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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 236 224 253
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +29
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 474 450 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.95% 0.93% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 1.21% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 252 189
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £240 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £34.20 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £44.75 £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +7.57%
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
38825 37125 33654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.63% 76.37% 75.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 25541 23575 20700
Average daily rate £415 £405 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -2.40%
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 £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1038 1126 1021
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £31.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% -14.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +10 187 £410 +2.50% 47
South East -24 103 £350 +7.69% 53
North West +2 39 £398 +28.22% 32
Yorkshire -9 26 £300 +9.09% 8
East of England -1 25 £245 -42.35% 20
South West -33 25 £369 +13.46% 19
West Midlands +6 23 £295 +81.53% 10
East Midlands -5 16 £225 -25.00% 9
South Coast - 11 - -
Midlands +7 10 - -
North East -19 9 £225 -37.50% 6
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 354 (38.94%) Agile Software Development
2 250 (27.50%) SQL
3 242 (26.62%) ISEB
4 223 (24.53%) Finance
5 197 (21.67%) ISTQB
6 193 (21.23%) User Acceptance Testing
7 185 (20.35%) Test Scripting
8 164 (18.04%) Test Automation
9 157 (17.27%) Java
10 156 (17.16%) QA
11 133 (14.63%) .NET
12 128 (14.08%) Test Management
13 127 (13.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 126 (13.86%) HP Quality Center
14 126 (13.86%) Microsoft
15 122 (13.42%) SDLC
16 109 (11.99%) Banking
17 106 (11.66%) Windows
18 104 (11.44%) Selenium
19 103 (11.33%) C#
20 102 (11.22%) XML
21 99 (10.89%) Oracle
22 98 (10.78%) Scrum
23 95 (10.45%) Linux
23 95 (10.45%) HP
24 92 (10.12%) JIRA
24 92 (10.12%) BDD
25 89 (9.79%) Regression Testing
26 85 (9.35%) Security Cleared
27 81 (8.91%) Manual Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 13 (1.43%) CMS
2 9 (0.99%) IIS
2 9 (0.99%) Confluence
3 8 (0.88%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.66%) Documentum
4 6 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (0.55%) LiveLink
5 5 (0.55%) JBoss
6 4 (0.44%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.44%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.44%) ATG Dynamo
6 4 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.33%) Drupal
7 3 (0.33%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.33%) Apache
8 2 (0.22%) MTS
8 2 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.22%) WordPress
8 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 72 (7.92%) MS Excel
2 25 (2.75%) MS Office
3 11 (1.21%) MS Project
4 4 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.88%) Summit
3 6 (0.66%) Magento
3 6 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
3 6 (0.66%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.33%) SAP BCA
4 3 (0.33%) MultiFonds
4 3 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.22%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.22%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.11%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.11%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.11%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.11%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.22%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.22%) SaaS
3 2 (0.22%) PaaS
3 2 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (0.22%) HP Helion
3 2 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.11%) Office 365
4 1 (0.11%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 37 (4.07%) SAN
2 29 (3.19%) Internet
3 21 (2.31%) FCoE
3 21 (2.31%) Fibre Channel
3 21 (2.31%) iSCSI
4 15 (1.65%) Firewall
5 13 (1.43%) GSM
5 13 (1.43%) TCP/IP
5 13 (1.43%) LTE
6 10 (1.10%) ATM
7 9 (0.99%) UMTS
7 9 (0.99%) 3G
7 9 (0.99%) 4G
7 9 (0.99%) Wireless
8 8 (0.88%) DAB
8 8 (0.88%) HTTP
8 8 (0.88%) VoIP
9 7 (0.77%) VPN
9 7 (0.77%) GPRS
10 6 (0.66%) CDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (6.71%) SQL Server
2 31 (3.41%) Relational Database
3 17 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (1.76%) Oracle Database
4 16 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (1.21%) RDBMS
7 11 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (1.10%) NoSQL
9 9 (0.99%) MySQL
9 9 (0.99%) Data Mining
10 7 (0.77%) SAP BW
10 7 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (0.66%) JasperReports
12 5 (0.55%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.44%) DTS
14 3 (0.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 104 (11.44%) Selenium
2 92 (10.12%) JIRA
3 67 (7.37%) Cucumber
4 51 (5.61%) HP UFT
5 43 (4.73%) LoadRunner
5 43 (4.73%) SoapUI
6 42 (4.62%) Visual Studio
7 39 (4.29%) WebDriver
8 37 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
9 29 (3.19%) Git (software)
9 29 (3.19%) JUnit
10 26 (2.86%) JMeter
10 26 (2.86%) Subversion
11 25 (2.75%) Jenkins
12 20 (2.20%) SpecFlow
13 13 (1.43%) FitNesse
13 13 (1.43%) Eclipse
14 12 (1.32%) NUnit
14 12 (1.32%) Maven
15 11 (1.21%) JBehave
General
1 223 (24.53%) Finance
2 109 (11.99%) Banking
3 62 (6.82%) Telecoms
4 53 (5.83%) Investment Banking
5 39 (4.29%) Retail
6 20 (2.20%) Legal
7 13 (1.43%) Games
8 12 (1.32%) Front Office
9 11 (1.21%) Back Office
10 10 (1.10%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.10%) Billing
11 9 (0.99%) Publishing
11 9 (0.99%) Marketing
12 8 (0.88%) General Ledger
13 6 (0.66%) Electronics
13 6 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.55%) Advertising
14 5 (0.55%) Automotive
15 4 (0.44%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 341 (37.51%) Analyst
2 291 (32.01%) Test Analyst
3 128 (14.08%) Developer
4 103 (11.33%) Tester
5 92 (10.12%) Test Manager
6 87 (9.57%) Test Leader
7 50 (5.50%) Consultant
8 46 (5.06%) Test Engineer
9 43 (4.73%) Senior Analyst
10 38 (4.18%) Test Consultant
10 38 (4.18%) Agile Test Analyst
11 35 (3.85%) Senior Test Analyst
12 29 (3.19%) Software Tester
13 25 (2.75%) QA Analyst
14 24 (2.64%) Business Analyst
15 23 (2.53%) AWS Developer
16 21 (2.31%) Technical Analyst
17 20 (2.20%) Technical Test Analyst
18 18 (1.98%) Automation Analyst
18 18 (1.98%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (14.63%) .NET
2 102 (11.22%) XML
3 65 (7.15%) Web Services
4 50 (5.50%) SOAP
5 49 (5.39%) HTML
6 33 (3.63%) Gherkin
7 31 (3.41%) CSS
8 30 (3.30%) ASP.NET
9 24 (2.64%) .NET Framework
10 17 (1.87%) REST
11 16 (1.76%) JSON
11 16 (1.76%) Django
11 16 (1.76%) Middleware
12 15 (1.65%) J2EE
13 13 (1.43%) HTML5
14 11 (1.21%) Spring
15 10 (1.10%) XSLT
16 9 (0.99%) Ajax
16 9 (0.99%) XML Messaging
16 9 (0.99%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 81 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (3.08%) Mobile App
2 28 (3.08%) Management Information System
3 23 (2.53%) User Experience
4 22 (2.42%) Fixed Income
5 19 (2.09%) New Media
6 16 (1.76%) Digital Media
7 13 (1.43%) Data Centre
8 12 (1.32%) Smart Meter
8 12 (1.32%) Computer Science
9 11 (1.21%) Client/Server
9 11 (1.21%) EPoS
9 11 (1.21%) SWIFT
10 10 (1.10%) Algorithms
11 9 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (0.99%) Device Driver
11 9 (0.99%) NHS
12 8 (0.88%) MPEG
12 8 (0.88%) Derivative
12 8 (0.88%) STB
Operating Systems
1 106 (11.66%) Windows
2 95 (10.45%) Linux
3 62 (6.82%) UNIX
4 31 (3.41%) Android
5 29 (3.19%) AIX
6 24 (2.64%) Apple iOS
7 18 (1.98%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.88%) Windows XP
9 7 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.66%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.66%) Solaris
11 4 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.11%) CentOS
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone 7
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.11%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (38.94%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (21.23%) User Acceptance Testing
3 185 (20.35%) Test Scripting
4 164 (18.04%) Test Automation
5 128 (14.08%) Test Management
6 122 (13.42%) SDLC
7 98 (10.78%) Scrum
8 92 (10.12%) BDD
9 89 (9.79%) Regression Testing
10 81 (8.91%) Manual Testing
11 80 (8.80%) Waterfall
12 77 (8.47%) Test Planning
13 76 (8.36%) TDD
14 75 (8.25%) Integration Testing
15 70 (7.70%) Automated Testing
16 69 (7.59%) Test Strategy
17 59 (6.49%) Validation
18 58 (6.38%) Software Engineering
19 57 (6.27%) Continuous Integration
20 55 (6.05%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 250 (27.50%) SQL
2 157 (17.27%) Java
3 103 (11.33%) C#
4 58 (6.38%) JavaScript
5 52 (5.72%) Python
6 40 (4.40%) Perl
7 39 (4.29%) C++
8 31 (3.41%) T-SQL
9 25 (2.75%) C
9 25 (2.75%) Shell Script
10 24 (2.64%) VBA
11 22 (2.42%) VB
11 22 (2.42%) VB.NET
12 20 (2.20%) Ruby
13 16 (1.76%) VBScript
14 12 (1.32%) PL/SQL
15 10 (1.10%) F#
16 9 (0.99%) Bash Shell
17 8 (0.88%) Scala
17 8 (0.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 242 (26.62%) ISEB
2 197 (21.67%) ISTQB
3 127 (13.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 85 (9.35%) Security Cleared
5 62 (6.82%) Degree
6 53 (5.83%) SC Cleared
7 27 (2.97%) ISEB Practitioner
8 22 (2.42%) DV Cleared
9 10 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 8 (0.88%) MCSE
12 7 (0.77%) HND
12 7 (0.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 6 (0.66%) MCSA
14 4 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.44%) CISM
14 4 (0.44%) MCITP
15 3 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
15 3 (0.33%) CRISC
15 3 (0.33%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (17.16%) QA
2 8 (0.88%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.22%) FATCA
4 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.22%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.11%) SLA
5 1 (0.11%) GCP
5 1 (0.11%) GMP
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.11%) HL7
5 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 27 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.21%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.22%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.22%) vSphere
3 2 (0.22%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.11%) Snort
4 1 (0.11%) Squid
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.11%) Varnish
4 1 (0.11%) Firmware
4 1 (0.11%) NFS
Systems Management
1 126 (13.86%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.66%) Tivoli
2 6 (0.66%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 4 (0.44%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.22%) Puppet
4 2 (0.22%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.11%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.11%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.11%) Netcool
5 1 (0.11%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.11%) Ansible
Vendors
1 126 (13.86%) Microsoft
2 99 (10.89%) Oracle
3 95 (10.45%) HP
4 40 (4.40%) VMware
5 30 (3.30%) SAP
6 28 (3.08%) Citrix
7 27 (2.97%) Veritas
8 21 (2.31%) IBM
9 11 (1.21%) Cisco
9 11 (1.21%) Perforce
10 10 (1.10%) ATG
11 8 (0.88%) Splunk
12 7 (0.77%) hybris
13 6 (0.66%) OpenText
13 6 (0.66%) TIBCO
14 5 (0.55%) Progress
14 5 (0.55%) Atlassian
15 4 (0.44%) Symbian
15 4 (0.44%) Sybase
15 4 (0.44%) Murex
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Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
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Rate: £315 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
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Rate: £440 - 500 per day
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Rate: £250 - £325 per day
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London
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Rate: £400 - £440 per day
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West Sussex
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