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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 347 224 296
Rank change year-on-year
-123 +72
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 303 571 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.61% 1.08% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 1.33% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 293 196
Median daily rate £350 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £272 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £502 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 12
Median hourly rate £32.50 £39.37 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.44% +12.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.66 £22.49 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £41.20 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £37.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-59.86% +9.62%
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
41378 42813 40900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.41% 81.15% 77.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27602 28419 26033
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 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1058 1189 1138
Median hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +38.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.23 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 29 September 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 -89 93 £425 - 42
South East -21 66 £358 +2.14% 22
South West -7 39 £299 -8.15% 9
North West -15 36 £400 +4.91% 13
West Midlands -24 25 £325 +7.43% 11
East of England +3 24 £350 +12.90% 16
North East -53 11 £275 -27.86% 1
Yorkshire -28 8 £275 -21.42% 9
East Midlands -19 3 £325 +2.36% 4
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 349 (52.01%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (29.66%) ISTQB
3 196 (29.21%) ISEB
4 184 (27.42%) Test Scripting
5 178 (26.53%) SQL
6 170 (25.34%) Scrum
7 150 (22.35%) JIRA
8 149 (22.21%) QA
9 148 (22.06%) Selenium
9 148 (22.06%) Java
10 132 (19.67%) Finance
11 131 (19.52%) Regression Testing
12 115 (17.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 113 (16.84%) Security Cleared
14 110 (16.39%) BDD
15 101 (15.05%) User Acceptance Testing
16 100 (14.90%) Functional Testing
16 100 (14.90%) Oracle
17 91 (13.56%) HP Quality Center
18 89 (13.26%) C#
19 85 (12.67%) Waterfall
20 84 (12.52%) HP
21 80 (11.92%) SDLC
22 79 (11.77%) Test Automation
23 78 (11.62%) .NET
24 76 (11.33%) Analytical Skills
24 76 (11.33%) Defect Management
25 75 (11.18%) SC Cleared
26 74 (11.03%) Linux
26 74 (11.03%) Microsoft

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 18 (2.68%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.09%) Apache
3 13 (1.94%) Confluence
4 9 (1.34%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.04%) Mule
6 5 (0.75%) CMS
6 5 (0.75%) JBoss
6 5 (0.75%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.60%) ColdFusion
7 4 (0.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (0.60%) SAS
8 3 (0.45%) Apache Pig
8 3 (0.45%) IIS
9 2 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.30%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.30%) FileNet
10 1 (0.15%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 54 (8.05%) MS Excel
2 25 (3.73%) MS Office
3 7 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.89%) Mingle
5 5 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.60%) MS Project
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (2.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.94%) Oracle Applications
3 10 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (1.19%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.60%) Magento
6 4 (0.60%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.45%) Maximo
7 3 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.45%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 3 (0.45%) Oracle iProcurement
7 3 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.45%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.45%) TRIRIGA
8 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.30%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.30%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.89%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.45%) SaaS
4 2 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (0.30%) GitHub
4 2 (0.30%) PaaS
5 1 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.15%) Office 365
5 1 (0.15%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.73%) HTTP
2 16 (2.38%) Internet
3 10 (1.49%) VLAN
4 9 (1.34%) DNS
5 8 (1.19%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.19%) VoIP
6 6 (0.89%) Wireshark
7 5 (0.75%) DVB
7 5 (0.75%) VPN
7 5 (0.75%) ZigBee
8 4 (0.60%) BGP
8 4 (0.60%) DHCP
8 4 (0.60%) FCoE
8 4 (0.60%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (0.60%) FTP
8 4 (0.60%) IPsec
8 4 (0.60%) IPv6
8 4 (0.60%) iSCSI
8 4 (0.60%) Network Security
8 4 (0.60%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (8.94%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.87%) Relational Database
3 25 (3.73%) Oracle Reports
4 12 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (1.79%) Oracle Database
5 9 (1.34%) NoSQL
6 6 (0.89%) Spotfire
6 6 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.75%) Big Data
7 5 (0.75%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.75%) MS Access
7 5 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.60%) Data Mining
8 4 (0.60%) DB2
8 4 (0.60%) MySQL
8 4 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 150 (22.35%) JIRA
2 148 (22.06%) Selenium
3 67 (9.99%) Cucumber
4 65 (9.69%) HP UFT
5 57 (8.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 47 (7.00%) WebDriver
7 38 (5.66%) Git (software)
7 38 (5.66%) SpecFlow
8 34 (5.07%) LoadRunner
9 31 (4.62%) Visual Studio
10 28 (4.17%) Jenkins
11 26 (3.87%) Subversion
12 21 (3.13%) SoapUI
13 15 (2.24%) JMeter
14 14 (2.09%) Maven
15 13 (1.94%) Selenium IDE
16 10 (1.49%) JBehave
16 10 (1.49%) JUnit
17 9 (1.34%) Ant
17 9 (1.34%) JIRA Agile
General
1 132 (19.67%) Finance
2 69 (10.28%) Banking
3 40 (5.96%) Retail
4 23 (3.43%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.09%) Marketing
6 11 (1.64%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.64%) Retail Banking
7 10 (1.49%) Games
8 7 (1.04%) Front Office
9 6 (0.89%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.75%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.60%) Electronics
11 4 (0.60%) Law
11 4 (0.60%) Publishing
12 3 (0.45%) Advertising
12 3 (0.45%) Back Office
13 2 (0.30%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.30%) Automotive
13 2 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.30%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 240 (35.77%) Analyst
2 205 (30.55%) Test Analyst
3 125 (18.63%) Tester
4 73 (10.88%) Test Engineer
5 72 (10.73%) Developer
6 54 (8.05%) Test Leader
7 50 (7.45%) Automation Tester
8 32 (4.77%) Test Manager
9 29 (4.32%) Software Tester
10 24 (3.58%) Automation Test Analyst
10 24 (3.58%) Consultant
11 21 (3.13%) Business Analyst
12 20 (2.98%) Financial Analyst
12 20 (2.98%) Senior Analyst
12 20 (2.98%) Test Automation Engineer
13 18 (2.68%) Java Developer
13 18 (2.68%) Senior Test Analyst
13 18 (2.68%) Senior Test Engineer
14 17 (2.53%) .NET Developer
15 16 (2.38%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (11.62%) .NET
2 58 (8.64%) XML
3 45 (6.71%) HTML
4 38 (5.66%) Web Services
5 29 (4.32%) CSS
6 19 (2.83%) Gherkin
6 19 (2.83%) SOAP
7 15 (2.24%) RESTful
8 13 (1.94%) REST
9 12 (1.79%) .NET Framework
10 11 (1.64%) ActiveMQ
10 11 (1.64%) Apache Camel
10 11 (1.64%) ASP.NET
10 11 (1.64%) HTML5
10 11 (1.64%) Velocity
11 9 (1.34%) AngularJS
11 9 (1.34%) jQuery
12 8 (1.19%) Spring
13 7 (1.04%) JMS
13 7 (1.04%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 76 (11.33%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (3.73%) Mobile App
3 24 (3.58%) User Experience
4 21 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 15 (2.24%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.79%) STB
6 12 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
7 11 (1.64%) Virtual Team
8 10 (1.49%) Fixed Income
8 10 (1.49%) Performance Metrics
9 9 (1.34%) Equities
10 8 (1.19%) Data Integration
10 8 (1.19%) IPTV
11 7 (1.04%) Algorithms
11 7 (1.04%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.04%) Data Centre
11 7 (1.04%) Mathematics
11 7 (1.04%) MPEG
11 7 (1.04%) Smart Meter
12 6 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 74 (11.03%) Linux
2 68 (10.13%) Unix
3 67 (9.99%) Windows
4 28 (4.17%) Apple iOS
5 26 (3.87%) Android
6 14 (2.09%) Windows Server
7 8 (1.19%) AIX
8 7 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.04%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.75%) Solaris
10 4 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.45%) Fedora
11 3 (0.45%) HPUX
11 3 (0.45%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.30%) CentOS
12 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (52.01%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (27.42%) Test Scripting
3 170 (25.34%) Scrum
4 131 (19.52%) Regression Testing
5 110 (16.39%) BDD
6 101 (15.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 100 (14.90%) Functional Testing
8 85 (12.67%) Waterfall
9 80 (11.92%) SDLC
10 79 (11.77%) Test Automation
11 76 (11.33%) Defect Management
12 72 (10.73%) Test Strategy
13 70 (10.43%) Integration Testing
14 69 (10.28%) Automated Testing
15 61 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
16 58 (8.64%) Continuous Improvement
17 56 (8.35%) Manual Testing
18 54 (8.05%) TDD
19 53 (7.90%) System Testing
19 53 (7.90%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 178 (26.53%) SQL
2 148 (22.06%) Java
3 89 (13.26%) C#
4 49 (7.30%) JavaScript
5 44 (6.56%) C++
6 43 (6.41%) Python
7 40 (5.96%) Ruby
8 36 (5.37%) VBScript
9 29 (4.32%) C
10 26 (3.87%) F#
11 23 (3.43%) PHP
12 19 (2.83%) Perl
13 16 (2.38%) PowerShell
14 15 (2.24%) VB
15 13 (1.94%) PL/SQL
16 12 (1.79%) VB.NET
17 11 (1.64%) Bash Shell
18 9 (1.34%) VBA
19 8 (1.19%) T-SQL
20 5 (0.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 199 (29.66%) ISTQB
2 196 (29.21%) ISEB
3 115 (17.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 113 (16.84%) Security Cleared
5 75 (11.18%) SC Cleared
6 74 (11.03%) Degree
7 22 (3.28%) DV Cleared
8 13 (1.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 12 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
11 7 (1.04%) DBS Check
11 7 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.75%) CCNA
12 5 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.75%) PhD
13 4 (0.60%) HND
13 4 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.60%) MCSE
13 4 (0.60%) Network+ Certification
14 3 (0.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (22.21%) QA
2 12 (1.79%) SDET
3 10 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.75%) SLA
5 2 (0.30%) Basel III
5 2 (0.30%) COREP
5 2 (0.30%) WCAG
6 1 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.15%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.15%) GAAP
6 1 (0.15%) GCP
6 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.15%) SEPA
System Software
1 7 (1.04%) Hyper-V
1 7 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.75%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.60%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.30%) Docker
4 2 (0.30%) NFS
4 2 (0.30%) XenServer
5 1 (0.15%) Firmware
5 1 (0.15%) HDFS
5 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.15%) Varnish
5 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 91 (13.56%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.64%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (0.45%) Nagios
3 3 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.45%) TeMIP
4 2 (0.30%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.30%) Perfmon
4 2 (0.30%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.30%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.30%) yum
5 1 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.15%) Netcool
5 1 (0.15%) Oozie
5 1 (0.15%) Puppet
5 1 (0.15%) SCCM
5 1 (0.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 100 (14.90%) Oracle
2 84 (12.52%) HP
3 74 (11.03%) Microsoft
4 18 (2.68%) SAP
5 17 (2.53%) Atlassian
6 10 (1.49%) VMware
7 9 (1.34%) Red Hat
8 8 (1.19%) IBM
8 8 (1.19%) Rally
9 6 (0.89%) ServiceNow
10 5 (0.75%) Canon
10 5 (0.75%) Veritas
11 4 (0.60%) Citrix
11 4 (0.60%) Cloudera
11 4 (0.60%) Informatica
11 4 (0.60%) Pega
11 4 (0.60%) Sony
12 3 (0.45%) Charles River
12 3 (0.45%) OpenTV
12 3 (0.45%) Tektronix
Hungerford, Berkshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Rate: £250 - £310 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesex
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £295.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Hivedome Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Leicester
Rate: From £25,700 to £55,750 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago