The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing 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
Software Testing
Rank 76 51 49
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.22% 0.49% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.71% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate £375 £342 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.79% +31.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +50.53%
Software Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
780 423 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 83.96% 68.89% 74.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 260 186
Average daily rate £410 £400 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +25.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 31
Average hourly rate £21.00 £28.50 £28.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +1.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £30.75 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Testing across the North East region.

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the North East region.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East 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
Tyne and Wear -32 2 £375 +9.79% 6
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 21 (53.85%) SQL
1 21 (53.85%) Informatica
2 17 (43.59%) ISEB
3 16 (41.03%) Oracle
3 16 (41.03%) PL/SQL
4 14 (35.90%) ISTQB
5 13 (33.33%) Finance
5 13 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 12 (30.77%) Project Management
7 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
7 11 (28.21%) QA
8 10 (25.64%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
8 10 (25.64%) T-SQL
8 10 (25.64%) Functional Testing
8 10 (25.64%) Defect Management
9 9 (23.08%) Test Strategy
10 8 (20.51%) Oracle Database
10 8 (20.51%) ETL
10 8 (20.51%) PowerCenter
10 8 (20.51%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (20.51%) BusinessObjects XI
10 8 (20.51%) BODI
11 7 (17.95%) Windows
12 6 (15.38%) Unix
12 6 (15.38%) Linux
12 6 (15.38%) Data Modelling
12 6 (15.38%) SOA
12 6 (15.38%) JMeter
12 6 (15.38%) ERwin

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 5 (12.82%) SAS
2 1 (2.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.13%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.64%) Data Warehouse
1 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (20.51%) BODI
2 8 (20.51%) BusinessObjects
2 8 (20.51%) BusinessObjects XI
2 8 (20.51%) Oracle Database
2 8 (20.51%) PowerCenter
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) ERwin
1 6 (15.38%) JMeter
1 6 (15.38%) SoapUI
2 5 (12.82%) LoadRunner
2 5 (12.82%) LoadUI
3 4 (10.26%) JIRA
4 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.69%) HP UFT
5 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.13%) Selenium
5 2 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.13%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.56%) JUnit
6 1 (2.56%) RSpec
6 1 (2.56%) TestDirector
6 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.56%) WinRunner
General
1 13 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Automotive
3 1 (2.56%) Advertising
3 1 (2.56%) Games
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (46.15%) Tester
2 8 (20.51%) Analyst
2 8 (20.51%) Test Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Test Leader
4 4 (10.26%) ETL Tester
4 4 (10.26%) Test Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Agile Test Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Performance Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Applications Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Performance Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) SQL Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) SQL Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) UX Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Coordinator
7 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Performance Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) Web Services
2 2 (5.13%) .NET
2 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.13%) Classic ASP
3 1 (2.56%) Apache Flex
3 1 (2.56%) SOAP
3 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Statistics
2 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.82%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (5.13%) Data Structures
3 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.13%) User Experience
4 1 (2.56%) Clustering
4 1 (2.56%) PDA
4 1 (2.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) Windows
2 6 (15.38%) Linux
2 6 (15.38%) Unix
3 1 (2.56%) AIX
3 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 12 (30.77%) Project Management
3 10 (25.64%) Defect Management
3 10 (25.64%) Functional Testing
4 9 (23.08%) Test Strategy
5 8 (20.51%) ETL
6 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (15.38%) Data Modelling
6 6 (15.38%) Defect Tracking
6 6 (15.38%) Migration
6 6 (15.38%) SDLC
6 6 (15.38%) SOA
6 6 (15.38%) System Testing
7 5 (12.82%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (12.82%) Performance Testing
7 5 (12.82%) Regression Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Agile Project Management
8 4 (10.26%) Configuration Management
8 4 (10.26%) Problem Management
8 4 (10.26%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (53.85%) SQL
2 16 (41.03%) PL/SQL
3 10 (25.64%) T-SQL
4 5 (12.82%) C++
5 4 (10.26%) C#
5 4 (10.26%) Python
6 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 2 (5.13%) Java
7 2 (5.13%) VB
8 1 (2.56%) Ruby
8 1 (2.56%) Scala
8 1 (2.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 17 (43.59%) ISEB
2 14 (35.90%) ISTQB
3 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
5 3 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (2.56%) Degree
7 1 (2.56%) MCITP
7 1 (2.56%) MCSA
7 1 (2.56%) MCSE
7 1 (2.56%) MCTS
7 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (28.21%) QA
2 6 (15.38%) Data Quality
3 4 (10.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.56%) Netcool
Vendors
1 21 (53.85%) Informatica
2 16 (41.03%) Oracle
3 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.56%) Citrix
4 1 (2.56%) HP
4 1 (2.56%) McAfee
4 1 (2.56%) Veritas
4 1 (2.56%) VMware
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £265.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 days ago