The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 170 172 176
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 77 102 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.01% 1.07% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 1.34% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 60 39
Median daily rate £256 £363 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.31% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £296 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £409 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 3
Median hourly rate £45.00 £39.69 £12.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.39% +209.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £29.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+42.24% -10.07%
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6122 7605 7612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.16% 79.78% 76.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3642 4484 4265
Median daily rate £420 £400 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 312 282
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.09 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.63% +64.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South 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 South East

Software Testing
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 Testing across the South East region.

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Software Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Software Testing
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 Testing across the South East region.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South East region over the 3 months to 3 December 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
Hampshire +12 29 £325 -16.12% 7
Oxfordshire +18 23 £200 -27.27% 2
Berkshire -7 9 £363 -6.45% 4
Kent +9 5 £209 -
Buckinghamshire +5 4 £331 +10.41% 3
West Sussex +14 3 - - 2
Middlesex - 3 - -
East Sussex +4 1 - - 2
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 South East region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 95 (68.35%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (44.60%) Test Scripting
3 51 (36.69%) Scrum
4 44 (31.65%) Selenium
4 44 (31.65%) ISTQB
5 43 (30.94%) Regression Testing
6 42 (30.22%) ISEB
6 42 (30.22%) C#
6 42 (30.22%) SQL
7 41 (29.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 40 (28.78%) .NET
9 37 (26.62%) SpecFlow
10 35 (25.18%) User Stories
11 34 (24.46%) Defect Tracking
12 33 (23.74%) F#
12 33 (23.74%) Security Cleared
13 32 (23.02%) BDD
14 31 (22.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 31 (22.30%) Oracle
15 30 (21.58%) SC Cleared
16 29 (20.86%) User Acceptance Testing
17 28 (20.14%) Test Strategy
18 25 (17.99%) SDLC
19 24 (17.27%) Migration
20 22 (15.83%) JIRA
21 21 (15.11%) C++
22 20 (14.39%) Java
23 19 (13.67%) Oracle Reports
23 19 (13.67%) Finance
23 19 (13.67%) Oracle Applications

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 4 (2.88%) JBoss
1 4 (2.88%) SharePoint
1 4 (2.88%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.16%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (1.44%) Apache
3 2 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.44%) IIS
4 1 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.72%) CMS
4 1 (0.72%) Confluence
4 1 (0.72%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (5.76%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.88%) MS Office
2 4 (2.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (13.67%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (4.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (2.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (1.44%) Sonata
5 1 (0.72%) SAP FS
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.44%) Google App Engine
3 2 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.72%) Office 365
4 1 (0.72%) PaaS
4 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.60%) HTTP
1 5 (3.60%) VLAN
2 3 (2.16%) Ethernet
2 3 (2.16%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.44%) Internet
3 2 (1.44%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.72%) Multicast
4 1 (0.72%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.67%) Oracle Reports
2 17 (12.23%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.04%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.88%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.88%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.44%) Big Data
6 2 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (1.44%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.72%) DB2
7 1 (0.72%) GIS
7 1 (0.72%) MySQL
7 1 (0.72%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.72%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 44 (31.65%) Selenium
2 41 (29.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 37 (26.62%) SpecFlow
4 22 (15.83%) JIRA
5 18 (12.95%) HP UFT
6 11 (7.91%) Visual Studio
7 8 (5.76%) Git (software)
8 7 (5.04%) WebDriver
9 5 (3.60%) Cucumber
9 5 (3.60%) Jasmine
9 5 (3.60%) JUnit
10 4 (2.88%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (2.88%) Subversion
11 3 (2.16%) Artifactory
11 3 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (2.16%) Checkstyle
11 3 (2.16%) FindBugs
11 3 (2.16%) Gradle
11 3 (2.16%) MSTest
11 3 (2.16%) Protractor
General
1 19 (13.67%) Finance
2 8 (5.76%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.04%) Marketing
4 4 (2.88%) Electronics
4 4 (2.88%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.44%) Legal
6 1 (0.72%) Automotive
6 1 (0.72%) Billing
6 1 (0.72%) Games
6 1 (0.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 55 (39.57%) Tester
2 28 (20.14%) Analyst
2 28 (20.14%) Automation Tester
3 19 (13.67%) Test Analyst
4 14 (10.07%) Test Engineer
5 13 (9.35%) Developer
5 13 (9.35%) Test Leader
6 12 (8.63%) Consultant
7 8 (5.76%) Software Tester
8 7 (5.04%) Business Analyst
9 6 (4.32%) Software Engineer
9 6 (4.32%) Test Manager
10 5 (3.60%) Test Consultant
11 4 (2.88%) .NET Developer
11 4 (2.88%) Senior Test Engineer
11 4 (2.88%) Software Test Engineer
12 3 (2.16%) Agile Tester
12 3 (2.16%) C# Developer
12 3 (2.16%) Test Automation Manager
12 3 (2.16%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (28.78%) .NET
2 15 (10.79%) XML
3 9 (6.47%) Web Services
4 5 (3.60%) HTML
4 5 (3.60%) RESTful
5 4 (2.88%) Entity Framework
5 4 (2.88%) Gherkin
5 4 (2.88%) HTML5
5 4 (2.88%) WPF
6 3 (2.16%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.16%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (2.16%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.16%) Apache Camel
6 3 (2.16%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.16%) ATL
6 3 (2.16%) Hibernate
6 3 (2.16%) NHibernate
6 3 (2.16%) Qt
6 3 (2.16%) REST
6 3 (2.16%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.76%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.16%) Algorithms
3 3 (2.16%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.16%) Data Structures
3 3 (2.16%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.44%) AS400
4 2 (1.44%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.44%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.72%) Clustering
5 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.72%) CUDA
5 1 (0.72%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.72%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.72%) Equities
5 1 (0.72%) IPTV
5 1 (0.72%) MPEG
5 1 (0.72%) RIA
5 1 (0.72%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.23%) Windows
2 14 (10.07%) Linux
3 7 (5.04%) Android
3 7 (5.04%) Apple iOS
3 7 (5.04%) Unix
4 4 (2.88%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.44%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.44%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.72%) AIX
7 1 (0.72%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.72%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (68.35%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (44.60%) Test Scripting
3 51 (36.69%) Scrum
4 43 (30.94%) Regression Testing
5 35 (25.18%) User Stories
6 34 (24.46%) Defect Tracking
7 32 (23.02%) BDD
8 29 (20.86%) User Acceptance Testing
9 28 (20.14%) Test Strategy
10 25 (17.99%) SDLC
11 24 (17.27%) Migration
12 16 (11.51%) Automated Testing
12 16 (11.51%) Waterfall
13 14 (10.07%) System Integration Testing
14 12 (8.63%) Defect Management
15 11 (7.91%) Test Automation
16 10 (7.19%) Functional Testing
16 10 (7.19%) Test Management
17 9 (6.47%) Continuous Integration
17 9 (6.47%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 42 (30.22%) C#
1 42 (30.22%) SQL
2 33 (23.74%) F#
3 21 (15.11%) C++
4 20 (14.39%) Java
5 18 (12.95%) VBScript
6 9 (6.47%) JavaScript
7 8 (5.76%) C
8 3 (2.16%) PHP
8 3 (2.16%) Python
8 3 (2.16%) Ruby
8 3 (2.16%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.44%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.44%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.44%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.72%) Ada
10 1 (0.72%) Ada 95
10 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 44 (31.65%) ISTQB
2 42 (30.22%) ISEB
3 33 (23.74%) Security Cleared
4 31 (22.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 30 (21.58%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.60%) DBS Check
6 5 (3.60%) Degree
6 5 (3.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.44%) MCTS
7 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.72%) MCITP
8 1 (0.72%) MCSA
8 1 (0.72%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.95%) QA
2 4 (2.88%) SDET
3 3 (2.16%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.72%) Def Stans
System Software
1 3 (2.16%) Docker
2 2 (1.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (7.91%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.44%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.72%) Nagios
3 1 (0.72%) Netcool
3 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.72%) Puppet
3 1 (0.72%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 31 (22.30%) Oracle
2 18 (12.95%) HP
3 14 (10.07%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.60%) SAP
5 2 (1.44%) Google
5 2 (1.44%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.72%) Arqiva
6 1 (0.72%) CA
6 1 (0.72%) Citrix
6 1 (0.72%) Ericsson
6 1 (0.72%) Guidewire
6 1 (0.72%) Intel Security
6 1 (0.72%) Luciad
6 1 (0.72%) Nagra
6 1 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.72%) Splunk
6 1 (0.72%) Tektronix
6 1 (0.72%) Thunderhead
6 1 (0.72%) Veritas
6 1 (0.72%) Xamarin
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