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 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 103 125 86
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -39
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 28 17 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.01% 0.55% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 0.75% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 15
Average daily rate
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£290 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £201 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £475 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-2.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 £38.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.87% -9.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.65 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-3.71% +12.38%
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
2092 2259 1559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.22% 72.64% 70.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1184 1275 852
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 150 142
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.80 £35.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.55% +1.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
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 7 May 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
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Essex +9 9 - - 1
East Anglia +8 5 £290 -
Hertfordshire +6 5 £298 -30.00% 9
Cambridgeshire +6 5 £294 - 12
Suffolk +5 3 £288 -9.80%
Bedfordshire 0 1 £270 -10.00% 3
Software Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 40 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (40.54%) User Acceptance Testing
3 27 (36.49%) Manual Testing
4 22 (29.73%) .NET
5 19 (25.68%) Visual Studio
6 17 (22.97%) Finance
7 16 (21.62%) QA
7 16 (21.62%) Oracle
7 16 (21.62%) ISEB
8 15 (20.27%) ISTQB
8 15 (20.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 14 (18.92%) Oracle Database
10 10 (13.51%) HP
11 9 (12.16%) Test Scripting
12 8 (10.81%) Test Management
12 8 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (10.81%) BDD
12 8 (10.81%) UNIX
12 8 (10.81%) Windows
12 8 (10.81%) Scrum
12 8 (10.81%) JIRA
12 8 (10.81%) Automated Testing
13 7 (9.46%) Banking
13 7 (9.46%) Linux
13 7 (9.46%) QuickTest Pro
13 7 (9.46%) Integration Testing
14 6 (8.11%) SpecFlow
14 6 (8.11%) Gherkin
14 6 (8.11%) Shell Script
14 6 (8.11%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 (1.35%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
1 2 (2.70%) MS Office
1 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (4.05%) Summit
1 3 (4.05%) MultiFonds
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) PaaS
1 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.41%) 3G
1 4 (5.41%) ZigBee
1 4 (5.41%) 2G
2 3 (4.05%) Internet
3 2 (2.70%) Wireless
4 1 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.35%) GSM
4 1 (1.35%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.92%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.70%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.35%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 19 (25.68%) Visual Studio
2 8 (10.81%) JIRA
3 7 (9.46%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (8.11%) SpecFlow
5 3 (4.05%) LabVIEW
5 3 (4.05%) Selenium
5 3 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.70%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.70%) AccuRev
6 2 (2.70%) Maven
6 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.70%) Hudson
6 2 (2.70%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.70%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.70%) Ant
6 2 (2.70%) JUnit
6 2 (2.70%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.70%) Subversion
6 2 (2.70%) JMeter
7 1 (1.35%) FitNesse
General
1 17 (22.97%) Finance
2 7 (9.46%) Banking
3 4 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.05%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.70%) Legal
6 1 (1.35%) Electronics
6 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.35%) Publishing
6 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (47.30%) Analyst
2 31 (41.89%) Test Analyst
3 12 (16.22%) Tester
4 11 (14.86%) Senior Analyst
4 11 (14.86%) Senior Test Analyst
5 8 (10.81%) Test Engineer
6 7 (9.46%) Consultant
6 7 (9.46%) Test Manager
7 6 (8.11%) Software Engineer
7 6 (8.11%) Software Test Engineer
7 6 (8.11%) Test Consultant
8 5 (6.76%) Test Leader
9 3 (4.05%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) Automation Tester
10 2 (2.70%) Support Analyst
10 2 (2.70%) Software Test Analyst
10 2 (2.70%) Systems Integrator
10 2 (2.70%) Software Manager
10 2 (2.70%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (29.73%) .NET
2 6 (8.11%) Gherkin
3 4 (5.41%) J2EE
4 3 (4.05%) HTML
5 2 (2.70%) CSS
5 2 (2.70%) SOAP
5 2 (2.70%) Web Services
5 2 (2.70%) XML
5 2 (2.70%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.41%) Client/Server
2 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.05%) SWIFT
3 2 (2.70%) Visualisation
3 2 (2.70%) NHS
3 2 (2.70%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (1.35%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.35%) Streaming Media
4 1 (1.35%) EFT
4 1 (1.35%) EPoS
4 1 (1.35%) EMV
4 1 (1.35%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.35%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.81%) UNIX
1 8 (10.81%) Windows
2 7 (9.46%) Linux
3 2 (2.70%) Solaris
4 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (40.54%) User Acceptance Testing
3 27 (36.49%) Manual Testing
4 9 (12.16%) Test Scripting
5 8 (10.81%) Test Management
5 8 (10.81%) BDD
5 8 (10.81%) Scrum
5 8 (10.81%) Automated Testing
6 7 (9.46%) Integration Testing
7 5 (6.76%) TDD
7 5 (6.76%) Information Management
7 5 (6.76%) Waterfall
7 5 (6.76%) Test Planning
7 5 (6.76%) Performance Testing
7 5 (6.76%) Test Automation
8 4 (5.41%) User Stories
8 4 (5.41%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.41%) Validation
9 3 (4.05%) Software Engineering
9 3 (4.05%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.11%) Shell Script
1 6 (8.11%) Python
1 6 (8.11%) SQL
2 5 (6.76%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.05%) VBScript
3 3 (4.05%) VB
4 2 (2.70%) Java
4 2 (2.70%) C
4 2 (2.70%) C#
4 2 (2.70%) C++
5 1 (1.35%) Perl
5 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (21.62%) ISEB
2 15 (20.27%) ISTQB
2 15 (20.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (5.41%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.05%) Degree
5 1 (1.35%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (21.62%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) ISO 8583
2 1 (1.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (1.35%) GMP
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (21.62%) Oracle
2 10 (13.51%) HP
3 4 (5.41%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.05%) IBM
5 1 (1.35%) Perforce
5 1 (1.35%) VMware
5 1 (1.35%) Citrix
5 1 (1.35%) Adobe
Hertfordshire
CK Group
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
LA International
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago