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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 78 110 92
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -18
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 45 12 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.76% 0.52% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 0.74% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 4 25
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£290 £195 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.71% -35.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £145 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £323 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+133.33% -56.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+60.91% -27.50%
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
1905 1617 1663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.50% 70.43% 67.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1180 883 914
Average daily rate £413 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £488 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 157 133
Average hourly rate £24.50 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.61% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £41.80 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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
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 27 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 January 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
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +12 26 £290 +52.63% 12
Hertfordshire +17 11 £250 +25.00% 2
Suffolk 0 4 £444 - 2
Essex -1 1 - - 2
Bedfordshire - - - -
Software Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 35 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 29 (38.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 22 (29.33%) Python
5 20 (26.67%) ISEB
5 20 (26.67%) Finance
6 19 (25.33%) QA
7 18 (24.00%) Linux
8 16 (21.33%) .NET
9 15 (20.00%) Oracle
10 14 (18.67%) Visual Studio
10 14 (18.67%) Oracle Database
11 12 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 12 (16.00%) Integration Testing
12 11 (14.67%) ISTQB
13 10 (13.33%) JIRA
13 10 (13.33%) Test Automation
14 9 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
14 9 (12.00%) Test Strategy
14 9 (12.00%) SQL
14 9 (12.00%) Test Management
14 9 (12.00%) Test Scripting
14 9 (12.00%) Scrum
15 8 (10.67%) Banking
15 8 (10.67%) Performance Testing
15 8 (10.67%) UNIX
15 8 (10.67%) Client/Server
15 8 (10.67%) HP
15 8 (10.67%) Internet
15 8 (10.67%) Shell Script

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

Applications
1 5 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.33%) MS Project
3 2 (2.67%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.33%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (1.33%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.67%) Internet
2 4 (5.33%) 2G
2 4 (5.33%) 3G
3 3 (4.00%) ZigBee
4 2 (2.67%) Wireless
5 1 (1.33%) DECT
5 1 (1.33%) GSM
5 1 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.33%) LTE
5 1 (1.33%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.33%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 14 (18.67%) Visual Studio
2 10 (13.33%) JIRA
3 7 (9.33%) Subversion
3 7 (9.33%) SpecFlow
3 7 (9.33%) Git (software)
4 5 (6.67%) Selenium
5 4 (5.33%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (4.00%) MSTest
6 3 (4.00%) LabVIEW
7 1 (1.33%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.33%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.33%) JUnit
7 1 (1.33%) TestNG
7 1 (1.33%) FitNesse
General
1 20 (26.67%) Finance
2 8 (10.67%) Banking
3 5 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.33%) Electronics
5 1 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.33%) Military
5 1 (1.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 30 (40.00%) Analyst
2 27 (36.00%) Test Analyst
3 17 (22.67%) Test Engineer
4 10 (13.33%) Consultant
5 9 (12.00%) Tester
5 9 (12.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 9 (12.00%) Test Consultant
5 9 (12.00%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (9.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Software Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Systems Test Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Integration Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Systems Integration Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Test Manager
8 4 (5.33%) Test Leader
9 3 (4.00%) Agile Test Analyst
9 3 (4.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 2 (2.67%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.33%) .NET
2 7 (9.33%) Gherkin
2 7 (9.33%) OpenCL
3 6 (8.00%) HTML
4 2 (2.67%) XML
4 2 (2.67%) J2EE
5 1 (1.33%) CSS
5 1 (1.33%) SOAP
5 1 (1.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.67%) Client/Server
2 3 (4.00%) SWIFT
3 2 (2.67%) Streaming Media
3 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.67%) Open Source
4 1 (1.33%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.00%) Linux
2 8 (10.67%) UNIX
3 7 (9.33%) Windows
4 3 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 29 (38.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (16.00%) Integration Testing
5 10 (13.33%) Test Automation
6 9 (12.00%) Test Strategy
6 9 (12.00%) Test Management
6 9 (12.00%) Test Scripting
6 9 (12.00%) Scrum
7 8 (10.67%) Performance Testing
8 7 (9.33%) CRM
8 7 (9.33%) BDD
9 5 (6.67%) Regression Testing
10 4 (5.33%) Release Management
10 4 (5.33%) Automated Testing
10 4 (5.33%) User Stories
10 4 (5.33%) Test Planning
11 3 (4.00%) Mentoring
11 3 (4.00%) Product Management
11 3 (4.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 22 (29.33%) Python
2 9 (12.00%) SQL
3 8 (10.67%) Shell Script
4 7 (9.33%) Bash Shell
5 4 (5.33%) C
5 4 (5.33%) C++
6 3 (4.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.67%) Perl
7 2 (2.67%) VBScript
8 1 (1.33%) TTCN
8 1 (1.33%) VB
8 1 (1.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (26.67%) ISEB
2 12 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (14.67%) ISTQB
4 6 (8.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.33%) DV Cleared
6 3 (4.00%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.67%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (25.33%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (1.33%) GMP
Systems Management
1 9 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (20.00%) Oracle
2 8 (10.67%) HP
3 5 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.33%) Perforce
5 1 (1.33%) Remedy
5 1 (1.33%) Hyperion
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