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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
England / East of England
Rank 96 99 74
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -25
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 26 29 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.21% 1.23% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.59% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 33
Median daily rate £325 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £348
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+46.55% -17.14%

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
1711 1823 1940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 79.51% 77.54% 77.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1001 1086 1196
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 176 131
Median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +63.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.05 £12.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.70 £54.58 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +12 14 £375 - 7
Essex -5 6 £325 - 2
Cambridgeshire -5 3 £275 -0.90% 5
Suffolk -7 2 £325 +8.33% 2
Bedfordshire +5 1 £225 -
Software Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 39 (69.64%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (46.43%) Selenium
3 25 (44.64%) JIRA
4 22 (39.29%) BDD
5 20 (35.71%) Cucumber
5 20 (35.71%) Scrum
6 19 (33.93%) Java
6 19 (33.93%) TDD
7 17 (30.36%) WebDriver
8 16 (28.57%) QA
8 16 (28.57%) Finance
9 15 (26.79%) Test Automation
9 15 (26.79%) Gherkin
10 14 (25.00%) JBehave
10 14 (25.00%) ISEB
11 13 (23.21%) ISTQB
11 13 (23.21%) ATDD
11 13 (23.21%) Non-Functional Testing
11 13 (23.21%) Automation Testing
12 12 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (19.64%) SoapUI
14 10 (17.86%) Kanban
14 10 (17.86%) Regression Testing
15 9 (16.07%) RESTful
15 9 (16.07%) Degree
15 9 (16.07%) Continuous Delivery
16 8 (14.29%) Jenkins
16 8 (14.29%) Test Strategy
16 8 (14.29%) Spring
16 8 (14.29%) Maven

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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 6 (10.71%) Confluence
3 2 (3.57%) Apache
4 1 (1.79%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.79%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.14%) Network Security
2 2 (3.57%) Multicast
3 1 (1.79%) Internet
3 1 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (46.43%) Selenium
2 25 (44.64%) JIRA
3 20 (35.71%) Cucumber
4 17 (30.36%) WebDriver
5 14 (25.00%) JBehave
6 11 (19.64%) SoapUI
7 8 (14.29%) Git (software)
7 8 (14.29%) Jenkins
7 8 (14.29%) JMeter
7 8 (14.29%) JUnit
7 8 (14.29%) Maven
8 7 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (10.71%) Appium
9 6 (10.71%) LoadRunner
10 4 (7.14%) LabVIEW
10 4 (7.14%) Mockito
10 4 (7.14%) Moq
10 4 (7.14%) TeamCity
11 3 (5.36%) Eclipse
12 2 (3.57%) HP UFT
General
1 16 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Banking
3 3 (5.36%) Back Office
4 1 (1.79%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (35.71%) Analyst
2 19 (33.93%) Test Analyst
3 15 (26.79%) Tester
4 6 (10.71%) Automation Test Analyst
4 6 (10.71%) Automation Tester
4 6 (10.71%) Performance Tester
4 6 (10.71%) Scrum Master
5 5 (8.93%) Developer
5 5 (8.93%) Software Test Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Test Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Developer in Test
6 4 (7.14%) Financial Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Agile Tester
7 3 (5.36%) Java Automation Tester
7 3 (5.36%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 3 (5.36%) Selenium Tester
7 3 (5.36%) Test Leader
8 2 (3.57%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.79%) Gherkin
2 9 (16.07%) RESTful
3 8 (14.29%) Spring
4 6 (10.71%) Hibernate
4 6 (10.71%) XML
5 5 (8.93%) Velocity
6 2 (3.57%) .NET
6 2 (3.57%) HEVC
6 2 (3.57%) JSON
6 2 (3.57%) PlayReady
6 2 (3.57%) SOAP
6 2 (3.57%) Widevine
7 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.79%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.57%) MPEG
2 2 (3.57%) Video on Demand
2 2 (3.57%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.79%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.79%) Reinsurance
3 1 (1.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.29%) Linux
2 6 (10.71%) Android
2 6 (10.71%) Apple iOS
3 5 (8.93%) Windows
4 3 (5.36%) Unix
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (69.64%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (39.29%) BDD
3 20 (35.71%) Scrum
4 19 (33.93%) TDD
5 15 (26.79%) Test Automation
6 13 (23.21%) ATDD
6 13 (23.21%) Automation Testing
6 13 (23.21%) Non-Functional Testing
7 10 (17.86%) Kanban
7 10 (17.86%) Regression Testing
8 9 (16.07%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (14.29%) Open Source
9 8 (14.29%) Test Strategy
10 7 (12.50%) Functional Testing
10 7 (12.50%) High Availability
10 7 (12.50%) SDLC
10 7 (12.50%) Test Scripting
11 6 (10.71%) Configuration Management
11 6 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (10.71%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.93%) Java
2 8 (14.29%) C#
3 7 (12.50%) Python
4 5 (8.93%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.93%) Ruby
4 5 (8.93%) SQL
5 4 (7.14%) C
5 4 (7.14%) C++
6 3 (5.36%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.79%) Ada
7 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (25.00%) ISEB
2 13 (23.21%) ISTQB
3 12 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (16.07%) Degree
5 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (28.57%) QA
2 3 (5.36%) SDET
3 1 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.79%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) Nagios
1 2 (3.57%) TeMIP
2 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (10.71%) Atlassian
2 4 (7.14%) Xamarin
3 3 (5.36%) HP
3 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.36%) Oracle
4 2 (3.57%) CA
4 2 (3.57%) Nagra
4 2 (3.57%) Splunk
4 2 (3.57%) Tektronix
5 1 (1.79%) EMC
5 1 (1.79%) IBM
5 1 (1.79%) SAP
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