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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 249 226 244
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +18
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 391 387 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.85% 0.87% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.16% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 204 176
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£350 £341 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £201 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £479 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 15
Average hourly rate £37.25 £23.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.21% -15.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.00 £35.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £21.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+65.51% -27.50%
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
34844 33254 29955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.43% 74.76% 72.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 22736 20646 18101
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1059 1253
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -12.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 January 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Software Testing
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 Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 26 January 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 -14 135 £355 -5.96% 43
South East 0 106 £300 +7.14% 45
East of England +36 48 £290 +45.00% 17
South West -12 43 £400 +10.34% 16
North West -4 26 £400 +26.98% 32
Yorkshire -20 12 £400 +33.33% 13
East Midlands -3 10 £300 -6.25% 8
West Midlands -10 6 £310 +12.72% 7
North East -14 3 £342 +31.36% 6
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 325 (40.88%) Agile Software Development
2 286 (35.97%) ISEB
3 236 (29.69%) SQL
4 217 (27.30%) ISTQB
5 196 (24.65%) HP Quality Center
6 187 (23.52%) Test Scripting
7 182 (22.89%) User Acceptance Testing
8 168 (21.13%) Finance
9 160 (20.13%) QA
10 154 (19.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 139 (17.48%) Java
12 127 (15.97%) Selenium
13 126 (15.85%) HP
14 121 (15.22%) JIRA
15 110 (13.84%) Scrum
15 110 (13.84%) Windows
15 110 (13.84%) Linux
15 110 (13.84%) Security Cleared
16 104 (13.08%) Microsoft
17 103 (12.96%) Oracle
18 100 (12.58%) XML
18 100 (12.58%) Test Automation
19 98 (12.33%) Automated Testing
20 94 (11.82%) Test Management
21 91 (11.45%) BDD
22 88 (11.07%) TDD
23 87 (10.94%) Manual Testing
24 86 (10.82%) Test Strategy
25 84 (10.57%) .NET
26 83 (10.44%) JavaScript

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (1.89%) SharePoint
1 15 (1.89%) CMS
2 10 (1.26%) JBoss
3 9 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (1.01%) WebLogic
4 8 (1.01%) IIS
5 7 (0.88%) WebSphere
6 6 (0.75%) GlassFish
6 6 (0.75%) Node.js
7 5 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.38%) MTS
9 3 (0.38%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.38%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.38%) Documentum
10 2 (0.25%) Lync
10 2 (0.25%) Confluence
10 2 (0.25%) Tornado
11 1 (0.13%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 70 (8.81%) MS Excel
2 29 (3.65%) MS Office
3 5 (0.63%) MS Project
3 5 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.38%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) Windchill
6 1 (0.13%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.13%) Mingle
6 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 25 (3.14%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (2.26%) Summit
3 11 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.38%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.25%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.25%) SAP BCA
6 2 (0.25%) ENOVIA
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.13%) Endur
7 1 (0.13%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.13%) SAP Retail
7 1 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.13%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.13%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.75%) SaaS
1 6 (0.75%) GitHub
2 4 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.25%) Office 365
4 2 (0.25%) ElastiCache
4 2 (0.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.13%) PaaS
5 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 39 (4.91%) SAN
2 26 (3.27%) Internet
3 20 (2.52%) TCP/IP
4 16 (2.01%) HTTPS
5 15 (1.89%) HTTP
5 15 (1.89%) Wireshark
6 14 (1.76%) iSCSI
7 13 (1.64%) FCoE
7 13 (1.64%) Fibre Channel
8 10 (1.26%) ATM
8 10 (1.26%) SSL
9 7 (0.88%) Ethernet
10 6 (0.75%) 3G
10 6 (0.75%) 2G
10 6 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.50%) Wireless
11 4 (0.50%) ZigBee
11 4 (0.50%) WPA2
11 4 (0.50%) DLNA
11 4 (0.50%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (4.28%) Oracle Database
2 33 (4.15%) Relational Database
3 32 (4.03%) SQL Server
4 21 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (1.51%) MySQL
6 11 (1.38%) RDBMS
7 10 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
7 10 (1.26%) MongoDB
8 8 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (1.01%) NoSQL
9 7 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (0.88%) SAP BW
10 5 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.50%) DB2
11 4 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.38%) Oracle OWB
12 3 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.38%) DataStage
12 3 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 127 (15.97%) Selenium
2 121 (15.22%) JIRA
3 73 (9.18%) QuickTest Pro
4 70 (8.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 40 (5.03%) Git (software)
6 39 (4.91%) Visual Studio
7 38 (4.78%) Cucumber
8 36 (4.53%) LoadRunner
9 35 (4.40%) Jenkins
10 32 (4.03%) JUnit
11 30 (3.77%) SoapUI
12 28 (3.52%) WebDriver
12 28 (3.52%) Eclipse
13 27 (3.40%) SpecFlow
14 22 (2.77%) Subversion
15 18 (2.26%) Maven
16 12 (1.51%) Hudson
17 11 (1.38%) PHPUnit
17 11 (1.38%) Toad
18 9 (1.13%) FitNesse
General
1 168 (21.13%) Finance
2 75 (9.43%) Banking
3 35 (4.40%) Telecoms
4 22 (2.77%) Retail
4 22 (2.77%) Investment Banking
5 14 (1.76%) Back Office
6 13 (1.64%) Legal
6 13 (1.64%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.51%) Games
8 11 (1.38%) Marketing
9 10 (1.26%) Electronics
9 10 (1.26%) Automotive
10 9 (1.13%) General Ledger
11 7 (0.88%) Front Office
12 5 (0.63%) Advertising
13 3 (0.38%) Publishing
14 2 (0.25%) Law
14 2 (0.25%) Wholesale Banking
15 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.13%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 317 (39.87%) Analyst
2 279 (35.09%) Test Analyst
3 137 (17.23%) Tester
4 92 (11.57%) Developer
5 64 (8.05%) Test Manager
6 59 (7.42%) Test Engineer
7 54 (6.79%) Test Leader
8 48 (6.04%) Senior Analyst
9 43 (5.41%) Senior Test Analyst
10 36 (4.53%) Agile Test Analyst
11 29 (3.65%) Automation Tester
12 28 (3.52%) Consultant
13 24 (3.02%) Software Engineer
14 22 (2.77%) Java Developer
15 21 (2.64%) Test Consultant
16 17 (2.14%) QA Analyst
17 16 (2.01%) Software Tester
18 15 (1.89%) Technical Analyst
18 15 (1.89%) Senior Tester
18 15 (1.89%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (12.58%) XML
2 84 (10.57%) .NET
3 78 (9.81%) HTML
4 57 (7.17%) Web Services
5 44 (5.53%) CSS
6 22 (2.77%) JSON
6 22 (2.77%) REST
7 19 (2.39%) JSP
8 16 (2.01%) jQuery
9 15 (1.89%) JPA
9 15 (1.89%) Gherkin
9 15 (1.89%) SOAP
9 15 (1.89%) EJB
10 14 (1.76%) J2EE
10 14 (1.76%) XSLT
10 14 (1.76%) Django
11 13 (1.64%) ASP.NET
12 12 (1.51%) RESTful
13 11 (1.38%) .NET Framework
14 10 (1.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 60 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (2.89%) User Experience
3 18 (2.26%) Management Information System
4 16 (2.01%) Client/Server
4 16 (2.01%) Open Source
5 13 (1.64%) Computer Science
6 11 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.26%) Digital Media
7 10 (1.26%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.13%) Derivative
8 9 (1.13%) MPEG
9 8 (1.01%) STB
9 8 (1.01%) Mathematics
10 7 (0.88%) Fixed Income
10 7 (0.88%) New Media
11 6 (0.75%) Video on Demand
11 6 (0.75%) Data Integration
11 6 (0.75%) Data Structures
11 6 (0.75%) DTV
12 5 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 110 (13.84%) Windows
1 110 (13.84%) Linux
2 68 (8.55%) UNIX
3 30 (3.77%) Windows XP
4 22 (2.77%) Windows 7
5 16 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (1.89%) Android
6 15 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (1.89%) Apple iOS
7 14 (1.76%) AIX
8 11 (1.38%) Windows 2000
9 8 (1.01%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.38%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.38%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.25%) openSUSE
12 2 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.25%) Debian
13 1 (0.13%) Solaris
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 325 (40.88%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (23.52%) Test Scripting
3 182 (22.89%) User Acceptance Testing
4 110 (13.84%) Scrum
5 100 (12.58%) Test Automation
6 98 (12.33%) Automated Testing
7 94 (11.82%) Test Management
8 91 (11.45%) BDD
9 88 (11.07%) TDD
10 87 (10.94%) Manual Testing
11 86 (10.82%) Test Strategy
12 80 (10.06%) Regression Testing
13 79 (9.94%) Integration Testing
14 78 (9.81%) Validation
15 77 (9.69%) Waterfall
16 72 (9.06%) Software Engineering
17 63 (7.92%) Test Planning
18 59 (7.42%) V-Model
19 51 (6.42%) Performance Testing
20 49 (6.16%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 236 (29.69%) SQL
2 139 (17.48%) Java
3 83 (10.44%) JavaScript
4 66 (8.30%) Python
5 40 (5.03%) C
6 39 (4.91%) C#
6 39 (4.91%) C++
7 30 (3.77%) Perl
8 25 (3.14%) VBA
9 23 (2.89%) Scala
10 22 (2.77%) PHP
11 20 (2.52%) Ruby
12 18 (2.26%) VB
13 17 (2.14%) Shell Script
14 14 (1.76%) VBScript
15 13 (1.64%) PL/SQL
15 13 (1.64%) Bash Shell
16 10 (1.26%) XQuery
17 6 (0.75%) Groovy
17 6 (0.75%) JPQL
Qualifications
1 286 (35.97%) ISEB
2 217 (27.30%) ISTQB
3 154 (19.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 110 (13.84%) Security Cleared
5 81 (10.19%) SC Cleared
6 38 (4.78%) Degree
7 37 (4.65%) DV Cleared
8 29 (3.65%) ISEB Practitioner
9 22 (2.77%) HND
10 6 (0.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.50%) MCSE
13 3 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.38%) CCNP
13 3 (0.38%) CCNA
14 2 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.25%) CISA
14 2 (0.25%) CISM
14 2 (0.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (20.13%) QA
2 8 (1.01%) ISO 14001
2 8 (1.01%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.50%) SLA
5 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.25%) FATCA
6 1 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.13%) GMP
6 1 (0.13%) DO-178B
System Software
1 16 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (1.26%) Nmap
3 7 (0.88%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.38%) Firmware
4 3 (0.38%) XenApp
5 2 (0.25%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.13%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 196 (24.65%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.26%) Nessus
3 9 (1.13%) Tivoli
3 9 (1.13%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 3 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.25%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.13%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.13%) Netcool
6 1 (0.13%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 126 (15.85%) HP
2 104 (13.08%) Microsoft
3 103 (12.96%) Oracle
4 35 (4.40%) SAP
4 35 (4.40%) Citrix
5 19 (2.39%) VMware
6 18 (2.26%) Murex
7 14 (1.76%) Veritas
8 11 (1.38%) IBM
9 8 (1.01%) Business Objects
9 8 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (1.01%) Bloomberg
9 8 (1.01%) Talend
10 7 (0.88%) Open Text
11 5 (0.63%) ATG
11 5 (0.63%) Calypso
11 5 (0.63%) Ektron
12 4 (0.50%) hybris
12 4 (0.50%) Demandware
12 4 (0.50%) Cisco
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £373 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Shortlist Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £35.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 - 360 per day + .
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Recommend Recruitment
Rate: From £280 to £330 per day 3 months, likely extension
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £125.00 - £145.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
MNM Associates Ltd
Rate: Rate on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Rate: £150 - 175 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
VIQU
Rate: £40 - 45 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £280 - £380 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
Middlesex
Computer Futures
Rate: £45 - £46 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £547.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago