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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 543 563 579
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 65 56 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.11% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.12% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 28 24
Median daily rate £325 £300 £228
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +31.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £250 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £383 £376
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £225
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 17
Median hourly rate £44.00 £39.37 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +38.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £39.37 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +38.14%
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
43881 48249 49102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.60% 94.93% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 28882 31225 31544
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1524 1888 2056
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.79
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.66%

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 2 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 2 December 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 +2 18 £350 -12.50% 2
South East +33 17 £345 +6.15% 7
South West +17 13 £325 +51.16% 6
West Midlands -19 6 £325 +8.33% 6
East of England +9 5 £394 +35.77% 9
North West +4 4 £240 -20.00% 11
East Midlands - 2 £325 - 4
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 62 (54.87%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (53.98%) Test Scripting
3 43 (38.05%) Software Testing
4 38 (33.63%) QA
5 36 (31.86%) Selenium
6 32 (28.32%) Automated Testing
7 30 (26.55%) SQL
8 28 (24.78%) Java
9 26 (23.01%) JIRA
9 26 (23.01%) Finance
10 23 (20.35%) BDD
11 22 (19.47%) Cucumber
12 21 (18.58%) Regression Testing
12 21 (18.58%) WebDriver
12 21 (18.58%) SDLC
13 20 (17.70%) Scrum
14 19 (16.81%) Manual Testing
14 19 (16.81%) Automation Testing
15 18 (15.93%) TDD
16 17 (15.04%) ISTQB
17 16 (14.16%) SoapUI
18 15 (13.27%) Performance Testing
19 13 (11.50%) ISEB
19 13 (11.50%) CRM
20 12 (10.62%) SOAP
20 12 (10.62%) Test Planning
21 11 (9.73%) Jenkins
21 11 (9.73%) Test Automation
21 11 (9.73%) Microsoft
22 10 (8.85%) HP

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 7 (6.19%) Confluence
2 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 7 (6.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (3.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.88%) GitHub
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.77%) Internet
2 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.31%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.65%) MySQL
2 3 (2.65%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.77%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.77%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.88%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.88%) Big Data
4 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.88%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 36 (31.86%) Selenium
2 26 (23.01%) JIRA
3 22 (19.47%) Cucumber
4 21 (18.58%) WebDriver
5 16 (14.16%) SoapUI
6 11 (9.73%) Jenkins
7 6 (5.31%) Git (software)
7 6 (5.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (3.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (3.54%) NUnit
9 3 (2.65%) FishEye
9 3 (2.65%) Geb
9 3 (2.65%) IntelliJ
9 3 (2.65%) JMeter
9 3 (2.65%) Maven
9 3 (2.65%) Spock
9 3 (2.65%) TestLink
9 3 (2.65%) TestRail
10 2 (1.77%) Appium
10 2 (1.77%) Protractor
General
1 26 (23.01%) Finance
2 10 (8.85%) Manufacturing
3 7 (6.19%) Electronics
3 7 (6.19%) Marketing
3 7 (6.19%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.54%) Back Office
4 4 (3.54%) Retail
5 3 (2.65%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.77%) Games
6 2 (1.77%) Legal
7 1 (0.88%) Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.62%) SOAP
2 9 (7.96%) .NET
3 8 (7.08%) Web Services
4 4 (3.54%) Gherkin
5 3 (2.65%) REST
5 3 (2.65%) Spring
5 3 (2.65%) XML
6 2 (1.77%) CSS
6 2 (1.77%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.77%) HTML
6 2 (1.77%) Node.js
6 2 (1.77%) RESTful
7 1 (0.88%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (2.65%) Data Protection Act
1 3 (2.65%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (2.65%) Fintech
2 2 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (1.77%) Life Science
2 2 (1.77%) Online Gambling
2 2 (1.77%) RIA
3 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
3 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.88%) Digital Media
3 1 (0.88%) Equities
3 1 (0.88%) Fixed Income
3 1 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.85%) Linux
1 10 (8.85%) Windows
2 3 (2.65%) Android
2 3 (2.65%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (54.87%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (53.98%) Test Scripting
3 43 (38.05%) Software Testing
4 32 (28.32%) Automated Testing
5 23 (20.35%) BDD
6 21 (18.58%) Regression Testing
6 21 (18.58%) SDLC
7 20 (17.70%) Scrum
8 19 (16.81%) Automation Testing
8 19 (16.81%) Manual Testing
9 18 (15.93%) TDD
10 15 (13.27%) Performance Testing
11 13 (11.50%) CRM
12 12 (10.62%) Test Planning
13 11 (9.73%) Test Automation
14 10 (8.85%) Functional Testing
14 10 (8.85%) User Acceptance Testing
15 9 (7.96%) Compatibility Testing
16 8 (7.08%) Exploratory Testing
16 8 (7.08%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (26.55%) SQL
2 28 (24.78%) Java
3 10 (8.85%) C#
4 9 (7.96%) JavaScript
5 6 (5.31%) C++
6 4 (3.54%) PHP
7 3 (2.65%) Groovy
7 3 (2.65%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.65%) Python
7 3 (2.65%) Ruby
7 3 (2.65%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.65%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.77%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.77%) Embedded C++
8 2 (1.77%) VB
9 1 (0.88%) Perl
9 1 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (15.04%) ISTQB
2 13 (11.50%) ISEB
3 10 (8.85%) Degree
4 9 (7.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (4.42%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.77%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (33.63%) QA
2 3 (2.65%) ISO 14001
2 3 (2.65%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.65%) SDET
3 1 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 9 (7.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (9.73%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.85%) HP
3 8 (7.08%) SAP
4 7 (6.19%) Oracle
5 6 (5.31%) Siebel
6 3 (2.65%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.88%) Apple
7 1 (0.88%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.88%) hybris
7 1 (0.88%) Twitter
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