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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 185 168 181
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +13
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 67 103 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.80% 1.06% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.32% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 57 37
Median daily rate £360 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £420 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Median hourly rate £32.50 £39.37 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.44% +12.48%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £37.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-59.86% +9.62%
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
6857 7778 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.53% 79.74% 76.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4202 4780 3892
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 264 269
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.09 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% +69.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.41 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 27 September 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
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 27 September 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 -6 26 £350 -3.44% 6
Surrey +10 11 £350 - 5
Berkshire +3 10 £410 +2.50% 2
Buckinghamshire +9 7 £450 +50.00% 2
West Sussex -5 4 £450 +56.52% 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £320 - 5
Middlesex +2 2 £450 +20.00% 1
Kent +6 1 £225 +12.50%
East Sussex +5 1 £300 -4.76%
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 74 (52.11%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (37.32%) Scrum
3 45 (31.69%) Regression Testing
4 42 (29.58%) C#
4 42 (29.58%) Test Scripting
5 41 (28.87%) ISTQB
6 38 (26.76%) ISEB
7 37 (26.06%) .NET
8 36 (25.35%) Selenium
9 35 (24.65%) Team Foundation Server
9 35 (24.65%) Windows
10 33 (23.24%) User Stories
11 32 (22.54%) SQL
12 31 (21.83%) Waterfall
13 30 (21.13%) SpecFlow
14 29 (20.42%) Oracle
15 28 (19.72%) JIRA
15 28 (19.72%) Test Strategy
16 26 (18.31%) Defect Tracking
16 26 (18.31%) F#
16 26 (18.31%) C++
16 26 (18.31%) Linux
17 24 (16.90%) Java
17 24 (16.90%) QA
18 23 (16.20%) Security Cleared
18 23 (16.20%) BDD
18 23 (16.20%) VBScript
18 23 (16.20%) HP UFT
18 23 (16.20%) HP
18 23 (16.20%) Finance

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 5 (3.52%) JBoss
1 5 (3.52%) SharePoint
1 5 (3.52%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.82%) Apache
2 4 (2.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (1.41%) CMS
3 2 (1.41%) IIS
4 1 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.70%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.70%) Confluence
4 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.70%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (5.63%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.82%) MS Office
2 4 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (9.15%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (4.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (1.41%) Maximo
4 2 (1.41%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.41%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (1.41%) Sonata
5 1 (0.70%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.70%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.70%) SAP FS
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.70%) Office 365
2 1 (0.70%) PaaS
2 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.04%) HTTP
1 10 (7.04%) VLAN
2 8 (5.63%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.52%) ZigBee
4 4 (2.82%) BGP
4 4 (2.82%) DHCP
4 4 (2.82%) DNS
4 4 (2.82%) FCoE
4 4 (2.82%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (2.82%) IPsec
4 4 (2.82%) IPv6
4 4 (2.82%) iSCSI
4 4 (2.82%) SAN
4 4 (2.82%) Software-Defined Networking
4 4 (2.82%) VPN
5 2 (1.41%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.70%) GPRS
6 1 (0.70%) Internet
6 1 (0.70%) Multicast
6 1 (0.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.27%) Oracle Reports
1 16 (11.27%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (2.82%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.11%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.41%) Big Data
4 2 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (1.41%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.70%) DB2
5 1 (0.70%) MySQL
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.70%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.70%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 36 (25.35%) Selenium
2 35 (24.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (21.13%) SpecFlow
4 28 (19.72%) JIRA
5 23 (16.20%) HP UFT
6 11 (7.75%) Visual Studio
7 7 (4.93%) WebDriver
8 5 (3.52%) JUnit
8 5 (3.52%) Oracle APEX
8 5 (3.52%) Subversion
9 4 (2.82%) Artifactory
9 4 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (2.82%) Checkstyle
9 4 (2.82%) Cucumber
9 4 (2.82%) FindBugs
9 4 (2.82%) Gradle
9 4 (2.82%) TestComplete
10 3 (2.11%) Git (software)
10 3 (2.11%) LabVIEW
10 3 (2.11%) MSTest
General
1 23 (16.20%) Finance
2 10 (7.04%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.34%) Marketing
4 8 (5.63%) Banking
5 7 (4.93%) Retail
6 3 (2.11%) Electronics
6 3 (2.11%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.41%) Back Office
7 2 (1.41%) Front Office
7 2 (1.41%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.70%) Automotive
8 1 (0.70%) Billing
8 1 (0.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 44 (30.99%) Analyst
2 37 (26.06%) Tester
3 30 (21.13%) Test Analyst
4 29 (20.42%) Automation Tester
5 19 (13.38%) Test Engineer
6 14 (9.86%) Business Analyst
6 14 (9.86%) Test Leader
7 12 (8.45%) Developer
8 10 (7.04%) Consultant
9 9 (6.34%) Senior Test Engineer
10 6 (4.23%) Digital Analyst
10 6 (4.23%) Digital Business Analyst
10 6 (4.23%) Test Manager
11 5 (3.52%) .NET Developer
11 5 (3.52%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (3.52%) Senior Test Analyst
11 5 (3.52%) Support Engineer
11 5 (3.52%) UAT Lead
11 5 (3.52%) UAT Test Lead
11 5 (3.52%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (26.06%) .NET
2 20 (14.08%) XML
3 6 (4.23%) Web Services
4 4 (2.82%) .NET Framework
4 4 (2.82%) ActiveMQ
4 4 (2.82%) Apache Camel
4 4 (2.82%) CSS
4 4 (2.82%) Entity Framework
4 4 (2.82%) Hibernate
4 4 (2.82%) NHibernate
4 4 (2.82%) Spring
4 4 (2.82%) WPF
5 3 (2.11%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.11%) HTML
5 3 (2.11%) REST
5 3 (2.11%) RESTful
5 3 (2.11%) SOAP
6 2 (1.41%) HTML5
6 2 (1.41%) JSON
6 2 (1.41%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.79%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.63%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.93%) Smart Meter
4 5 (3.52%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.52%) Device Driver
5 4 (2.82%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.11%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.11%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.11%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.41%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.41%) AS400
7 2 (1.41%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.41%) User Experience
8 1 (0.70%) CMDB
8 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.70%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.70%) Smart Energy
8 1 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 35 (24.65%) Windows
2 26 (18.31%) Linux
3 13 (9.15%) Unix
4 12 (8.45%) Windows Server
5 7 (4.93%) Android
5 7 (4.93%) Apple iOS
6 5 (3.52%) AIX
6 5 (3.52%) Ubuntu
7 4 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.41%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.70%) CentOS
9 1 (0.70%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.70%) Solaris
9 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.70%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (52.11%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (37.32%) Scrum
3 45 (31.69%) Regression Testing
4 42 (29.58%) Test Scripting
5 33 (23.24%) User Stories
6 31 (21.83%) Waterfall
7 28 (19.72%) Test Strategy
8 26 (18.31%) Defect Tracking
9 23 (16.20%) BDD
9 23 (16.20%) Migration
10 21 (14.79%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (11.97%) Automated Testing
11 17 (11.97%) Defect Management
11 17 (11.97%) V-Model
12 15 (10.56%) Test Automation
13 12 (8.45%) Functional Testing
14 11 (7.75%) SDLC
14 11 (7.75%) System Integration Testing
15 9 (6.34%) Project Management
15 9 (6.34%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (29.58%) C#
2 32 (22.54%) SQL
3 26 (18.31%) C++
3 26 (18.31%) F#
4 24 (16.90%) Java
5 23 (16.20%) VBScript
6 9 (6.34%) C
7 8 (5.63%) PowerShell
8 6 (4.23%) VB
9 5 (3.52%) PHP
10 4 (2.82%) Perl
11 3 (2.11%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.41%) JavaScript
12 2 (1.41%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.70%) Ada
13 1 (0.70%) Ada 95
13 1 (0.70%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.70%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 41 (28.87%) ISTQB
2 38 (26.76%) ISEB
3 23 (16.20%) Security Cleared
4 21 (14.79%) SC Cleared
5 19 (13.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (8.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 7 (4.93%) DBS Check
7 7 (4.93%) Degree
8 4 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.11%) MCSE
10 2 (1.41%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.41%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (1.41%) MCSA
10 2 (1.41%) MCTS
11 1 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.70%) MCITP
11 1 (0.70%) MCSD
11 1 (0.70%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (16.90%) QA
2 2 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.41%) SDET
3 1 (0.70%) Def Stans
System Software
1 7 (4.93%) Hyper-V
1 7 (4.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.52%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.52%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.41%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.41%) XenServer
4 1 (0.70%) Docker
4 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (12.68%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.41%) Perfmon
3 2 (1.41%) SCOrch
3 2 (1.41%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.70%) Nagios
4 1 (0.70%) Netcool
4 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.70%) Puppet
4 1 (0.70%) SCCM
4 1 (0.70%) SCOM
4 1 (0.70%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 29 (20.42%) Oracle
2 23 (16.20%) HP
3 17 (11.97%) Microsoft
4 8 (5.63%) VMware
5 7 (4.93%) SAP
6 5 (3.52%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.52%) Veritas
7 3 (2.11%) Citrix
7 3 (2.11%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.41%) Charles River
8 2 (1.41%) NetSuite
8 2 (1.41%) SunGard
9 1 (0.70%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.70%) CA
9 1 (0.70%) Cisco
9 1 (0.70%) IBM
9 1 (0.70%) Intel Security
9 1 (0.70%) NetApp
9 1 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.70%) Thunderhead
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