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 5 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 111 105 124
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +19
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 15 27 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.59% 0.98% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 1.27% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 6
Median daily rate £463 £290 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.48% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £281 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £300 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £316 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.76% -2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
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
1973 2123 2334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 77.98% 76.73% 76.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1159 1193 1322
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 150 144
Median hourly rate £27.50 £33.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.27 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

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 5 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 5 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 +12 11 £475 +59.66% 2
Cambridgeshire +10 2 £325 +8.33% 4
Essex -4 2 £250 -
Software Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 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 20 (52.63%) SQL
2 17 (44.74%) Finance
3 16 (42.11%) ISEB
3 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (36.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (36.84%) Scrum
4 14 (36.84%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (31.58%) Test Automation
6 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
6 10 (26.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
7 9 (23.68%) XML
7 9 (23.68%) Degree
7 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
8 8 (21.05%) ETL
8 8 (21.05%) Unix
8 8 (21.05%) HP UFT
9 7 (18.42%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (18.42%) HP
9 7 (18.42%) DB2
9 7 (18.42%) T-SQL
9 7 (18.42%) HTML
9 7 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (18.42%) Wealth Management
9 7 (18.42%) RESTful
9 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (18.42%) Defect Management
10 6 (15.79%) SDLC
10 6 (15.79%) QA
10 6 (15.79%) ISTQB

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 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) BIG-IP
1 3 (7.89%) DNS
1 3 (7.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 3 (7.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (36.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
3 7 (18.42%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (18.42%) DB2
4 6 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.63%) GIS
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) HP UFT
2 4 (10.53%) JIRA
3 3 (7.89%) Selenium
4 2 (5.26%) Ant
4 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.26%) JIRA Agile
4 2 (5.26%) Maven
4 2 (5.26%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.63%) LabVIEW
5 1 (2.63%) TestDirector
5 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (44.74%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Law
3 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Advertising
4 1 (2.63%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Electronics
4 1 (2.63%) Military
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Tester
2 7 (18.42%) Analyst
2 7 (18.42%) Test Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) Developer
3 6 (15.79%) SQL Developer
3 6 (15.79%) SSIS Developer
3 6 (15.79%) Test Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) T-SQL Developer
4 5 (13.16%) Automation Tester
4 5 (13.16%) SSRS Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Software Tester
5 3 (7.89%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Systems Test Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Systems Test Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Systems Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.68%) XML
2 7 (18.42%) HTML
2 7 (18.42%) RESTful
3 2 (5.26%) SOAP
3 2 (5.26%) Velocity
3 2 (5.26%) Web Services
3 2 (5.26%) WSDL
4 1 (2.63%) .NET
4 1 (2.63%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Unix
2 5 (13.16%) Windows
3 3 (7.89%) Linux
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (36.84%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (36.84%) Scrum
3 12 (31.58%) Test Automation
4 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
5 8 (21.05%) ETL
6 7 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (18.42%) Defect Management
6 7 (18.42%) Wealth Management
7 6 (15.79%) SDLC
8 5 (13.16%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Web Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Automated Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Validation
9 4 (10.53%) Waterfall
10 3 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (7.89%) Regression Testing
11 2 (5.26%) Change Control
11 2 (5.26%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 20 (52.63%) SQL
2 7 (18.42%) T-SQL
3 4 (10.53%) Python
4 3 (7.89%) C#
5 2 (5.26%) Groovy
5 2 (5.26%) Java
6 1 (2.63%) C++
6 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (42.11%) ISEB
2 10 (26.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (23.68%) Degree
4 6 (15.79%) ISTQB
5 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.63%) APMP
6 1 (2.63%) HNC
6 1 (2.63%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) IEC 61508
2 1 (2.63%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.42%) HP
3 4 (10.53%) Oracle
4 3 (7.89%) F5
5 1 (2.63%) IBM
5 1 (2.63%) SAP
5 1 (2.63%) Splunk