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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 129 99 116
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +17
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 22 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.71% 0.84% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 1.17% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 7
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£363 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Average hourly rate £30.00 £11.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+166.66% -71.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £11.38 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+196.70% -69.25%
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
2374 1714 2159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 77.15% 72.05% 69.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1451 860 1125
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 128 213
Average hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.51 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014. 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 -2 10 £363 +7.40% 11
Essex -5 4 £200 - 2
Hertfordshire -24 4 - - 5
Norfolk - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 2
Software Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 18 (41.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (27.91%) Finance
3 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (23.26%) Test Strategy
4 10 (23.26%) ISEB
5 9 (20.93%) Python
5 9 (20.93%) Migration
5 9 (20.93%) ISTQB
6 8 (18.60%) Bash Shell
6 8 (18.60%) Linux
7 7 (16.28%) Mentoring
7 7 (16.28%) OpenCL
7 7 (16.28%) Data Migration
7 7 (16.28%) Git (software)
7 7 (16.28%) Automated Testing
7 7 (16.28%) Banking
7 7 (16.28%) Subversion
8 6 (13.95%) Test Scripting
8 6 (13.95%) Manual Testing
9 5 (11.63%) Waterfall
9 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (11.63%) Validation
10 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
10 4 (9.30%) LabVIEW
10 4 (9.30%) Configuration Management
10 4 (9.30%) CRM
10 4 (9.30%) Test Management
11 3 (6.98%) GoogleTest
11 3 (6.98%) Qt
11 3 (6.98%) Boost C++ Libraries

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) DECT
1 1 (2.33%) SNMP
1 1 (2.33%) SAN
1 1 (2.33%) CTI
1 1 (2.33%) Internet
1 1 (2.33%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Subversion
1 7 (16.28%) Git (software)
2 4 (9.30%) LabVIEW
3 3 (6.98%) GoogleTest
4 2 (4.65%) MSTest
4 2 (4.65%) Selenium
5 1 (2.33%) TestNG
5 1 (2.33%) JIRA
5 1 (2.33%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.33%) JUnit
5 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.33%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (27.91%) Finance
2 7 (16.28%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.65%) Electronics
4 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.33%) Advertising
4 1 (2.33%) Retail
4 1 (2.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (39.53%) Analyst
1 17 (39.53%) Test Analyst
2 10 (23.26%) Test Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Tester
4 5 (11.63%) Software Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Test Leader
5 4 (9.30%) Test Manager
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) C++ Software Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Programmer
6 3 (6.98%) C++ Programmer
6 3 (6.98%) Software Programmer
7 2 (4.65%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Software Test Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Team Leader
8 1 (2.33%) Test Specialist
8 1 (2.33%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.28%) OpenCL
2 3 (6.98%) STL
2 3 (6.98%) Qt
2 3 (6.98%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (4.65%) .NET
4 1 (2.33%) CSS
4 1 (2.33%) SOAP
4 1 (2.33%) Web Services
4 1 (2.33%) XML
4 1 (2.33%) WSDL
4 1 (2.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.33%) Firmware
1 1 (2.33%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.60%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (41.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (23.26%) Test Strategy
4 9 (20.93%) Migration
5 7 (16.28%) Automated Testing
5 7 (16.28%) Data Migration
5 7 (16.28%) Mentoring
6 6 (13.95%) Test Scripting
6 6 (13.95%) Manual Testing
7 5 (11.63%) Waterfall
7 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (11.63%) Validation
8 4 (9.30%) CRM
8 4 (9.30%) Configuration Management
8 4 (9.30%) Test Management
9 3 (6.98%) Regression Testing
9 3 (6.98%) UML
9 3 (6.98%) Software Engineering
10 2 (4.65%) ETL
10 2 (4.65%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) Python
2 8 (18.60%) Bash Shell
3 3 (6.98%) SQL
3 3 (6.98%) C++
4 2 (4.65%) Embedded C
4 2 (4.65%) C
5 1 (2.33%) C#
5 1 (2.33%) Assembly Language
5 1 (2.33%) TTCN
5 1 (2.33%) Java
5 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (23.26%) ISEB
2 9 (20.93%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) Google
3 2 (4.65%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle
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