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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 138 142 163
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +21
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 125 105 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.27% 1.17% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.60% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 51 30
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£300 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £248 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £429 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £323 £303
% change year-on-year
+0.77% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 0 7
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.44 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+55.98% -27.03%
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
7399 6560 5453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.45% 72.87% 71.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4068 3512 2668
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £508 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 270 305
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2 March 2015.

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
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 Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 2 March 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
Hampshire -11 47 £350 +6.87% 12
Berkshire +1 24 £368 -1.80% 8
Buckinghamshire -3 17 £295 -8.17%
Surrey +2 15 £290 -18.88% 7
West Sussex - 10 £325 - 1
Kent - 4 £400 - 1
Oxfordshire -14 2 £275 -15.38% 1
East Sussex -10 1 £320 +113.33%
M4 Corridor - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 79 (37.44%) HP Quality Center
2 74 (35.07%) ISTQB
3 70 (33.18%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (28.91%) ISEB
5 60 (28.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 55 (26.07%) SQL
7 51 (24.17%) Test Scripting
8 47 (22.27%) Microsoft
9 46 (21.80%) Finance
10 44 (20.85%) Windows
11 43 (20.38%) HP
12 42 (19.91%) User Acceptance Testing
13 39 (18.48%) QA
13 39 (18.48%) MS Excel
14 38 (18.01%) SAN
15 37 (17.54%) Test Management
16 35 (16.59%) Selenium
17 34 (16.11%) Linux
18 33 (15.64%) Security Cleared
19 32 (15.17%) SC Cleared
20 31 (14.69%) Java
20 31 (14.69%) Validation
21 30 (14.22%) Waterfall
22 29 (13.74%) Scrum
23 28 (13.27%) XML
23 28 (13.27%) Software Engineering
24 26 (12.32%) JavaScript
24 26 (12.32%) Oracle
24 26 (12.32%) Citrix
24 26 (12.32%) Test Automation

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (4.74%) CMS
2 6 (2.84%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.37%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.42%) Node.js
5 3 (1.42%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.95%) IIS
6 2 (0.95%) Confluence
7 1 (0.47%) JBoss
Applications
1 39 (18.48%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.79%) MS Office
3 4 (1.90%) MS Project
4 3 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (7.58%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.42%) SAP BCA
3 2 (0.95%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (18.01%) SAN
2 14 (6.64%) iSCSI
2 14 (6.64%) FCoE
2 14 (6.64%) Fibre Channel
3 11 (5.21%) Internet
3 11 (5.21%) TCP/IP
4 8 (3.79%) ATM
5 7 (3.32%) Wireshark
6 6 (2.84%) Ethernet
6 6 (2.84%) HTTP
7 4 (1.90%) HTTPS
7 4 (1.90%) SSL
7 4 (1.90%) Bluetooth
7 4 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.90%) Wireless
7 4 (1.90%) 802.11
7 4 (1.90%) DLNA
7 4 (1.90%) WPA2
8 3 (1.42%) LTE
8 3 (1.42%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.37%) Relational Database
2 11 (5.21%) SAP BW
3 6 (2.84%) NoSQL
3 6 (2.84%) RDBMS
4 4 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.42%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.42%) MySQL
5 3 (1.42%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.95%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.47%) DB2
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 35 (16.59%) Selenium
2 17 (8.06%) JIRA
3 15 (7.11%) QuickTest Pro
4 14 (6.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (4.27%) Visual Studio
6 8 (3.79%) Subversion
6 8 (3.79%) SoapUI
7 7 (3.32%) Eclipse
8 6 (2.84%) LoadRunner
8 6 (2.84%) JMeter
8 6 (2.84%) Jenkins
9 5 (2.37%) Cucumber
9 5 (2.37%) Git (software)
9 5 (2.37%) JUnit
10 4 (1.90%) LabVIEW
10 4 (1.90%) WebDriver
10 4 (1.90%) Trac
11 3 (1.42%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 3 (1.42%) SpecFlow
11 3 (1.42%) TestDirector
General
1 46 (21.80%) Finance
2 15 (7.11%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.32%) Banking
4 6 (2.84%) Electronics
5 4 (1.90%) Billing
5 4 (1.90%) Marketing
6 3 (1.42%) Automotive
6 3 (1.42%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.95%) Legal
7 2 (0.95%) Back Office
7 2 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.95%) Retail
8 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 75 (35.55%) Analyst
2 66 (31.28%) Test Analyst
3 29 (13.74%) Tester
4 23 (10.90%) Developer
5 22 (10.43%) Test Leader
6 19 (9.00%) Test Manager
7 11 (5.21%) Software Tester
8 10 (4.74%) Test Engineer
8 10 (4.74%) Test Specialist
8 10 (4.74%) Agile Test Analyst
9 9 (4.27%) Python Developer
10 7 (3.32%) Technical Specialist
10 7 (3.32%) Software Engineer
11 6 (2.84%) Technical Analyst
11 6 (2.84%) Technical Test Analyst
12 5 (2.37%) Junior
13 4 (1.90%) Systems Tester
13 4 (1.90%) Automation Tester
13 4 (1.90%) Defect Manager
14 3 (1.42%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (13.27%) XML
2 25 (11.85%) HTML
3 18 (8.53%) CSS
4 14 (6.64%) .NET
4 14 (6.64%) Web Services
5 10 (4.74%) REST
6 9 (4.27%) Django
7 6 (2.84%) jQuery
7 6 (2.84%) JSON
7 6 (2.84%) Sass
7 6 (2.84%) Middleware
8 5 (2.37%) JSP
9 4 (1.90%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.90%) Spring
9 4 (1.90%) XSLT
10 3 (1.42%) XHTML
10 3 (1.42%) Ember.js
10 3 (1.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (1.42%) Backbone.js
10 3 (1.42%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.64%) User Experience
3 5 (2.37%) Device Driver
4 3 (1.42%) DTV
4 3 (1.42%) Animation
4 3 (1.42%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.42%) New Media
4 3 (1.42%) BBC
5 2 (0.95%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.95%) iSeries
5 2 (0.95%) Smart Meter
5 2 (0.95%) Open Source
5 2 (0.95%) AS400
5 2 (0.95%) Handset
5 2 (0.95%) Clustering
5 2 (0.95%) PDA
6 1 (0.47%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.47%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.47%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 44 (20.85%) Windows
2 34 (16.11%) Linux
3 17 (8.06%) AIX
4 14 (6.64%) Windows XP
4 14 (6.64%) Windows 7
5 10 (4.74%) Android
6 8 (3.79%) UNIX
7 7 (3.32%) Apple iOS
8 6 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.90%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.95%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (33.18%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (24.17%) Test Scripting
3 42 (19.91%) User Acceptance Testing
4 37 (17.54%) Test Management
5 31 (14.69%) Validation
6 30 (14.22%) Waterfall
7 29 (13.74%) Scrum
8 28 (13.27%) Software Engineering
9 26 (12.32%) Test Automation
10 23 (10.90%) V-Model
11 20 (9.48%) Automated Testing
11 20 (9.48%) Knowledge Management
12 19 (9.00%) Test Strategy
13 18 (8.53%) TDD
14 15 (7.11%) Manual Testing
14 15 (7.11%) BDD
14 15 (7.11%) Test Planning
15 14 (6.64%) OO
16 13 (6.16%) ITIL
17 12 (5.69%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 55 (26.07%) SQL
2 31 (14.69%) Java
3 26 (12.32%) JavaScript
4 24 (11.37%) VBA
5 23 (10.90%) Python
6 18 (8.53%) Perl
7 11 (5.21%) C
8 10 (4.74%) C#
8 10 (4.74%) VB
9 7 (3.32%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.32%) C++
10 4 (1.90%) VBScript
11 3 (1.42%) PHP
12 2 (0.95%) AppleScript
13 1 (0.47%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 74 (35.07%) ISTQB
2 61 (28.91%) ISEB
3 60 (28.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 33 (15.64%) Security Cleared
5 32 (15.17%) SC Cleared
6 13 (6.16%) DV Cleared
7 9 (4.27%) Degree
8 5 (2.37%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (2.37%) HND
9 3 (1.42%) MCSE
9 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.95%) MCSA
10 2 (0.95%) MCTS
10 2 (0.95%) MCITP
10 2 (0.95%) VCP4
11 1 (0.47%) CCNP
11 1 (0.47%) CCNA
11 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (18.48%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.47%) GCP
System Software
1 15 (7.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.90%) Nmap
3 3 (1.42%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.42%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.95%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 79 (37.44%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (3.79%) Tivoli
2 8 (3.79%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 4 (1.90%) Nessus
4 2 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.47%) Netcool
Vendors
1 47 (22.27%) Microsoft
2 43 (20.38%) HP
3 26 (12.32%) Citrix
3 26 (12.32%) Oracle
4 20 (9.48%) SAP
5 18 (8.53%) VMware
6 17 (8.06%) Veritas
7 7 (3.32%) IBM
8 5 (2.37%) Ektron
9 4 (1.90%) Business Objects
10 3 (1.42%) Appcelerator
11 2 (0.95%) McAfee
12 1 (0.47%) MKS
12 1 (0.47%) Cadence
12 1 (0.47%) Pegasus
12 1 (0.47%) Apple
12 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.47%) Cisco
12 1 (0.47%) Ericsson
12 1 (0.47%) Nokia
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