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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 160 140 128
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -12
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 102 109 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.12% 1.22% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 1.64% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 62 60
Average daily rate
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£348 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.92% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £226 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
-0.07% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +63.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.00%
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
7041 6630 6053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.04% 74.29% 71.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4133 3654 3167
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 254 281
Average hourly rate £22.83 £26.98 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.36% -10.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.41 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 7 July 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 +8 49 £326 +0.15% 6
Berkshire +12 23 £375 +57.89% 11
Buckinghamshire -1 14 £400 +44.79% 7
Surrey -12 5 £410 +19.27% 11
Oxfordshire -19 4 - - 8
West Sussex -8 3 £250 - 2
Middlesex +5 1 £375 +13.63%
Kent - 1 £250 - 3
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 103 (44.78%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (27.39%) ISEB
3 62 (26.96%) SQL
4 56 (24.35%) Test Scripting
5 54 (23.48%) Test Automation
6 52 (22.61%) ISTQB
7 51 (22.17%) HP Quality Center
8 50 (21.74%) Windows
9 48 (20.87%) Linux
10 46 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 44 (19.13%) Java
12 42 (18.26%) User Acceptance Testing
13 40 (17.39%) Test Management
13 40 (17.39%) Microsoft
14 39 (16.96%) HP
15 37 (16.09%) Finance
16 34 (14.78%) Selenium
17 33 (14.35%) Waterfall
17 33 (14.35%) TDD
17 33 (14.35%) SAN
18 32 (13.91%) VMware
19 31 (13.48%) Software Engineering
20 29 (12.61%) Perl
20 29 (12.61%) QA
20 29 (12.61%) Mentoring
21 28 (12.17%) Test Strategy
21 28 (12.17%) Oracle
21 28 (12.17%) AIX
21 28 (12.17%) Scrum
22 27 (11.74%) Veritas

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 4 (1.74%) CMS
2 3 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.87%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.87%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.87%) JBoss
3 2 (0.87%) Confluence
4 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.43%) IIS
4 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (9.57%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.91%) MS Project
3 6 (2.61%) MS Office
4 3 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.04%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.30%) SAP BCA
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (14.35%) SAN
2 21 (9.13%) iSCSI
2 21 (9.13%) FCoE
2 21 (9.13%) Fibre Channel
3 13 (5.65%) Internet
4 8 (3.48%) GSM
4 8 (3.48%) UMTS
4 8 (3.48%) VoIP
4 8 (3.48%) LTE
5 7 (3.04%) DAB
5 7 (3.04%) Wireless
6 6 (2.61%) RTCP
6 6 (2.61%) RTP
6 6 (2.61%) ATM
6 6 (2.61%) CDMA
6 6 (2.61%) GPRS
6 6 (2.61%) Cisco ICM
6 6 (2.61%) VoLTE
7 5 (2.17%) LDAP
7 5 (2.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.57%) Relational Database
2 10 (4.35%) RDBMS
3 8 (3.48%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.48%) NoSQL
4 7 (3.04%) SAP BW
5 6 (2.61%) Data Mining
6 5 (2.17%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.43%) SAP BI
9 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 34 (14.78%) Selenium
2 25 (10.87%) JIRA
3 20 (8.70%) JMeter
4 18 (7.83%) Cucumber
5 16 (6.96%) WebDriver
6 14 (6.09%) SoapUI
6 14 (6.09%) HP UFT
7 11 (4.78%) Subversion
8 10 (4.35%) JUnit
9 9 (3.91%) NUnit
9 9 (3.91%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (3.04%) Jenkins
10 7 (3.04%) LoadRunner
11 5 (2.17%) Eclipse
11 5 (2.17%) Git (software)
11 5 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (1.74%) Maven
13 3 (1.30%) TestDirector
13 3 (1.30%) LabVIEW
13 3 (1.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (16.09%) Finance
2 17 (7.39%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.04%) Billing
4 5 (2.17%) Legal
5 4 (1.74%) Games
5 4 (1.74%) Banking
6 3 (1.30%) Marketing
7 2 (0.87%) German Language
7 2 (0.87%) Retail
7 2 (0.87%) Automotive
7 2 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.87%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.43%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 76 (33.04%) Analyst
2 64 (27.83%) Test Analyst
3 36 (15.65%) Developer
4 21 (9.13%) Test Manager
5 19 (8.26%) Test Leader
6 17 (7.39%) Tester
7 14 (6.09%) Test Engineer
8 13 (5.65%) Test Specialist
8 13 (5.65%) Python Developer
8 13 (5.65%) Agile Test Analyst
9 11 (4.78%) Automation Analyst
10 9 (3.91%) Automation Test Analyst
10 9 (3.91%) Team Leader
10 9 (3.91%) Test Team Leader
11 6 (2.61%) Business Analyst
11 6 (2.61%) Technical Specialist
11 6 (2.61%) Perl Developer
11 6 (2.61%) Defect Manager
12 5 (2.17%) QA Analyst
12 5 (2.17%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.00%) XML
2 15 (6.52%) .NET
3 13 (5.65%) HTML
3 13 (5.65%) Django
4 11 (4.78%) CSS
4 11 (4.78%) Web Services
5 9 (3.91%) Sass
6 8 (3.48%) REST
6 8 (3.48%) Spring
6 8 (3.48%) JSON
7 7 (3.04%) Gherkin
8 6 (2.61%) SOAP
9 4 (1.74%) Ajax
10 3 (1.30%) EJB
10 3 (1.30%) J2EE
10 3 (1.30%) XSLT
10 3 (1.30%) XML Messaging
11 2 (0.87%) Hibernate
11 2 (0.87%) SAP XI
11 2 (0.87%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.65%) User Experience
2 9 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.48%) Device Driver
3 8 (3.48%) Smart Meter
4 6 (2.61%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.17%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.30%) Handset
6 3 (1.30%) Biometrics
7 2 (0.87%) Clustering
7 2 (0.87%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.87%) HP Storage
7 2 (0.87%) PDA
7 2 (0.87%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.87%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.43%) Animation
8 1 (0.43%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.43%) STB
8 1 (0.43%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.43%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 50 (21.74%) Windows
2 48 (20.87%) Linux
3 28 (12.17%) AIX
4 12 (5.22%) UNIX
5 11 (4.78%) Windows 7
6 8 (3.48%) Windows XP
7 7 (3.04%) Android
8 4 (1.74%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.87%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.43%) Solaris
10 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.43%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.43%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (44.78%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (24.35%) Test Scripting
3 54 (23.48%) Test Automation
4 42 (18.26%) User Acceptance Testing
5 40 (17.39%) Test Management
6 33 (14.35%) TDD
6 33 (14.35%) Waterfall
7 31 (13.48%) Software Engineering
8 29 (12.61%) Mentoring
9 28 (12.17%) Test Strategy
9 28 (12.17%) Scrum
10 25 (10.87%) BDD
11 21 (9.13%) Test Planning
12 19 (8.26%) OO
13 18 (7.83%) Validation
13 18 (7.83%) SDLC
14 17 (7.39%) V-Model
15 16 (6.96%) Manual Testing
15 16 (6.96%) Performance Testing
15 16 (6.96%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (26.96%) SQL
2 44 (19.13%) Java
3 29 (12.61%) Perl
4 22 (9.57%) JavaScript
4 22 (9.57%) Python
5 18 (7.83%) C#
6 11 (4.78%) VB
7 10 (4.35%) VBA
7 10 (4.35%) Shell Script
8 9 (3.91%) C
9 8 (3.48%) C++
10 5 (2.17%) VBScript
11 4 (1.74%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.30%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.87%) Ruby
13 2 (0.87%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.43%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 63 (27.39%) ISEB
2 52 (22.61%) ISTQB
3 46 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (8.26%) Security Cleared
5 17 (7.39%) SC Cleared
6 11 (4.78%) Degree
7 10 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
7 10 (4.35%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.30%) MCTS
9 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.87%) HND
10 2 (0.87%) MCSE
10 2 (0.87%) MCSA
10 2 (0.87%) MCITP
10 2 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.43%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (12.61%) QA
2 3 (1.30%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.43%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.43%) GCP
System Software
1 25 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.04%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.87%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.87%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 51 (22.17%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.61%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 6 (2.61%) Tivoli
3 4 (1.74%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.87%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.43%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.43%) Netcool
Vendors
1 40 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 39 (16.96%) HP
3 32 (13.91%) VMware
4 28 (12.17%) Oracle
5 27 (11.74%) Veritas
6 13 (5.65%) Citrix
7 11 (4.78%) SAP
8 10 (4.35%) IBM
9 8 (3.48%) Cisco
10 3 (1.30%) Red Gate
11 2 (0.87%) Verint
11 2 (0.87%) Ericsson
11 2 (0.87%) Nokia
11 2 (0.87%) McAfee
11 2 (0.87%) Ektron
12 1 (0.43%) Terracotta
12 1 (0.43%) Pegasus
12 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.43%) webMethods
12 1 (0.43%) Compaq
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