The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 122 129 99
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -30
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 21 20 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.67% 0.63% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.81% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 9
Average daily rate
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£288 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £330 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £23.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +29.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.91 £36.25 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-31.28% +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 of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2372 2458 1734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.81% 77.66% 72.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1428 1472 877
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 153 123
Average hourly rate £31.50 £29.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.62% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.60 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.64 £43.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Testing across the East of England region.

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Software Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the East of England region.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 1 September 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
Cambridgeshire -1 12 £275 -24.13% 6
Essex -2 6 £325 +62.50% 2
Suffolk +6 2 £425 -
East Anglia +7 1 £225 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 16 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (31.91%) ISEB
3 14 (29.79%) SoapUI
4 13 (27.66%) Automated Testing
5 11 (23.40%) SOAP
6 10 (21.28%) Test Scripting
7 9 (19.15%) JIRA
7 9 (19.15%) Scrum
7 9 (19.15%) SQL
7 9 (19.15%) Linux
8 8 (17.02%) Web Services
8 8 (17.02%) XML
8 8 (17.02%) Ant
8 8 (17.02%) ISEB Practitioner
8 8 (17.02%) Maven
8 8 (17.02%) Degree
8 8 (17.02%) Jenkins
9 7 (14.89%) Test Automation
9 7 (14.89%) SDLC
9 7 (14.89%) QA
9 7 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (12.77%) HP
10 6 (12.77%) Validation
10 6 (12.77%) UNIX
10 6 (12.77%) Groovy
10 6 (12.77%) ISTQB
11 5 (10.64%) Selenium
11 5 (10.64%) Telecoms
11 5 (10.64%) Regression Testing
11 5 (10.64%) HP UFT

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MultiFonds
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.13%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Taleo
1 2 (4.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) Internet
2 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.13%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) Hadoop
2 3 (6.38%) Big Data
3 2 (4.26%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (29.79%) SoapUI
2 9 (19.15%) JIRA
3 8 (17.02%) Maven
3 8 (17.02%) Ant
3 8 (17.02%) Jenkins
4 5 (10.64%) HP UFT
4 5 (10.64%) Selenium
5 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.26%) AccuRev
5 2 (4.26%) Subversion
5 2 (4.26%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.26%) Hudson
5 2 (4.26%) LoadRunner
5 2 (4.26%) JMeter
5 2 (4.26%) JUnit
5 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.26%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.13%) LabVIEW
6 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (10.64%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.26%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (4.26%) Electronics
2 2 (4.26%) Legal
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Avionics
3 1 (2.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 15 (31.91%) Test Engineer
2 12 (25.53%) Test Analyst
2 12 (25.53%) Analyst
3 7 (14.89%) Tester
4 5 (10.64%) Automation Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Test Manager
5 4 (8.51%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Systems Test Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Software Tester
6 3 (6.38%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.26%) AWS Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Verification Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Programmer
8 1 (2.13%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.40%) SOAP
2 8 (17.02%) Web Services
2 8 (17.02%) XML
3 4 (8.51%) J2EE
4 3 (6.38%) HTML
5 2 (4.26%) .NET
5 2 (4.26%) CSS
5 2 (4.26%) Java SE
6 1 (2.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.51%) NHS
3 2 (4.26%) Device Driver
3 2 (4.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.13%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.13%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.13%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) Linux
2 6 (12.77%) UNIX
3 4 (8.51%) Windows
4 2 (4.26%) Solaris
4 2 (4.26%) Android
5 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (27.66%) Automated Testing
3 10 (21.28%) Test Scripting
4 9 (19.15%) Scrum
5 7 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (14.89%) Test Automation
5 7 (14.89%) SDLC
6 6 (12.77%) Validation
7 5 (10.64%) Regression Testing
8 4 (8.51%) Manual Testing
9 3 (6.38%) Integration Testing
9 3 (6.38%) TDD
9 3 (6.38%) Wealth Management
9 3 (6.38%) Information Management
9 3 (6.38%) Mentoring
9 3 (6.38%) Waterfall
9 3 (6.38%) Test Strategy
10 2 (4.26%) User Stories
10 2 (4.26%) BDD
10 2 (4.26%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.15%) SQL
2 6 (12.77%) Groovy
3 4 (8.51%) Shell Script
3 4 (8.51%) Java
4 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.38%) C
4 3 (6.38%) Python
5 2 (4.26%) C++
6 1 (2.13%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.13%) VBScript
6 1 (2.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (31.91%) ISEB
2 8 (17.02%) ISEB Practitioner
2 8 (17.02%) Degree
3 6 (12.77%) ISTQB
4 5 (10.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.13%) HNC
6 1 (2.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.89%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) IEC 61508
2 1 (2.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Firmware
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) HP
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle
2 2 (4.26%) Peoplefluent
3 1 (2.13%) IBM
3 1 (2.13%) Adobe
3 1 (2.13%) Citrix
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