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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 192 164 142
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -22
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 74 108 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.84% 1.14% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 1.44% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 40 62
Median daily rate £400 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £273 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £444 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 3
Median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £30.30 £37.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
- -0.79%
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
7094 7500 6928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.52% 79.41% 75.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4343 4350 3832
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 251 262
Median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.81 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -14 31 £388 +19.23% 5
Berkshire -12 18 £400 +3.22% 1
Buckinghamshire +9 9 £300 -28.35% 2
West Sussex -12 8 £410 +26.15% 1
Surrey -12 5 £418 +30.46% 8
Kent +5 4 £230 -8.00% 1
Oxfordshire +7 2 £288 - 4
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 73 (42.69%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (32.75%) ISTQB
3 51 (29.82%) ISEB
4 49 (28.65%) SQL
5 45 (26.32%) Finance
6 44 (25.73%) JIRA
7 43 (25.15%) Linux
8 40 (23.39%) Windows
9 35 (20.47%) Waterfall
10 34 (19.88%) Regression Testing
11 32 (18.71%) Test Scripting
12 31 (18.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 31 (18.13%) C#
12 31 (18.13%) Scrum
13 30 (17.54%) QA
14 28 (16.37%) User Acceptance Testing
14 28 (16.37%) Test Strategy
15 27 (15.79%) Automated Testing
16 26 (15.20%) .NET
16 26 (15.20%) XML
16 26 (15.20%) Microsoft
16 26 (15.20%) Defect Management
17 25 (14.62%) V-Model
18 23 (13.45%) C++
19 21 (12.28%) Java
19 21 (12.28%) Test Automation
20 20 (11.70%) Selenium
21 19 (11.11%) System Testing
21 19 (11.11%) VBScript
21 19 (11.11%) HP UFT

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 10 (5.85%) JBoss
2 4 (2.34%) Apache
2 4 (2.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 4 (2.34%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.75%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.17%) Confluence
5 1 (0.58%) CMS
5 1 (0.58%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.58%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.09%) MS Office
3 2 (1.17%) MS Project
4 1 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.34%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.17%) Maximo
2 2 (1.17%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (1.17%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.17%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.58%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.58%) Magento
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.58%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.58%) IaaS
2 1 (0.58%) SaaS
2 1 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.77%) HTTP
2 14 (8.19%) VLAN
3 13 (7.60%) TCP/IP
4 10 (5.85%) BGP
4 10 (5.85%) DHCP
4 10 (5.85%) DNS
4 10 (5.85%) IPsec
4 10 (5.85%) IPv6
4 10 (5.85%) Software-Defined Networking
4 10 (5.85%) VPN
5 8 (4.68%) FCoE
5 8 (4.68%) Fibre Channel
5 8 (4.68%) iSCSI
5 8 (4.68%) SAN
6 6 (3.51%) Internet
7 5 (2.92%) ZigBee
8 4 (2.34%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (1.75%) WAN
10 2 (1.17%) VoIP
11 1 (0.58%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.19%) Relational Database
2 12 (7.02%) SQL Server
3 10 (5.85%) RDBMS
4 6 (3.51%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (2.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.75%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.58%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.58%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.58%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 44 (25.73%) JIRA
2 20 (11.70%) Selenium
3 19 (11.11%) HP UFT
4 15 (8.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (7.02%) TestComplete
6 10 (5.85%) Cucumber
7 7 (4.09%) SpecFlow
7 7 (4.09%) Subversion
8 5 (2.92%) JUnit
8 5 (2.92%) Visual Studio
9 4 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (2.34%) Gradle
9 4 (2.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (2.34%) WebDriver
10 3 (1.75%) Artifactory
10 3 (1.75%) Checkstyle
10 3 (1.75%) FindBugs
10 3 (1.75%) LoadRunner
10 3 (1.75%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (1.75%) Toad
General
1 45 (26.32%) Finance
2 16 (9.36%) Marketing
3 14 (8.19%) Banking
4 12 (7.02%) Retail
4 12 (7.02%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.75%) Electronics
6 2 (1.17%) Automotive
6 2 (1.17%) Back Office
6 2 (1.17%) Front Office
6 2 (1.17%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.17%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (29.82%) Analyst
2 41 (23.98%) Test Analyst
3 32 (18.71%) Tester
4 22 (12.87%) Test Engineer
5 18 (10.53%) Automation Tester
6 14 (8.19%) Developer
7 12 (7.02%) QA Tester
7 12 (7.02%) Test Manager
8 10 (5.85%) Business Analyst
8 10 (5.85%) Senior Test Engineer
8 10 (5.85%) Support Engineer
9 9 (5.26%) Consultant
10 8 (4.68%) Manual Test Analyst
10 8 (4.68%) Python Developer
10 8 (4.68%) QA Automation Tester
10 8 (4.68%) QA Engineer
11 7 (4.09%) Smart Metering Engineer
11 7 (4.09%) Test Leader
12 5 (2.92%) Agile Test Analyst
12 5 (2.92%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (15.20%) .NET
1 26 (15.20%) XML
2 16 (9.36%) CSS
3 7 (4.09%) Django
3 7 (4.09%) JSON
4 6 (3.51%) HTML
4 6 (3.51%) REST
5 5 (2.92%) Sass
6 4 (2.34%) ActiveMQ
6 4 (2.34%) Apache Camel
6 4 (2.34%) Entity Framework
6 4 (2.34%) Hibernate
6 4 (2.34%) NHibernate
6 4 (2.34%) Spring
7 2 (1.17%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.17%) SOAP
7 2 (1.17%) Web Services
7 2 (1.17%) WinForms
8 1 (0.58%) Qt
8 1 (0.58%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (7.60%) Smart Meter
2 12 (7.02%) Computer Science
3 11 (6.43%) Mobile App
4 10 (5.85%) Public Cloud
4 10 (5.85%) User Experience
5 9 (5.26%) Device Driver
6 7 (4.09%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.75%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.75%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.17%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.17%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.17%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.17%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.58%) CMDB
9 1 (0.58%) CUDA
9 1 (0.58%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.58%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.58%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.58%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 43 (25.15%) Linux
2 40 (23.39%) Windows
3 16 (9.36%) Unix
4 15 (8.77%) Windows Server
5 13 (7.60%) Android
6 12 (7.02%) Apple iOS
7 10 (5.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (5.85%) Ubuntu
8 8 (4.68%) AIX
9 1 (0.58%) CentOS
9 1 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.58%) Solaris
9 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (42.69%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (20.47%) Waterfall
3 34 (19.88%) Regression Testing
4 32 (18.71%) Test Scripting
5 31 (18.13%) Scrum
6 28 (16.37%) Test Strategy
6 28 (16.37%) User Acceptance Testing
7 27 (15.79%) Automated Testing
8 26 (15.20%) Defect Management
9 25 (14.62%) V-Model
10 21 (12.28%) Test Automation
11 19 (11.11%) System Testing
12 18 (10.53%) SDLC
13 16 (9.36%) Software Engineering
14 15 (8.77%) BDD
15 14 (8.19%) Functional Testing
15 14 (8.19%) Integration Testing
15 14 (8.19%) Mentoring
15 14 (8.19%) Test Management
16 13 (7.60%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (28.65%) SQL
2 31 (18.13%) C#
3 23 (13.45%) C++
4 21 (12.28%) Java
5 19 (11.11%) VBScript
6 15 (8.77%) PowerShell
7 14 (8.19%) C
8 12 (7.02%) VB
9 10 (5.85%) JavaScript
10 9 (5.26%) Perl
10 9 (5.26%) Python
11 6 (3.51%) F#
12 5 (2.92%) PHP
12 5 (2.92%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.58%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.58%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 56 (32.75%) ISTQB
2 51 (29.82%) ISEB
3 31 (18.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (9.36%) Degree
4 16 (9.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 15 (8.77%) Security Cleared
6 13 (7.60%) SC Cleared
7 7 (4.09%) MCSE
7 7 (4.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (3.51%) ISEB Practitioner
8 6 (3.51%) MCSA
8 6 (3.51%) MCSD
9 4 (2.34%) DBS Check
9 4 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.75%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.58%) CCNA
11 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.58%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (17.54%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.58%) GMP
2 1 (0.58%) SDET
System Software
1 12 (7.02%) Hyper-V
2 11 (6.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.09%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.75%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.17%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.17%) XenServer
6 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.17%) Perfmon
3 2 (1.17%) SCOrch
3 2 (1.17%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.58%) SCCM
4 1 (0.58%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (15.20%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.94%) Oracle
3 12 (7.02%) HP
3 12 (7.02%) VMware
4 11 (6.43%) Red Hat
4 11 (6.43%) SAP
5 8 (4.68%) Veritas
6 4 (2.34%) RedGate
7 3 (1.75%) Cisco
7 3 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.75%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.17%) Charles River
8 2 (1.17%) Citrix
8 2 (1.17%) hybris
8 2 (1.17%) SunGard
9 1 (0.58%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.58%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.58%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.58%) Pega
9 1 (0.58%) Terracotta