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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 557 527 511
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 39 66 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.083% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.15% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 40 43
Average daily rate £300 £285 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £215 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £29.25 £140.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.29% -79.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £29.25 £140.00
% change year-on-year
+45.29% -79.10%
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
44626 44477 42797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.57% 94.45% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29076 28059 25830
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1591 1795 1920
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 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
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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +8 9 £300 +5.26% 14
South West +4 7 £415 +97.61% 8
London +4 5 £350 -6.66% 6
East of England -7 5 £285 +8.05% 4
West Midlands -9 4 £225 -14.28% 4
North West -19 4 £150 -33.33% 18
Yorkshire -27 4 £311 +13.18% 15
East Midlands - 1 £250 - 2
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 48 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (34.34%) Software Testing
3 31 (31.31%) Test Scripting
4 24 (24.24%) SQL
5 23 (23.23%) Selenium
6 22 (22.22%) Manual Testing
7 20 (20.20%) QA
8 17 (17.17%) Java
9 16 (16.16%) Automation Testing
10 15 (15.15%) JIRA
11 14 (14.14%) C#
12 13 (13.13%) Test Automation
12 13 (13.13%) .NET
12 13 (13.13%) Microsoft
12 13 (13.13%) ISEB
13 12 (12.12%) Regression Testing
13 12 (12.12%) Finance
13 12 (12.12%) Automated Testing
13 12 (12.12%) Security Cleared
13 12 (12.12%) Cucumber
13 12 (12.12%) BDD
14 10 (10.10%) Data Protection
14 10 (10.10%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (10.10%) ISTQB
14 10 (10.10%) MS Excel
15 9 (9.09%) C++
15 9 (9.09%) SC Cleared
16 8 (8.08%) Test Management
16 8 (8.08%) TDD
17 7 (7.07%) Ruby

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (1.01%) JBoss
1 1 (1.01%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (10.10%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.01%) Maximo
1 1 (1.01%) Odyssey Triple'A Plus
1 1 (1.01%) Orchard Housing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.05%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.04%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.04%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.03%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.02%) MySQL
5 1 (1.01%) Apache Accumulo
5 1 (1.01%) Big Data
5 1 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.01%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.01%) OLAP
5 1 (1.01%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.01%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 23 (23.23%) Selenium
2 15 (15.15%) JIRA
3 12 (12.12%) Cucumber
4 10 (10.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (7.07%) WebDriver
6 5 (5.05%) SoapUI
6 5 (5.05%) Toad
7 4 (4.04%) HP UFT
7 4 (4.04%) JBehave
7 4 (4.04%) Jenkins
7 4 (4.04%) JMeter
7 4 (4.04%) LoadRunner
7 4 (4.04%) Visual Studio
8 3 (3.03%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.02%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 2 (2.02%) FitNesse
9 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (1.01%) Bugzilla
10 1 (1.01%) Maven
10 1 (1.01%) Subversion
General
1 12 (12.12%) Finance
2 5 (5.05%) Retail
3 2 (2.02%) Banking
3 2 (2.02%) Games
4 1 (1.01%) Advertising
4 1 (1.01%) Electronics
4 1 (1.01%) Marketing
4 1 (1.01%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.13%) .NET
2 6 (6.06%) XML
3 5 (5.05%) HTML
4 4 (4.04%) Web Services
5 2 (2.02%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.02%) RESTful
5 2 (2.02%) SOAP
5 2 (2.02%) WinForms
5 2 (2.02%) XML Messaging
6 1 (1.01%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.01%) GWT
6 1 (1.01%) HTML5
6 1 (1.01%) Java EE
6 1 (1.01%) jQuery
6 1 (1.01%) JSF
6 1 (1.01%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.06%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.02%) AS400
2 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.02%) iSeries
2 2 (2.02%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.01%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.01%) IVR
3 1 (1.01%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.01%) STB
3 1 (1.01%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.04%) Android
1 4 (4.04%) Apple iOS
1 4 (4.04%) Unix
1 4 (4.04%) Windows
2 3 (3.03%) Linux
3 1 (1.01%) Debian
3 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.01%) SUSE
3 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.01%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (34.34%) Software Testing
3 31 (31.31%) Test Scripting
4 22 (22.22%) Manual Testing
5 16 (16.16%) Automation Testing
6 13 (13.13%) Test Automation
7 12 (12.12%) Automated Testing
7 12 (12.12%) BDD
7 12 (12.12%) Regression Testing
8 10 (10.10%) Data Protection
9 8 (8.08%) TDD
9 8 (8.08%) Test Management
10 7 (7.07%) Defect Tracking
10 7 (7.07%) E-Commerce
10 7 (7.07%) Performance Testing
10 7 (7.07%) Scrum
10 7 (7.07%) SDLC
11 6 (6.06%) Functional Testing
11 6 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (5.05%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 24 (24.24%) SQL
2 17 (17.17%) Java
3 14 (14.14%) C#
4 9 (9.09%) C++
5 7 (7.07%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.07%) Ruby
6 6 (6.06%) Python
7 4 (4.04%) Groovy
8 2 (2.02%) C
9 1 (1.01%) Bourne shell
9 1 (1.01%) Perl
9 1 (1.01%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.01%) Scala
9 1 (1.01%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.01%) VC++
Qualifications
1 13 (13.13%) ISEB
2 12 (12.12%) Security Cleared
3 10 (10.10%) ISTQB
4 9 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 6 (6.06%) Degree
6 4 (4.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (3.03%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.01%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (20.20%) QA
2 1 (1.01%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (13.13%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.07%) Oracle
3 4 (4.04%) HP
4 1 (1.01%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.01%) IFS
4 1 (1.01%) MKS
4 1 (1.01%) Orchard
4 1 (1.01%) Perforce
4 1 (1.01%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.01%) Talend
4 1 (1.01%) Telerik
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