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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 112 107 117
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 16 27 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.65% 0.98% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 1.26% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 5
Median daily rate £463 £289 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.17% -27.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £210 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £305 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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 of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1952 2146 2217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 78.90% 77.56% 75.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1117 1230 1247
Median daily rate £425 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 153 151
Median hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England 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 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 31 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 31 May 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
Hertfordshire +16 12 £475 +59.66% 1
Essex -9 3 £250 +19.04% 1
Cambridgeshire +12 1 - - 6
Software Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 of England region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 19 (51.35%) SQL
2 18 (48.65%) ISEB
2 18 (48.65%) Finance
3 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (37.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (37.84%) Scrum
4 14 (37.84%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (29.73%) Test Automation
5 11 (29.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (27.03%) Test Scripting
6 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
6 10 (27.03%) XML
7 9 (24.32%) Degree
8 8 (21.62%) HP UFT
8 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
8 8 (21.62%) ETL
8 8 (21.62%) Defect Management
9 7 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (18.92%) SDLC
9 7 (18.92%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (18.92%) Unix
9 7 (18.92%) HP
9 7 (18.92%) DB2
9 7 (18.92%) T-SQL
9 7 (18.92%) HTML
9 7 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (18.92%) Wealth Management
9 7 (18.92%) ISTQB
9 7 (18.92%) RESTful
10 6 (16.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) BIG-IP
1 3 (8.11%) DNS
1 3 (8.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 3 (8.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (37.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
3 7 (18.92%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (18.92%) DB2
4 6 (16.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (21.62%) HP UFT
2 5 (13.51%) JIRA
3 3 (8.11%) Ant
3 3 (8.11%) Jenkins
3 3 (8.11%) Maven
3 3 (8.11%) Selenium
3 3 (8.11%) SoapUI
4 2 (5.41%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (2.70%) LabVIEW
5 1 (2.70%) TestDirector
5 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (48.65%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Law
3 1 (2.70%) Advertising
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Electronics
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Tester
2 7 (18.92%) Analyst
2 7 (18.92%) Test Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Developer
3 6 (16.22%) SQL Developer
3 6 (16.22%) SSIS Developer
3 6 (16.22%) T-SQL Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Automation Tester
4 5 (13.51%) SSRS Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Test Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Systems Test Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) UI Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Agile Scrum Master
7 2 (5.41%) Automation Specialist
7 2 (5.41%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Software Tester
7 2 (5.41%) Systems Test Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.03%) XML
2 7 (18.92%) HTML
2 7 (18.92%) RESTful
3 3 (8.11%) SOAP
3 3 (8.11%) Web Services
3 3 (8.11%) WSDL
4 2 (5.41%) Velocity
5 1 (2.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Unix
2 3 (8.11%) Windows
3 2 (5.41%) Linux
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (37.84%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (37.84%) Scrum
3 11 (29.73%) Test Automation
4 10 (27.03%) Test Scripting
5 8 (21.62%) Defect Management
5 8 (21.62%) ETL
6 7 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (18.92%) SDLC
6 7 (18.92%) Wealth Management
7 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (13.51%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (13.51%) Web Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Automated Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Waterfall
10 3 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (8.11%) Process Improvement
10 3 (8.11%) Validation
11 2 (5.41%) Regression Testing
11 2 (5.41%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 19 (51.35%) SQL
2 7 (18.92%) T-SQL
3 3 (8.11%) Groovy
3 3 (8.11%) Python
4 2 (5.41%) C#
4 2 (5.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (48.65%) ISEB
2 11 (29.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (24.32%) Degree
4 7 (18.92%) ISTQB
5 3 (8.11%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.70%) APMP
6 1 (2.70%) HNC
6 1 (2.70%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) IEC 61508
2 1 (2.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.92%) HP
3 4 (10.81%) Oracle
4 3 (8.11%) F5
5 1 (2.70%) IBM
5 1 (2.70%) SAP
5 1 (2.70%) Splunk
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