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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 118 122 91
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -31
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 23 19 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.75% 0.63% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.83% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 15
Average daily rate
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£269 £381 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.50% +8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £346 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £416 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 £34.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.88% -0.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
- +160.86%
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
2333 2278 1702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 76.39% 75.26% 71.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1441 1328 888
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 158 131
Average hourly rate £32.00 £30.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.95 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +9 10 £288 - 6
Essex -2 5 £230 - 3
Suffolk +8 4 £425 -
Bedfordshire +11 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire -7 2 - - 3
Software Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 19 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (27.78%) ISEB
3 12 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (22.22%) SoapUI
4 11 (20.37%) Automated Testing
5 10 (18.52%) QA
5 10 (18.52%) Test Scripting
6 9 (16.67%) SQL
6 9 (16.67%) SOAP
6 9 (16.67%) Linux
7 8 (14.81%) ISTQB
7 8 (14.81%) JIRA
7 8 (14.81%) Scrum
7 8 (14.81%) Manual Testing
7 8 (14.81%) SDLC
8 7 (12.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (12.96%) Degree
8 7 (12.96%) Telecoms
8 7 (12.96%) Validation
8 7 (12.96%) UNIX
8 7 (12.96%) Windows
9 6 (11.11%) Web Services
9 6 (11.11%) XML
9 6 (11.11%) Ant
9 6 (11.11%) HP
9 6 (11.11%) HP UFT
9 6 (11.11%) Finance
9 6 (11.11%) Maven
9 6 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (11.11%) Jenkins

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (1.85%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MS Office
1 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Summit
1 3 (5.56%) MultiFonds
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) Internet
2 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.85%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) Hadoop
2 3 (5.56%) Big Data
3 2 (3.70%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (22.22%) SoapUI
2 8 (14.81%) JIRA
3 6 (11.11%) Ant
3 6 (11.11%) HP UFT
3 6 (11.11%) Maven
3 6 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 5 (9.26%) Visual Studio
4 5 (9.26%) Selenium
5 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.70%) AccuRev
5 2 (3.70%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.70%) Hudson
5 2 (3.70%) Eclipse
5 2 (3.70%) JUnit
5 2 (3.70%) LoadRunner
5 2 (3.70%) JMeter
5 2 (3.70%) Subversion
6 1 (1.85%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.85%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.85%) TestComplete
General
1 7 (12.96%) Telecoms
2 6 (11.11%) Finance
3 3 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.70%) Legal
4 2 (3.70%) Banking
4 2 (3.70%) Retail
5 1 (1.85%) Avionics
5 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.85%) Publishing
5 1 (1.85%) Electronics
5 1 (1.85%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 18 (33.33%) Analyst
2 15 (27.78%) Test Analyst
2 15 (27.78%) Test Engineer
3 8 (14.81%) Tester
4 5 (9.26%) Test Manager
4 5 (9.26%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Test Leader
5 4 (7.41%) Systems Test Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Automation Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Software Tester
7 2 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Systems Integrator
7 2 (3.70%) Software Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Programmer
7 2 (3.70%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.67%) SOAP
2 6 (11.11%) Web Services
2 6 (11.11%) XML
3 5 (9.26%) .NET
3 5 (9.26%) J2EE
4 3 (5.56%) HTML
5 2 (3.70%) CSS
5 2 (3.70%) Java SE
6 1 (1.85%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.41%) NHS
3 2 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.70%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.85%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.85%) EPoS
4 1 (1.85%) EMV
4 1 (1.85%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (1.85%) EFT
4 1 (1.85%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.85%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.85%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.67%) Linux
2 7 (12.96%) UNIX
2 7 (12.96%) Windows
3 2 (3.70%) Solaris
4 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (20.37%) Automated Testing
4 10 (18.52%) Test Scripting
5 8 (14.81%) Manual Testing
5 8 (14.81%) SDLC
5 8 (14.81%) Scrum
6 7 (12.96%) Validation
7 5 (9.26%) Test Automation
8 4 (7.41%) Waterfall
8 4 (7.41%) Configuration Management
8 4 (7.41%) Information Management
9 3 (5.56%) TDD
9 3 (5.56%) Integration Testing
9 3 (5.56%) Wealth Management
9 3 (5.56%) Project Management
9 3 (5.56%) Migration
9 3 (5.56%) Regression Testing
9 3 (5.56%) BDD
9 3 (5.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.67%) SQL
2 5 (9.26%) Shell Script
3 4 (7.41%) Groovy
3 4 (7.41%) Java
4 3 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.56%) VBScript
4 3 (5.56%) VB
4 3 (5.56%) C
5 2 (3.70%) C#
6 1 (1.85%) C++
6 1 (1.85%) Python
6 1 (1.85%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.85%) Perl
6 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (27.78%) ISEB
2 8 (14.81%) ISTQB
3 7 (12.96%) Degree
3 7 (12.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (7.41%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.52%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Firmware
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (11.11%) HP
2 3 (5.56%) IBM
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.85%) Adobe
4 1 (1.85%) Citrix
4 1 (1.85%) VMware
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