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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
England / East of England
Rank 97 99 84
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -15
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 27 22 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.27% 0.91% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.14% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 27
Median daily rate £325 £325 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £278 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £397
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £29.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-40.47% +20.00%

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
1748 1930 2030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 81.91% 79.92% 78.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1052 1161 1230
Median daily rate £426 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 162 149
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% +55.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £56.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 - 15 £325 - 4
Essex -9 7 £325 -3.70%
Cambridgeshire +3 4 £300 +8.10% 7
Suffolk - 1 £325 - 2
Software Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 40 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (48.15%) Selenium
3 25 (46.30%) JIRA
3 25 (46.30%) BDD
4 23 (42.59%) Java
5 22 (40.74%) TDD
6 21 (38.89%) Cucumber
7 19 (35.19%) Scrum
7 19 (35.19%) Finance
8 18 (33.33%) Test Automation
8 18 (33.33%) WebDriver
9 17 (31.48%) Gherkin
9 17 (31.48%) QA
10 16 (29.63%) JBehave
11 15 (27.78%) ATDD
11 15 (27.78%) Non-Functional Testing
12 14 (25.93%) Automation Testing
12 14 (25.93%) ISTQB
12 14 (25.93%) ISEB
13 12 (22.22%) Kanban
13 12 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 11 (20.37%) Continuous Delivery
14 11 (20.37%) Test Strategy
14 11 (20.37%) SoapUI
15 10 (18.52%) Open Source
15 10 (18.52%) RESTful
15 10 (18.52%) Regression Testing
16 9 (16.67%) JUnit
16 9 (16.67%) Tomcat
16 9 (16.67%) Spring

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 9 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 8 (14.81%) Confluence
3 2 (3.70%) Apache
3 2 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.70%) JBoss
4 1 (1.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) Firewall
1 2 (3.70%) Multicast
1 2 (3.70%) Network Security
1 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (48.15%) Selenium
2 25 (46.30%) JIRA
3 21 (38.89%) Cucumber
4 18 (33.33%) WebDriver
5 16 (29.63%) JBehave
6 11 (20.37%) SoapUI
7 9 (16.67%) Git (software)
7 9 (16.67%) JMeter
7 9 (16.67%) JUnit
7 9 (16.67%) Maven
8 8 (14.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (14.81%) Jenkins
9 7 (12.96%) LoadRunner
10 5 (9.26%) Appium
10 5 (9.26%) Mockito
10 5 (9.26%) Moq
10 5 (9.26%) TeamCity
11 3 (5.56%) Eclipse
11 3 (5.56%) FitNesse
11 3 (5.56%) Robot Framework
General
1 19 (35.19%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Back Office
2 3 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (33.33%) Analyst
2 17 (31.48%) Test Analyst
3 13 (24.07%) Tester
4 7 (12.96%) Test Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) Automation Tester
5 6 (11.11%) Performance Tester
5 6 (11.11%) Scrum Master
6 5 (9.26%) Developer
7 4 (7.41%) Agile Test Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Developer in Test
7 4 (7.41%) Financial Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Java Developer
7 4 (7.41%) Software Test Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Test Manager
8 3 (5.56%) Agile Tester
8 3 (5.56%) Java Automation Tester
8 3 (5.56%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 3 (5.56%) Selenium Tester
8 3 (5.56%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (31.48%) Gherkin
2 10 (18.52%) RESTful
3 9 (16.67%) Spring
4 7 (12.96%) Hibernate
5 6 (11.11%) XML
6 5 (9.26%) Velocity
7 2 (3.70%) .NET
7 2 (3.70%) HEVC
7 2 (3.70%) Java EE
7 2 (3.70%) JSON
7 2 (3.70%) PlayReady
7 2 (3.70%) Widevine
8 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.70%) MPEG
2 2 (3.70%) Video on Demand
2 2 (3.70%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.85%) AS400
3 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.85%) Reinsurance
3 1 (1.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.11%) Windows
2 5 (9.26%) Linux
3 4 (7.41%) Android
3 4 (7.41%) Apple iOS
3 4 (7.41%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.56%) Unix
5 2 (3.70%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.70%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Vista
5 2 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (46.30%) BDD
3 22 (40.74%) TDD
4 19 (35.19%) Scrum
5 18 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 15 (27.78%) ATDD
6 15 (27.78%) Non-Functional Testing
7 14 (25.93%) Automation Testing
8 12 (22.22%) Kanban
9 11 (20.37%) Continuous Delivery
9 11 (20.37%) Test Strategy
10 10 (18.52%) Open Source
10 10 (18.52%) Regression Testing
11 9 (16.67%) SDLC
12 8 (14.81%) Defect Management
12 8 (14.81%) Functional Testing
13 7 (12.96%) High Availability
13 7 (12.96%) Test Scripting
14 6 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (11.11%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (42.59%) Java
2 6 (11.11%) C#
3 5 (9.26%) SQL
4 3 (5.56%) C
4 3 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.56%) Python
4 3 (5.56%) Ruby
4 3 (5.56%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.70%) C++
5 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (25.93%) ISEB
1 14 (25.93%) ISTQB
2 12 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (5.56%) Degree
3 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (31.48%) QA
2 3 (5.56%) SDET
3 2 (3.70%) Data Quality
3 2 (3.70%) GDPR
3 2 (3.70%) SLA
4 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.85%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (3.70%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) BladeLogic
1 2 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (3.70%) Nagios
1 2 (3.70%) SCCM
1 2 (3.70%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 7 (12.96%) Atlassian
2 5 (9.26%) HP
2 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.41%) Oracle
4 2 (3.70%) BMC
4 2 (3.70%) CA
4 2 (3.70%) Nagra
4 2 (3.70%) Splunk
4 2 (3.70%) Tektronix
4 2 (3.70%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.85%) Computacenter
5 1 (1.85%) IBM
5 1 (1.85%) VMware
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