The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the East of England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 127 90 114
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +24
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 19 31 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.63% 1.30% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 1.86% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 15
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£381 £360 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.90% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £293 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £400 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £34.75 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.71% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £18.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+92.00% -33.03%
Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2229 1665 2031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 73.47% 69.67% 66.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1305 866 1002
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 133 233
Average hourly rate £28.91 £33.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.38% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.20 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Software Testing
England

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
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 25 July 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
Hertfordshire +1 5 - -
Bedfordshire -19 2 £338 -10.00% 2
Cambridgeshire -25 2 - - 11
Suffolk -23 1 £425 - 1
Essex - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Software Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 16 (39.02%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (31.71%) ISEB
3 10 (24.39%) ISTQB
3 10 (24.39%) QA
4 9 (21.95%) Automated Testing
4 9 (21.95%) Test Strategy
4 9 (21.95%) HP
4 9 (21.95%) Finance
5 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (17.07%) Migration
6 7 (17.07%) Configuration Management
6 7 (17.07%) SQL
6 7 (17.07%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (17.07%) Data Migration
7 6 (14.63%) Test Scripting
8 5 (12.20%) .NET
8 5 (12.20%) XML
8 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
8 5 (12.20%) ETL
9 4 (9.76%) Waterfall
9 4 (9.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
9 4 (9.76%) Software Engineering
9 4 (9.76%) Selenium
9 4 (9.76%) C#
9 4 (9.76%) Banking
9 4 (9.76%) Validation
9 4 (9.76%) LabVIEW
10 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (7.32%) C++

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Office
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) SNMP
1 1 (2.44%) SAN
1 1 (2.44%) CTI
1 1 (2.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.44%) MySQL
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) LabVIEW
1 4 (9.76%) Selenium
2 3 (7.32%) SoapUI
2 3 (7.32%) GoogleTest
2 3 (7.32%) JIRA
3 2 (4.88%) NUnit
3 2 (4.88%) JUnit
3 2 (4.88%) SpecFlow
3 2 (4.88%) FitNesse
3 2 (4.88%) RSpec
3 2 (4.88%) MSTest
3 2 (4.88%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.44%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.44%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.44%) Bugzilla
General
1 9 (21.95%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Electronics
4 1 (2.44%) Back Office
4 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (48.78%) Analyst
1 20 (48.78%) Test Analyst
2 6 (14.63%) Software Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Test Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Test Leader
4 4 (9.76%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Test Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Programmer
5 3 (7.32%) C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Software Test Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Data Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Tester
5 3 (7.32%) C++ Programmer
5 3 (7.32%) Software Programmer
6 2 (4.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Software Tester
7 1 (2.44%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.44%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) .NET
1 5 (12.20%) XML
2 3 (7.32%) STL
2 3 (7.32%) MDX
2 3 (7.32%) Qt
2 3 (7.32%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (4.88%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.44%) WSDL
4 1 (2.44%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.44%) Firmware
1 1 (2.44%) STB
1 1 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) Linux
2 1 (2.44%) Android
2 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (21.95%) Automated Testing
2 9 (21.95%) Test Strategy
3 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (17.07%) Data Migration
4 7 (17.07%) Migration
4 7 (17.07%) Configuration Management
5 6 (14.63%) Test Scripting
6 5 (12.20%) ETL
7 4 (9.76%) Validation
7 4 (9.76%) Software Engineering
7 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
7 4 (9.76%) Waterfall
8 3 (7.32%) Integration Testing
8 3 (7.32%) Performance Testing
8 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (7.32%) UML
8 3 (7.32%) Dependency Management
8 3 (7.32%) Test Management
9 2 (4.88%) OO
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.07%) SQL
2 4 (9.76%) C#
3 3 (7.32%) C++
4 2 (4.88%) Embedded C
4 2 (4.88%) C
5 1 (2.44%) Assembly Language
5 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.44%) Java
5 1 (2.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (31.71%) ISEB
2 10 (24.39%) ISTQB
3 4 (9.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (24.39%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (17.07%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) HP
2 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.32%) Google
4 2 (4.88%) PeopleSoft
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