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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 103 44 53
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +9
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 11 43 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.81% 3.93% 2.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 4.73% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 34 14
Median daily rate £275 £381 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.86% +11.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £321 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £530 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £37.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-59.86% +9.62%
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
1147 909 563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 84.77% 83.09% 79.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 811 600 347
Median daily rate £400 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +19.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £560 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 30 39
Median hourly rate £28.00 £13.85 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.16% -31.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East 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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the North East region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the North East region over the 3 months to 26 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Tyne and Wear -62 9 £275 -21.42% 2
Durham - 2 £334 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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 North East region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 17 (53.13%) QA
2 16 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 16 (50.00%) Unix
2 16 (50.00%) Windows
3 15 (46.88%) SQL
3 15 (46.88%) Linux
3 15 (46.88%) Test Scripting
4 14 (43.75%) ISTQB
5 13 (40.63%) HP SiteScope
5 13 (40.63%) LoadRunner
6 12 (37.50%) Performance Testing
6 12 (37.50%) Performance Monitoring
6 12 (37.50%) Performance Metrics
6 12 (37.50%) Defect Tracking
7 11 (34.38%) Security Cleared
8 10 (31.25%) Regression Testing
9 9 (28.13%) SC Cleared
9 9 (28.13%) Automated Testing
10 8 (25.00%) Problem Management
10 8 (25.00%) HP UFT
10 8 (25.00%) Java
10 8 (25.00%) Visual Studio
10 8 (25.00%) Facilita Forecast
11 7 (21.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (21.88%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (18.75%) Data Analytics
12 6 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (18.75%) Configuration Management
12 6 (18.75%) Oracle

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 5 (15.63%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (40.63%) LoadRunner
2 8 (25.00%) Facilita Forecast
2 8 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 8 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 5 (15.63%) JMeter
4 4 (12.50%) LoadUI
4 4 (12.50%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.13%) Burp Suite
5 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.13%) JIRA
5 1 (3.13%) Selenium
5 1 (3.13%) StarTeam
5 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
1 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Analyst
1 9 (28.13%) Test Analyst
2 7 (21.88%) Test Manager
3 5 (15.63%) Performance Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Performance Test Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Test Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Performance Tester
4 4 (12.50%) Tester
5 3 (9.38%) Analytics Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Data Analytics Manager
5 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) UAT Manager
6 2 (6.25%) UAT Test Manager
7 1 (3.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.13%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) HTML
1 4 (12.50%) Web Services
2 3 (9.38%) JSON
2 3 (9.38%) XML
3 1 (3.13%) .NET
3 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.13%) Ajax
3 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (3.13%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (37.50%) Performance Metrics
2 5 (15.63%) Data Structures
3 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.38%) Client/Server
4 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.13%) Clustering
5 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.13%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 16 (50.00%) Unix
1 16 (50.00%) Windows
2 15 (46.88%) Linux
3 4 (12.50%) AIX
4 3 (9.38%) HPUX
4 3 (9.38%) Solaris
5 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 15 (46.88%) Test Scripting
3 12 (37.50%) Defect Tracking
3 12 (37.50%) Performance Monitoring
3 12 (37.50%) Performance Testing
4 10 (31.25%) Regression Testing
5 9 (28.13%) Automated Testing
6 8 (25.00%) Problem Management
7 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (18.75%) Analytics
8 6 (18.75%) Configuration Management
8 6 (18.75%) Data Analytics
8 6 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (15.63%) Functional Testing
9 5 (15.63%) Test Management
10 4 (12.50%) SDLC
10 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
10 4 (12.50%) Waterfall
11 3 (9.38%) Change Control
11 3 (9.38%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) SQL
2 8 (25.00%) Java
3 5 (15.63%) VB
4 3 (9.38%) Perl
4 3 (9.38%) PHP
4 3 (9.38%) Python
5 1 (3.13%) C
5 1 (3.13%) C#
5 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (43.75%) ISTQB
2 11 (34.38%) Security Cleared
3 9 (28.13%) SC Cleared
4 7 (21.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (15.63%) ISEB
6 3 (9.38%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (9.38%) Degree
7 2 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (3.13%) CISSP
8 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (3.13%) MCITP
8 1 (3.13%) MCSA
8 1 (3.13%) MCSE
8 1 (3.13%) MCTS
8 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (53.13%) QA
2 2 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (40.63%) HP SiteScope
2 7 (21.88%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (3.13%) Netcool
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) HP
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle
2 1 (3.13%) Atlassian
2 1 (3.13%) Citrix
2 1 (3.13%) Intel Security
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.13%) ServiceNow
2 1 (3.13%) Veritas