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 3 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 164 165 125
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -40
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 107 94 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.08% 1.01% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.36% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 40 76
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£366 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.51% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £441 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Average hourly rate £24.91 £38.75 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +8.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.24 £35.00 £30.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.58 £43.75 £41.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.91 £36.25 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-31.28% +215.21%
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
7588 6930 6502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.69% 74.39% 73.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4671 3921 3588
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 270 259
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £12.03 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +12 43 £345 -8.00% 19
Berkshire -1 23 £400 +5.26% 8
Buckinghamshire -9 18 £300 +11.11% 1
West Sussex -8 8 £250 - 1
Surrey -15 7 £410 +18.84% 9
Kent - 4 £200 - 1
Middlesex +4 2 £375 +42.85%
East Sussex +6 1 £315 +14.54% 2
Oxfordshire -18 1 - - 6
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 95 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (29.00%) ISEB
3 53 (26.50%) ISTQB
4 51 (25.50%) Test Automation
5 50 (25.00%) SQL
6 45 (22.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 43 (21.50%) Microsoft
8 42 (21.00%) Java
9 38 (19.00%) Test Scripting
10 37 (18.50%) Selenium
11 35 (17.50%) Mentoring
11 35 (17.50%) Finance
12 34 (17.00%) Test Management
13 33 (16.50%) HP Quality Center
14 32 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
14 32 (16.00%) Windows
14 32 (16.00%) HP
15 31 (15.50%) Waterfall
16 28 (14.00%) Oracle
16 28 (14.00%) Scrum
17 27 (13.50%) TDD
17 27 (13.50%) Linux
17 27 (13.50%) BDD
17 27 (13.50%) Test Strategy
17 27 (13.50%) JIRA
18 23 (11.50%) Cucumber
19 22 (11.00%) Telecoms
19 22 (11.00%) QA
20 21 (10.50%) Continuous Integration
20 21 (10.50%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 5 (2.50%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.00%) CMS
3 3 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.00%) Node.js
4 2 (1.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.50%) Confluence
5 1 (0.50%) IIS
5 1 (0.50%) JBoss
5 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.50%) MS Project
3 3 (1.50%) MS Office
3 3 (1.50%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) SAP HR
1 1 (0.50%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.50%) Office 365
1 1 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.50%) SAN
2 8 (4.00%) LDAP
3 7 (3.50%) Internet
3 7 (3.50%) DAB
3 7 (3.50%) FCoE
3 7 (3.50%) Fibre Channel
3 7 (3.50%) iSCSI
4 6 (3.00%) VoIP
5 5 (2.50%) GSM
5 5 (2.50%) UMTS
5 5 (2.50%) ATM
5 5 (2.50%) LTE
5 5 (2.50%) Wireless
5 5 (2.50%) Cisco ICM
6 4 (2.00%) VoLTE
6 4 (2.00%) CDMA
6 4 (2.00%) GPRS
6 4 (2.00%) RTCP
6 4 (2.00%) RTP
7 3 (1.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.00%) Relational Database
2 8 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.50%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.50%) RDBMS
4 5 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (2.50%) Data Mining
4 5 (2.50%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.00%) QlikView
6 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.50%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.50%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 37 (18.50%) Selenium
2 27 (13.50%) JIRA
3 23 (11.50%) Cucumber
4 18 (9.00%) JMeter
5 17 (8.50%) SoapUI
6 15 (7.50%) WebDriver
7 14 (7.00%) Subversion
8 11 (5.50%) JUnit
9 10 (5.00%) HP UFT
9 10 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (4.50%) NUnit
11 8 (4.00%) LoadRunner
11 8 (4.00%) Visual Studio
12 7 (3.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (1.50%) Jenkins
13 3 (1.50%) MSI
13 3 (1.50%) Maven
14 2 (1.00%) Introscope
14 2 (1.00%) Toad
14 2 (1.00%) Grunt
General
1 35 (17.50%) Finance
2 22 (11.00%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.00%) Legal
4 5 (2.50%) Billing
5 4 (2.00%) Games
5 4 (2.00%) Banking
5 4 (2.00%) Retail
6 3 (1.50%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.50%) Marketing
7 2 (1.00%) German Language
7 2 (1.00%) Automotive
8 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Electronics
8 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 76 (38.00%) Analyst
2 64 (32.00%) Test Analyst
3 29 (14.50%) Developer
4 23 (11.50%) Test Manager
5 17 (8.50%) Tester
6 14 (7.00%) Agile Test Analyst
7 13 (6.50%) Automation Analyst
8 11 (5.50%) Automation Test Analyst
9 9 (4.50%) Test Team Leader
9 9 (4.50%) Team Leader
9 9 (4.50%) Python Developer
10 8 (4.00%) Test Leader
11 7 (3.50%) Lead Test Analyst
11 7 (3.50%) Test Engineer
12 6 (3.00%) Business Analyst
12 6 (3.00%) QA Analyst
12 6 (3.00%) QA Tester
12 6 (3.00%) Defect Manager
13 5 (2.50%) Perl Developer
13 5 (2.50%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.00%) .NET
1 16 (8.00%) XML
2 12 (6.00%) Web Services
3 10 (5.00%) Spring
4 9 (4.50%) Django
4 9 (4.50%) CSS
4 9 (4.50%) HTML
5 7 (3.50%) Sass
6 6 (3.00%) REST
6 6 (3.00%) Gherkin
6 6 (3.00%) SOAP
6 6 (3.00%) Middleware
7 5 (2.50%) JSON
7 5 (2.50%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.00%) Ajax
8 4 (2.00%) XML Messaging
9 2 (1.00%) Hibernate
9 2 (1.00%) SAP XI
9 2 (1.00%) Java EE
9 2 (1.00%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.00%) Smart Meter
1 12 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.00%) User Experience
3 6 (3.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.50%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.50%) Biometrics
4 3 (1.50%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.00%) EPoS
5 2 (1.00%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.00%) Replication
5 2 (1.00%) Clustering
5 2 (1.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.00%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.00%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.00%) iSeries
5 2 (1.00%) AS400
6 1 (0.50%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.50%) HP Storage
6 1 (0.50%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.50%) STB
Operating Systems
1 32 (16.00%) Windows
2 27 (13.50%) Linux
3 11 (5.50%) AIX
4 10 (5.00%) UNIX
5 6 (3.00%) Windows XP
6 5 (2.50%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.50%) Solaris
8 1 (0.50%) Android
8 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (25.50%) Test Automation
3 38 (19.00%) Test Scripting
4 35 (17.50%) Mentoring
5 34 (17.00%) Test Management
6 32 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 31 (15.50%) Waterfall
8 28 (14.00%) Scrum
9 27 (13.50%) TDD
9 27 (13.50%) BDD
9 27 (13.50%) Test Strategy
10 21 (10.50%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (10.00%) Software Engineering
12 19 (9.50%) Performance Testing
13 17 (8.50%) Manual Testing
14 16 (8.00%) ITIL
14 16 (8.00%) Test Planning
15 14 (7.00%) Regression Testing
15 14 (7.00%) Integration Testing
16 12 (6.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (25.00%) SQL
2 42 (21.00%) Java
3 21 (10.50%) C#
4 18 (9.00%) JavaScript
5 13 (6.50%) Perl
5 13 (6.50%) VB
5 13 (6.50%) Python
6 7 (3.50%) Shell Script
6 7 (3.50%) VBScript
6 7 (3.50%) C++
7 6 (3.00%) C
8 5 (2.50%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.00%) VBA
10 3 (1.50%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.00%) Ruby
11 2 (1.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 58 (29.00%) ISEB
2 53 (26.50%) ISTQB
3 45 (22.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (9.50%) Security Cleared
5 17 (8.50%) SC Cleared
6 13 (6.50%) Degree
7 12 (6.00%) DV Cleared
8 8 (4.00%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.50%) HP AIS
9 3 (1.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (1.00%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.50%) MCTS
11 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (11.00%) QA
2 4 (2.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.50%) GxP
System Software
1 10 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 33 (16.50%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.50%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 5 (2.50%) Tivoli
3 4 (2.00%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (1.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.00%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (1.00%) nmon
6 1 (0.50%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.50%) Netcool
Vendors
1 43 (21.50%) Microsoft
2 32 (16.00%) HP
3 28 (14.00%) Oracle
4 14 (7.00%) VMware
5 10 (5.00%) Veritas
6 7 (3.50%) Cisco
6 7 (3.50%) Citrix
7 5 (2.50%) SAP
8 3 (1.50%) Red Gate
8 3 (1.50%) IBM
9 2 (1.00%) Ektron
9 2 (1.00%) Remedy
9 2 (1.00%) Verint
10 1 (0.50%) webMethods
10 1 (0.50%) Terracotta
10 1 (0.50%) Splunk
10 1 (0.50%) Sybase
10 1 (0.50%) Ericsson
10 1 (0.50%) Nokia
10 1 (0.50%) Compaq
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