northamptonshire -4 2 £175 -27.08% 1
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 12 (38.71%) Finance
1 12 (38.71%) QA
2 8 (25.81%) SDLC
3 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
3 7 (22.58%) C#
3 7 (22.58%) SQL
4 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (16.13%) Test Strategy
5 5 (16.13%) Oracle
6 4 (12.90%) ISEB
6 4 (12.90%) Java
6 4 (12.90%) CRM
6 4 (12.90%) JIRA
6 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
6 4 (12.90%) Ranorex
7 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database
7 3 (9.68%) Test Planning
7 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (9.68%) Integration Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Test Management
7 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
7 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (9.68%) SOA
7 3 (9.68%) UNIX
7 3 (9.68%) Linux
7 3 (9.68%) HTML
7 3 (9.68%) Web Services
7 3 (9.68%) XML
7 3 (9.68%) Project Management
7 3 (9.68%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (6.45%) MTS
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP SD
1 1 (3.23%) SAP FI
1 1 (3.23%) SAP MM
1 1 (3.23%) SAP Retail
1 1 (3.23%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) JIRA
1 4 (12.90%) Ranorex
2 2 (6.45%) TestPartner
3 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.23%) Selenium
3 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Analyst
2 10 (32.26%) Developer
2 10 (32.26%) Test Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Tester
3 5 (16.13%) Test Leader
4 3 (9.68%) Automation Tester
4 3 (9.68%) Junior Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Junior
4 3 (9.68%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Graduate
5 2 (6.45%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Junior C# Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Graduate Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Graduate C# Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Automated Test Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Information Systems Manager
6 1 (3.23%) VB6 Developer
6 1 (3.23%) QA Tester
6 1 (3.23%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) HTML
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
1 3 (9.68%) Web Services
1 3 (9.68%) XML
2 2 (6.45%) Middleware
2 2 (6.45%) COM
2 2 (6.45%) SOAP
3 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
1 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.23%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) UNIX
1 3 (9.68%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Android
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) SDLC
2 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
3 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (16.13%) Test Strategy
5 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
5 4 (12.90%) CRM
6 3 (9.68%) SOA
6 3 (9.68%) Project Management
6 3 (9.68%) Integration Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Test Management
6 3 (9.68%) Test Planning
6 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Business Analysis
7 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.45%) Quality Management
7 2 (6.45%) Regression Testing
7 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
7 2 (6.45%) TDD
7 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.45%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) C#
1 7 (22.58%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) Java
3 2 (6.45%) PL/SQL
3 2 (6.45%) VB
3 2 (6.45%) VB6
4 1 (3.23%) VBA
4 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) ISEB
2 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.45%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (3.23%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (38.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) HP
3 1 (3.23%) ATG
3 1 (3.23%) hybris
3 1 (3.23%) SAP
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