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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 325 228 254
Rank change year-on-year
-97 +26
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 333 525 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.67% 1.02% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 1.27% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 235 217
Median daily rate £350 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £226 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 10
Median hourly rate - £30.00 £37.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.31%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.43 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-51.91% -16.66%
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
41433 41340 38406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.05% 79.98% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 27617 27390 24287
Median daily rate £448 £420 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.54% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 956 1081 1104
Median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -56 123 £374 -10.47% 40
South East -42 63 £400 +6.66% 26
South West -6 33 £318 -9.28% 17
North West -18 32 £360 -10.00% 14
West Midlands -40 24 £326 +10.59% 15
North East -39 19 £324 +43.88% 3
Yorkshire -25 18 £350 +7.69% 14
East of England +11 15 £375 +39.53% 21
East Midlands -11 5 £300 +71.42% 12
Midlands -16 1 £350 -
Software Testing
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Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 353 (46.69%) Agile Software Development
2 235 (31.08%) ISEB
2 235 (31.08%) ISTQB
3 214 (28.31%) SQL
4 177 (23.41%) Finance
5 172 (22.75%) Test Scripting
6 164 (21.69%) QA
7 162 (21.43%) JIRA
8 152 (20.11%) Regression Testing
9 149 (19.71%) Java
10 145 (19.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 134 (17.72%) Scrum
12 119 (15.74%) Selenium
13 118 (15.61%) SDLC
14 112 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
15 109 (14.42%) Functional Testing
16 106 (14.02%) Security Cleared
17 103 (13.62%) BDD
18 101 (13.36%) Oracle
19 98 (12.96%) Linux
20 97 (12.83%) Waterfall
21 95 (12.57%) Windows
21 95 (12.57%) C#
22 93 (12.30%) Microsoft
22 93 (12.30%) Test Automation
23 87 (11.51%) HP Quality Center
24 86 (11.38%) Defect Management
24 86 (11.38%) HP
24 86 (11.38%) Automated Testing
25 85 (11.24%) Banking

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 19 (2.51%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.59%) Confluence
3 9 (1.19%) Apache
4 7 (0.93%) JBoss
4 7 (0.93%) Mule
5 6 (0.79%) CMS
5 6 (0.79%) SAS
5 6 (0.79%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.66%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (0.66%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.40%) Apache Pig
7 3 (0.40%) ColdFusion
7 3 (0.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 3 (0.40%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.26%) FileNet
8 2 (0.26%) IIS
9 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 60 (7.94%) MS Excel
2 41 (5.42%) MS Office
3 7 (0.93%) Mingle
3 7 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.79%) MS Project
5 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (1.06%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.79%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.53%) Magento
6 3 (0.40%) Maximo
6 3 (0.40%) TRIRIGA
7 2 (0.26%) Infor LN
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.26%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.26%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.26%) Sonata
8 1 (0.13%) Eagle PACE
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.13%) SAP FS
8 1 (0.13%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.13%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.93%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (0.26%) SaaS
5 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.13%) IaaS
5 1 (0.13%) PaaS
5 1 (0.13%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.84%) HTTP
2 18 (2.38%) Internet
3 15 (1.98%) DNS
4 14 (1.85%) TCP/IP
5 13 (1.72%) VLAN
6 12 (1.59%) VPN
7 10 (1.32%) BGP
7 10 (1.32%) DHCP
7 10 (1.32%) IPsec
7 10 (1.32%) IPv6
7 10 (1.32%) Software-Defined Networking
7 10 (1.32%) VoIP
8 9 (1.19%) SAN
9 8 (1.06%) FCoE
9 8 (1.06%) Fibre Channel
9 8 (1.06%) iSCSI
10 5 (0.66%) DVB
10 5 (0.66%) Skype
10 5 (0.66%) Wireless
10 5 (0.66%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (8.73%) SQL Server
2 41 (5.42%) Relational Database
3 21 (2.78%) Oracle Database
4 18 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
6 13 (1.72%) NoSQL
6 13 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (0.93%) Data Mining
9 7 (0.93%) MS Access
9 7 (0.93%) MySQL
9 7 (0.93%) RDBMS
9 7 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.66%) Big Data
10 5 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (0.53%) Base SAS
11 4 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.53%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 162 (21.43%) JIRA
2 119 (15.74%) Selenium
3 70 (9.26%) HP UFT
4 69 (9.13%) Cucumber
5 50 (6.61%) WebDriver
6 47 (6.22%) LoadRunner
7 40 (5.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 31 (4.10%) SpecFlow
9 25 (3.31%) Subversion
10 23 (3.04%) Git (software)
10 23 (3.04%) Visual Studio
11 17 (2.25%) Jenkins
12 15 (1.98%) SoapUI
13 13 (1.72%) JMeter
13 13 (1.72%) TestComplete
14 12 (1.59%) WATIR
15 10 (1.32%) Facilita Forecast
16 9 (1.19%) Capybara
16 9 (1.19%) ERwin
16 9 (1.19%) Selenium IDE
General
1 177 (23.41%) Finance
2 85 (11.24%) Banking
3 53 (7.01%) Retail
4 30 (3.97%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.38%) Marketing
6 16 (2.12%) Retail Banking
7 12 (1.59%) Games
8 11 (1.46%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.79%) Front Office
9 6 (0.79%) Law
9 6 (0.79%) Publishing
10 5 (0.66%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.53%) Billing
11 4 (0.53%) Military
11 4 (0.53%) Online Betting
12 3 (0.40%) Advertising
12 3 (0.40%) Automotive
12 3 (0.40%) Back Office
12 3 (0.40%) Electronics
12 3 (0.40%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 269 (35.58%) Analyst
2 241 (31.88%) Test Analyst
3 116 (15.34%) Tester
4 81 (10.71%) Test Engineer
5 75 (9.92%) Developer
6 56 (7.41%) Test Leader
7 44 (5.82%) Test Manager
8 37 (4.89%) Automation Tester
9 28 (3.70%) Consultant
10 27 (3.57%) Senior Test Engineer
11 26 (3.44%) Senior Analyst
12 24 (3.17%) Automation Test Analyst
13 23 (3.04%) Senior Test Analyst
14 21 (2.78%) SQL Analyst
15 20 (2.65%) Digital Analyst
16 19 (2.51%) Financial Analyst
16 19 (2.51%) Java Developer
16 19 (2.51%) QA Engineer
16 19 (2.51%) Software Tester
16 19 (2.51%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (9.39%) .NET
2 64 (8.47%) XML
3 41 (5.42%) HTML
4 35 (4.63%) CSS
5 31 (4.10%) Web Services
6 22 (2.91%) .NET Framework
7 15 (1.98%) Gherkin
8 14 (1.85%) ASP.NET
9 13 (1.72%) SOAP
10 12 (1.59%) HTML5
10 12 (1.59%) RESTful
10 12 (1.59%) Spring
11 11 (1.46%) CSS3
12 10 (1.32%) ActiveMQ
12 10 (1.32%) Apache Camel
12 10 (1.32%) Behat
12 10 (1.32%) J2EE
12 10 (1.32%) JSON
13 9 (1.19%) Hibernate
13 9 (1.19%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 82 (10.85%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (3.44%) User Experience
3 24 (3.17%) Computer Science
4 23 (3.04%) Mobile App
5 21 (2.78%) Management Information System
6 15 (1.98%) Device Driver
7 14 (1.85%) Performance Metrics
8 13 (1.72%) STB
8 13 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
9 11 (1.46%) Fixed Income
10 10 (1.32%) Data Centre
10 10 (1.32%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.32%) Smart Meter
10 10 (1.32%) SWIFT
11 9 (1.19%) Inversion of Control
11 9 (1.19%) Mobile Banking
12 8 (1.06%) IPTV
13 7 (0.93%) Client/Server
13 7 (0.93%) Data Integration
13 7 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 98 (12.96%) Linux
2 95 (12.57%) Windows
3 73 (9.66%) Unix
4 26 (3.44%) Apple iOS
5 25 (3.31%) Android
6 23 (3.04%) Windows Server
7 12 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (1.46%) AIX
8 11 (1.46%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.93%) Embedded Linux
9 7 (0.93%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.53%) Solaris
11 3 (0.40%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.26%) Fedora
12 2 (0.26%) HPUX
12 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.13%) CentOS
13 1 (0.13%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (46.69%) Agile Software Development
2 172 (22.75%) Test Scripting
3 152 (20.11%) Regression Testing
4 134 (17.72%) Scrum
5 118 (15.61%) SDLC
6 112 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 109 (14.42%) Functional Testing
8 103 (13.62%) BDD
9 97 (12.83%) Waterfall
10 93 (12.30%) Test Automation
11 86 (11.38%) Automated Testing
11 86 (11.38%) Defect Management
12 85 (11.24%) Integration Testing
13 81 (10.71%) Test Strategy
14 71 (9.39%) System Testing
15 70 (9.26%) Test Management
16 68 (8.99%) TDD
17 55 (7.28%) Continuous Improvement
18 51 (6.75%) Manual Testing
19 50 (6.61%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 214 (28.31%) SQL
2 149 (19.71%) Java
3 95 (12.57%) C#
4 56 (7.41%) JavaScript
5 49 (6.48%) C++
6 47 (6.22%) Python
7 40 (5.29%) C
7 40 (5.29%) Ruby
8 35 (4.63%) VBScript
9 29 (3.84%) VB
10 24 (3.17%) Perl
11 22 (2.91%) PL/SQL
11 22 (2.91%) PowerShell
12 20 (2.65%) PHP
13 13 (1.72%) VBA
14 12 (1.59%) VB.NET
15 11 (1.46%) T-SQL
16 10 (1.32%) F#
17 7 (0.93%) Bash Shell
18 6 (0.79%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 235 (31.08%) ISEB
1 235 (31.08%) ISTQB
2 145 (19.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 106 (14.02%) Security Cleared
4 76 (10.05%) Degree
5 67 (8.86%) SC Cleared
6 21 (2.78%) DV Cleared
7 16 (2.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 14 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
9 11 (1.46%) ISEB Practitioner
9 11 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (1.19%) MCSE
11 6 (0.79%) CCNA
11 6 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.79%) MCSA
11 6 (0.79%) MCSD
12 5 (0.66%) DBS Check
12 5 (0.66%) HND
12 5 (0.66%) Network+ Certification
13 4 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 164 (21.69%) QA
2 7 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (0.93%) SLA
3 5 (0.66%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.66%) SDET
4 4 (0.53%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.40%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.26%) Basel III
6 2 (0.26%) COREP
7 1 (0.13%) DICOM
7 1 (0.13%) GAAP
7 1 (0.13%) GMP
7 1 (0.13%) HL7
7 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.13%) SEPA
System Software
1 18 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (1.59%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.53%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.40%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.40%) vSphere
6 2 (0.26%) NFS
6 2 (0.26%) XenServer
7 1 (0.13%) Docker
7 1 (0.13%) Firmware
7 1 (0.13%) HDFS
7 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.13%) Varnish
7 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 87 (11.51%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (1.98%) HP SiteScope
3 9 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.53%) yum
5 2 (0.26%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.26%) Perfmon
5 2 (0.26%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.26%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.13%) Ansible
6 1 (0.13%) Oozie
6 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.13%) Puppet
6 1 (0.13%) SCCM
6 1 (0.13%) SCOM
6 1 (0.13%) WMI
Vendors
1 101 (13.36%) Oracle
2 93 (12.30%) Microsoft
3 86 (11.38%) HP
4 23 (3.04%) SAP
4 23 (3.04%) VMware
5 14 (1.85%) Atlassian
5 14 (1.85%) Red Hat
6 12 (1.59%) Rally
7 11 (1.46%) Informatica
8 8 (1.06%) Cisco
8 8 (1.06%) IBM
8 8 (1.06%) Veritas
9 6 (0.79%) ServiceNow
10 5 (0.66%) Cognos
10 5 (0.66%) Pega
10 5 (0.66%) Perforce
11 4 (0.53%) Citrix
11 4 (0.53%) Siebel
11 4 (0.53%) Sony
12 3 (0.40%) Apple
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