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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 511 488 489
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 52 51 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.11% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.12% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 30 13
Average daily rate
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£278 £275 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.90% -14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £155 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £350 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £323
% change year-on-year
- -14.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 0 2
Average hourly rate £28.50 - £7.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - £7.00
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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
42674 41220 37638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.41% 92.60% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 27249 25109 21792
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1679 1871 2280
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -20 15 £290 +3.57% 19
East of England +18 14 £264 -4.09% 5
South West -9 12 £210 -23.63% 5
North West -7 4 £225 +18.42% 28
Yorkshire -9 3 £275 - 6
London -10 3 £400 +39.13% 5
East Midlands - - - - 2
North East - - - - 3
West Midlands - - - - 5
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 42 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (30.43%) SQL
3 27 (29.35%) Test Scripting
4 26 (28.26%) Python
5 21 (22.83%) Test Automation
6 20 (21.74%) Linux
7 19 (20.65%) Selenium
7 19 (20.65%) Electronics
7 19 (20.65%) Manual Testing
8 16 (17.39%) QA
9 15 (16.30%) Software Testing
9 15 (16.30%) .NET
10 13 (14.13%) C#
10 13 (14.13%) Scrum
10 13 (14.13%) Automation Testing
11 12 (13.04%) Java
11 12 (13.04%) Oracle
12 11 (11.96%) JIRA
12 11 (11.96%) HP Quality Center
13 10 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (10.87%) Software Engineering
13 10 (10.87%) Visual Studio
13 10 (10.87%) ISEB
13 10 (10.87%) QuickTest Pro
14 9 (9.78%) Microsoft
14 9 (9.78%) Windows
14 9 (9.78%) Finance
15 8 (8.70%) Automated Testing
15 8 (8.70%) Cucumber
15 8 (8.70%) BDD

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (2.17%) nginx
2 1 (1.09%) IIS
2 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.09%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.35%) Bluetooth
1 4 (4.35%) TCP/IP
1 4 (4.35%) 802.11
1 4 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
1 4 (4.35%) WPA2
1 4 (4.35%) DLNA
2 3 (3.26%) Wireshark
2 3 (3.26%) CDMA
2 3 (3.26%) GSM
3 2 (2.17%) WPA
3 2 (2.17%) UPnP
4 1 (1.09%) Firewall
4 1 (1.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.61%) SQL Server
1 7 (7.61%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.17%) MySQL
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (20.65%) Selenium
2 11 (11.96%) JIRA
3 10 (10.87%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (10.87%) Visual Studio
4 8 (8.70%) Jenkins
4 8 (8.70%) Cucumber
5 7 (7.61%) SpecFlow
5 7 (7.61%) GoogleTest
6 6 (6.52%) JMeter
6 6 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (4.35%) LoadRunner
8 3 (3.26%) Bugzilla
8 3 (3.26%) Eclipse
8 3 (3.26%) eggPlant
9 2 (2.17%) Toad
9 2 (2.17%) Maven
10 1 (1.09%) Ant
10 1 (1.09%) Rhino Mocks
10 1 (1.09%) Moq
10 1 (1.09%) TestDirector
General
1 19 (20.65%) Electronics
2 9 (9.78%) Finance
3 7 (7.61%) Automotive
4 3 (3.26%) Retail
5 2 (2.17%) Marketing
5 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.09%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.09%) Military
6 1 (1.09%) Legal
6 1 (1.09%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.30%) .NET
2 5 (5.43%) HTML
3 3 (3.26%) Gherkin
3 3 (3.26%) CSS
4 2 (2.17%) WPF
4 2 (2.17%) Web Services
4 2 (2.17%) GWT
5 1 (1.09%) jQuery
5 1 (1.09%) JRuby
5 1 (1.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.09%) XML
5 1 (1.09%) MSMQ
5 1 (1.09%) WinForms
5 1 (1.09%) Spring
5 1 (1.09%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.09%) WCF
5 1 (1.09%) Django
5 1 (1.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.35%) Mobile App
1 4 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.26%) iPad
2 3 (3.26%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.26%) iPhone
2 3 (3.26%) EMV
2 3 (3.26%) Smartcard
2 3 (3.26%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.17%) DTV
3 2 (2.17%) NHS
4 1 (1.09%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.09%) MPEG
4 1 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.09%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.09%) STB
4 1 (1.09%) Streaming Media
4 1 (1.09%) Open Source
4 1 (1.09%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.09%) Arduino
4 1 (1.09%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.74%) Linux
2 9 (9.78%) Windows
3 7 (7.61%) Embedded Linux
3 7 (7.61%) Android
3 7 (7.61%) Apple iOS
4 5 (5.43%) UNIX
5 2 (2.17%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (29.35%) Test Scripting
3 21 (22.83%) Test Automation
4 19 (20.65%) Manual Testing
5 15 (16.30%) Software Testing
6 13 (14.13%) Scrum
6 13 (14.13%) Automation Testing
7 10 (10.87%) Software Engineering
7 10 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (8.70%) Automated Testing
8 8 (8.70%) BDD
9 6 (6.52%) Test Management
9 6 (6.52%) E-Commerce
9 6 (6.52%) Regression Testing
10 5 (5.43%) TDD
11 4 (4.35%) Performance Testing
11 4 (4.35%) Web Testing
12 3 (3.26%) Integration Testing
12 3 (3.26%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (3.26%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (30.43%) SQL
2 26 (28.26%) Python
3 13 (14.13%) C#
4 12 (13.04%) Java
5 7 (7.61%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.61%) C
6 6 (6.52%) C++
7 5 (5.43%) PL/SQL
8 4 (4.35%) VBScript
8 4 (4.35%) Embedded C
9 3 (3.26%) VB
10 2 (2.17%) Perl
10 2 (2.17%) AppleScript
11 1 (1.09%) Jython
11 1 (1.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (10.87%) ISEB
2 7 (7.61%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.35%) Degree
3 4 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (17.39%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.26%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (11.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (13.04%) Oracle
2 9 (9.78%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.61%) Google
4 5 (5.43%) HP
5 2 (2.17%) SAP
6 1 (1.09%) IBM
6 1 (1.09%) Atmel
6 1 (1.09%) EMC
6 1 (1.09%) Perforce
6 1 (1.09%) VMware
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