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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 129 148 174
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +26
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 115 87 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.23% 1.05% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 1.45% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 34 25
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£310 £299 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.76% -0.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £259 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 4
Average hourly rate £35.50 £38.13 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.88% +27.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £34.63 £24.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.63 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+60.91% -27.50%
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
6992 6009 5319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 74.90% 72.21% 70.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3852 3151 2609
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 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 255 331
Average hourly rate £26.50 £21.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.25% -20.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.53 £11.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £43.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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
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 30 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 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 -17 42 £370 +13.84% 6
Berkshire -3 20 £375 +33.92% 11
Surrey +6 14 £163 -56.66% 11
Buckinghamshire -5 13 £293 -7.87% 4
West Sussex - 12 £220 - 1
Kent -3 6 £400 - 4
Oxfordshire -18 2 £186 -42.69% 2
East Sussex -11 1 £320 +113.33% 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 71 (34.30%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (32.37%) ISTQB
2 67 (32.37%) HP Quality Center
3 61 (29.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 54 (26.09%) ISEB
5 51 (24.64%) SQL
6 49 (23.67%) Windows
7 42 (20.29%) Test Scripting
8 41 (19.81%) Microsoft
8 41 (19.81%) Finance
9 40 (19.32%) HP
9 40 (19.32%) QA
10 39 (18.84%) MS Excel
11 37 (17.87%) SAN
12 34 (16.43%) Linux
13 33 (15.94%) Scrum
13 33 (15.94%) Security Cleared
14 32 (15.46%) User Acceptance Testing
15 31 (14.98%) Selenium
15 31 (14.98%) SC Cleared
16 29 (14.01%) Validation
16 29 (14.01%) Java
16 29 (14.01%) XML
17 28 (13.53%) JavaScript
18 27 (13.04%) Software Engineering
19 26 (12.56%) HTML
19 26 (12.56%) Test Management
20 25 (12.08%) Waterfall
20 25 (12.08%) Oracle
21 23 (11.11%) Automated Testing

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (4.83%) CMS
2 6 (2.90%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.42%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (1.93%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.45%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.45%) Node.js
6 2 (0.97%) IIS
Applications
1 39 (18.84%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.86%) MS Office
3 3 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.45%) MS Project
4 2 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.48%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 15 (7.25%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.97%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.97%) SAP BCA
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.42%) SaaS
2 2 (0.97%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (17.87%) SAN
2 15 (7.25%) iSCSI
2 15 (7.25%) FCoE
2 15 (7.25%) Fibre Channel
3 14 (6.76%) TCP/IP
4 10 (4.83%) Wireshark
4 10 (4.83%) ATM
4 10 (4.83%) Internet
5 7 (3.38%) HTTPS
5 7 (3.38%) HTTP
6 6 (2.90%) Ethernet
6 6 (2.90%) SSL
7 4 (1.93%) DLNA
7 4 (1.93%) WPA2
7 4 (1.93%) Bluetooth
7 4 (1.93%) 802.11
7 4 (1.93%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.45%) DAB
8 3 (1.45%) DNS
9 2 (0.97%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.70%) Relational Database
2 7 (3.38%) SAP BW
2 7 (3.38%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.90%) RDBMS
4 5 (2.42%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.93%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.93%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.45%) MySQL
7 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Navigator
8 1 (0.48%) DB2
8 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 31 (14.98%) Selenium
2 18 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (6.76%) JIRA
4 13 (6.28%) Visual Studio
5 12 (5.80%) QuickTest Pro
6 8 (3.86%) SoapUI
6 8 (3.86%) Subversion
7 7 (3.38%) LoadRunner
8 5 (2.42%) JMeter
8 5 (2.42%) Eclipse
8 5 (2.42%) SpecFlow
8 5 (2.42%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.93%) Trac
9 4 (1.93%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.93%) JUnit
9 4 (1.93%) LabVIEW
10 3 (1.45%) TestDirector
10 3 (1.45%) Toad
10 3 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.45%) Git (software)
General
1 41 (19.81%) Finance
2 19 (9.18%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.38%) Banking
4 6 (2.90%) Marketing
4 6 (2.90%) Electronics
5 4 (1.93%) Retail
5 4 (1.93%) Automotive
6 3 (1.45%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.97%) Legal
8 1 (0.48%) Back Office
8 1 (0.48%) Publishing
8 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.48%) Games
Job Titles
1 79 (38.16%) Analyst
2 67 (32.37%) Test Analyst
3 29 (14.01%) Tester
4 22 (10.63%) Developer
5 18 (8.70%) Test Manager
6 17 (8.21%) Test Leader
7 12 (5.80%) Agile Test Analyst
7 12 (5.80%) Test Specialist
8 10 (4.83%) Software Tester
9 9 (4.35%) Test Engineer
10 8 (3.86%) Technical Specialist
10 8 (3.86%) Python Developer
11 7 (3.38%) Software Engineer
12 6 (2.90%) Technical Test Analyst
12 6 (2.90%) Technical Analyst
13 5 (2.42%) Junior
14 4 (1.93%) Defect Manager
14 4 (1.93%) Automation Tester
14 4 (1.93%) Integration Analyst
14 4 (1.93%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (14.01%) XML
2 26 (12.56%) HTML
3 20 (9.66%) .NET
4 18 (8.70%) CSS
5 17 (8.21%) Web Services
6 13 (6.28%) REST
7 8 (3.86%) Django
7 8 (3.86%) JSP
8 7 (3.38%) ASP.NET
9 6 (2.90%) Sass
9 6 (2.90%) jQuery
9 6 (2.90%) Middleware
10 5 (2.42%) JSON
10 5 (2.42%) SOAP
11 4 (1.93%) WCF
11 4 (1.93%) XSLT
11 4 (1.93%) Spring
12 3 (1.45%) XHTML
12 3 (1.45%) WPF
12 3 (1.45%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.25%) User Experience
3 5 (2.42%) Device Driver
4 4 (1.93%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.93%) DTV
5 3 (1.45%) AS400
5 3 (1.45%) BBC
5 3 (1.45%) Animation
5 3 (1.45%) iSeries
5 3 (1.45%) New Media
6 2 (0.97%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.97%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.97%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.48%) Clustering
7 1 (0.48%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.48%) Handset
7 1 (0.48%) Replication
7 1 (0.48%) PDA
7 1 (0.48%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.48%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 49 (23.67%) Windows
2 34 (16.43%) Linux
3 20 (9.66%) Windows XP
4 17 (8.21%) Windows 7
5 16 (7.73%) AIX
6 11 (5.31%) UNIX
7 8 (3.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (3.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (3.38%) Windows 2000
8 7 (3.38%) Android
9 6 (2.90%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.97%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.97%) openSUSE
11 1 (0.48%) Windows Phone 7
11 1 (0.48%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.48%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (34.30%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (20.29%) Test Scripting
3 33 (15.94%) Scrum
4 32 (15.46%) User Acceptance Testing
5 29 (14.01%) Validation
6 27 (13.04%) Software Engineering
7 26 (12.56%) Test Management
8 25 (12.08%) Waterfall
9 23 (11.11%) Automated Testing
10 22 (10.63%) Test Strategy
10 22 (10.63%) Test Automation
11 21 (10.14%) V-Model
12 20 (9.66%) Knowledge Management
13 18 (8.70%) BDD
14 17 (8.21%) ITIL
15 15 (7.25%) TDD
16 13 (6.28%) OO
16 13 (6.28%) Integration Testing
16 13 (6.28%) Manual Testing
17 12 (5.80%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (24.64%) SQL
2 29 (14.01%) Java
3 28 (13.53%) JavaScript
4 22 (10.63%) Python
5 21 (10.14%) VBA
6 20 (9.66%) Perl
7 15 (7.25%) C#
8 14 (6.76%) C
9 11 (5.31%) C++
10 9 (4.35%) VB
11 5 (2.42%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.93%) VBScript
13 3 (1.45%) PHP
14 2 (0.97%) Ada
14 2 (0.97%) Pascal
14 2 (0.97%) AppleScript
14 2 (0.97%) XPath
15 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 67 (32.37%) ISTQB
2 61 (29.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 54 (26.09%) ISEB
4 33 (15.94%) Security Cleared
5 31 (14.98%) SC Cleared
6 12 (5.80%) DV Cleared
7 8 (3.86%) Degree
8 7 (3.38%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (1.93%) HND
9 4 (1.93%) MCSE
9 4 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.45%) CCNP
10 3 (1.45%) CCNA
11 1 (0.48%) MCTS
11 1 (0.48%) MCITP
11 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.48%) MCSA
11 1 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (19.32%) QA
System Software
1 15 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.90%) Nmap
3 3 (1.45%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.97%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.48%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 67 (32.37%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (4.35%) Tivoli
2 9 (4.35%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 6 (2.90%) Nessus
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 41 (19.81%) Microsoft
2 40 (19.32%) HP
3 25 (12.08%) Oracle
4 22 (10.63%) Citrix
5 19 (9.18%) VMware
6 16 (7.73%) Veritas
7 15 (7.25%) SAP
8 6 (2.90%) IBM
9 5 (2.42%) Business Objects
9 5 (2.42%) Ektron
10 3 (1.45%) Appcelerator
11 1 (0.48%) MKS
11 1 (0.48%) Cadence
11 1 (0.48%) Remedy
11 1 (0.48%) McAfee
11 1 (0.48%) Mercator
11 1 (0.48%) Apple
11 1 (0.48%) Cisco
11 1 (0.48%) F5
Middlesex
Computer Futures
Rate: £45 - £46 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago
Hampshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Berkshire
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 13 days ago