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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 317 231 269
Rank change year-on-year
-86 +38
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 301 519 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.65% 1.03% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 1.26% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 278 240
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £264 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 7
Median hourly rate £42.50 £30.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £20.00 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.30 £90.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+46.55% -10.07%
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
38102 41163 39893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.78% 81.44% 77.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 25585 27074 26427
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 996 1228 1132
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.15 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.81% +23.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 8 December 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
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 8 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 8 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 -52 108 £413 +3.12% 41
South East +16 79 £256 -26.78% 22
South West -31 37 £350 - 11
East of England +5 29 £325 +17.11% 23
North West -24 18 £375 +7.14% 11
West Midlands -20 12 £338 +12.50% 10
East Midlands -11 8 £330 -7.36% 3
Yorkshire -13 8 £388 +15.67% 10
Midlands +3 2 £275 -45.00%
North East -49 2 £344 -1.78% 3
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 331 (56.10%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (29.32%) Test Scripting
3 162 (27.46%) ISTQB
4 155 (26.27%) ISEB
5 153 (25.93%) Scrum
6 151 (25.59%) SQL
7 145 (24.58%) Selenium
8 138 (23.39%) QA
9 119 (20.17%) BDD
10 116 (19.66%) JIRA
11 115 (19.49%) Java
12 114 (19.32%) Finance
13 112 (18.98%) Regression Testing
14 100 (16.95%) Security Cleared
15 99 (16.78%) User Acceptance Testing
16 93 (15.76%) Oracle
17 88 (14.92%) C#
17 88 (14.92%) SDLC
18 87 (14.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 85 (14.41%) .NET
20 73 (12.37%) Manual Testing
21 72 (12.20%) Test Automation
22 69 (11.69%) Functional Testing
23 67 (11.36%) SC Cleared
24 66 (11.19%) Cucumber
24 66 (11.19%) Defect Tracking
25 65 (11.02%) HP Quality Center
25 65 (11.02%) Microsoft
26 63 (10.68%) SQL Server
27 62 (10.51%) Linux

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 14 (2.37%) SharePoint
1 14 (2.37%) Tomcat
2 12 (2.03%) Apache
3 9 (1.53%) Confluence
4 8 (1.36%) IIS
5 7 (1.19%) CMS
6 5 (0.85%) SAS
7 4 (0.68%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.68%) JBoss
8 3 (0.51%) ColdFusion
8 3 (0.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.34%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.34%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.34%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 39 (6.61%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.86%) MS Office
3 7 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.51%) Mingle
5 3 (0.51%) MS Project
6 2 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (3.22%) Oracle Applications
3 10 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (1.36%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.85%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.68%) Oracle Assets
6 4 (0.68%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 4 (0.68%) Oracle iProcurement
6 4 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.51%) TRIRIGA
8 2 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.34%) FLEXCUBE
8 2 (0.34%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.34%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.34%) Sonata
8 2 (0.34%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.34%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.02%) GitHub
3 6 (1.02%) SuccessFactors
4 5 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (0.34%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.34%) IaaS
5 2 (0.34%) PaaS
5 2 (0.34%) SaaS
5 2 (0.34%) Sumo Logic
6 1 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.37%) HTTP
1 14 (2.37%) Internet
2 9 (1.53%) Network Security
3 7 (1.19%) VoIP
4 5 (0.85%) Firewall
5 4 (0.68%) Ethernet
5 4 (0.68%) FTP
5 4 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (0.68%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.68%) VLAN
6 3 (0.51%) Multicast
6 3 (0.51%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.34%) 4G
7 2 (0.34%) DNS
7 2 (0.34%) Wireless
8 1 (0.17%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.17%) CDMA
8 1 (0.17%) GPRS
8 1 (0.17%) GSM
8 1 (0.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (10.68%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.41%) Oracle Reports
3 24 (4.07%) Relational Database
4 20 (3.39%) Oracle Database
5 19 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.36%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.19%) MySQL
8 6 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.02%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.85%) Big Data
9 5 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (0.68%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (0.51%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.51%) Spotfire
11 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 145 (24.58%) Selenium
2 116 (19.66%) JIRA
3 66 (11.19%) Cucumber
4 56 (9.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 51 (8.64%) WebDriver
6 46 (7.80%) Git (software)
7 45 (7.63%) SpecFlow
8 42 (7.12%) HP UFT
9 39 (6.61%) Jenkins
10 36 (6.10%) Visual Studio
11 28 (4.75%) SoapUI
11 28 (4.75%) Subversion
12 24 (4.07%) LoadRunner
12 24 (4.07%) Maven
13 21 (3.56%) JBehave
14 19 (3.22%) TeamCity
15 18 (3.05%) JMeter
16 16 (2.71%) JUnit
17 14 (2.37%) Selenium IDE
18 13 (2.20%) Oracle APEX
General
1 114 (19.32%) Finance
2 33 (5.59%) Banking
3 28 (4.75%) Retail
4 15 (2.54%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.20%) Marketing
6 12 (2.03%) Front Office
7 6 (1.02%) Electronics
7 6 (1.02%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.02%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.02%) Retail Banking
8 5 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.85%) Games
8 5 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.68%) Back Office
10 3 (0.51%) Advertising
10 3 (0.51%) Legal
11 2 (0.34%) Automotive
11 2 (0.34%) Law
12 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.17%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 198 (33.56%) Analyst
2 169 (28.64%) Test Analyst
3 147 (24.92%) Tester
4 67 (11.36%) Developer
5 53 (8.98%) Test Engineer
6 49 (8.31%) Automation Tester
7 43 (7.29%) Software Tester
8 37 (6.27%) Test Leader
9 32 (5.42%) Test Manager
10 22 (3.73%) Automation Test Analyst
11 20 (3.39%) SQL Analyst
12 19 (3.22%) Business Analyst
12 19 (3.22%) Consultant
12 19 (3.22%) Financial Analyst
13 16 (2.71%) Software Test Engineer
14 15 (2.54%) Java Developer
14 15 (2.54%) Senior Analyst
14 15 (2.54%) Senior Test Analyst
14 15 (2.54%) Test Automation Engineer
15 14 (2.37%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (14.41%) .NET
2 43 (7.29%) XML
3 42 (7.12%) HTML
4 37 (6.27%) Web Services
5 36 (6.10%) Gherkin
6 18 (3.05%) CSS
7 17 (2.88%) SOAP
8 14 (2.37%) REST
8 14 (2.37%) RESTful
9 13 (2.20%) Spring
10 12 (2.03%) AngularJS
10 12 (2.03%) HTML5
10 12 (2.03%) jQuery
11 11 (1.86%) ASP.NET
11 11 (1.86%) Hibernate
12 9 (1.53%) Velocity
13 7 (1.19%) CSS3
13 7 (1.19%) JSON
13 7 (1.19%) WCF
14 6 (1.02%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 62 (10.51%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.41%) Computer Science
3 23 (3.90%) Mobile App
4 20 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.37%) Fixed Income
6 11 (1.86%) User Experience
7 10 (1.69%) Equities
8 8 (1.36%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.19%) Mathematics
9 7 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.02%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.85%) e-Learning
11 5 (0.85%) Statistics
11 5 (0.85%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.68%) Data Integration
12 4 (0.68%) EPoS
12 4 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.68%) Reinsurance
12 4 (0.68%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 62 (10.51%) Linux
2 51 (8.64%) Windows
3 41 (6.95%) Unix
4 26 (4.41%) Apple iOS
5 25 (4.24%) Android
6 5 (0.85%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.68%) AIX
7 4 (0.68%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.51%) HPUX
8 3 (0.51%) Solaris
8 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.34%) CentOS
9 2 (0.34%) CoreOS
9 2 (0.34%) Fedora
9 2 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.34%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.17%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (56.10%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (29.32%) Test Scripting
3 153 (25.93%) Scrum
4 119 (20.17%) BDD
5 112 (18.98%) Regression Testing
6 99 (16.78%) User Acceptance Testing
7 88 (14.92%) SDLC
8 73 (12.37%) Manual Testing
9 72 (12.20%) Test Automation
10 69 (11.69%) Functional Testing
11 66 (11.19%) Defect Tracking
12 59 (10.00%) Waterfall
13 58 (9.83%) Automated Testing
13 58 (9.83%) Automation Testing
13 58 (9.83%) TDD
13 58 (9.83%) Test Strategy
14 55 (9.32%) Migration
15 52 (8.81%) Integration Testing
16 51 (8.64%) User Stories
17 50 (8.47%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 151 (25.59%) SQL
2 115 (19.49%) Java
3 88 (14.92%) C#
4 50 (8.47%) Python
5 44 (7.46%) JavaScript
6 37 (6.27%) C++
7 33 (5.59%) F#
8 27 (4.58%) Ruby
9 22 (3.73%) C
10 21 (3.56%) VBScript
11 16 (2.71%) PHP
12 13 (2.20%) Perl
13 12 (2.03%) Bash Shell
14 9 (1.53%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.36%) T-SQL
16 7 (1.19%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.85%) VB
18 4 (0.68%) PowerShell
19 3 (0.51%) Scala
19 3 (0.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 162 (27.46%) ISTQB
2 155 (26.27%) ISEB
3 100 (16.95%) Security Cleared
4 87 (14.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 67 (11.36%) SC Cleared
6 45 (7.63%) Degree
7 21 (3.56%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.36%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (0.85%) DBS Check
9 5 (0.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (0.85%) PhD
10 4 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.34%) CCNA
12 2 (0.34%) CHECK Team Member
12 2 (0.34%) CREST Certified
12 2 (0.34%) MCSE
12 2 (0.34%) MCTS
12 2 (0.34%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.34%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (23.39%) QA
2 9 (1.53%) Disclosure Scotland
2 9 (1.53%) SDET
3 5 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.34%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.34%) Basel III
4 2 (0.34%) COREP
4 2 (0.34%) GMP
4 2 (0.34%) SLA
4 2 (0.34%) WCAG
5 1 (0.17%) COBIT
5 1 (0.17%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.17%) GCP
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.17%) SEPA
5 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.17%) TickIT
System Software
1 7 (1.19%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.85%) Docker
3 4 (0.68%) Snort
4 2 (0.34%) HDFS
4 2 (0.34%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.17%) Firmware
5 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.17%) Varnish
5 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 65 (11.02%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.85%) HP SiteScope
2 5 (0.85%) Nagios
2 5 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.68%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.51%) Puppet
4 3 (0.51%) TeMIP
5 2 (0.34%) Ansible
5 2 (0.34%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.34%) Salt
5 2 (0.34%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.17%) Netcool
6 1 (0.17%) yum
Vendors
1 93 (15.76%) Oracle
2 65 (11.02%) Microsoft
3 56 (9.49%) HP
4 18 (3.05%) Atlassian
5 12 (2.03%) SAP
6 7 (1.19%) IBM
7 6 (1.02%) Cloudera
7 6 (1.02%) Xamarin
8 5 (0.85%) Canon
8 5 (0.85%) Google
8 5 (0.85%) Splunk
9 4 (0.68%) Sourcefire
10 3 (0.51%) CA
10 3 (0.51%) CA Agile Central
10 3 (0.51%) Charles River
10 3 (0.51%) Citrix
10 3 (0.51%) Guidewire
10 3 (0.51%) Nagra
10 3 (0.51%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.51%) Tektronix
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + pension + bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
Spring Technology
Rate: £300 - £320 per day + + SC Clearance
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Syntax Consultancy Ltd
Rate: From £30 to £40 per hour 30-40 ph (DOE)
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Sogeti
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 14 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Andover
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 21 days ago