The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 553 555 530
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 47 33 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.087% 0.064% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.070% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 25 26
Average daily rate
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£295 £275 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.27% -3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £382 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £278
% change year-on-year
- -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £31.25 £24.50 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.55% -16.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.25 £14.10 £18.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £34.90 £40.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £24.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+27.55% -16.23%
Software Tester
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50008 47259 44708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.82% 92.32% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32538 29202 27164
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1871 1881 1962
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in England

Software Tester
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Tester across the England region.

Software Tester Daily Rate Trend in England

Software Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Software Tester Daily Rate Histogram in England

Software Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Tester across the England region.

Software Tester Hourly Rate Trend in England

Software Tester
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 1 September 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
South East -15 14 £275 -2.65% 7
South West +3 12 £369 +30.53% 4
London -7 11 £350 +40.00% 4
West Midlands +9 5 £295 +22.91% 4
Yorkshire - 3 £110 - 4
North West -20 2 £350 +21.73% 34
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Software Tester in their job title 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 with Software Tester in their job title.

1 39 (41.05%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 31 (32.63%) Software Testing
3 31 (32.63%) QA
4 26 (27.37%) Test Automation
5 25 (26.32%) SQL
6 24 (25.26%) Selenium
6 24 (25.26%) Automated Testing
7 18 (18.95%) C#
7 18 (18.95%) Manual Testing
8 17 (17.89%) Integration Testing
9 16 (16.84%) ISEB
9 16 (16.84%) Regression Testing
10 15 (15.79%) Scrum
10 15 (15.79%) JIRA
11 14 (14.74%) Finance
11 14 (14.74%) Java
11 14 (14.74%) Security Cleared
11 14 (14.74%) WebDriver
11 14 (14.74%) SDLC
12 13 (13.68%) Cucumber
12 13 (13.68%) .NET
13 11 (11.58%) TDD
13 11 (11.58%) JavaScript
13 11 (11.58%) HP Quality Center
14 10 (10.53%) HP
14 10 (10.53%) E-Commerce
15 9 (9.47%) Microsoft
15 9 (9.47%) HTML
15 9 (9.47%) XML

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Software Tester in their job title 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 with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.11%) CMS
1 2 (2.11%) Confluence
2 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (9.47%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.05%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.11%) HTTP
2 1 (1.05%) DSL
2 1 (1.05%) ZigBee
2 1 (1.05%) Broadband
2 1 (1.05%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.16%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.05%) MySQL
3 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 24 (25.26%) Selenium
2 15 (15.79%) JIRA
3 14 (14.74%) WebDriver
4 13 (13.68%) Cucumber
5 7 (7.37%) Jenkins
6 6 (6.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (5.26%) JBehave
7 5 (5.26%) SoapUI
7 5 (5.26%) JMeter
7 5 (5.26%) LoadRunner
8 4 (4.21%) SpecFlow
9 3 (3.16%) JUnit
9 3 (3.16%) HP UFT
10 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (2.11%) TestComplete
10 2 (2.11%) PowerBuilder
11 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.05%) Eclipse
11 1 (1.05%) NUnit
11 1 (1.05%) Subversion
General
1 14 (14.74%) Finance
2 9 (9.47%) Retail
3 4 (4.21%) Games
3 4 (4.21%) Electronics
4 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.11%) Banking
5 2 (2.11%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.05%) Marketing
6 1 (1.05%) Legal
6 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.05%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.68%) .NET
2 9 (9.47%) HTML
2 9 (9.47%) XML
3 5 (5.26%) Web Services
4 3 (3.16%) SOAP
4 3 (3.16%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.11%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.11%) CSS
6 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.05%) XSD
6 1 (1.05%) XSLT
6 1 (1.05%) Middleware
6 1 (1.05%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.05%) RESTful
6 1 (1.05%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (1.05%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.37%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.21%) Mathematics
3 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.11%) AS400
4 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.11%) NHS
4 2 (2.11%) iSeries
5 1 (1.05%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.05%) DTV
5 1 (1.05%) Wiki
5 1 (1.05%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.05%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.37%) Linux
2 6 (6.32%) Android
3 3 (3.16%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.16%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (3.16%) UNIX
4 1 (1.05%) Windows
4 1 (1.05%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (41.05%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 31 (32.63%) Software Testing
4 26 (27.37%) Test Automation
5 24 (25.26%) Automated Testing
6 18 (18.95%) Manual Testing
7 17 (17.89%) Integration Testing
8 16 (16.84%) Regression Testing
9 15 (15.79%) Scrum
10 14 (14.74%) SDLC
11 11 (11.58%) TDD
12 10 (10.53%) E-Commerce
13 9 (9.47%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (9.47%) BDD
13 9 (9.47%) Test Planning
14 8 (8.42%) Automation Testing
15 7 (7.37%) Test Management
15 7 (7.37%) Migration
16 5 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
17 4 (4.21%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (26.32%) SQL
2 18 (18.95%) C#
3 14 (14.74%) Java
4 11 (11.58%) JavaScript
5 9 (9.47%) Python
6 7 (7.37%) C++
7 3 (3.16%) Ruby
8 2 (2.11%) C
8 2 (2.11%) PHP
9 1 (1.05%) COBOL
9 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.05%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (16.84%) ISEB
2 14 (14.74%) Security Cleared
3 8 (8.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (7.37%) Degree
4 7 (7.37%) SC Cleared
4 7 (7.37%) DV Cleared
5 6 (6.32%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.11%) HND
7 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (32.63%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.05%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (11.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (10.53%) HP
2 9 (9.47%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.21%) Symbian
4 3 (3.16%) Oracle
5 2 (2.11%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.11%) MKS
5 2 (2.11%) OpenText
6 1 (1.05%) VMware
6 1 (1.05%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.05%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.05%) Talend
6 1 (1.05%) SAP
6 1 (1.05%) IBM
6 1 (1.05%) JD Edwards
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