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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
UK / England
Rank 333 242 263
Rank change year-on-year
-91 +21
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 256 417 401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.62% 0.91% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 1.11% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 233 226
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £325 £348
% change year-on-year
+0.76% -6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 10
Median hourly rate £45.00 £29.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.17% -20.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £20.00 £28.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £44.00 £53.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+46.55% -17.14%

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
34196 37462 36478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.46% 82.05% 78.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 22819 24555 24009
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 847 1090 988
Median hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.73 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -29 102 £450 +12.50% 33
South East -6 48 £300 -7.69% 32
South West -28 30 £475 +35.71% 14
East of England 0 27 £325 - 15
Yorkshire +4 13 £300 - 13
East Midlands +2 12 £363 +163.63% 5
West Midlands -17 12 £370 +17.92% 7
North West -12 10 £375 +7.14% 15
Midlands 0 2 £275 -45.00%
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 326 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (27.16%) Scrum
3 150 (26.46%) Selenium
3 150 (26.46%) Test Scripting
4 148 (26.10%) ISTQB
5 140 (24.69%) QA
5 140 (24.69%) ISEB
6 123 (21.69%) SQL
7 114 (20.11%) JIRA
8 111 (19.58%) BDD
9 109 (19.22%) Java
10 107 (18.87%) Finance
11 96 (16.93%) C#
12 95 (16.75%) Regression Testing
13 93 (16.40%) User Acceptance Testing
14 91 (16.05%) Oracle
14 91 (16.05%) SDLC
15 85 (14.99%) Security Cleared
16 82 (14.46%) Test Automation
16 82 (14.46%) .NET
17 81 (14.29%) Linux
17 81 (14.29%) Manual Testing
18 77 (13.58%) Cucumber
19 74 (13.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 72 (12.70%) Functional Testing
21 65 (11.46%) SQL Server
21 65 (11.46%) TDD
21 65 (11.46%) Automated Testing
22 63 (11.11%) Software Engineering
23 62 (10.93%) Windows

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 22 (3.88%) Tomcat
2 17 (3.00%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.82%) Confluence
4 14 (2.47%) Apache
5 8 (1.41%) IIS
5 8 (1.41%) JBoss
6 6 (1.06%) Apache Spark
6 6 (1.06%) SAS
7 5 (0.88%) CMS
8 4 (0.71%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (0.35%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.35%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.35%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 39 (6.88%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (1.41%) MS Office
4 5 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.53%) MS Project
6 2 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (3.53%) Oracle Applications
2 18 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.71%) Oracle Assets
4 4 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (0.71%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 4 (0.71%) Oracle iProcurement
4 4 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.71%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.35%) FLEXCUBE
6 2 (0.35%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.35%) VisionPLUS
7 1 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.18%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.18%) SAP FS
7 1 (0.18%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.76%) GitHub
2 9 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
3 7 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.71%) IaaS
4 4 (0.71%) Sumo Logic
5 2 (0.35%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.35%) SaaS
5 2 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.18%) Office 365
6 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.12%) HTTP
2 11 (1.94%) Internet
3 10 (1.76%) Network Security
4 6 (1.06%) Firewall
4 6 (1.06%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.88%) Ethernet
5 5 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (0.71%) DNS
7 3 (0.53%) Multicast
7 3 (0.53%) VLAN
8 2 (0.35%) 4G
8 2 (0.35%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.35%) FTP
8 2 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.35%) Wireless
8 2 (0.35%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.18%) 3G
9 1 (0.18%) GPRS
9 1 (0.18%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (11.46%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.23%) Oracle Reports
3 22 (3.88%) Relational Database
4 18 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (3.17%) Oracle Database
5 10 (1.76%) Hadoop
6 9 (1.59%) MySQL
7 8 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (1.06%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.88%) Big Data
9 5 (0.88%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.71%) DB2
10 4 (0.71%) HBase
10 4 (0.71%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.71%) Redis
10 4 (0.71%) Riak
Development Applications
1 150 (26.46%) Selenium
2 114 (20.11%) JIRA
3 77 (13.58%) Cucumber
4 55 (9.70%) Git (software)
5 53 (9.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 53 (9.35%) WebDriver
6 41 (7.23%) Jenkins
6 41 (7.23%) SpecFlow
7 38 (6.70%) HP UFT
7 38 (6.70%) Visual Studio
8 34 (6.00%) SoapUI
9 33 (5.82%) Maven
10 30 (5.29%) JBehave
10 30 (5.29%) Subversion
11 28 (4.94%) JUnit
11 28 (4.94%) TeamCity
12 23 (4.06%) LoadRunner
13 18 (3.17%) JMeter
14 16 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 12 (2.12%) Oracle APEX
General
1 107 (18.87%) Finance
2 36 (6.35%) Banking
3 26 (4.59%) Retail
4 17 (3.00%) Front Office
5 12 (2.12%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.94%) Marketing
7 10 (1.76%) Electronics
7 10 (1.76%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.23%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.06%) Games
9 6 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.88%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.71%) Advertising
11 4 (0.71%) Back Office
11 4 (0.71%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.53%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.53%) Automotive
12 3 (0.53%) Law
12 3 (0.53%) Legal
13 1 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 170 (29.98%) Analyst
2 157 (27.69%) Tester
3 133 (23.46%) Test Analyst
4 77 (13.58%) Developer
5 55 (9.70%) Test Engineer
6 52 (9.17%) Automation Tester
7 50 (8.82%) Software Tester
8 36 (6.35%) Test Leader
9 29 (5.11%) Test Manager
10 25 (4.41%) Automation Test Analyst
11 24 (4.23%) Business Analyst
12 19 (3.35%) Java Developer
13 17 (3.00%) Software Test Engineer
14 16 (2.82%) Senior Analyst
14 16 (2.82%) SQL Analyst
15 15 (2.65%) C# Developer
15 15 (2.65%) Performance Tester
15 15 (2.65%) QA Tester
16 14 (2.47%) Consultant
16 14 (2.47%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (14.46%) .NET
2 50 (8.82%) XML
3 44 (7.76%) Gherkin
4 43 (7.58%) HTML
5 29 (5.11%) Web Services
6 23 (4.06%) Hibernate
7 21 (3.70%) CSS
7 21 (3.70%) RESTful
7 21 (3.70%) Spring
8 19 (3.35%) HTML5
8 19 (3.35%) REST
9 17 (3.00%) AngularJS
9 17 (3.00%) jQuery
10 14 (2.47%) SOAP
11 13 (2.29%) ASP.NET
11 13 (2.29%) CSS3
12 10 (1.76%) JSON
13 9 (1.59%) Velocity
14 8 (1.41%) Node.js
15 6 (1.06%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (5.64%) Computer Science
3 26 (4.59%) Management Information System
4 21 (3.70%) Mobile App
5 19 (3.35%) Fixed Income
6 9 (1.59%) Equities
6 9 (1.59%) User Experience
7 8 (1.41%) Client/Server
7 8 (1.41%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.06%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (1.06%) Mathematics
9 5 (0.88%) e-Learning
9 5 (0.88%) Replication
9 5 (0.88%) Statistics
9 5 (0.88%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.71%) EPoS
10 4 (0.71%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.71%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 81 (14.29%) Linux
2 62 (10.93%) Windows
3 38 (6.70%) Unix
4 24 (4.23%) Apple iOS
5 21 (3.70%) Android
6 4 (0.71%) AIX
6 4 (0.71%) CoreOS
6 4 (0.71%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.71%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.53%) HPUX
7 3 (0.53%) Solaris
7 3 (0.53%) Tizen
7 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.35%) CentOS
8 2 (0.35%) Fedora
8 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.35%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (27.16%) Scrum
3 150 (26.46%) Test Scripting
4 111 (19.58%) BDD
5 95 (16.75%) Regression Testing
6 93 (16.40%) User Acceptance Testing
7 91 (16.05%) SDLC
8 82 (14.46%) Test Automation
9 81 (14.29%) Manual Testing
10 72 (12.70%) Functional Testing
11 65 (11.46%) Automated Testing
11 65 (11.46%) TDD
12 63 (11.11%) Software Engineering
13 60 (10.58%) Automation Testing
14 59 (10.41%) Defect Tracking
15 56 (9.88%) Waterfall
16 55 (9.70%) Migration
17 54 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
18 51 (8.99%) Integration Testing
18 51 (8.99%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 123 (21.69%) SQL
2 109 (19.22%) Java
3 96 (16.93%) C#
4 60 (10.58%) Python
5 49 (8.64%) JavaScript
6 43 (7.58%) C++
7 34 (6.00%) C
8 27 (4.76%) F#
9 26 (4.59%) Ruby
10 17 (3.00%) Perl
11 16 (2.82%) PHP
11 16 (2.82%) VBScript
12 12 (2.12%) Shell Script
13 11 (1.94%) Bash Shell
14 9 (1.59%) PL/SQL
15 7 (1.23%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.88%) PowerShell
16 5 (0.88%) VB
16 5 (0.88%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 148 (26.10%) ISTQB
2 140 (24.69%) ISEB
3 85 (14.99%) Security Cleared
4 74 (13.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 52 (9.17%) SC Cleared
6 43 (7.58%) Degree
7 25 (4.41%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.06%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (0.88%) PhD
10 4 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.53%) CHECK Team Member
11 3 (0.53%) CISM
11 3 (0.53%) CREST Certified
11 3 (0.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 2 (0.35%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.35%) MCTS
12 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.35%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.18%) IBM Certification
13 1 (0.18%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (24.69%) QA
2 13 (2.29%) SDET
3 7 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.23%) SLA
4 6 (1.06%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.53%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (0.53%) GMP
5 3 (0.53%) WCAG
6 1 (0.18%) COBIT
6 1 (0.18%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.18%) GCP
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.18%) TickIT
System Software
1 10 (1.76%) Docker
2 8 (1.41%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.88%) Snort
3 5 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.71%) HDFS
4 4 (0.71%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 51 (8.99%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.23%) Nagios
2 7 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.06%) Kubernetes
4 5 (0.88%) Puppet
5 4 (0.71%) Ansible
5 4 (0.71%) Salt
5 4 (0.71%) ZABBIX
6 3 (0.53%) TeMIP
7 1 (0.18%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.18%) Netcool
Vendors
1 91 (16.05%) Oracle
2 59 (10.41%) Microsoft
3 49 (8.64%) HP
4 21 (3.70%) Atlassian
5 9 (1.59%) SAP
5 9 (1.59%) VMware
6 8 (1.41%) IBM
6 8 (1.41%) Splunk
7 7 (1.23%) Xamarin
8 6 (1.06%) Cloudera
8 6 (1.06%) Google
9 5 (0.88%) Canon
9 5 (0.88%) Guidewire
9 5 (0.88%) Sourcefire
10 4 (0.71%) New Relic
10 4 (0.71%) Rackspace
10 4 (0.71%) SaltStack
11 3 (0.53%) CA Agile Central
11 3 (0.53%) Nagra
11 3 (0.53%) Tektronix
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