The table below looks at the statistics for TestPartner 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 TestPartner over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Compuware TestPartner
Rank 577 577 570
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing TestPartner 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.006% 0.007% 0.002%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.043% 0.048% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £300 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
TestPartner
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7040 6274 5318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.92% 13.61% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4761 4295 3425
Average daily rate £425 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 113 118
Average hourly rate £41.50 £36.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.27% -2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.55 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.76 £47.40 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +2.77%

TestPartner
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TestPartner across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

TestPartner Jobs Demand Trend in England

TestPartner
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TestPartner across the England region.

TestPartner Daily Rate Trend in England

TestPartner
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TestPartner across the England region.

TestPartner Hourly Rate Trend in England

TestPartner
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 TestPartner within the England region over the 3 months to 5 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 - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
TestPartner
UK

TestPartner
Top 24 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing TestPartner 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 TestPartner.

1 6 (85.71%) QA
1 6 (85.71%) Test Strategy
2 5 (71.43%) Software Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 4 (57.14%) Test Planning
4 3 (42.86%) Mentoring
4 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
5 2 (28.57%) Retail
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
6 1 (14.29%) SDLC
6 1 (14.29%) Hedge funds
6 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
6 1 (14.29%) JIRA
6 1 (14.29%) SQL
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle
6 1 (14.29%) Finance
6 1 (14.29%) Scrum
6 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (14.29%) Banking

TestPartner
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing TestPartner 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 TestPartner. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Test Leader
2 2 (28.57%) QA Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Manual Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Penetration Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Hedge funds
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Test Strategy
2 5 (71.43%) Software Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Test Planning
3 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
4 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Mentoring
4 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
6 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Scrum
6 1 (14.29%) SDLC
6 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (85.71%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle