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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 103 81 109
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +28
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 24 48 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.01% 1.88% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 2.46% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 29 7
Average daily rate £325 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £235 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £396 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £29.00 £25.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% +66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% +45.83%
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
1875 1948 1754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 78.68% 76.12% 72.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1138 1189 980
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 140 150
Average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.75 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Essex +13 14 £338 -
Cambridgeshire -3 9 £278 -4.31% 8
Hertfordshire -3 1 - - 4
Software Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 27 (42.19%) SQL
1 27 (42.19%) ISEB
2 26 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (34.38%) Test Automation
4 21 (32.81%) Scrum
5 19 (29.69%) Finance
6 18 (28.13%) XML
7 17 (26.56%) Automated Testing
7 17 (26.56%) Degree
7 17 (26.56%) Defect Management
8 15 (23.44%) Test Scripting
8 15 (23.44%) Python
8 15 (23.44%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (21.88%) Linux
9 14 (21.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (21.88%) Process Improvement
10 12 (18.75%) SoapUI
10 12 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 12 (18.75%) Groovy
10 12 (18.75%) Web Services
11 11 (17.19%) Microsoft
11 11 (17.19%) SOAP
11 11 (17.19%) C++
11 11 (17.19%) Ant
11 11 (17.19%) JIRA
11 11 (17.19%) Maven
11 11 (17.19%) ISEB Practitioner
11 11 (17.19%) Jenkins
12 9 (14.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 9 (14.06%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 3 (4.69%) WebSphere
1 3 (4.69%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (1.56%) Apache
2 1 (1.56%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.56%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) Taleo
2 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 7 (10.94%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (10.94%) DB2
4 6 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.56%) GIS
5 1 (1.56%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.56%) MySQL
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (18.75%) SoapUI
2 11 (17.19%) Ant
2 11 (17.19%) Jenkins
2 11 (17.19%) JIRA
2 11 (17.19%) Maven
3 9 (14.06%) HP UFT
4 6 (9.38%) Selenium
5 4 (6.25%) WebDriver
6 3 (4.69%) LabVIEW
7 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.56%) TestDirector
General
1 19 (29.69%) Finance
2 8 (12.50%) Electronics
3 3 (4.69%) Retail
4 2 (3.13%) Banking
4 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.56%) Advertising
5 1 (1.56%) Automotive
5 1 (1.56%) Billing
5 1 (1.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 14 (21.88%) Tester
3 12 (18.75%) Analyst
3 12 (18.75%) Automation Engineer
4 11 (17.19%) Test Analyst
4 11 (17.19%) Test Automation Engineer
5 8 (12.50%) Developer
5 8 (12.50%) Systems Test Engineer
5 8 (12.50%) UI Engineer
6 7 (10.94%) Automation Tester
7 6 (9.38%) SQL Developer
7 6 (9.38%) T-SQL Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Automation Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Integration Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Software Tester
8 3 (4.69%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Systems Integration Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Test and Integration Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (28.13%) XML
2 12 (18.75%) Web Services
3 11 (17.19%) SOAP
4 9 (14.06%) WSDL
5 8 (12.50%) HTML
6 7 (10.94%) RESTful
7 2 (3.13%) J2EE
8 1 (1.56%) .NET
8 1 (1.56%) CSS
8 1 (1.56%) LAMP
8 1 (1.56%) mod_perl
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 8 (12.50%) Device Driver
3 7 (10.94%) Computer Science
4 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.13%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.13%) Mainframe
5 2 (3.13%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.56%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.88%) Linux
2 9 (14.06%) Android
2 9 (14.06%) Unix
3 5 (7.81%) Windows
4 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (34.38%) Test Automation
3 21 (32.81%) Scrum
4 17 (26.56%) Automated Testing
4 17 (26.56%) Defect Management
5 15 (23.44%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (23.44%) Test Scripting
6 14 (21.88%) Process Improvement
7 8 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (12.50%) ETL
7 8 (12.50%) Regression Testing
8 7 (10.94%) Wealth Management
9 6 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (7.81%) Web Testing
11 3 (4.69%) Business Analysis
11 3 (4.69%) Risk Management
11 3 (4.69%) SDLC
11 3 (4.69%) Validation
12 2 (3.13%) System Integration Testing
12 2 (3.13%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 27 (42.19%) SQL
2 15 (23.44%) Python
3 12 (18.75%) Groovy
4 11 (17.19%) C++
5 9 (14.06%) C
6 6 (9.38%) T-SQL
7 4 (6.25%) C#
8 2 (3.13%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.56%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.56%) Perl
9 1 (1.56%) PHP
9 1 (1.56%) VC++
Qualifications
1 27 (42.19%) ISEB
2 17 (26.56%) Degree
3 12 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (17.19%) ISEB Practitioner
5 7 (10.94%) ISTQB
6 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.13%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.13%) HNC
7 2 (3.13%) HND
8 1 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.06%) QA
2 2 (3.13%) IEC 61508
2 2 (3.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (17.19%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.94%) HP
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle
4 2 (3.13%) IBM
4 2 (3.13%) Peoplefluent
4 2 (3.13%) SAP
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