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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 105 67 46
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -21
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 20 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.32% 1.29% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 1.61% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 8
Median daily rate £324 £225 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.88% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £195 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £280 £376
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +3.47%
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
1270 744 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 84.05% 80.17% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 829 475 243
Median daily rate £325 £403 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.25% +11.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £553 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 33 16
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.64% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £10.82 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £34.10 £32.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -30 17 £324 +17.72% 1
Durham +3 1 - -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 22 (53.66%) SQL
2 18 (43.90%) QA
3 17 (41.46%) Unix
4 16 (39.02%) Windows
4 16 (39.02%) Linux
4 16 (39.02%) Test Strategy
5 15 (36.59%) HP SiteScope
5 15 (36.59%) LoadRunner
6 14 (34.15%) Performance Monitoring
6 14 (34.15%) Defect Tracking
6 14 (34.15%) Performance Metrics
7 13 (31.71%) Performance Testing
7 13 (31.71%) Test Scripting
7 13 (31.71%) ISTQB
8 12 (29.27%) Oracle
9 11 (26.83%) ISEB
9 11 (26.83%) Automated Testing
10 10 (24.39%) HP UFT
10 10 (24.39%) Security Cleared
10 10 (24.39%) Regression Testing
10 10 (24.39%) Visual Studio
10 10 (24.39%) Facilita Forecast
11 9 (21.95%) VB
11 9 (21.95%) Problem Management
12 8 (19.51%) SC Cleared
12 8 (19.51%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (19.51%) Java
12 8 (19.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 7 (17.07%) Configuration Management
13 7 (17.07%) Business Intelligence

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 6 (14.63%) WebLogic
2 3 (7.32%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
1 3 (7.32%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) Oracle Database
1 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.20%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (9.76%) Relational Database
4 3 (7.32%) Base SAS
4 3 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (36.59%) LoadRunner
2 10 (24.39%) Facilita Forecast
2 10 (24.39%) HP UFT
2 10 (24.39%) Visual Studio
3 5 (12.20%) JMeter
4 4 (9.76%) ERwin
4 4 (9.76%) LoadUI
4 4 (9.76%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.44%) Burp Suite
5 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.44%) JIRA
5 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Advertising
2 2 (4.88%) Marketing
2 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (24.39%) Tester
2 8 (19.51%) Analyst
2 8 (19.51%) Test Analyst
3 7 (17.07%) Test Engineer
3 7 (17.07%) Test Manager
4 5 (12.20%) Performance Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Performance Test Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Performance Tester
5 4 (9.76%) Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Analytics Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Applications Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Data Analytics Manager
6 3 (7.32%) ETL Tester
6 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) SQL Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Computer Systems Validation Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Computer Validation Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) T-SQL Developer
7 2 (4.88%) UAT Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) HTML
2 4 (9.76%) .NET
2 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET
2 4 (9.76%) Web Services
3 3 (7.32%) Classic ASP
4 2 (4.88%) JSON
4 2 (4.88%) XML
5 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.44%) Ajax
5 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1 (2.44%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (34.15%) Performance Metrics
2 6 (14.63%) Data Structures
3 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (9.76%) Client/Server
4 4 (9.76%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.44%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (41.46%) Unix
2 16 (39.02%) Linux
2 16 (39.02%) Windows
3 2 (4.88%) AIX
3 2 (4.88%) HPUX
3 2 (4.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) Test Strategy
2 14 (34.15%) Defect Tracking
2 14 (34.15%) Performance Monitoring
3 13 (31.71%) Performance Testing
3 13 (31.71%) Test Scripting
4 11 (26.83%) Automated Testing
5 10 (24.39%) Regression Testing
6 9 (21.95%) Problem Management
7 7 (17.07%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (17.07%) Configuration Management
8 6 (14.63%) Analytics
8 6 (14.63%) Data Analytics
8 6 (14.63%) Functional Testing
8 6 (14.63%) SDLC
8 6 (14.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (12.20%) Data Modelling
9 5 (12.20%) Dimensional Modelling
9 5 (12.20%) Test Management
10 3 (7.32%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 22 (53.66%) SQL
2 9 (21.95%) VB
3 8 (19.51%) Java
4 5 (12.20%) PL/SQL
5 4 (9.76%) C#
6 3 (7.32%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.88%) Perl
7 2 (4.88%) PHP
7 2 (4.88%) Python
8 1 (2.44%) C
8 1 (2.44%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (31.71%) ISTQB
2 11 (26.83%) ISEB
3 10 (24.39%) Security Cleared
4 8 (19.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (19.51%) SC Cleared
5 5 (12.20%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (7.32%) SAS Certification
7 2 (4.88%) Degree
7 2 (4.88%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (2.44%) CISSP
8 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (43.90%) QA
2 3 (7.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (4.88%) 21 CFR Part 11
Systems Management
1 15 (36.59%) HP SiteScope
2 8 (19.51%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (4.88%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 12 (29.27%) Oracle
2 5 (12.20%) HP
2 5 (12.20%) Informatica
2 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.44%) Atlassian