The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 249 238 220
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 9 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.096% 0.078% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.084% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 6
Average daily rate
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£328 £280 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.96% -17.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £245 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £318 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £300 £319
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £24.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £92.00 £24.50 £27.13
% change year-on-year
+275.51% -9.67%
Software Tester
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8664 8286 7701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.59% 92.51% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4998 4523 3917
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 421 581
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -7.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Software Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Software Tester Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Software Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Tester across the South East region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Software Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Software Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Software Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Software Tester
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
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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
Berkshire - 5 £350 - 1
Hampshire +2 3 £315 +3.27% 1
West Sussex - 1 £325 -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Software Tester in their job title 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 with Software Tester in their job title.

1 20 (64.52%) Selenium
2 18 (58.06%) Test Scripting
3 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (48.39%) QA
5 13 (41.94%) Test Automation
6 12 (38.71%) WebDriver
6 12 (38.71%) Scrum
7 10 (32.26%) C#
8 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
8 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
8 8 (25.81%) BDD
9 7 (22.58%) Cucumber
9 7 (22.58%) JIRA
10 6 (19.35%) Java
10 6 (19.35%) SQL
11 5 (16.13%) C++
11 5 (16.13%) Software Testing
11 5 (16.13%) Automation Testing
12 4 (12.90%) Jenkins
12 4 (12.90%) Mobile App
12 4 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (12.90%) Web Services
12 4 (12.90%) XML
12 4 (12.90%) Regression Testing
13 3 (9.68%) HP UFT
13 3 (9.68%) Linux
13 3 (9.68%) Python
13 3 (9.68%) SOAP
13 3 (9.68%) Android
13 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Software Tester in their job title 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 with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.23%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) CDMA
1 1 (3.23%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) MySQL
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (64.52%) Selenium
2 12 (38.71%) WebDriver
3 7 (22.58%) Cucumber
3 7 (22.58%) JIRA
4 4 (12.90%) Jenkins
5 3 (9.68%) HP UFT
5 3 (9.68%) SoapUI
6 2 (6.45%) SpecFlow
6 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.23%) eggPlant
7 1 (3.23%) Subversion
7 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (9.68%) Billing
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Automotive
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Electronics
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) Web Services
1 4 (12.90%) XML
2 3 (9.68%) SOAP
3 2 (6.45%) .NET
4 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.23%) RESTful
4 1 (3.23%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.45%) Smart Meter
3 1 (3.23%) iPad
3 1 (3.23%) DTV
3 1 (3.23%) Wiki
3 1 (3.23%) iPhone
3 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Linux
1 3 (9.68%) Android
1 3 (9.68%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (58.06%) Test Scripting
2 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (41.94%) Test Automation
4 12 (38.71%) Scrum
5 8 (25.81%) BDD
6 5 (16.13%) Automation Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Software Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Regression Testing
8 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (9.68%) Manual Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Open Source
8 3 (9.68%) Data Protection
9 2 (6.45%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (6.45%) Functional Testing
9 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
9 2 (6.45%) Automated Testing
9 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
10 1 (3.23%) Programme Management
10 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) C#
2 6 (19.35%) Java
2 6 (19.35%) SQL
3 5 (16.13%) C++
4 3 (9.68%) Python
5 2 (6.45%) C
6 1 (3.23%) VBScript
6 1 (3.23%) VB
6 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
1 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (48.39%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle
2 1 (3.23%) SAP
2 1 (3.23%) IBM
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) HP
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