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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 362 228 265
Rank change year-on-year
-134 +37
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 292 540 407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.58% 1.02% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 1.27% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 268 198
Median daily rate £350 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 11
Median hourly rate £26.97 £21.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.45% -38.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.55 £14.97 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.39 £32.80 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.68 £21.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-31.74% -38.57%
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
42027 42615 39492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.07% 80.42% 78.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28004 28221 24921
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1004 1151 1103
Median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.91 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £51.30 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 -82 97 £350 -17.64% 52
South East -22 57 £406 +8.33% 28
North West +2 34 £390 -5.45% 12
South West -8 29 £300 -13.54% 20
West Midlands -36 22 £300 -0.41% 18
North East -39 19 £314 -36.29% 3
East of England +7 15 £300 +4.34% 11
Yorkshire -36 15 £338 +3.84% 10
East Midlands -11 4 £300 +33.33% 7
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 324 (46.35%) Agile Software Development
2 219 (31.33%) ISEB
3 214 (30.62%) ISTQB
4 192 (27.47%) SQL
5 181 (25.89%) Test Scripting
6 148 (21.17%) QA
7 147 (21.03%) Finance
8 143 (20.46%) JIRA
9 140 (20.03%) Scrum
10 139 (19.89%) Regression Testing
10 139 (19.89%) Java
11 133 (19.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 125 (17.88%) Selenium
13 107 (15.31%) Security Cleared
14 106 (15.16%) User Acceptance Testing
15 103 (14.74%) Functional Testing
16 100 (14.31%) SDLC
17 97 (13.88%) BDD
18 93 (13.30%) Oracle
19 92 (13.16%) Microsoft
20 90 (12.88%) C#
20 90 (12.88%) Waterfall
21 89 (12.73%) Linux
22 88 (12.59%) Windows
23 87 (12.45%) Test Automation
24 86 (12.30%) HP Quality Center
25 85 (12.16%) Test Strategy
26 81 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
27 80 (11.44%) Defect Management
28 78 (11.16%) .NET

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 21 (3.00%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.72%) Confluence
3 9 (1.29%) Apache
4 7 (1.00%) CMS
4 7 (1.00%) Mule
5 6 (0.86%) SAS
5 6 (0.86%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.72%) JBoss
6 5 (0.72%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (0.72%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.57%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.43%) ColdFusion
8 3 (0.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.29%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.29%) FileNet
9 2 (0.29%) IIS
9 2 (0.29%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 62 (8.87%) MS Excel
2 39 (5.58%) MS Office
3 7 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.86%) Mingle
5 5 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.57%) MS Project
7 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.86%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.57%) Magento
4 4 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.43%) Maximo
5 3 (0.43%) TRIRIGA
6 2 (0.29%) Infor LN
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.29%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.29%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.29%) Sonata
7 1 (0.14%) DELMIA
7 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.14%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.00%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.43%) SaaS
4 2 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (0.29%) PaaS
5 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.14%) IaaS
5 1 (0.14%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.29%) HTTP
2 15 (2.15%) DNS
3 14 (2.00%) TCP/IP
4 13 (1.86%) Internet
5 12 (1.72%) VLAN
6 11 (1.57%) VPN
7 10 (1.43%) BGP
7 10 (1.43%) DHCP
7 10 (1.43%) IPsec
7 10 (1.43%) IPv6
7 10 (1.43%) Software-Defined Networking
7 10 (1.43%) VoIP
8 8 (1.14%) FCoE
8 8 (1.14%) Fibre Channel
8 8 (1.14%) iSCSI
8 8 (1.14%) SAN
9 7 (1.00%) Wireshark
10 5 (0.72%) DVB
10 5 (0.72%) Skype
10 5 (0.72%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (8.73%) SQL Server
2 35 (5.01%) Relational Database
3 18 (2.58%) Oracle Reports
4 17 (2.43%) Oracle Database
5 13 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (1.29%) NoSQL
9 8 (1.14%) MySQL
9 8 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (1.00%) MS Access
11 6 (0.86%) Data Mining
11 6 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.72%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (0.57%) Base SAS
13 4 (0.57%) DB2
13 4 (0.57%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 143 (20.46%) JIRA
2 125 (17.88%) Selenium
3 65 (9.30%) HP UFT
4 57 (8.15%) Cucumber
5 44 (6.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 43 (6.15%) WebDriver
7 40 (5.72%) LoadRunner
8 34 (4.86%) SpecFlow
9 26 (3.72%) Git (software)
10 25 (3.58%) Subversion
10 25 (3.58%) Visual Studio
11 16 (2.29%) SoapUI
12 15 (2.15%) Jenkins
13 12 (1.72%) JMeter
14 10 (1.43%) WATIR
15 9 (1.29%) ERwin
15 9 (1.29%) Selenium IDE
15 9 (1.29%) TestComplete
16 8 (1.14%) Facilita Forecast
17 7 (1.00%) Capybara
General
1 147 (21.03%) Finance
2 74 (10.59%) Banking
3 46 (6.58%) Retail
4 30 (4.29%) Telecoms
5 21 (3.00%) Marketing
6 13 (1.86%) Retail Banking
7 10 (1.43%) Games
8 9 (1.29%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.00%) Front Office
10 6 (0.86%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.57%) Military
11 4 (0.57%) Online Betting
11 4 (0.57%) Publishing
12 3 (0.43%) Advertising
12 3 (0.43%) Automotive
12 3 (0.43%) Back Office
12 3 (0.43%) Electronics
12 3 (0.43%) Law
12 3 (0.43%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.29%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 251 (35.91%) Analyst
2 218 (31.19%) Test Analyst
3 118 (16.88%) Tester
4 74 (10.59%) Test Engineer
5 68 (9.73%) Developer
6 49 (7.01%) Test Leader
7 40 (5.72%) Automation Tester
7 40 (5.72%) Test Manager
8 29 (4.15%) Consultant
9 28 (4.01%) Senior Analyst
10 25 (3.58%) Senior Test Analyst
10 25 (3.58%) Senior Test Engineer
11 24 (3.43%) Software Tester
12 23 (3.29%) Automation Test Analyst
13 20 (2.86%) Business Analyst
14 19 (2.72%) .NET Developer
15 18 (2.58%) Financial Analyst
15 18 (2.58%) Java Developer
15 18 (2.58%) Test Automation Engineer
16 17 (2.43%) Digital Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (11.16%) .NET
2 59 (8.44%) XML
3 36 (5.15%) HTML
4 32 (4.58%) Web Services
5 30 (4.29%) CSS
6 17 (2.43%) SOAP
7 15 (2.15%) .NET Framework
8 14 (2.00%) ASP.NET
8 14 (2.00%) Gherkin
9 13 (1.86%) RESTful
10 10 (1.43%) ActiveMQ
10 10 (1.43%) Apache Camel
10 10 (1.43%) HTML5
11 8 (1.14%) Behat
11 8 (1.14%) REST
11 8 (1.14%) WPF
12 7 (1.00%) CSS3
12 7 (1.00%) JMS
12 7 (1.00%) JSON
13 6 (0.86%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 81 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.15%) Computer Science
2 22 (3.15%) User Experience
3 21 (3.00%) Mobile App
4 18 (2.58%) Management Information System
5 13 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
6 12 (1.72%) Device Driver
6 12 (1.72%) Performance Metrics
6 12 (1.72%) STB
7 11 (1.57%) Fixed Income
8 10 (1.43%) Public Cloud
9 9 (1.29%) Smart Meter
10 8 (1.14%) Data Centre
11 7 (1.00%) Algorithms
11 7 (1.00%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.00%) IPTV
11 7 (1.00%) Mobile Banking
11 7 (1.00%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.86%) Mathematics
12 6 (0.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 89 (12.73%) Linux
2 88 (12.59%) Windows
3 68 (9.73%) Unix
4 27 (3.86%) Apple iOS
5 25 (3.58%) Android
5 25 (3.58%) Windows Server
6 12 (1.72%) AIX
6 12 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (1.57%) Ubuntu
8 8 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.00%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.72%) Solaris
11 4 (0.57%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (0.43%) HPUX
13 2 (0.29%) Fedora
13 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.14%) CentOS
14 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.14%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (46.35%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (25.89%) Test Scripting
3 140 (20.03%) Scrum
4 139 (19.89%) Regression Testing
5 106 (15.16%) User Acceptance Testing
6 103 (14.74%) Functional Testing
7 100 (14.31%) SDLC
8 97 (13.88%) BDD
9 90 (12.88%) Waterfall
10 87 (12.45%) Test Automation
11 85 (12.16%) Test Strategy
12 80 (11.44%) Defect Management
13 74 (10.59%) Integration Testing
14 67 (9.59%) Automated Testing
15 64 (9.16%) System Testing
15 64 (9.16%) Test Management
16 55 (7.87%) Continuous Improvement
17 48 (6.87%) Manual Testing
17 48 (6.87%) TDD
18 47 (6.72%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 192 (27.47%) SQL
2 139 (19.89%) Java
3 90 (12.88%) C#
4 44 (6.29%) C++
5 40 (5.72%) Python
6 38 (5.44%) JavaScript
7 37 (5.29%) VBScript
8 36 (5.15%) C
9 35 (5.01%) Ruby
10 28 (4.01%) VB
11 24 (3.43%) Perl
11 24 (3.43%) PHP
11 24 (3.43%) PowerShell
12 18 (2.58%) PL/SQL
13 17 (2.43%) F#
14 13 (1.86%) T-SQL
14 13 (1.86%) VBA
15 11 (1.57%) VB.NET
16 7 (1.00%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.72%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 219 (31.33%) ISEB
2 214 (30.62%) ISTQB
3 133 (19.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 107 (15.31%) Security Cleared
5 76 (10.87%) Degree
6 70 (10.01%) SC Cleared
7 19 (2.72%) DV Cleared
8 15 (2.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 13 (1.86%) BPSS Clearance
10 12 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (1.57%) ISEB Practitioner
12 9 (1.29%) MCSE
13 7 (1.00%) DBS Check
14 6 (0.86%) MCSA
14 6 (0.86%) MCSD
15 5 (0.72%) CCNA
15 5 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
16 4 (0.57%) HND
16 4 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (0.57%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (21.17%) QA
2 7 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.86%) SLA
4 5 (0.72%) SDET
5 3 (0.43%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (0.43%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.29%) Basel III
6 2 (0.29%) COREP
7 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.14%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.14%) GAAP
7 1 (0.14%) GMP
7 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.14%) SEPA
7 1 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 17 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (1.72%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.57%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.57%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.43%) vSphere
6 2 (0.29%) Docker
6 2 (0.29%) NFS
6 2 (0.29%) XenServer
7 1 (0.14%) Firmware
7 1 (0.14%) HDFS
7 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.14%) Varnish
7 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 86 (12.30%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (1.86%) HP SiteScope
3 9 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.43%) yum
5 2 (0.29%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.29%) Perfmon
5 2 (0.29%) Puppet
5 2 (0.29%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.29%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.14%) Ansible
6 1 (0.14%) Nagios
6 1 (0.14%) Oozie
6 1 (0.14%) SCCM
6 1 (0.14%) SCOM
6 1 (0.14%) TeMIP
6 1 (0.14%) WMI
Vendors
1 93 (13.30%) Oracle
2 92 (13.16%) Microsoft
3 76 (10.87%) HP
4 22 (3.15%) SAP
4 22 (3.15%) VMware
5 14 (2.00%) Red Hat
6 13 (1.86%) Atlassian
7 11 (1.57%) Informatica
8 10 (1.43%) Rally
9 8 (1.14%) IBM
9 8 (1.14%) Veritas
10 7 (1.00%) Cisco
11 5 (0.72%) Pega
11 5 (0.72%) ServiceNow
12 4 (0.57%) Sony
13 3 (0.43%) Apple
13 3 (0.43%) Charles River
13 3 (0.43%) Citrix
13 3 (0.43%) Perforce
13 3 (0.43%) SunGard
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