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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 102 106 107
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 27 26 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.19% 1.01% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 1.32% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 21
Median daily rate £325 £278 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.11% -20.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £310 £561
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £29.00 £35.15
% change year-on-year
+42.24% -17.49%
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
1825 1975 2252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 80.57% 76.73% 78.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1070 1156 1446
Median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £285 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 190 138
Median hourly rate £36.00 £36.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +46.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +6 11 £413 +57.89% 8
Suffolk +5 8 £300 -
Cambridgeshire -7 5 £275 -1.78% 9
Bedfordshire +5 3 £275 - 3
Software Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 27 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (33.33%) Scrum
2 16 (33.33%) JIRA
2 16 (33.33%) BDD
3 14 (29.17%) Cucumber
3 14 (29.17%) Selenium
4 13 (27.08%) TDD
4 13 (27.08%) Java
5 12 (25.00%) Finance
6 11 (22.92%) Test Automation
6 11 (22.92%) WebDriver
7 10 (20.83%) Degree
8 9 (18.75%) C#
8 9 (18.75%) Gherkin
8 9 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
8 9 (18.75%) Automation Testing
9 8 (16.67%) SoapUI
9 8 (16.67%) JBehave
9 8 (16.67%) ISEB
10 7 (14.58%) Regression Testing
10 7 (14.58%) Python
10 7 (14.58%) Test Scripting
10 7 (14.58%) ISTQB
10 7 (14.58%) ATDD
10 7 (14.58%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (12.50%) Process Improvement
11 6 (12.50%) Apple iOS
11 6 (12.50%) Jenkins
11 6 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (12.50%) Appium

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (10.42%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.25%) Confluence
3 1 (2.08%) Apache
3 1 (2.08%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) Network Security
2 2 (4.17%) Multicast
3 1 (2.08%) Internet
3 1 (2.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (33.33%) JIRA
2 14 (29.17%) Cucumber
2 14 (29.17%) Selenium
3 11 (22.92%) WebDriver
4 8 (16.67%) JBehave
4 8 (16.67%) SoapUI
5 6 (12.50%) Appium
5 6 (12.50%) Jenkins
6 5 (10.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (10.42%) Git (software)
6 5 (10.42%) JUnit
6 5 (10.42%) Maven
7 4 (8.33%) Eclipse
7 4 (8.33%) LabVIEW
8 2 (4.17%) FitNesse
8 2 (4.17%) HP UFT
8 2 (4.17%) JMeter
8 2 (4.17%) Moq
8 2 (4.17%) NUnit
8 2 (4.17%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Banking
3 3 (6.25%) Back Office
4 1 (2.08%) Retail
4 1 (2.08%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (45.83%) Analyst
2 20 (41.67%) Test Analyst
3 6 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
3 6 (12.50%) Scrum Master
4 5 (10.42%) Software Test Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Test Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Tester
5 4 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.17%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.17%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Software Tester
7 2 (4.17%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.17%) Test Team Leader
7 2 (4.17%) Web Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.75%) Gherkin
2 6 (12.50%) RESTful
3 5 (10.42%) Spring
3 5 (10.42%) Velocity
4 3 (6.25%) Hibernate
5 2 (4.17%) .NET
5 2 (4.17%) HEVC
5 2 (4.17%) JSON
5 2 (4.17%) PlayReady
5 2 (4.17%) SOAP
5 2 (4.17%) Widevine
6 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.08%) CSS
6 1 (2.08%) REST
6 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.17%) MPEG
2 2 (4.17%) Reinsurance
2 2 (4.17%) Video on Demand
2 2 (4.17%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.08%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.08%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.50%) Android
1 6 (12.50%) Apple iOS
1 6 (12.50%) Linux
2 5 (10.42%) Windows
3 1 (2.08%) Unix
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (33.33%) BDD
2 16 (33.33%) Scrum
3 13 (27.08%) TDD
4 11 (22.92%) Test Automation
5 9 (18.75%) Automation Testing
5 9 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (14.58%) ATDD
6 7 (14.58%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (14.58%) Regression Testing
6 7 (14.58%) Test Scripting
7 6 (12.50%) Kanban
7 6 (12.50%) Process Improvement
8 5 (10.42%) Functional Testing
8 5 (10.42%) Mentoring
8 5 (10.42%) Test Strategy
9 4 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (8.33%) High Availability
9 4 (8.33%) Integration Testing
9 4 (8.33%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.08%) Java
2 9 (18.75%) C#
3 7 (14.58%) Python
4 6 (12.50%) SQL
5 5 (10.42%) C
5 5 (10.42%) JavaScript
5 5 (10.42%) Ruby
6 4 (8.33%) C++
7 1 (2.08%) Ada
7 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) Degree
2 8 (16.67%) ISEB
3 7 (14.58%) ISTQB
4 6 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.08%) CCA
5 1 (2.08%) CCNA
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.08%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.08%) MCP
5 1 (2.08%) MCSE
5 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) SDET
2 1 (2.08%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Nagios
1 2 (4.17%) TeMIP
2 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 4 (8.33%) Xamarin
2 3 (6.25%) Atlassian
2 3 (6.25%) HP
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle
3 2 (4.17%) CA
3 2 (4.17%) Nagra
3 2 (4.17%) Splunk
3 2 (4.17%) Tektronix
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco
4 1 (2.08%) EMC
4 1 (2.08%) IBM
4 1 (2.08%) SAP
Watford, Hertfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
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