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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 108 127 130
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 17 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.68% 0.64% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.82% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 8
Median daily rate £310 £288 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.82% -20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £224 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £381
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £346 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.06% +6.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £20.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-25.75% -42.85%
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
1971 2439 2521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 79.32% 77.75% 79.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1153 1472 1506
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 171 152
Median hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.07% +6.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.00 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £50.00 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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
Cambridgeshire +22 6 £335 +21.81% 2
Hertfordshire - 4 £450 - 2
Bedfordshire - 3 £313 - 2
Essex +1 2 £250 -23.07% 1
Suffolk +2 1 - - 1
Norfolk - 1 £123 - 3
Software Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (30.30%) ISEB
3 9 (27.27%) Scrum
4 8 (24.24%) ISTQB
4 8 (24.24%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (24.24%) Test Scripting
5 7 (21.21%) Degree
5 7 (21.21%) SQL
5 7 (21.21%) SDLC
6 6 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (18.18%) Waterfall
7 5 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (15.15%) Defect Management
7 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
7 5 (15.15%) Finance
7 5 (15.15%) JIRA
8 4 (12.12%) Windows
8 4 (12.12%) Python
8 4 (12.12%) Oracle
9 3 (9.09%) C
9 3 (9.09%) C#
9 3 (9.09%) SOAP
9 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
9 3 (9.09%) DNS
9 3 (9.09%) Regression Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Law
9 3 (9.09%) Validation
9 3 (9.09%) Linux
9 3 (9.09%) BIG-IP
9 3 (9.09%) TDD

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 1 (3.03%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) BIG-IP
1 3 (9.09%) DNS
1 3 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 3 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (6.06%) Network Security
3 1 (3.03%) Internet
3 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) JIRA
2 3 (9.09%) Selenium
2 3 (9.09%) SoapUI
3 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.06%) JIRA Agile
3 2 (6.06%) LabVIEW
4 1 (3.03%) Ant
4 1 (3.03%) Appium
4 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.03%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.03%) Maven
4 1 (3.03%) Mocha
4 1 (3.03%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (3.03%) TestDirector
4 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Law
3 2 (6.06%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Retail
3 2 (6.06%) Retail Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.03%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Analyst
2 12 (36.36%) Test Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Tester
4 4 (12.12%) Software Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Software Test Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Test Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Programme Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Programme Test Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Test Programme Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Agile Scrum Master
6 2 (6.06%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Scrum Master
6 2 (6.06%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Systems Tester
6 2 (6.06%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Web Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Web Test Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Integration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) SOAP
2 2 (6.06%) Velocity
3 1 (3.03%) .NET
3 1 (3.03%) CSS
3 1 (3.03%) Web Services
3 1 (3.03%) WSDL
3 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
1 2 (6.06%) Virtual Team
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (3.03%) NHS
2 1 (3.03%) Reinsurance
2 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Linux
3 2 (6.06%) Android
3 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) Scrum
3 8 (24.24%) Test Scripting
3 8 (24.24%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (21.21%) SDLC
5 6 (18.18%) Waterfall
6 5 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (15.15%) Defect Management
7 3 (9.09%) BDD
7 3 (9.09%) Functional Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Regression Testing
7 3 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (9.09%) TDD
7 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
7 3 (9.09%) Validation
8 2 (6.06%) Automated Testing
8 2 (6.06%) Change Control
8 2 (6.06%) Code Coverage
8 2 (6.06%) Process Improvement
8 2 (6.06%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) Python
3 3 (9.09%) C
3 3 (9.09%) C#
4 2 (6.06%) C++
4 2 (6.06%) Java
4 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.06%) Ruby
4 2 (6.06%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.03%) Ada
5 1 (3.03%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) ISEB
2 8 (24.24%) ISTQB
3 7 (21.21%) Degree
4 6 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.03%) APMP
5 1 (3.03%) CCA
5 1 (3.03%) CCNA
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (3.03%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (3.03%) MCP
5 1 (3.03%) MCSE
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle
3 3 (9.09%) F5
4 2 (6.06%) Xamarin
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco
5 1 (3.03%) EMC
5 1 (3.03%) HP
5 1 (3.03%) IBM
5 1 (3.03%) SAP
5 1 (3.03%) Splunk