The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 300 238 235
Rank change year-on-year
-62 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 370 488 461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.76% 0.96% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 1.21% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 201 255
Median daily rate £368 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 13
Median hourly rate £38.00 £37.62 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -0.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £21.50 £34.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £45.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
- -0.79%
Software Testing
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40127 40445 38431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.41% 79.69% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 26982 26553 24574
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 916 1082 1132
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £50.00 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in England

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Testing across the England region.

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in England

Software Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram in England

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the England region.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in England

Software Testing
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 Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 26 June 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 -31 147 £375 -8.53% 45
South East -25 74 £400 +10.34% 27
North West -17 34 £350 -11.94% 24
South West +7 32 £325 -10.34% 8
West Midlands -22 21 £358 +21.18% 11
North East -40 21 £325 +44.44% 1
Yorkshire -10 18 £348 +15.83% 19
East of England +5 17 £450 +80.00% 6
East Midlands -7 4 £300 +33.33% 5
Midlands -16 2 £338 +35.00%
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 367 (47.54%) Agile Software Development
2 250 (32.38%) ISEB
3 243 (31.48%) ISTQB
4 240 (31.09%) SQL
5 188 (24.35%) Finance
6 170 (22.02%) QA
7 168 (21.76%) Test Scripting
8 156 (20.21%) JIRA
9 152 (19.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 150 (19.43%) Java
11 138 (17.88%) Scrum
12 132 (17.10%) Regression Testing
13 121 (15.67%) SDLC
14 119 (15.41%) User Acceptance Testing
15 114 (14.77%) Selenium
16 104 (13.47%) C#
16 104 (13.47%) Oracle
17 103 (13.34%) Microsoft
18 101 (13.08%) Test Automation
18 101 (13.08%) Waterfall
19 99 (12.82%) Functional Testing
20 98 (12.69%) BDD
21 97 (12.56%) Automated Testing
22 96 (12.44%) Windows
22 96 (12.44%) Linux
23 95 (12.31%) HP
24 90 (11.66%) Banking
24 90 (11.66%) Security Cleared
24 90 (11.66%) Test Strategy
25 88 (11.40%) Defect Management

Software Testing
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 11 (1.42%) Confluence
1 11 (1.42%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.30%) JBoss
3 9 (1.17%) Apache
4 7 (0.91%) Mule
5 6 (0.78%) SAS
5 6 (0.78%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.65%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (0.65%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (0.52%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.39%) Apache Pig
8 3 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.39%) CMS
8 3 (0.39%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.26%) FileNet
10 1 (0.13%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 61 (7.90%) MS Excel
2 51 (6.61%) MS Office
3 7 (0.91%) MS Project
4 5 (0.65%) Mingle
5 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (0.78%) SAP FI
2 5 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.65%) Magento
3 3 (0.39%) Maximo
4 2 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.26%) Infor LN
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.26%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.26%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.13%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.13%) Lorenzo
5 1 (0.13%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 1 (0.13%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.13%) Sonata
5 1 (0.13%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.26%) SaaS
5 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.13%) IaaS
5 1 (0.13%) PaaS
5 1 (0.13%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.50%) HTTP
2 23 (2.98%) Internet
3 16 (2.07%) TCP/IP
4 15 (1.94%) DNS
4 15 (1.94%) VLAN
5 13 (1.68%) VPN
6 10 (1.30%) BGP
6 10 (1.30%) DHCP
6 10 (1.30%) IPsec
6 10 (1.30%) IPv6
6 10 (1.30%) Software-Defined Networking
7 9 (1.17%) SAN
8 8 (1.04%) FCoE
8 8 (1.04%) Fibre Channel
8 8 (1.04%) iSCSI
9 6 (0.78%) Wireshark
10 5 (0.65%) DVB
10 5 (0.65%) Skype
10 5 (0.65%) WAN
10 5 (0.65%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (9.97%) SQL Server
2 42 (5.44%) Relational Database
3 25 (3.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (2.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 22 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (2.85%) Oracle Database
6 16 (2.07%) NoSQL
7 15 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
7 15 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (1.42%) RDBMS
9 10 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (1.04%) Data Mining
11 8 (1.04%) MySQL
11 8 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
12 7 (0.91%) MS Access
13 6 (0.78%) DB2
14 5 (0.65%) Big Data
14 5 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 156 (20.21%) JIRA
2 114 (14.77%) Selenium
3 69 (8.94%) HP UFT
4 67 (8.68%) Cucumber
5 45 (5.83%) LoadRunner
6 44 (5.70%) WebDriver
7 40 (5.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 28 (3.63%) SpecFlow
9 27 (3.50%) Visual Studio
10 26 (3.37%) Subversion
11 20 (2.59%) Git (software)
12 18 (2.33%) Jenkins
13 15 (1.94%) SoapUI
14 13 (1.68%) TestComplete
15 12 (1.55%) WATIR
16 10 (1.30%) Facilita Forecast
17 9 (1.17%) Capybara
17 9 (1.17%) ERwin
17 9 (1.17%) JMeter
18 8 (1.04%) Selenium IDE
General
1 188 (24.35%) Finance
2 90 (11.66%) Banking
3 59 (7.64%) Retail
4 31 (4.02%) Telecoms
5 20 (2.59%) Retail Banking
6 18 (2.33%) Marketing
7 15 (1.94%) Games
8 12 (1.55%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.91%) Law
9 7 (0.91%) Publishing
10 5 (0.65%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.52%) Automotive
11 4 (0.52%) Front Office
11 4 (0.52%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.52%) Military
11 4 (0.52%) Online Betting
12 3 (0.39%) Advertising
12 3 (0.39%) Billing
12 3 (0.39%) Electronics
13 2 (0.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 272 (35.23%) Analyst
2 246 (31.87%) Test Analyst
3 108 (13.99%) Tester
4 90 (11.66%) Developer
5 84 (10.88%) Test Engineer
6 51 (6.61%) Test Leader
7 50 (6.48%) Test Manager
8 38 (4.92%) Automation Tester
9 33 (4.27%) Automation Test Analyst
10 28 (3.63%) Consultant
11 25 (3.24%) Agile Test Analyst
11 25 (3.24%) Senior Test Engineer
12 21 (2.72%) Java Developer
12 21 (2.72%) Senior Analyst
12 21 (2.72%) SQL Analyst
12 21 (2.72%) SQL Developer
13 20 (2.59%) .NET Developer
14 19 (2.46%) Digital Analyst
15 18 (2.33%) Financial Analyst
15 18 (2.33%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (9.97%) XML
2 74 (9.59%) .NET
3 51 (6.61%) HTML
4 40 (5.18%) CSS
5 26 (3.37%) Web Services
6 23 (2.98%) .NET Framework
7 21 (2.72%) ASP.NET
8 16 (2.07%) HTML5
8 16 (2.07%) RESTful
8 16 (2.07%) SOAP
9 15 (1.94%) CSS3
10 14 (1.81%) Spring
11 11 (1.42%) ActiveMQ
11 11 (1.42%) Apache Camel
11 11 (1.42%) Gherkin
11 11 (1.42%) Hibernate
11 11 (1.42%) REST
12 10 (1.30%) Behat
12 10 (1.30%) JSON
13 9 (1.17%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 80 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (3.76%) User Experience
3 26 (3.37%) Computer Science
4 23 (2.98%) Mobile App
5 20 (2.59%) Management Information System
6 15 (1.94%) Device Driver
7 13 (1.68%) Smart Meter
8 12 (1.55%) STB
9 11 (1.42%) Data Integration
9 11 (1.42%) Fixed Income
10 10 (1.30%) Data Centre
10 10 (1.30%) Mobile Banking
10 10 (1.30%) Performance Metrics
10 10 (1.30%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.30%) SWIFT
11 9 (1.17%) Inversion of Control
11 9 (1.17%) IPTV
12 8 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
13 7 (0.91%) Client/Server
13 7 (0.91%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 96 (12.44%) Linux
1 96 (12.44%) Windows
2 78 (10.10%) Unix
3 24 (3.11%) Apple iOS
4 23 (2.98%) Android
5 22 (2.85%) Windows Server
6 12 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (1.42%) Ubuntu
8 9 (1.17%) AIX
9 8 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.91%) Embedded Linux
10 7 (0.91%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.39%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.26%) Fedora
12 2 (0.26%) Solaris
12 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.13%) CentOS
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 367 (47.54%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (21.76%) Test Scripting
3 138 (17.88%) Scrum
4 132 (17.10%) Regression Testing
5 121 (15.67%) SDLC
6 119 (15.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 101 (13.08%) Test Automation
7 101 (13.08%) Waterfall
8 99 (12.82%) Functional Testing
9 98 (12.69%) BDD
10 97 (12.56%) Automated Testing
11 90 (11.66%) Test Strategy
12 88 (11.40%) Defect Management
13 82 (10.62%) TDD
14 80 (10.36%) Integration Testing
15 75 (9.72%) Test Management
16 62 (8.03%) System Testing
17 58 (7.51%) Security Testing
18 57 (7.38%) Manual Testing
19 56 (7.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 240 (31.09%) SQL
2 150 (19.43%) Java
3 104 (13.47%) C#
4 63 (8.16%) JavaScript
5 50 (6.48%) C++
6 48 (6.22%) Python
7 42 (5.44%) C
8 40 (5.18%) Ruby
9 33 (4.27%) VB
9 33 (4.27%) VBScript
10 24 (3.11%) PL/SQL
10 24 (3.11%) PowerShell
11 23 (2.98%) Perl
12 20 (2.59%) T-SQL
13 17 (2.20%) PHP
14 15 (1.94%) VB.NET
15 12 (1.55%) VBA
16 7 (0.91%) Bash Shell
17 6 (0.78%) Embedded C++
17 6 (0.78%) F#
Qualifications
1 250 (32.38%) ISEB
2 243 (31.48%) ISTQB
3 152 (19.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 90 (11.66%) Security Cleared
5 79 (10.23%) Degree
6 54 (6.99%) SC Cleared
7 20 (2.59%) DV Cleared
8 18 (2.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 17 (2.20%) ISEB Practitioner
10 12 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
11 11 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (1.17%) MCSE
13 6 (0.78%) MCSA
13 6 (0.78%) MCSD
14 5 (0.65%) CCNA
14 5 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.52%) DBS Check
15 4 (0.52%) Network+ Certification
15 4 (0.52%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (22.02%) QA
2 6 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (0.78%) SLA
3 5 (0.65%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.65%) SDET
4 4 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.39%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (0.39%) DICOM
5 3 (0.39%) HL7
6 1 (0.13%) Basel III
6 1 (0.13%) COREP
6 1 (0.13%) GAAP
6 1 (0.13%) GMP
6 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.13%) SEPA
6 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 18 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (1.68%) Hyper-V
3 9 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.52%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.39%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.39%) vSphere
6 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.26%) NFS
6 2 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.26%) XenServer
7 1 (0.13%) Docker
7 1 (0.13%) HDFS
7 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 81 (10.49%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.55%) HP SiteScope
3 9 (1.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.39%) yum
5 2 (0.26%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (0.26%) Perfmon
5 2 (0.26%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.26%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.13%) Ansible
6 1 (0.13%) Oozie
6 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.13%) Puppet
6 1 (0.13%) SCCM
6 1 (0.13%) SCOM
6 1 (0.13%) WMI
Vendors
1 104 (13.47%) Oracle
2 103 (13.34%) Microsoft
3 95 (12.31%) HP
4 28 (3.63%) SAP
5 23 (2.98%) VMware
6 14 (1.81%) Red Hat
7 12 (1.55%) Rally
8 11 (1.42%) Atlassian
8 11 (1.42%) Informatica
9 8 (1.04%) Cisco
9 8 (1.04%) IBM
9 8 (1.04%) Veritas
10 7 (0.91%) Kronos
11 6 (0.78%) ServiceNow
12 5 (0.65%) Citrix
12 5 (0.65%) Cognos
12 5 (0.65%) Pega
12 5 (0.65%) Perforce
13 4 (0.52%) ATG
13 4 (0.52%) webMethods
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