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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 80 113 81
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -32
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 49 20 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.94% 0.78% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.60% 1.07% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 6 29
Average daily rate
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£290 £250 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -17.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £145 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £405 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £303
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +5.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -57.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.44 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+55.98% -27.03%
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
1886 1876 1563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.69% 73.11% 68.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1133 1047 828
Average daily rate £400 £400 £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 £565 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 142 124
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.75 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.54% -18.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.05 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 February 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 +16 22 £290 - 9
Hertfordshire +22 11 £250 +25.00% 3
Suffolk +2 4 £450 - 5
Essex +3 3 - - 3
Norfolk - - - - 1
Software Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 40 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (43.75%) Manual Testing
3 34 (42.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 22 (27.50%) QA
5 21 (26.25%) Finance
6 20 (25.00%) ISEB
6 20 (25.00%) .NET
7 18 (22.50%) Visual Studio
8 17 (21.25%) Oracle
8 17 (21.25%) Python
9 14 (17.50%) Oracle Database
9 14 (17.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 13 (16.25%) Linux
11 12 (15.00%) ISTQB
11 12 (15.00%) Integration Testing
12 11 (13.75%) Test Scripting
12 11 (13.75%) JIRA
12 11 (13.75%) SQL
13 10 (12.50%) Scrum
13 10 (12.50%) Test Automation
14 9 (11.25%) HP Quality Center
14 9 (11.25%) Windows
15 8 (10.00%) UNIX
15 8 (10.00%) Internet
15 8 (10.00%) Shell Script
15 8 (10.00%) Client/Server
15 8 (10.00%) HP
15 8 (10.00%) Test Management
15 8 (10.00%) Performance Testing
15 8 (10.00%) BDD

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

Applications
1 7 (8.75%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.00%) MS Project
3 3 (3.75%) MS Office
4 2 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.75%) Summit
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.25%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.00%) Internet
2 4 (5.00%) 3G
2 4 (5.00%) 2G
3 3 (3.75%) ZigBee
4 2 (2.50%) Wireless
5 1 (1.25%) LTE
5 1 (1.25%) TETRA
5 1 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.25%) DECT
5 1 (1.25%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.25%) Essbase
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 18 (22.50%) Visual Studio
2 11 (13.75%) JIRA
3 8 (10.00%) SpecFlow
4 5 (6.25%) Selenium
4 5 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.75%) MSTest
6 3 (3.75%) LabVIEW
7 1 (1.25%) Subversion
7 1 (1.25%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.25%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.25%) TestNG
7 1 (1.25%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.25%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.25%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.25%) JUnit
General
1 21 (26.25%) Finance
2 7 (8.75%) Telecoms
3 6 (7.50%) Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.25%) Advertising
5 1 (1.25%) Publishing
5 1 (1.25%) Military
5 1 (1.25%) Electronics
5 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (43.75%) Analyst
2 29 (36.25%) Test Analyst
3 11 (13.75%) Consultant
3 11 (13.75%) Test Engineer
3 11 (13.75%) Senior Test Analyst
3 11 (13.75%) Senior Analyst
4 10 (12.50%) Test Consultant
4 10 (12.50%) Tester
5 6 (7.50%) Test Manager
5 6 (7.50%) Test Leader
6 5 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Systems Test Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Integration Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Agile Test Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 2 (2.50%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.00%) .NET
2 8 (10.00%) Gherkin
3 6 (7.50%) HTML
4 2 (2.50%) XML
4 2 (2.50%) J2EE
5 1 (1.25%) CSS
5 1 (1.25%) SOAP
5 1 (1.25%) Web Services
5 1 (1.25%) OpenCL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 3 (3.75%) SWIFT
3 2 (2.50%) Streaming Media
3 2 (2.50%) Open Source
3 2 (2.50%) Chip and PIN
3 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.25%) EFT
4 1 (1.25%) EPoS
4 1 (1.25%) EMV
4 1 (1.25%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.25%) Linux
2 9 (11.25%) Windows
3 8 (10.00%) UNIX
4 3 (3.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (43.75%) Manual Testing
3 34 (42.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (15.00%) Integration Testing
5 11 (13.75%) Test Scripting
6 10 (12.50%) Scrum
6 10 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 8 (10.00%) BDD
7 8 (10.00%) Test Management
7 8 (10.00%) Performance Testing
8 7 (8.75%) CRM
8 7 (8.75%) Test Strategy
9 5 (6.25%) Test Planning
9 5 (6.25%) Configuration Management
9 5 (6.25%) Regression Testing
10 4 (5.00%) Validation
10 4 (5.00%) Automated Testing
10 4 (5.00%) Software Engineering
10 4 (5.00%) User Stories
10 4 (5.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (21.25%) Python
2 11 (13.75%) SQL
3 8 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 5 (6.25%) C
4 5 (6.25%) C++
5 4 (5.00%) VBScript
5 4 (5.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.75%) Perl
6 3 (3.75%) VB
7 2 (2.50%) C#
8 1 (1.25%) Java
8 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.25%) TTCN
8 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (25.00%) ISEB
2 14 (17.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (15.00%) ISTQB
4 6 (7.50%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.00%) DV Cleared
6 3 (3.75%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.50%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (27.50%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (1.25%) GMP
2 1 (1.25%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 9 (11.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (21.25%) Oracle
2 8 (10.00%) HP
3 6 (7.50%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.00%) Perforce
5 2 (2.50%) IBM
6 1 (1.25%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.25%) Remedy
6 1 (1.25%) VMware
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Experis Ltd
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Ipswich
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Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
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Ipswich
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Rate: From £280 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Dunstable
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £260.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago