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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 592 550 532
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 45 63 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.088% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 49 35
Median daily rate £315 £295 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.77% +7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £355 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £43.50 £164.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.47% +337.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £164.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-73.47% +337.33%
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
48428 48067 47032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.01% 94.75% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 31953 29679 29276
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1367 1934 1971
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.60 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -23 12 £288 -3.36% 4
South West +8 9 £415 +18.57% 5
West Midlands -16 6 £338 +35.00% 6
South East -25 6 £360 +2.85% 4
East of England +9 5 £308 +4.68% 2
North West -11 4 £213 -12.82% 13
Yorkshire - 2 £275 - 10
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 51 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (33.33%) Java
3 25 (29.76%) Selenium
4 24 (28.57%) BDD
5 22 (26.19%) Test Scripting
6 21 (25.00%) Cucumber
7 20 (23.81%) QA
8 18 (21.43%) Manual Testing
8 18 (21.43%) Security Cleared
9 17 (20.24%) SQL
9 17 (20.24%) Scrum
9 17 (20.24%) Software Testing
10 15 (17.86%) SC Cleared
10 15 (17.86%) Test Automation
10 15 (17.86%) Regression Testing
11 13 (15.48%) JIRA
11 13 (15.48%) C#
12 12 (14.29%) Automation Testing
13 11 (13.10%) JavaScript
13 11 (13.10%) Web Services
14 10 (11.90%) Linux
14 10 (11.90%) Functional Testing
14 10 (11.90%) Groovy
14 10 (11.90%) Data Protection
14 10 (11.90%) WebDriver
15 9 (10.71%) RESTful
15 9 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (10.71%) Automated Testing
16 8 (9.52%) Finance
16 8 (9.52%) Windows

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 4 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.19%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.19%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.19%) CMS
2 1 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.19%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (5.95%) MS Office
2 3 (3.57%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.19%) Maximo
1 1 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.19%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.57%) Internet
2 1 (1.19%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.19%) Firewall
2 1 (1.19%) FTP
2 1 (1.19%) Network Security
2 1 (1.19%) SSH
2 1 (1.19%) VPN
2 1 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.76%) MySQL
1 4 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.38%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.19%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.19%) Big Data
4 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.19%) Redis
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.19%) Sqoop
4 1 (1.19%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 25 (29.76%) Selenium
2 21 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 13 (15.48%) JIRA
4 10 (11.90%) WebDriver
5 7 (8.33%) SoapUI
6 6 (7.14%) Git (software)
6 6 (7.14%) SpecFlow
6 6 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (4.76%) HP UFT
8 3 (3.57%) Bugzilla
9 2 (2.38%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.38%) JMeter
9 2 (2.38%) Subversion
9 2 (2.38%) Toad
9 2 (2.38%) Trac
10 1 (1.19%) JUnit
10 1 (1.19%) NuGet
10 1 (1.19%) Robot Framework
10 1 (1.19%) Travis CI
10 1 (1.19%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (9.52%) Finance
2 7 (8.33%) Games
3 3 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.38%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.38%) Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Marketing
5 1 (1.19%) Advertising
5 1 (1.19%) Electronics
5 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.10%) Web Services
2 9 (10.71%) RESTful
3 6 (7.14%) .NET
4 5 (5.95%) SOAP
5 4 (4.76%) Gherkin
5 4 (4.76%) HTML
6 3 (3.57%) XML
7 2 (2.38%) WinForms
8 1 (1.19%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.19%) Backbone.js
8 1 (1.19%) CSS
8 1 (1.19%) HTML5
8 1 (1.19%) JSON
8 1 (1.19%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.95%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (2.38%) IVR
4 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.19%) Animation
4 1 (1.19%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.19%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.19%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.19%) Social Media
4 1 (1.19%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.19%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.90%) Linux
2 8 (9.52%) Windows
3 4 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.57%) Unix
5 2 (2.38%) Debian
5 2 (2.38%) Fedora
5 2 (2.38%) SUSE
5 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.38%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.19%) Android
6 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.19%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (28.57%) BDD
3 22 (26.19%) Test Scripting
4 18 (21.43%) Manual Testing
5 17 (20.24%) Scrum
5 17 (20.24%) Software Testing
6 15 (17.86%) Regression Testing
6 15 (17.86%) Test Automation
7 12 (14.29%) Automation Testing
8 10 (11.90%) Data Protection
8 10 (11.90%) Functional Testing
9 9 (10.71%) Automated Testing
9 9 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (7.14%) E-Commerce
10 6 (7.14%) Integration Testing
10 6 (7.14%) SDLC
10 6 (7.14%) Software Engineering
10 6 (7.14%) System Testing
11 5 (5.95%) Performance Testing
11 5 (5.95%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 28 (33.33%) Java
2 17 (20.24%) SQL
3 13 (15.48%) C#
4 11 (13.10%) JavaScript
5 10 (11.90%) Groovy
6 5 (5.95%) C++
7 3 (3.57%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.57%) Python
8 2 (2.38%) PHP
8 2 (2.38%) Scala
9 1 (1.19%) C
9 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.19%) Ruby
9 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 15 (17.86%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.52%) ISEB
4 7 (8.33%) ISTQB
5 5 (5.95%) Degree
6 1 (1.19%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (23.81%) QA
2 3 (3.57%) SDET
3 2 (2.38%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.19%) Oozie
Vendors
1 6 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.95%) Oracle
3 4 (4.76%) HP
3 4 (4.76%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.38%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.19%) Altova
5 1 (1.19%) IFS
5 1 (1.19%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.19%) Perforce
5 1 (1.19%) Rally
5 1 (1.19%) SAP
5 1 (1.19%) Telerik
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