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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 255 260 247
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -13
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 409 403 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.87% 0.86% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.10% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 225 212
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 14
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +24.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £28.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% +45.83%
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
38418 36663 34938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.41% 77.86% 77.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 25454 23704 21566
Average daily rate £430 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 997 1101
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.72 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 121 £400 +14.28% 57
South East -6 91 £340 +9.67% 46
South West +36 73 £350 -12.50% 23
North West -4 44 £320 -20.00% 33
East of England -22 24 £325 +12.06% 14
East Midlands -1 22 £250 -6.97% 10
Yorkshire -22 18 £292 -24.95% 16
West Midlands -6 13 £284 -11.32% 16
North East -17 4 £308 -9.96% 3
Midlands - 1 - -
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 428 (44.96%) Agile Software Development
2 313 (32.88%) ISEB
3 299 (31.41%) SQL
4 285 (29.94%) ISTQB
5 233 (24.47%) QA
6 224 (23.53%) Finance
7 196 (20.59%) Test Scripting
8 186 (19.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 171 (17.96%) Test Automation
10 149 (15.65%) Scrum
11 144 (15.13%) Microsoft
11 144 (15.13%) Functional Testing
12 135 (14.18%) User Acceptance Testing
13 134 (14.08%) Selenium
14 132 (13.87%) JIRA
15 131 (13.76%) Oracle
16 120 (12.61%) TDD
17 119 (12.50%) Waterfall
18 118 (12.39%) SDLC
19 116 (12.18%) Java
20 115 (12.08%) Automated Testing
21 113 (11.87%) HP Quality Center
22 112 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
23 108 (11.34%) Test Strategy
24 106 (11.13%) SQL Server
25 105 (11.03%) Defect Management
26 104 (10.92%) BDD
27 98 (10.29%) Security Cleared
27 98 (10.29%) Windows
28 97 (10.19%) Regression Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 18 (1.89%) JBoss
2 17 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (0.95%) SAS
4 9 (0.95%) WebLogic
5 8 (0.84%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.53%) Apache
7 4 (0.42%) LiveLink
8 3 (0.32%) ATG Dynamo
8 3 (0.32%) Confluence
8 3 (0.32%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.32%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.21%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.21%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.21%) CMS
9 2 (0.21%) Node.js
9 2 (0.21%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 70 (7.35%) MS Excel
2 47 (4.94%) MS Office
3 6 (0.63%) MS Project
4 4 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.32%) Mingle
5 3 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.74%) SAP FI
3 6 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (0.53%) SAP CO
4 5 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.32%) SAP BPC
5 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.21%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.21%) SimCorp Dimension
6 2 (0.21%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.11%) MultiFonds
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.11%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.21%) Taleo
3 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.94%) Internet
2 15 (1.58%) HTTP
3 8 (0.84%) Bluetooth
3 8 (0.84%) SAN
4 5 (0.53%) FTP
4 5 (0.53%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (0.42%) Intranet
5 4 (0.42%) LDAP
5 4 (0.42%) SSL
5 4 (0.42%) VLAN
6 3 (0.32%) FCoE
6 3 (0.32%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (0.32%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.32%) iSCSI
6 3 (0.32%) Wireless
7 2 (0.21%) Broadband
7 2 (0.21%) Firewall
7 2 (0.21%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.21%) VPN
7 2 (0.21%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (11.13%) SQL Server
2 47 (4.94%) Oracle Database
3 46 (4.83%) Relational Database
4 37 (3.89%) Data Warehouse
5 34 (3.57%) NoSQL
6 32 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 25 (2.63%) RDBMS
8 23 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 20 (2.10%) Oracle Reports
10 17 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
11 14 (1.47%) Data Mining
12 13 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
13 10 (1.05%) DB2
14 9 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
15 8 (0.84%) BODI
15 8 (0.84%) BusinessObjects XI
15 8 (0.84%) MySQL
15 8 (0.84%) PowerCenter
15 8 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
16 7 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 134 (14.08%) Selenium
2 132 (13.87%) JIRA
3 80 (8.40%) HP UFT
4 77 (8.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 76 (7.98%) Cucumber
6 57 (5.99%) WebDriver
7 50 (5.25%) Subversion
8 49 (5.15%) SoapUI
9 43 (4.52%) Jenkins
10 42 (4.41%) SpecFlow
11 39 (4.10%) Visual Studio
12 35 (3.68%) Git (software)
13 24 (2.52%) LoadRunner
14 21 (2.21%) Toad
15 19 (2.00%) JUnit
16 17 (1.79%) ERwin
17 16 (1.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 14 (1.47%) Ant
18 14 (1.47%) Capybara
19 13 (1.37%) Maven
General
1 224 (23.53%) Finance
2 78 (8.19%) Banking
3 68 (7.14%) Retail
4 50 (5.25%) Telecoms
5 24 (2.52%) Retail Banking
6 21 (2.21%) Legal
7 14 (1.47%) Electronics
8 12 (1.26%) Marketing
9 10 (1.05%) Games
9 10 (1.05%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.84%) Automotive
11 7 (0.74%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.74%) Publishing
12 5 (0.53%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.42%) Billing
13 4 (0.42%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.42%) Law
13 4 (0.42%) Military
14 3 (0.32%) Advertising
15 2 (0.21%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 351 (36.87%) Analyst
2 326 (34.24%) Test Analyst
3 154 (16.18%) Tester
4 137 (14.39%) Developer
5 84 (8.82%) Test Leader
6 82 (8.61%) Test Manager
7 57 (5.99%) Test Engineer
8 47 (4.94%) Automation Analyst
8 47 (4.94%) Automation Test Analyst
9 40 (4.20%) Python Developer
10 39 (4.10%) Consultant
11 34 (3.57%) Software Tester
12 33 (3.47%) Test Consultant
13 32 (3.36%) SQL Analyst
14 29 (3.05%) Senior Analyst
15 28 (2.94%) Senior Test Analyst
16 26 (2.73%) Agile Test Analyst
17 24 (2.52%) Manual Test Analyst
18 22 (2.31%) Automation Engineer
18 22 (2.31%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (9.56%) XML
2 76 (7.98%) .NET
3 72 (7.56%) HTML
4 42 (4.41%) SOAP
5 40 (4.20%) Web Services
6 36 (3.78%) CSS
7 30 (3.15%) REST
8 28 (2.94%) Gherkin
9 20 (2.10%) .NET Framework
10 19 (2.00%) Django
10 19 (2.00%) JSON
11 18 (1.89%) ASP.NET
11 18 (1.89%) Spring
12 17 (1.79%) Middleware
13 15 (1.58%) Sass
14 14 (1.47%) Hibernate
14 14 (1.47%) HTML5
15 12 (1.26%) RESTful
15 12 (1.26%) WSDL
16 11 (1.16%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 112 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (3.99%) User Experience
3 30 (3.15%) Computer Science
4 27 (2.84%) Management Information System
5 23 (2.42%) Mobile App
6 20 (2.10%) Client/Server
7 16 (1.68%) New Media
8 14 (1.47%) Device Driver
8 14 (1.47%) Statistics
9 10 (1.05%) NHS
10 9 (0.95%) Data Integration
10 9 (0.95%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 9 (0.95%) Smart Meter
11 7 (0.74%) EPoS
11 7 (0.74%) Performance Metrics
12 6 (0.63%) Data Extraction
12 6 (0.63%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.63%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.53%) Data Centre
13 5 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 98 (10.29%) Windows
2 82 (8.61%) Linux
3 63 (6.62%) Unix
4 41 (4.31%) Android
5 28 (2.94%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.37%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.74%) Solaris
8 7 (0.74%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.42%) AIX
9 4 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
9 4 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.21%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.11%) Debian
12 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.11%) SUSE
12 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 428 (44.96%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (20.59%) Test Scripting
3 171 (17.96%) Test Automation
4 149 (15.65%) Scrum
5 144 (15.13%) Functional Testing
6 135 (14.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 120 (12.61%) TDD
8 119 (12.50%) Waterfall
9 118 (12.39%) SDLC
10 115 (12.08%) Automated Testing
11 108 (11.34%) Test Strategy
12 105 (11.03%) Defect Management
13 104 (10.92%) BDD
14 97 (10.19%) Regression Testing
15 95 (9.98%) Test Management
16 84 (8.82%) Non-Functional Testing
17 83 (8.72%) Manual Testing
18 78 (8.19%) Performance Testing
19 70 (7.35%) Security Testing
20 65 (6.83%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 299 (31.41%) SQL
2 116 (12.18%) Java
3 88 (9.24%) Python
4 81 (8.51%) C#
5 58 (6.09%) JavaScript
6 56 (5.88%) C++
7 45 (4.73%) T-SQL
8 38 (3.99%) PL/SQL
9 36 (3.78%) C
10 31 (3.26%) Ruby
11 17 (1.79%) VBScript
12 16 (1.68%) VB
13 15 (1.58%) VB.NET
14 14 (1.47%) Groovy
15 12 (1.26%) Shell Script
16 10 (1.05%) Perl
17 9 (0.95%) PowerShell
18 6 (0.63%) Objective-C
19 5 (0.53%) F#
19 5 (0.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 313 (32.88%) ISEB
2 285 (29.94%) ISTQB
3 186 (19.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 98 (10.29%) Security Cleared
5 70 (7.35%) Degree
6 67 (7.04%) SC Cleared
7 37 (3.89%) ISEB Practitioner
8 29 (3.05%) DV Cleared
9 14 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (1.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 7 (0.74%) HND
11 7 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.32%) Network+ Certification
14 2 (0.21%) HNC
15 1 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
15 1 (0.11%) MCSA
15 1 (0.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 233 (24.47%) QA
2 18 (1.89%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.53%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.42%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.32%) GxP
7 2 (0.21%) DICOM
7 2 (0.21%) HL7
7 2 (0.21%) IEC 61508
7 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.21%) SLA
8 1 (0.11%) FATCA
8 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.32%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.32%) Firmware
3 2 (0.21%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.11%) SRDF
4 1 (0.11%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 113 (11.87%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (1.37%) HP SiteScope
3 5 (0.53%) nmon
4 3 (0.32%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (0.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.21%) Ansible
5 2 (0.21%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.21%) Puppet
6 1 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.11%) Netcool
6 1 (0.11%) SCCM
6 1 (0.11%) yum
Vendors
1 144 (15.13%) Microsoft
2 131 (13.76%) Oracle
3 90 (9.45%) HP
4 36 (3.78%) SAP
5 32 (3.36%) Informatica
6 26 (2.73%) Citrix
7 19 (2.00%) IBM
8 13 (1.37%) Cognos
9 11 (1.16%) VMware
10 10 (1.05%) Remedy
11 7 (0.74%) Kronos
11 7 (0.74%) PeopleSoft
12 6 (0.63%) Murex
12 6 (0.63%) Veritas
13 5 (0.53%) OpenText
13 5 (0.53%) Red Gate
13 5 (0.53%) Talend
13 5 (0.53%) TIBCO
14 4 (0.42%) ATG
14 4 (0.42%) Terracotta
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Engage PSG
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day Up to £300 day rate initially
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ConSol Partners
Rate: £45 - £55 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £468 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Energon People
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds
Pro-Quest
Rate: 300-375 Per Day 300-375 / day
Posted: 9 days ago
Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Rate: Highly Attractive
Posted: 9 days ago
Sheffield
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Leeds
Pro-Quest
Rate: 30000-45000 Per Annum + share options
Posted: 17 days ago
Plymouth
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 21 days ago
Cheshire
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Rate: competitive
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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Manchester
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day + doe
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Market Harborough
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250.00 per day
Posted: 28 days ago