The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 579 577 569
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 49 57 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.098% 0.11% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.12% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 39 31
Median daily rate £325 £288 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £163 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £438 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £286 £268
% change year-on-year
+5.67% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Median hourly rate £39.37 £30.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.23% +22.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.37 £22.00 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £32.00 £34.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.87 £30.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+22.90% +22.44%
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
47538 49528 48278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.73% 95.00% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 31327 32075 29701
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1465 1871 1931
Median hourly rate £17.10 £17.12 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.11% +2.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Software Tester in the job title.

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 29 August 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016.

Software Tester Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Software Tester
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 29 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
London -12 15 £350 +33.33% 3
South East +6 11 £320 +11.30% 6
West Midlands -28 8 £309 +4.66% 5
North West +16 7 £318 -9.28% 6
South West -3 5 £288 -22.03% 8
East of England - 2 £325 - 4
Yorkshire -10 1 £325 +23.80% 5
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, Software Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 41 (47.13%) Test Scripting
2 38 (43.68%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (28.74%) Software Testing
4 24 (27.59%) Scrum
5 22 (25.29%) QA
5 22 (25.29%) Java
5 22 (25.29%) BDD
6 21 (24.14%) SQL
7 20 (22.99%) Regression Testing
8 19 (21.84%) Automated Testing
9 17 (19.54%) Manual Testing
10 15 (17.24%) Selenium
10 15 (17.24%) Cucumber
11 14 (16.09%) Finance
11 14 (16.09%) JIRA
12 13 (14.94%) Web Services
12 13 (14.94%) Test Planning
13 12 (13.79%) Functional Testing
14 10 (11.49%) Automation Testing
14 10 (11.49%) Exploratory Testing
14 10 (11.49%) Test Automation
14 10 (11.49%) Security Cleared
14 10 (11.49%) CRM
14 10 (11.49%) C#
14 10 (11.49%) TDD
15 9 (10.34%) Degree
15 9 (10.34%) HP
15 9 (10.34%) Data Protection
15 9 (10.34%) SC Cleared
16 8 (9.20%) Performance Testing

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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 2 (2.30%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.15%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.15%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.15%) CMS
2 1 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (2.30%) MS Office
1 2 (2.30%) MS Project
2 1 (1.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.30%) Internet
2 1 (1.15%) FTP
2 1 (1.15%) Network Security
2 1 (1.15%) SSH
2 1 (1.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.60%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.45%) MySQL
3 2 (2.30%) Apache Hive
3 2 (2.30%) Big Data
3 2 (2.30%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.30%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.15%) Redis
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.15%) Sqoop
4 1 (1.15%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 15 (17.24%) Cucumber
1 15 (17.24%) Selenium
2 14 (16.09%) JIRA
3 8 (9.20%) SoapUI
3 8 (9.20%) WebDriver
4 5 (5.75%) Git (software)
4 5 (5.75%) NUnit
5 4 (4.60%) Jenkins
5 4 (4.60%) SpecFlow
5 4 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.15%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.15%) Fiddler
6 1 (1.15%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.15%) JUnit
6 1 (1.15%) PigUnit
6 1 (1.15%) PyUnit
6 1 (1.15%) RSpec
6 1 (1.15%) TestRail
6 1 (1.15%) Zephyr
General
1 14 (16.09%) Finance
2 5 (5.75%) Games
3 4 (4.60%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.45%) Back Office
4 3 (3.45%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.45%) Retail
5 2 (2.30%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.15%) Banking
6 1 (1.15%) Electronics
6 1 (1.15%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.15%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.94%) Web Services
2 7 (8.05%) RESTful
2 7 (8.05%) SOAP
3 6 (6.90%) .NET
4 4 (4.60%) Gherkin
5 3 (3.45%) XML
6 2 (2.30%) HTML
6 2 (2.30%) Node.js
7 1 (1.15%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.15%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.15%) Apache Tez
7 1 (1.15%) Backbone.js
7 1 (1.15%) CSS
7 1 (1.15%) HTML5
7 1 (1.15%) JSON
7 1 (1.15%) Middleware
7 1 (1.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (3.45%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (2.30%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.30%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (2.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (2.30%) Online Gambling
2 2 (2.30%) RIA
3 1 (1.15%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.15%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.15%) NHS
3 1 (1.15%) Streaming Video
3 1 (1.15%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.20%) Linux
2 5 (5.75%) Windows
3 2 (2.30%) Fedora
3 2 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.15%) Android
4 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.15%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (47.13%) Test Scripting
2 38 (43.68%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (28.74%) Software Testing
4 24 (27.59%) Scrum
5 22 (25.29%) BDD
6 20 (22.99%) Regression Testing
7 19 (21.84%) Automated Testing
8 17 (19.54%) Manual Testing
9 13 (14.94%) Test Planning
10 12 (13.79%) Functional Testing
11 10 (11.49%) Automation Testing
11 10 (11.49%) CRM
11 10 (11.49%) Exploratory Testing
11 10 (11.49%) TDD
11 10 (11.49%) Test Automation
12 9 (10.34%) Data Protection
13 8 (9.20%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (9.20%) Performance Testing
13 8 (9.20%) SDLC
14 7 (8.05%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 22 (25.29%) Java
2 21 (24.14%) SQL
3 10 (11.49%) C#
4 8 (9.20%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.90%) C++
5 6 (6.90%) Groovy
6 3 (3.45%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.45%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.30%) Embedded C++
7 2 (2.30%) Scala
7 2 (2.30%) VB
8 1 (1.15%) PHP
8 1 (1.15%) Python
8 1 (1.15%) Ruby
8 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (11.49%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.34%) Degree
2 9 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.05%) ISTQB
4 6 (6.90%) ISEB
5 2 (2.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (25.29%) QA
2 5 (5.75%) ISO 14001
2 5 (5.75%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.15%) SDET
3 1 (1.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (2.30%) HDFS
2 1 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (8.05%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.15%) Oozie
Vendors
1 9 (10.34%) HP
2 5 (5.75%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.75%) Oracle
2 5 (5.75%) Siebel
3 2 (2.30%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.30%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.15%) Altova
4 1 (1.15%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (1.15%) Rally
4 1 (1.15%) SAP
4 1 (1.15%) Twitter
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