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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 73 75 73
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 10 21 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.71% 1.41% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 2.02% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
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£300 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+60.91% -27.50%
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
1002 1040 826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 71.11% 69.85% 64.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 582 404
Average daily rate £365 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.95% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £120 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 49 79
Average hourly rate £16.75 £17.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% -51.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £8.63 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.35 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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
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 30 January 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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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
Northamptonshire -3 3 £300 -20.00% 2
Nottinghamshire -4 3 - - 1
Leicestershire +5 2 - - 1
Derbyshire +17 1 - - 1
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 10 (55.56%) ISEB
2 8 (44.44%) ISTQB
3 7 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (38.89%) SAP
4 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (27.78%) Finance
5 5 (27.78%) Integration Testing
5 5 (27.78%) QA
6 4 (22.22%) JIRA
6 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 4 (22.22%) Oracle
6 4 (22.22%) SQL
6 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
7 3 (16.67%) BDD
7 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
7 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
7 3 (16.67%) VB
7 3 (16.67%) .NET
7 3 (16.67%) Java
7 3 (16.67%) PL/SQL
7 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 3 (16.67%) COM
7 3 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
7 3 (16.67%) OO
7 3 (16.67%) MTS
7 3 (16.67%) Migration
7 3 (16.67%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (16.67%) MTS
2 1 (5.56%) CICS
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP SD
1 1 (5.56%) SAP FI
1 1 (5.56%) SAP MM
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Retail
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) 3G
1 1 (5.56%) 2G
1 1 (5.56%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) JIRA
2 3 (16.67%) Selenium
3 2 (11.11%) Maven
3 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.56%) Ranorex
4 1 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (5.56%) LabVIEW
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Back Office
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Analyst
1 9 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Test Leader
3 3 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) SAP Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) SAP Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Automated Test Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
1 3 (16.67%) COM
2 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) New Media
1 1 (5.56%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (5.56%) EPoS
1 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) Integration Testing
4 3 (16.67%) BDD
4 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 3 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
4 3 (16.67%) OO
4 3 (16.67%) Migration
4 3 (16.67%) TDD
4 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Web Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Logistics
5 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.11%) Test Planning
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.11%) Time Management
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.11%) Data Transformation
6 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
2 3 (16.67%) VB
2 3 (16.67%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) PL/SQL
2 3 (16.67%) VB6
3 2 (11.11%) R
4 1 (5.56%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) C#
4 1 (5.56%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) ISEB
2 8 (44.44%) ISTQB
3 6 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) SAP
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) hybris
4 1 (5.56%) IBM
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