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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 256 253 259
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 429 356 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.85% 0.75% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.02% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 167 164
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £224 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £464 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 25
Average hourly rate £37.40 £37.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.26% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.85 £22.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.20 £42.50 £38.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +56.32%
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
37611 35073 32579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.56% 74.26% 72.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25023 22021 19511
Average daily rate £425 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £270 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1045 1075 1369
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +26 161 £365 -2.66% 19
South East -9 100 £290 +6.42% 25
South West +18 61 £345 +15.00% 20
East of England +16 43 £338 -10.00% 15
North West -21 24 £350 +16.66% 12
Yorkshire -15 17 £318 +3.25% 21
East Midlands -4 12 £325 +1.56% 5
West Midlands -20 5 - - 8
Midlands +6 3 £220 -63.33%
North East - 2 £380 -
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 317 (39.14%) Agile Software Development
2 314 (38.77%) ISEB
3 261 (32.22%) SQL
4 236 (29.14%) ISTQB
5 203 (25.06%) HP Quality Center
6 195 (24.07%) Test Scripting
7 182 (22.47%) User Acceptance Testing
8 171 (21.11%) QA
8 171 (21.11%) Finance
9 164 (20.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 137 (16.91%) Selenium
11 132 (16.30%) Scrum
11 132 (16.30%) HP
11 132 (16.30%) Java
12 117 (14.44%) Security Cleared
13 114 (14.07%) Automated Testing
14 113 (13.95%) JIRA
15 110 (13.58%) Oracle
15 110 (13.58%) Microsoft
16 104 (12.84%) Windows
17 99 (12.22%) Test Automation
18 97 (11.98%) XML
19 95 (11.73%) Test Management
19 95 (11.73%) BDD
20 94 (11.60%) Manual Testing
21 93 (11.48%) Linux
22 92 (11.36%) Test Strategy
23 89 (10.99%) Integration Testing
24 87 (10.74%) SC Cleared
25 86 (10.62%) .NET

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (1.85%) CMS
1 15 (1.85%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (1.11%) JBoss
4 8 (0.99%) WebLogic
4 8 (0.99%) WebSphere
5 6 (0.74%) GlassFish
6 5 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.49%) IIS
7 4 (0.49%) Node.js
8 3 (0.37%) MTS
8 3 (0.37%) Documentum
9 2 (0.25%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.25%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.25%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.25%) Lync
9 2 (0.25%) Tornado
10 1 (0.12%) Mule
10 1 (0.12%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 67 (8.27%) MS Excel
2 36 (4.44%) MS Office
3 8 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.62%) MS Project
5 3 (0.37%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.25%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.25%) Mingle
7 1 (0.12%) Windchill
7 1 (0.12%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 26 (3.21%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (1.85%) Summit
3 11 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.74%) ENOVIA
5 5 (0.62%) DELMIA
6 3 (0.37%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.25%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.12%) Workday HCM
8 1 (0.12%) IntelliMatch
8 1 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.12%) Magento
8 1 (0.12%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.12%) LatentZero
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payroll
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.86%) SaaS
2 6 (0.74%) GitHub
3 4 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.25%) Office 365
5 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.96%) SAN
2 23 (2.84%) Internet
3 21 (2.59%) TCP/IP
4 15 (1.85%) Wireshark
4 15 (1.85%) HTTPS
5 14 (1.73%) SSL
6 11 (1.36%) HTTP
7 10 (1.23%) ATM
8 6 (0.74%) 3G
8 6 (0.74%) DNS
8 6 (0.74%) 2G
9 5 (0.62%) ZigBee
9 5 (0.62%) GSM
9 5 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (0.62%) DAB
10 4 (0.49%) Firewall
10 4 (0.49%) 802.11
10 4 (0.49%) Bluetooth
10 4 (0.49%) Ethernet
10 4 (0.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (4.20%) Relational Database
1 34 (4.20%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.58%) Oracle Database
3 24 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
5 12 (1.48%) MySQL
6 10 (1.23%) RDBMS
7 9 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (0.86%) MongoDB
8 7 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (0.62%) SAP BW
11 4 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.49%) DB2
11 4 (0.49%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.37%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.37%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 137 (16.91%) Selenium
2 113 (13.95%) JIRA
3 77 (9.51%) QuickTest Pro
4 73 (9.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 42 (5.19%) Cucumber
6 38 (4.69%) Visual Studio
7 35 (4.32%) LoadRunner
7 35 (4.32%) WebDriver
8 34 (4.20%) SpecFlow
9 33 (4.07%) JUnit
10 31 (3.83%) Jenkins
11 29 (3.58%) SoapUI
11 29 (3.58%) Git (software)
12 21 (2.59%) Eclipse
13 18 (2.22%) Subversion
13 18 (2.22%) Maven
14 13 (1.60%) FitNesse
15 12 (1.48%) Toad
16 10 (1.23%) Hudson
16 10 (1.23%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 171 (21.11%) Finance
2 74 (9.14%) Banking
3 34 (4.20%) Telecoms
4 22 (2.72%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.59%) Manufacturing
6 19 (2.35%) Retail
7 17 (2.10%) Automotive
8 16 (1.98%) Games
9 15 (1.85%) Marketing
10 14 (1.73%) Back Office
10 14 (1.73%) Electronics
11 13 (1.60%) Legal
12 10 (1.23%) General Ledger
13 7 (0.86%) Front Office
14 6 (0.74%) Advertising
15 3 (0.37%) Publishing
15 3 (0.37%) French Language
15 3 (0.37%) Wholesale Banking
16 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.25%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 346 (42.72%) Analyst
2 306 (37.78%) Test Analyst
3 153 (18.89%) Tester
4 72 (8.89%) Developer
5 64 (7.90%) Test Manager
6 56 (6.91%) Test Engineer
7 50 (6.17%) Test Leader
8 42 (5.19%) Senior Analyst
9 40 (4.94%) Agile Test Analyst
10 37 (4.57%) Senior Test Analyst
11 31 (3.83%) Automation Tester
12 23 (2.84%) Consultant
13 22 (2.72%) Software Tester
14 21 (2.59%) Java Developer
14 21 (2.59%) QA Analyst
15 19 (2.35%) Test Consultant
15 19 (2.35%) Software Engineer
16 18 (2.22%) Manual Tester
17 17 (2.10%) Technical Analyst
17 17 (2.10%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (11.98%) XML
2 86 (10.62%) .NET
3 75 (9.26%) HTML
4 70 (8.64%) Web Services
5 36 (4.44%) CSS
6 23 (2.84%) JSP
6 23 (2.84%) REST
6 23 (2.84%) Gherkin
7 19 (2.35%) jQuery
7 19 (2.35%) ASP.NET
8 18 (2.22%) SOAP
8 18 (2.22%) JSON
9 14 (1.73%) JPA
10 13 (1.60%) EJB
11 11 (1.36%) Middleware
12 10 (1.23%) J2EE
12 10 (1.23%) Spring
12 10 (1.23%) HTML5
12 10 (1.23%) Django
13 9 (1.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 68 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (2.47%) User Experience
3 19 (2.35%) Computer Science
4 18 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 16 (1.98%) Client/Server
6 15 (1.85%) Mobile App
7 14 (1.73%) Open Source
8 12 (1.48%) STB
9 11 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.36%) MPEG
10 10 (1.23%) Data Structures
11 9 (1.11%) Mathematics
11 9 (1.11%) Derivative
12 8 (0.99%) DTV
12 8 (0.99%) New Media
13 7 (0.86%) Digital Media
13 7 (0.86%) Fixed Income
13 7 (0.86%) Animation
14 6 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 6 (0.74%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 104 (12.84%) Windows
2 93 (11.48%) Linux
3 81 (10.00%) UNIX
4 34 (4.20%) Windows XP
5 25 (3.09%) Windows 7
6 17 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (1.85%) Windows 2000
8 13 (1.60%) Apple iOS
8 13 (1.60%) Android
9 8 (0.99%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.49%) AIX
11 2 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.25%) Debian
11 2 (0.25%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.25%) openSUSE
11 2 (0.25%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (39.14%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (24.07%) Test Scripting
3 182 (22.47%) User Acceptance Testing
4 132 (16.30%) Scrum
5 114 (14.07%) Automated Testing
6 99 (12.22%) Test Automation
7 95 (11.73%) Test Management
7 95 (11.73%) BDD
8 94 (11.60%) Manual Testing
9 92 (11.36%) Test Strategy
10 89 (10.99%) Integration Testing
11 86 (10.62%) Regression Testing
11 86 (10.62%) TDD
12 77 (9.51%) Waterfall
13 70 (8.64%) Validation
14 59 (7.28%) Software Engineering
14 59 (7.28%) Test Planning
14 59 (7.28%) User Stories
15 52 (6.42%) V-Model
16 51 (6.30%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 261 (32.22%) SQL
2 132 (16.30%) Java
3 77 (9.51%) JavaScript
4 61 (7.53%) Python
5 52 (6.42%) C#
6 33 (4.07%) C
7 32 (3.95%) C++
8 23 (2.84%) Ruby
9 22 (2.72%) Perl
10 21 (2.59%) PHP
10 21 (2.59%) VB
11 19 (2.35%) VBA
12 16 (1.98%) VBScript
12 16 (1.98%) PL/SQL
12 16 (1.98%) Scala
13 12 (1.48%) Bash Shell
14 9 (1.11%) VB.NET
14 9 (1.11%) T-SQL
15 8 (0.99%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.74%) JPQL
Qualifications
1 314 (38.77%) ISEB
2 236 (29.14%) ISTQB
3 164 (20.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 117 (14.44%) Security Cleared
5 87 (10.74%) SC Cleared
6 42 (5.19%) Degree
7 37 (4.57%) DV Cleared
8 28 (3.46%) ISEB Practitioner
9 17 (2.10%) HND
10 11 (1.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 8 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.74%) MCSE
13 5 (0.62%) MCITP
13 5 (0.62%) CCNP
13 5 (0.62%) CCNA
14 2 (0.25%) CISA
14 2 (0.25%) CISM
14 2 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.25%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (21.11%) QA
2 10 (1.23%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.74%) ISO 14001
3 6 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.37%) SLA
4 3 (0.37%) TickIT
5 1 (0.12%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (1.36%) Nmap
2 6 (0.74%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.37%) Firmware
5 2 (0.25%) XenApp
5 2 (0.25%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.12%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 203 (25.06%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.36%) Nessus
3 9 (1.11%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 9 (1.11%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.25%) SCCM
5 2 (0.25%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.12%) Puppet
6 1 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.12%) Netcool
6 1 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.12%) Nagios
Vendors
1 132 (16.30%) HP
2 110 (13.58%) Oracle
2 110 (13.58%) Microsoft
3 41 (5.06%) SAP
4 31 (3.83%) Citrix
5 18 (2.22%) Murex
6 10 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (1.23%) Talend
7 9 (1.11%) ATG
7 9 (1.11%) Business Objects
7 9 (1.11%) Bloomberg
8 8 (0.99%) IBM
8 8 (0.99%) VMware
8 8 (0.99%) hybris
9 6 (0.74%) Cisco
9 6 (0.74%) Open Text
10 5 (0.62%) Ektron
10 5 (0.62%) Demandware
10 5 (0.62%) Reuters
10 5 (0.62%) Calypso
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