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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 532 515 486
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 59 52 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.10% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.11% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 33 20
Average daily rate
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£293 £275 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.36% +2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £398 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £290 £275
% change year-on-year
- +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £164.00 £37.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+337.33% +134.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £164.00 £37.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+337.33% +134.37%
Software Tester
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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
46799 45973 39698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.31% 92.47% 92.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 28978 28720 23273
Average daily rate £400 £393 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% -1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
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 1854 1876 2044
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 5 May 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 5 May 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
London +12 20 £295 +59.45% 4
South East -16 17 £350 +20.68% 6
West Midlands - 11 £250 - 2
East of England +13 4 £294 +6.81% 1
North West -16 3 £244 +62.50% 14
East Midlands -12 2 £300 +71.42%
South West 0 1 £350 +7.69% 3
North East - 1 £200 - 1
Software Tester
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Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 63 (51.64%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (36.07%) Test Scripting
3 39 (31.97%) Selenium
4 32 (26.23%) QA
4 32 (26.23%) Test Automation
4 32 (26.23%) Scrum
5 30 (24.59%) C#
5 30 (24.59%) SQL
6 25 (20.49%) Software Testing
7 22 (18.03%) .NET
8 21 (17.21%) Cucumber
9 20 (16.39%) Oracle
10 19 (15.57%) SpecFlow
10 19 (15.57%) Manual Testing
11 18 (14.75%) Automation Testing
11 18 (14.75%) Linux
11 18 (14.75%) JIRA
12 17 (13.93%) Automated Testing
12 17 (13.93%) JavaScript
12 17 (13.93%) BDD
13 16 (13.11%) SQL Server
13 16 (13.11%) Regression Testing
14 15 (12.30%) HTML
14 15 (12.30%) Python
15 14 (11.48%) WebDriver
16 13 (10.66%) Finance
16 13 (10.66%) Java
17 12 (9.84%) QuickTest Pro
17 12 (9.84%) Security Cleared
18 11 (9.02%) HP Quality Center

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (1.64%) nginx
2 1 (0.82%) Confluence
2 1 (0.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (4.92%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.46%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.46%) CDMA
1 3 (2.46%) GSM
2 2 (1.64%) HTTP
3 1 (0.82%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.82%) Internet
3 1 (0.82%) DSL
3 1 (0.82%) ZigBee
3 1 (0.82%) DHCP
3 1 (0.82%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.10%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 39 (31.97%) Selenium
2 21 (17.21%) Cucumber
3 19 (15.57%) SpecFlow
4 18 (14.75%) JIRA
5 14 (11.48%) WebDriver
6 12 (9.84%) QuickTest Pro
7 11 (9.02%) Jenkins
8 8 (6.56%) Visual Studio
9 6 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (4.10%) LoadRunner
10 5 (4.10%) JMeter
11 4 (3.28%) JUnit
12 3 (2.46%) eggPlant
12 3 (2.46%) GoogleTest
13 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 2 (1.64%) Rhino Mocks
13 2 (1.64%) Behat
13 2 (1.64%) TestComplete
13 2 (1.64%) FitNesse
13 2 (1.64%) NUnit
General
1 13 (10.66%) Finance
2 9 (7.38%) Retail
3 7 (5.74%) Electronics
4 4 (3.28%) Automotive
5 3 (2.46%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.46%) Billing
6 2 (1.64%) Back Office
6 2 (1.64%) Marketing
6 2 (1.64%) Games
7 1 (0.82%) Military
7 1 (0.82%) Banking
7 1 (0.82%) Legal
7 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.82%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.82%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (18.03%) .NET
2 15 (12.30%) HTML
3 10 (8.20%) Gherkin
4 8 (6.56%) CSS
5 7 (5.74%) .NET Framework
6 6 (4.92%) XML
7 4 (3.28%) Web Services
7 4 (3.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (3.28%) jQuery
8 3 (2.46%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (2.46%) JSON
9 2 (1.64%) GWT
9 2 (1.64%) NHibernate
9 2 (1.64%) Entity Framework
10 1 (0.82%) JRuby
10 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.82%) XSD
10 1 (0.82%) XSLT
10 1 (0.82%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.56%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.46%) iPad
3 3 (2.46%) iPhone
3 3 (2.46%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.64%) Open Source
4 2 (1.64%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.64%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.64%) NHS
5 1 (0.82%) DTV
5 1 (0.82%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.82%) Streaming Media
5 1 (0.82%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 1 (0.82%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.82%) Arduino
5 1 (0.82%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.82%) User Experience
5 1 (0.82%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.75%) Linux
2 10 (8.20%) Android
3 8 (6.56%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.46%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (2.46%) UNIX
4 3 (2.46%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (51.64%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (36.07%) Test Scripting
3 32 (26.23%) Test Automation
3 32 (26.23%) Scrum
4 25 (20.49%) Software Testing
5 19 (15.57%) Manual Testing
6 18 (14.75%) Automation Testing
7 17 (13.93%) BDD
7 17 (13.93%) Automated Testing
8 16 (13.11%) Regression Testing
9 10 (8.20%) E-Commerce
9 10 (8.20%) Test Management
10 9 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (7.38%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (6.56%) Performance Testing
11 8 (6.56%) Integration Testing
12 6 (4.92%) Test Strategy
12 6 (4.92%) Functional Testing
12 6 (4.92%) Security Testing
13 5 (4.10%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (24.59%) C#
1 30 (24.59%) SQL
2 17 (13.93%) JavaScript
3 15 (12.30%) Python
4 13 (10.66%) Java
5 7 (5.74%) C++
6 6 (4.92%) C
7 4 (3.28%) PL/SQL
7 4 (3.28%) Embedded C
7 4 (3.28%) VBScript
7 4 (3.28%) VBA
8 3 (2.46%) VB
9 2 (1.64%) PHP
10 1 (0.82%) Perl
10 1 (0.82%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.82%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.82%) Jython
Qualifications
1 12 (9.84%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.38%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.56%) ISEB
4 7 (5.74%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.46%) Degree
6 1 (0.82%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (26.23%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.46%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.82%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (9.02%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (16.39%) Oracle
2 8 (6.56%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.10%) HP
4 3 (2.46%) Google
5 2 (1.64%) MKS
5 2 (1.64%) Symbian
6 1 (0.82%) Perforce
6 1 (0.82%) Atmel
6 1 (0.82%) EMC
6 1 (0.82%) SAP
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