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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 241 219 243
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +24
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 452 470 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.90% 0.95% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.26% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 279 195
Average daily rate
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£350 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £322 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 9
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £36.20 £24.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
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
38689 37247 31943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.33% 75.52% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 25022 23920 19615
Average daily rate £418 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1115 1123 991
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 2015. 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 +20 193 £410 +2.50% 47
South East -41 88 £349 +5.68% 37
North West +12 40 £325 +4.83% 22
East of England +14 27 £289 -27.81% 20
South West -31 25 £375 +18.11% 18
East Midlands +1 18 £310 +21.56% 8
West Midlands -12 18 £275 -31.25% 10
Yorkshire -20 18 £308 +2.50% 12
Midlands - 11 £250 - 1
South Coast - 11 - -
North East -13 2 - - 5
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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.

1 344 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
2 245 (28.76%) SQL
3 221 (25.94%) ISEB
4 203 (23.83%) Finance
5 184 (21.60%) ISTQB
6 181 (21.24%) Test Scripting
7 174 (20.42%) User Acceptance Testing
8 153 (17.96%) QA
9 149 (17.49%) Java
10 137 (16.08%) Test Automation
11 130 (15.26%) Microsoft
12 128 (15.02%) HP Quality Center
13 127 (14.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 123 (14.44%) .NET
15 114 (13.38%) SDLC
16 113 (13.26%) Test Management
17 109 (12.79%) Windows
18 108 (12.68%) Selenium
19 106 (12.44%) XML
20 97 (11.38%) Linux
21 94 (11.03%) Scrum
22 93 (10.92%) Oracle
22 93 (10.92%) HP
23 91 (10.68%) C#
24 89 (10.45%) BDD
25 86 (10.09%) Regression Testing
25 86 (10.09%) Banking
26 84 (9.86%) JIRA
27 83 (9.74%) Test Planning
28 79 (9.27%) Manual Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 (2.11%) CMS
2 14 (1.64%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (0.94%) IIS
5 6 (0.70%) JBoss
5 6 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (0.59%) Confluence
6 5 (0.59%) Documentum
7 4 (0.47%) ATG Dynamo
8 3 (0.35%) Drupal
8 3 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.35%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.35%) LiveLink
8 3 (0.35%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.35%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.23%) Node.js
9 2 (0.23%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.12%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 76 (8.92%) MS Excel
2 32 (3.76%) MS Office
3 8 (0.94%) MS Project
4 4 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.12%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.12%) Windchill
6 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (1.88%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.70%) Summit
3 5 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.47%) Magento
5 3 (0.35%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.35%) MultiFonds
5 3 (0.35%) SAP BCA
6 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.12%) Line 500
7 1 (0.12%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.12%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.12%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.12%) SAP Retail
7 1 (0.12%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (0.35%) SaaS
1 3 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 2 (0.23%) HP Helion
2 2 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 2 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.23%) PaaS
3 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.12%) Force.com
3 1 (0.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 42 (4.93%) SAN
2 25 (2.93%) Internet
3 22 (2.58%) iSCSI
4 21 (2.46%) FCoE
4 21 (2.46%) Fibre Channel
5 16 (1.88%) HTTP
6 13 (1.53%) LTE
6 13 (1.53%) GSM
7 10 (1.17%) ATM
7 10 (1.17%) 3G
8 9 (1.06%) Wireless
8 9 (1.06%) UMTS
9 8 (0.94%) VoIP
9 8 (0.94%) Firewall
9 8 (0.94%) 4G
10 7 (0.82%) GPRS
10 7 (0.82%) TCP/IP
10 7 (0.82%) VPN
11 6 (0.70%) CDMA
11 6 (0.70%) RTCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (5.99%) SQL Server
2 30 (3.52%) Relational Database
3 26 (3.05%) Oracle Database
4 18 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (1.29%) RDBMS
8 10 (1.17%) MySQL
8 10 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (0.94%) NoSQL
10 7 (0.82%) SAP BW
10 7 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (0.70%) Data Mining
11 6 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (0.70%) JasperReports
12 5 (0.59%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.59%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.47%) DTS
14 3 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 108 (12.68%) Selenium
2 84 (9.86%) JIRA
3 53 (6.22%) Cucumber
4 48 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 43 (5.05%) QuickTest Pro
6 41 (4.81%) Git (software)
7 35 (4.11%) Visual Studio
7 35 (4.11%) WebDriver
8 31 (3.64%) LoadRunner
9 29 (3.40%) Jenkins
10 28 (3.29%) SoapUI
11 25 (2.93%) Eclipse
12 23 (2.70%) JUnit
13 18 (2.11%) SpecFlow
13 18 (2.11%) Subversion
14 13 (1.53%) JMeter
15 11 (1.29%) Maven
16 10 (1.17%) FitNesse
16 10 (1.17%) JBehave
17 8 (0.94%) NUnit
General
1 203 (23.83%) Finance
2 86 (10.09%) Banking
3 49 (5.75%) Telecoms
4 44 (5.16%) Investment Banking
5 30 (3.52%) Retail
6 16 (1.88%) Legal
7 11 (1.29%) Front Office
7 11 (1.29%) Games
8 10 (1.17%) Billing
8 10 (1.17%) General Ledger
9 8 (0.94%) Back Office
9 8 (0.94%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.82%) Marketing
10 7 (0.82%) Publishing
10 7 (0.82%) Electronics
11 6 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.47%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.47%) Automotive
12 4 (0.47%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 317 (37.21%) Analyst
2 265 (31.10%) Test Analyst
3 120 (14.08%) Developer
4 102 (11.97%) Tester
5 82 (9.62%) Test Leader
6 73 (8.57%) Test Manager
7 49 (5.75%) Senior Analyst
8 48 (5.63%) Test Engineer
8 48 (5.63%) Consultant
9 43 (5.05%) Senior Test Analyst
10 36 (4.23%) Test Consultant
11 33 (3.87%) Agile Test Analyst
12 28 (3.29%) Business Analyst
12 28 (3.29%) AWS Developer
13 27 (3.17%) Software Tester
14 23 (2.70%) Software Engineer
15 21 (2.46%) Technical Analyst
16 20 (2.35%) Technical Test Analyst
16 20 (2.35%) QA Analyst
17 16 (1.88%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (14.44%) .NET
2 106 (12.44%) XML
3 65 (7.63%) Web Services
4 54 (6.34%) HTML
5 38 (4.46%) SOAP
6 36 (4.23%) CSS
7 33 (3.87%) Gherkin
8 25 (2.93%) .NET Framework
9 23 (2.70%) ASP.NET
10 19 (2.23%) JSON
10 19 (2.23%) J2EE
11 18 (2.11%) Middleware
12 13 (1.53%) Django
12 13 (1.53%) XSLT
13 11 (1.29%) HTML5
14 10 (1.17%) Ajax
14 10 (1.17%) REST
15 9 (1.06%) EJB
16 8 (0.94%) XML Schema
17 7 (0.82%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 69 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (3.05%) Management Information System
2 26 (3.05%) Mobile App
3 23 (2.70%) User Experience
4 15 (1.76%) New Media
4 15 (1.76%) Fixed Income
5 14 (1.64%) Digital Media
5 14 (1.64%) Data Centre
6 11 (1.29%) Computer Science
6 11 (1.29%) MPEG
7 10 (1.17%) STB
7 10 (1.17%) Smart Meter
7 10 (1.17%) SWIFT
8 9 (1.06%) Device Driver
9 8 (0.94%) Client/Server
9 8 (0.94%) NHS
9 8 (0.94%) EPoS
9 8 (0.94%) Credit Risk
10 7 (0.82%) Algorithms
10 7 (0.82%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 109 (12.79%) Windows
2 97 (11.38%) Linux
3 55 (6.46%) UNIX
4 32 (3.76%) Android
5 28 (3.29%) AIX
6 27 (3.17%) Apple iOS
7 22 (2.58%) Windows 7
8 11 (1.29%) Windows XP
9 6 (0.70%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.59%) Solaris
11 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.12%) CentOS
14 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone 7
14 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 344 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (21.24%) Test Scripting
3 174 (20.42%) User Acceptance Testing
4 137 (16.08%) Test Automation
5 114 (13.38%) SDLC
6 113 (13.26%) Test Management
7 94 (11.03%) Scrum
8 89 (10.45%) BDD
9 86 (10.09%) Regression Testing
10 83 (9.74%) Test Planning
11 79 (9.27%) Manual Testing
12 77 (9.04%) Waterfall
12 77 (9.04%) TDD
13 71 (8.33%) Validation
13 71 (8.33%) Integration Testing
14 63 (7.39%) Automated Testing
15 61 (7.16%) Software Engineering
16 59 (6.92%) Test Strategy
17 49 (5.75%) System Integration Testing
18 48 (5.63%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 245 (28.76%) SQL
2 149 (17.49%) Java
3 91 (10.68%) C#
4 61 (7.16%) JavaScript
5 50 (5.87%) Python
6 40 (4.69%) Perl
7 37 (4.34%) C++
8 29 (3.40%) Shell Script
8 29 (3.40%) VBA
9 27 (3.17%) C
9 27 (3.17%) T-SQL
10 24 (2.82%) VB.NET
11 21 (2.46%) VB
12 19 (2.23%) VBScript
13 14 (1.64%) Ruby
14 12 (1.41%) PHP
14 12 (1.41%) Scala
15 9 (1.06%) PL/SQL
16 8 (0.94%) XQuery
17 7 (0.82%) F#
Qualifications
1 221 (25.94%) ISEB
2 184 (21.60%) ISTQB
3 127 (14.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 75 (8.80%) Security Cleared
5 56 (6.57%) Degree
6 46 (5.40%) SC Cleared
7 20 (2.35%) DV Cleared
8 17 (2.00%) HND
9 16 (1.88%) ISEB Practitioner
10 8 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.70%) MCSE
11 6 (0.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 5 (0.59%) MCITP
12 5 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.47%) MCSA
14 3 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
14 3 (0.35%) CRISC
14 3 (0.35%) CISA
14 3 (0.35%) CISM
14 3 (0.35%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (17.96%) QA
2 7 (0.82%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.35%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.35%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.23%) FATCA
6 1 (0.12%) HL7
6 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.12%) GCP
6 1 (0.12%) GMP
6 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.82%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.35%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.23%) Firmware
4 2 (0.23%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.12%) XenApp
5 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.12%) Varnish
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.12%) Squid
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.12%) NFS
Systems Management
1 128 (15.02%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.06%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 9 (1.06%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.47%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.23%) Puppet
4 2 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.23%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.12%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.12%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.12%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.12%) Ansible
5 1 (0.12%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.12%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.12%) Netcool
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 130 (15.26%) Microsoft
2 93 (10.92%) Oracle
2 93 (10.92%) HP
3 37 (4.34%) VMware
4 31 (3.64%) Citrix
5 27 (3.17%) Veritas
5 27 (3.17%) SAP
6 19 (2.23%) IBM
7 9 (1.06%) ATG
7 9 (1.06%) Cisco
8 8 (0.94%) Perforce
9 7 (0.82%) Ektron
10 5 (0.59%) hybris
10 5 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.59%) TIBCO
10 5 (0.59%) Progress
11 4 (0.47%) OpenText
12 3 (0.35%) Reuters
12 3 (0.35%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.35%) Informatica
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
JM
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hudson IT
Rate: £500 - £765 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market rate
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £Excellent
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading
Pertemps ERP
Rate: £45-£55k DOE + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 14 days ago
Leicester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £100.00 - £125.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Leicestershire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £100.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Leicester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £100.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago