The table below looks at the statistics for TestComplete skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TestComplete over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SmartBear Software TestComplete
Rank 143 151 134
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -17
Contract jobs citing TestComplete 11 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.30% 0.11% 0.100%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.25% 0.93% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Median daily rate £425 £366 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.04% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £365 -
% change year-on-year
+16.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
TestComplete
England

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

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
488 428 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.34% 11.33% 9.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 254 178
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 1
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

TestComplete
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing TestComplete as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

TestComplete Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

TestComplete
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

TestComplete Daily Rate Trend in the North West

TestComplete
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TestComplete within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Cheshire +10 11 £425 +16.04%
TestComplete
England

TestComplete
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing TestComplete 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 West region with a requirement for TestComplete.

1 26 (100.00%) Windows
1 26 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 26 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 26 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 26 (100.00%) SpecFlow
2 24 (92.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (92.31%) Software Engineering
2 24 (92.31%) Degree
2 24 (92.31%) TDD
2 24 (92.31%) MS Excel
2 24 (92.31%) .NET
2 24 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 24 (92.31%) Code Coverage
3 17 (65.38%) DevOps
4 16 (61.54%) Java
5 10 (38.46%) Finance
6 8 (30.77%) Citrix
6 8 (30.77%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (30.77%) CCEA
6 8 (30.77%) Gradle
7 7 (26.92%) Jenkins
7 7 (26.92%) TeamCity
7 7 (26.92%) Git (software)
7 7 (26.92%) Migration
8 3 (11.54%) Puppet
8 3 (11.54%) Vagrant
9 2 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (7.69%) VirtualBox
9 2 (7.69%) WiX
9 2 (7.69%) CMake

TestComplete
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Applications
1 24 (92.31%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 26 (100.00%) SpecFlow
2 24 (92.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (30.77%) Gradle
4 7 (26.92%) Git (software)
4 7 (26.92%) Jenkins
4 7 (26.92%) TeamCity
5 3 (11.54%) Vagrant
6 2 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (7.69%) Bitbucket
6 2 (7.69%) CMake
6 2 (7.69%) InstallShield
6 2 (7.69%) JIRA
6 2 (7.69%) Mercurial
6 2 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
6 2 (7.69%) WiX
General
1 10 (38.46%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Consultant
2 12 (46.15%) DevOps Consultant
3 11 (42.31%) Integration Consultant
4 5 (19.23%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) .NET Developer
5 4 (15.38%) .NET Software Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Agile .NET Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Agile Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Agile Java Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Architect
5 4 (15.38%) Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Integration Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) Java Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Java Software Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Software Developer
6 3 (11.54%) Integration Architect
7 2 (7.69%) Build Manager
8 1 (3.85%) Configuration Manager
8 1 (3.85%) Java Consultant
8 1 (3.85%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (92.31%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 26 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 26 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 24 (92.31%) Code Coverage
2 24 (92.31%) Software Engineering
2 24 (92.31%) TDD
3 17 (65.38%) DevOps
4 7 (26.92%) Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 2 (7.69%) Software Deployment
6 1 (3.85%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (61.54%) Java
2 2 (7.69%) C#
2 2 (7.69%) C++
2 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (92.31%) Degree
2 8 (30.77%) CCEA
2 8 (30.77%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) VirtualBox
1 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 8 (30.77%) Citrix
3 2 (7.69%) IBM
3 2 (7.69%) VMware