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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 266 283 279
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -4
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 395 322 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.75% 0.67% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.90% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 187 180
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£345 £325 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% +4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £464 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 25
Average hourly rate £37.65 £34.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.73% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.30 £16.13 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.78 £42.50 £40.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.65 £31.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+19.52% +7.69%
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
39087 35732 35760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.81% 74.62% 72.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 25636 22661 21299
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1093 1059 1320
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.30 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.08% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.99 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 31 October 2014.

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 31 October 2014.

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 31 October 2014. 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
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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 -3 145 £350 -0.42% 42
South East -10 93 £340 +9.67% 29
South West +8 42 £331 +38.02% 20
East of England -3 30 £363 +1.75% 15
North West -22 23 £335 +7.20% 16
Yorkshire 0 17 £335 +11.66% 18
West Midlands +2 16 £321 -8.21% 4
North East -27 13 £335 - 3
East Midlands 0 8 £360 +28.57% 8
Midlands - 4 £220 -
South Coast +9 3 - -
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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.

1 328 (40.54%) ISEB
2 295 (36.46%) Agile Software Development
3 259 (32.01%) SQL
4 243 (30.04%) ISTQB
5 226 (27.94%) HP Quality Center
6 204 (25.22%) Test Scripting
7 203 (25.09%) QA
8 183 (22.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 180 (22.25%) User Acceptance Testing
10 176 (21.76%) Finance
11 140 (17.31%) HP
12 137 (16.93%) Selenium
13 134 (16.56%) Scrum
14 132 (16.32%) Java
14 132 (16.32%) Security Cleared
15 118 (14.59%) Automated Testing
16 113 (13.97%) Test Automation
17 109 (13.47%) Windows
18 107 (13.23%) Oracle
19 105 (12.98%) Test Strategy
20 99 (12.24%) Microsoft
21 97 (11.99%) SC Cleared
21 97 (11.99%) Test Management
22 94 (11.62%) .NET
23 93 (11.50%) JIRA
24 91 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
25 89 (11.00%) BDD
26 87 (10.75%) Integration Testing
26 87 (10.75%) QuickTest Pro
26 87 (10.75%) Regression Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 13 (1.61%) CMS
2 11 (1.36%) JBoss
3 10 (1.24%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.74%) WebLogic
4 6 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
4 6 (0.74%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.49%) Node.js
5 4 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.37%) Mule
6 3 (0.37%) Documentum
7 2 (0.25%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.25%) IIS
7 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.25%) Tornado
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPEL
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.12%) Apache
8 1 (0.12%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.12%) SAS
Applications
1 57 (7.05%) MS Excel
2 37 (4.57%) MS Office
3 14 (1.73%) MS Project
4 13 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.87%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.37%) Mingle
8 2 (0.25%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 34 (4.20%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (1.48%) Summit
3 11 (1.36%) ENOVIA
3 11 (1.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 10 (1.24%) DELMIA
5 9 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.49%) JDE OneWorld
7 2 (0.25%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.25%) assyst
7 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.25%) Magento
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.12%) Cerner Millennium
8 1 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.12%) Endur
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.62%) Office 365
3 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.12%) SaaS
4 1 (0.12%) PaaS
4 1 (0.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 43 (5.32%) TCP/IP
2 30 (3.71%) HTTPS
3 24 (2.97%) Internet
4 22 (2.72%) SSL
4 22 (2.72%) Wireshark
5 19 (2.35%) DNS
6 18 (2.22%) HTTP
7 16 (1.98%) SAN
8 7 (0.87%) Ethernet
8 7 (0.87%) ATM
8 7 (0.87%) Firewall
8 7 (0.87%) 4G
9 6 (0.74%) DAB
9 6 (0.74%) GSM
10 5 (0.62%) VoIP
10 5 (0.62%) 3G
10 5 (0.62%) DVB
10 5 (0.62%) 2G
10 5 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (0.62%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (4.82%) Relational Database
2 38 (4.70%) SQL Server
3 22 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
5 15 (1.85%) Oracle Database
6 12 (1.48%) RDBMS
7 10 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (1.11%) MySQL
9 8 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
9 8 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (0.87%) DB2
11 5 (0.62%) SAP BW
11 5 (0.62%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.62%) QlikView
12 4 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.37%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 137 (16.93%) Selenium
2 93 (11.50%) JIRA
3 87 (10.75%) QuickTest Pro
4 64 (7.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 54 (6.67%) LoadRunner
6 50 (6.18%) Cucumber
7 39 (4.82%) WebDriver
7 39 (4.82%) JUnit
8 36 (4.45%) SpecFlow
9 33 (4.08%) Visual Studio
10 30 (3.71%) SoapUI
11 22 (2.72%) FitNesse
12 21 (2.60%) Jenkins
13 18 (2.22%) Git (software)
14 17 (2.10%) TestDirector
15 16 (1.98%) Subversion
16 14 (1.73%) Toad
17 12 (1.48%) JMeter
18 11 (1.36%) Maven
19 10 (1.24%) TestNG
General
1 176 (21.76%) Finance
2 72 (8.90%) Banking
3 44 (5.44%) Telecoms
4 31 (3.83%) Manufacturing
5 28 (3.46%) Investment Banking
6 22 (2.72%) Retail
7 21 (2.60%) Automotive
8 20 (2.47%) Marketing
9 19 (2.35%) Electronics
10 18 (2.22%) Back Office
11 16 (1.98%) Games
12 15 (1.85%) Legal
13 9 (1.11%) General Ledger
14 7 (0.87%) Front Office
15 6 (0.74%) Advertising
16 5 (0.62%) Billing
17 4 (0.49%) Publishing
18 3 (0.37%) Military
18 3 (0.37%) French Language
19 2 (0.25%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 341 (42.15%) Analyst
2 305 (37.70%) Test Analyst
3 162 (20.02%) Tester
4 62 (7.66%) Test Engineer
5 58 (7.17%) Test Leader
6 55 (6.80%) Test Manager
7 53 (6.55%) Developer
8 43 (5.32%) Senior Analyst
9 41 (5.07%) Senior Test Analyst
10 39 (4.82%) Agile Test Analyst
11 31 (3.83%) Automation Tester
12 25 (3.09%) Software Tester
13 23 (2.84%) Consultant
13 23 (2.84%) QA Tester
14 22 (2.72%) QA Analyst
15 21 (2.60%) Test Consultant
16 17 (2.10%) Software Engineer
17 16 (1.98%) Systems Analyst
17 16 (1.98%) Java Developer
18 15 (1.85%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (11.62%) .NET
2 86 (10.63%) XML
3 76 (9.39%) Web Services
4 73 (9.02%) HTML
5 40 (4.94%) ASP.NET
6 32 (3.96%) JSP
7 31 (3.83%) CSS
8 27 (3.34%) REST
9 26 (3.21%) Gherkin
10 25 (3.09%) SOAP
11 17 (2.10%) jQuery
12 12 (1.48%) JSON
13 11 (1.36%) XHTML
14 9 (1.11%) Spring
14 9 (1.11%) HTML5
15 8 (0.99%) WCF
15 8 (0.99%) Django
15 8 (0.99%) JPA
15 8 (0.99%) .NET Framework
15 8 (0.99%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 91 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (3.21%) Computer Science
3 24 (2.97%) User Experience
4 19 (2.35%) Open Source
5 17 (2.10%) Client/Server
6 16 (1.98%) Management Information System
7 15 (1.85%) Mobile App
8 14 (1.73%) DTV
9 12 (1.48%) Fixed Income
9 12 (1.48%) STB
9 12 (1.48%) Data Structures
10 11 (1.36%) MPEG
11 10 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 10 (1.24%) NHS
11 10 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.11%) Animation
12 9 (1.11%) IPTV
13 8 (0.99%) Mathematics
14 7 (0.87%) New Media
14 7 (0.87%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 109 (13.47%) Windows
2 86 (10.63%) UNIX
3 84 (10.38%) Linux
4 45 (5.56%) Windows XP
5 34 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (3.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (3.71%) Windows 2000
8 25 (3.09%) Windows 7
9 13 (1.61%) Apple iOS
10 12 (1.48%) Android
11 6 (0.74%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.37%) AIX
13 2 (0.25%) Solaris
13 2 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.25%) Debian
13 2 (0.25%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.25%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.25%) openSUSE
14 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (36.46%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (25.22%) Test Scripting
3 180 (22.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 134 (16.56%) Scrum
5 118 (14.59%) Automated Testing
6 113 (13.97%) Test Automation
7 105 (12.98%) Test Strategy
8 97 (11.99%) Test Management
9 89 (11.00%) BDD
10 87 (10.75%) Integration Testing
10 87 (10.75%) Regression Testing
11 80 (9.89%) Manual Testing
12 76 (9.39%) TDD
13 73 (9.02%) Validation
14 69 (8.53%) Waterfall
15 63 (7.79%) Performance Testing
16 59 (7.29%) Project Management
17 54 (6.67%) System Testing
17 54 (6.67%) User Stories
18 46 (5.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 259 (32.01%) SQL
2 132 (16.32%) Java
3 76 (9.39%) JavaScript
4 68 (8.41%) C#
5 53 (6.55%) Python
6 38 (4.70%) C++
7 31 (3.83%) C
8 28 (3.46%) VB
9 27 (3.34%) Ruby
10 24 (2.97%) Perl
11 17 (2.10%) PL/SQL
12 16 (1.98%) PHP
13 13 (1.61%) Bash Shell
14 12 (1.48%) VBScript
15 11 (1.36%) Scala
16 10 (1.24%) VBA
17 9 (1.11%) Shell Script
18 7 (0.87%) T-SQL
19 6 (0.74%) VB.NET
20 5 (0.62%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 328 (40.54%) ISEB
2 243 (30.04%) ISTQB
3 183 (22.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 132 (16.32%) Security Cleared
5 97 (11.99%) SC Cleared
6 44 (5.44%) DV Cleared
7 43 (5.32%) Degree
8 26 (3.21%) ISEB Practitioner
9 11 (1.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 11 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.87%) HND
11 7 (0.87%) MCSE
11 7 (0.87%) CCNP
11 7 (0.87%) CCNA
12 4 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.49%) MCITP
12 4 (0.49%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.49%) MCP
13 2 (0.25%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 203 (25.09%) QA
2 7 (0.87%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.49%) SLA
5 3 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.37%) TickIT
5 3 (0.37%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 17 (2.10%) Nmap
2 10 (1.24%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.37%) Firmware
3 3 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.25%) XenApp
4 2 (0.25%) NDS
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 226 (27.94%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (2.10%) Nessus
3 11 (1.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (0.87%) SCCM
5 6 (0.74%) Tivoli
5 6 (0.74%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 3 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.25%) nmon
7 2 (0.25%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.12%) Nagios
8 1 (0.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 140 (17.31%) HP
2 107 (13.23%) Oracle
3 99 (12.24%) Microsoft
4 53 (6.55%) SAP
5 18 (2.22%) Citrix
6 14 (1.73%) Murex
7 12 (1.48%) ATG
8 11 (1.36%) Cisco
9 10 (1.24%) hybris
10 9 (1.11%) Bloomberg
10 9 (1.11%) Informatica
11 8 (0.99%) IBM
11 8 (0.99%) Business Objects
12 7 (0.87%) Siebel
12 7 (0.87%) Open Text
13 6 (0.74%) Talend
13 6 (0.74%) Charles River
14 5 (0.62%) JD Edwards
14 5 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (0.62%) Demandware
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