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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
UK / England
Rank 294 275 264
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -11
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 310 390 402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.74% 0.83% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 1.00% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 227 220
Median daily rate £388 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 20
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £20.00 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £170.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-38.27% +15.71%

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
34591 38854 37356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.76% 82.81% 79.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 23092 25730 24027
Median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 889 1061 1006
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% +44.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.87 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.10 £56.30 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +14 122 £450 +12.50% 39
South West -15 52 £400 +14.28% 11
South East -21 46 £363 +11.53% 42
Yorkshire +12 23 £331 +10.41% 13
East of England +3 22 £325 - 13
West Midlands +4 14 £340 +19.82% 10
North West 0 14 £375 +17.18% 17
East Midlands -4 13 £338 +35.00% 2
North East -16 3 £370 +39.62% 3
Midlands +4 1 £350 -
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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.

1 371 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (27.08%) Scrum
3 162 (25.96%) ISEB
4 159 (25.48%) ISTQB
5 158 (25.32%) Selenium
6 156 (25.00%) QA
7 150 (24.04%) Test Scripting
8 137 (21.96%) SQL
9 133 (21.31%) Java
10 125 (20.03%) JIRA
11 123 (19.71%) Finance
12 121 (19.39%) BDD
13 109 (17.47%) User Acceptance Testing
14 105 (16.83%) Manual Testing
15 101 (16.19%) C#
16 99 (15.87%) Regression Testing
16 99 (15.87%) Security Cleared
16 99 (15.87%) Test Automation
17 98 (15.71%) SDLC
18 96 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 94 (15.06%) Oracle
20 93 (14.90%) Functional Testing
21 91 (14.58%) Cucumber
22 87 (13.94%) Automated Testing
23 86 (13.78%) Linux
24 79 (12.66%) .NET
25 75 (12.02%) TDD
25 75 (12.02%) Automation Testing
26 72 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
27 71 (11.38%) Software Engineering

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 26 (4.17%) Tomcat
2 23 (3.69%) Confluence
3 16 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 14 (2.24%) CMS
5 13 (2.08%) Apache
6 10 (1.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 10 (1.60%) JBoss
7 8 (1.28%) IIS
7 8 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (0.96%) SAS
9 5 (0.80%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.64%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.32%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.16%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 44 (7.05%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.56%) MS Office
3 4 (0.64%) MS Project
3 4 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.32%) Mingle
5 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (2.72%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.64%) Oracle Assets
4 4 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (0.64%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 4 (0.64%) Oracle iProcurement
4 4 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.64%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.32%) FLEXCUBE
6 2 (0.32%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.32%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.32%) VisionPLUS
7 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.16%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.16%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.37%) GitHub
2 11 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.64%) IaaS
5 4 (0.64%) Loggly
5 4 (0.64%) Sumo Logic
6 2 (0.32%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.16%) Office 365
7 1 (0.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.92%) HTTP
1 12 (1.92%) Internet
2 8 (1.28%) Firewall
2 8 (1.28%) Network Security
3 6 (0.96%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.80%) DNS
4 5 (0.80%) Ethernet
4 5 (0.80%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.32%) 4G
5 2 (0.32%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.32%) Multicast
5 2 (0.32%) VLAN
5 2 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.16%) 3G
6 1 (0.16%) FTP
6 1 (0.16%) GPRS
6 1 (0.16%) MVNO
6 1 (0.16%) SMTP
6 1 (0.16%) SSL
6 1 (0.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.01%) Relational Database
3 20 (3.21%) Oracle Database
3 20 (3.21%) Oracle Reports
4 17 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (1.76%) MySQL
6 10 (1.60%) Hadoop
6 10 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (0.96%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.80%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.80%) Redis
9 4 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.64%) HBase
9 4 (0.64%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.64%) Riak
9 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.32%) Big Data
11 2 (0.32%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 158 (25.32%) Selenium
2 125 (20.03%) JIRA
3 91 (14.58%) Cucumber
4 67 (10.74%) Git (software)
5 62 (9.94%) WebDriver
6 53 (8.49%) Jenkins
6 53 (8.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 40 (6.41%) SpecFlow
7 40 (6.41%) Visual Studio
8 39 (6.25%) Maven
8 39 (6.25%) TeamCity
9 37 (5.93%) HP UFT
9 37 (5.93%) JUnit
9 37 (5.93%) SoapUI
10 36 (5.77%) Subversion
11 35 (5.61%) JBehave
12 26 (4.17%) LoadRunner
13 22 (3.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 20 (3.21%) JMeter
15 15 (2.40%) Mockito
General
1 123 (19.71%) Finance
2 42 (6.73%) Banking
3 22 (3.53%) Front Office
4 20 (3.21%) Retail
5 11 (1.76%) Electronics
5 11 (1.76%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.60%) Legal
6 10 (1.60%) Marketing
6 10 (1.60%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.44%) Games
7 9 (1.44%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (0.96%) Advertising
10 5 (0.80%) Law
11 4 (0.64%) Automotive
11 4 (0.64%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.48%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.48%) Back Office
12 3 (0.48%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.48%) Military
Job Titles
1 192 (30.77%) Analyst
2 168 (26.92%) Tester
3 147 (23.56%) Test Analyst
4 98 (15.71%) Developer
5 54 (8.65%) Test Engineer
6 49 (7.85%) Automation Tester
6 49 (7.85%) Test Manager
7 45 (7.21%) Software Tester
8 32 (5.13%) Test Leader
9 31 (4.97%) Automation Test Analyst
10 28 (4.49%) Java Developer
11 26 (4.17%) Business Analyst
12 21 (3.37%) C# Developer
13 20 (3.21%) C++ Developer
13 20 (3.21%) Senior Analyst
14 19 (3.04%) Linux Developer
14 19 (3.04%) Software Developer
15 18 (2.88%) Senior Test Analyst
15 18 (2.88%) Software Test Engineer
16 17 (2.72%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (12.66%) .NET
2 60 (9.62%) XML
3 50 (8.01%) Gherkin
3 50 (8.01%) HTML
4 38 (6.09%) Hibernate
5 33 (5.29%) CSS
5 33 (5.29%) Spring
6 32 (5.13%) Web Services
7 31 (4.97%) RESTful
8 27 (4.33%) REST
9 23 (3.69%) AngularJS
10 20 (3.21%) HTML5
11 17 (2.72%) JSON
11 17 (2.72%) SOAP
12 15 (2.40%) CSS3
12 15 (2.40%) jQuery
13 11 (1.76%) ASP.NET
13 11 (1.76%) React
14 10 (1.60%) J2EE
14 10 (1.60%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 43 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (6.57%) Computer Science
3 35 (5.61%) Management Information System
4 23 (3.69%) Fixed Income
5 20 (3.21%) Mobile App
6 16 (2.56%) User Experience
7 10 (1.60%) Data Centre
8 9 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (1.28%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.96%) Equities
11 5 (0.80%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.80%) Replication
11 5 (0.80%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.64%) e-Learning
12 4 (0.64%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.64%) NHS
13 3 (0.48%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.48%) Interactive TV
13 3 (0.48%) MHEG
13 3 (0.48%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 86 (13.78%) Linux
2 61 (9.78%) Windows
3 36 (5.77%) Unix
4 21 (3.37%) Apple iOS
5 20 (3.21%) Android
6 4 (0.64%) CoreOS
6 4 (0.64%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.48%) Tizen
8 2 (0.32%) CentOS
8 2 (0.32%) Fedora
8 2 (0.32%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.32%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.16%) AIX
9 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (27.08%) Scrum
3 150 (24.04%) Test Scripting
4 121 (19.39%) BDD
5 109 (17.47%) User Acceptance Testing
6 105 (16.83%) Manual Testing
7 99 (15.87%) Regression Testing
7 99 (15.87%) Test Automation
8 98 (15.71%) SDLC
9 93 (14.90%) Functional Testing
10 87 (13.94%) Automated Testing
11 75 (12.02%) Automation Testing
11 75 (12.02%) TDD
12 72 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
13 71 (11.38%) Software Engineering
14 63 (10.10%) Migration
15 60 (9.62%) Integration Testing
16 58 (9.29%) Non-Functional Testing
17 57 (9.13%) Waterfall
18 55 (8.81%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 137 (21.96%) SQL
2 133 (21.31%) Java
3 101 (16.19%) C#
4 67 (10.74%) JavaScript
4 67 (10.74%) Python
5 53 (8.49%) C++
6 41 (6.57%) C
7 34 (5.45%) Ruby
8 23 (3.69%) F#
9 17 (2.72%) Perl
10 14 (2.24%) VBScript
11 13 (2.08%) Bash Shell
12 12 (1.92%) PHP
13 11 (1.76%) PL/SQL
13 11 (1.76%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.80%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.80%) VB
14 5 (0.80%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.64%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 162 (25.96%) ISEB
2 159 (25.48%) ISTQB
3 99 (15.87%) Security Cleared
4 96 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 47 (7.53%) SC Cleared
6 46 (7.37%) Degree
7 32 (5.13%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (1.28%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (0.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (0.64%) PhD
11 3 (0.48%) CHECK Team Member
11 3 (0.48%) CISM
11 3 (0.48%) CREST Certified
11 3 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.16%) HNC
12 1 (0.16%) MCITP
12 1 (0.16%) MCSA
12 1 (0.16%) MCSE
12 1 (0.16%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (25.00%) QA
2 15 (2.40%) SDET
3 7 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.12%) SLA
4 6 (0.96%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.80%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 5 (0.80%) GMP
6 4 (0.64%) WCAG
7 3 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.16%) COBIT
8 1 (0.16%) GCP
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.16%) TickIT
System Software
1 13 (2.08%) Docker
2 7 (1.12%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.80%) Snort
3 5 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.64%) HDFS
4 4 (0.64%) VirtualBox
5 3 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 48 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.12%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.12%) Nagios
2 7 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.96%) Ansible
3 6 (0.96%) Puppet
4 5 (0.80%) ZABBIX
5 4 (0.64%) Salt
6 2 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.32%) TeMIP
7 1 (0.16%) Cacti
7 1 (0.16%) Check_MK
7 1 (0.16%) Grafana
7 1 (0.16%) Graphite
7 1 (0.16%) Kibana
7 1 (0.16%) logstash
7 1 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.16%) Netcool
7 1 (0.16%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.16%) StatsD
Vendors
1 94 (15.06%) Oracle
2 57 (9.13%) Microsoft
3 52 (8.33%) HP
4 27 (4.33%) Atlassian
5 10 (1.60%) SAP
5 10 (1.60%) VMware
6 9 (1.44%) Adobe
6 9 (1.44%) IBM
6 9 (1.44%) Splunk
7 7 (1.12%) Xamarin
8 6 (0.96%) Cloudera
8 6 (0.96%) Google
9 5 (0.80%) New Relic
9 5 (0.80%) Sourcefire
10 4 (0.64%) Canon
10 4 (0.64%) Citrix
10 4 (0.64%) Guidewire
10 4 (0.64%) Rackspace
10 4 (0.64%) SaltStack
11 3 (0.48%) Red Hat
Plymouth, Devon
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: £23,437 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
NCC Group
Rate: From £375 to £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
South West London
Gamesys
Posted: 21 days ago