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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 163 162 171
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 93 75 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.95% 0.88% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.25% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 30 36
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£290 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.07% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £263 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £409 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £41.75 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.19% +3.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.15 £34.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+3.38% +40.20%
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
7186 5989 6139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.23% 70.41% 70.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4042 3263 2982
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 236 335
Average hourly rate £21.99 £32.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.35% +44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.47 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014. 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
Surrey +4 25 £345 -4.16% 8
Hampshire -29 20 £341 +12.80% 7
Buckinghamshire 0 18 £280 -
Berkshire +3 15 £390 +39.28% 9
West Sussex 0 3 £190 - 2
Oxfordshire - 3 £210 - 3
Kent -4 2 - - 1
Middlesex +2 1 - -
East Sussex - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 72 (38.71%) HP Quality Center
2 65 (34.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 61 (32.80%) ISTQB
3 61 (32.80%) HP
4 58 (31.18%) ISEB
5 51 (27.42%) SQL
6 48 (25.81%) Finance
7 47 (25.27%) QA
8 45 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
9 41 (22.04%) Test Scripting
10 40 (21.51%) Security Cleared
11 37 (19.89%) Windows
12 35 (18.82%) Java
13 34 (18.28%) SC Cleared
14 33 (17.74%) JavaScript
15 32 (17.20%) Oracle
16 31 (16.67%) HTML
17 30 (16.13%) XML
17 30 (16.13%) UNIX
17 30 (16.13%) Selenium
18 29 (15.59%) Scrum
19 28 (15.05%) Analytical Skills
20 27 (14.52%) .NET
21 25 (13.44%) Linux
21 25 (13.44%) Windows XP
21 25 (13.44%) Telecoms
21 25 (13.44%) User Acceptance Testing
22 22 (11.83%) MS Excel
22 22 (11.83%) C#
23 21 (11.29%) SAP

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 7 (3.76%) CMS
2 3 (1.61%) Node.js
3 2 (1.08%) IIS
3 2 (1.08%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.54%) Apache
4 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (11.83%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.15%) MS Office
3 2 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.08%) Mingle
4 1 (0.54%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 19 (10.22%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (4.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.61%) JDE OneWorld
4 2 (1.08%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.08%) Magento
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.15%) SaaS
2 3 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (11.29%) TCP/IP
2 16 (8.60%) SAN
3 15 (8.06%) HTTPS
4 14 (7.53%) DNS
5 13 (6.99%) Wireshark
6 12 (6.45%) SSL
7 10 (5.38%) HTTP
8 7 (3.76%) Internet
8 7 (3.76%) ATM
9 5 (2.69%) DAB
9 5 (2.69%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (2.69%) 4G
10 4 (2.15%) DLNA
10 4 (2.15%) WPA2
10 4 (2.15%) Firewall
10 4 (2.15%) 802.11
10 4 (2.15%) Bluetooth
11 3 (1.61%) GPRS
11 3 (1.61%) UMTS
11 3 (1.61%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.53%) Relational Database
2 9 (4.84%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (2.69%) SAP BW
5 4 (2.15%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.15%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.15%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.61%) MySQL
6 3 (1.61%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.08%) SQL Navigator
8 1 (0.54%) DB2
8 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 30 (16.13%) Selenium
2 17 (9.14%) LoadRunner
3 16 (8.60%) QuickTest Pro
4 15 (8.06%) JUnit
5 11 (5.91%) Visual Studio
6 9 (4.84%) JIRA
6 9 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (4.84%) WebDriver
6 9 (4.84%) SoapUI
7 6 (3.23%) Cucumber
7 6 (3.23%) TestNG
7 6 (3.23%) SpecFlow
7 6 (3.23%) JMeter
8 5 (2.69%) Eclipse
8 5 (2.69%) TestDirector
8 5 (2.69%) TestLink
9 4 (2.15%) Rational Rhapsody
9 4 (2.15%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (2.15%) Toad
10 3 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
General
1 48 (25.81%) Finance
2 25 (13.44%) Telecoms
3 14 (7.53%) Electronics
4 13 (6.99%) Marketing
5 11 (5.91%) Manufacturing
6 8 (4.30%) Banking
7 7 (3.76%) Automotive
8 6 (3.23%) Retail
9 4 (2.15%) Billing
10 1 (0.54%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.54%) Legal
10 1 (0.54%) Back Office
10 1 (0.54%) Publishing
10 1 (0.54%) Games
10 1 (0.54%) Military
Job Titles
1 81 (43.55%) Analyst
2 67 (36.02%) Test Analyst
3 29 (15.59%) Tester
4 18 (9.68%) Test Engineer
5 15 (8.06%) Developer
6 13 (6.99%) Test Manager
7 11 (5.91%) Test Leader
8 10 (5.38%) Agile Test Analyst
9 7 (3.76%) Integration Analyst
9 7 (3.76%) Software Tester
10 6 (3.23%) Technical Analyst
10 6 (3.23%) Software Engineer
10 6 (3.23%) Systems Analyst
11 5 (2.69%) Junior
11 5 (2.69%) Project Manager
11 5 (2.69%) Technical Specialist
11 5 (2.69%) Test Specialist
11 5 (2.69%) Integration Test Analyst
11 5 (2.69%) QA Analyst
11 5 (2.69%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (16.67%) HTML
2 30 (16.13%) XML
3 27 (14.52%) .NET
4 18 (9.68%) ASP.NET
4 18 (9.68%) JSP
4 18 (9.68%) REST
5 16 (8.60%) Web Services
6 14 (7.53%) CSS
7 9 (4.84%) SOAP
7 9 (4.84%) jQuery
8 7 (3.76%) JSON
9 6 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (2.69%) WCF
10 5 (2.69%) Django
10 5 (2.69%) Middleware
11 4 (2.15%) Spring
11 4 (2.15%) WPF
11 4 (2.15%) Sass
12 3 (1.61%) Ember.js
12 3 (1.61%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.05%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.60%) User Experience
3 11 (5.91%) DTV
4 6 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.61%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.61%) Learning Management System
5 3 (1.61%) BBC
5 3 (1.61%) Animation
5 3 (1.61%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.61%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.61%) New Media
6 2 (1.08%) Open Source
6 2 (1.08%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.08%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (1.08%) Replication
7 1 (0.54%) VLE
7 1 (0.54%) IVR
7 1 (0.54%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.54%) EPoS
7 1 (0.54%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 37 (19.89%) Windows
2 30 (16.13%) UNIX
3 25 (13.44%) Linux
3 25 (13.44%) Windows XP
4 16 (8.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (8.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (8.60%) Windows 2000
5 9 (4.84%) Windows 7
6 5 (2.69%) Android
7 3 (1.61%) AIX
7 3 (1.61%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.08%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.08%) openSUSE
9 1 (0.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (22.04%) Test Scripting
3 29 (15.59%) Scrum
4 25 (13.44%) User Acceptance Testing
5 21 (11.29%) Automated Testing
6 20 (10.75%) Test Management
6 20 (10.75%) Waterfall
6 20 (10.75%) Test Strategy
7 19 (10.22%) BDD
7 19 (10.22%) Validation
8 18 (9.68%) Software Engineering
9 17 (9.14%) Test Automation
10 16 (8.60%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (8.06%) Knowledge Management
12 14 (7.53%) V-Model
12 14 (7.53%) Manual Testing
12 14 (7.53%) TDD
13 13 (6.99%) Performance Testing
14 12 (6.45%) ITIL
14 12 (6.45%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 51 (27.42%) SQL
2 35 (18.82%) Java
3 33 (17.74%) JavaScript
4 22 (11.83%) C#
5 18 (9.68%) Python
6 13 (6.99%) VB
7 12 (6.45%) Perl
8 10 (5.38%) C++
8 10 (5.38%) C
9 9 (4.84%) VBA
10 6 (3.23%) PHP
11 5 (2.69%) Ruby
12 3 (1.61%) Scala
12 3 (1.61%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.61%) VBScript
13 2 (1.08%) Ada
13 2 (1.08%) Pascal
13 2 (1.08%) AppleScript
13 2 (1.08%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.08%) XPath
Qualifications
1 65 (34.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 61 (32.80%) ISTQB
3 58 (31.18%) ISEB
4 40 (21.51%) Security Cleared
5 34 (18.28%) SC Cleared
6 11 (5.91%) DV Cleared
7 9 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (4.30%) Degree
8 8 (4.30%) ISEB Practitioner
9 7 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (3.23%) MCSE
10 6 (3.23%) CCNP
10 6 (3.23%) CCNA
11 5 (2.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 3 (1.61%) MCITP
13 2 (1.08%) MCP
14 1 (0.54%) HND
14 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (25.27%) QA
System Software
1 8 (4.30%) Nmap
2 3 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.08%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 72 (38.71%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (4.30%) Nessus
3 7 (3.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (3.23%) Tivoli
4 6 (3.23%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 1 (0.54%) Nagios
Vendors
1 61 (32.80%) HP
2 32 (17.20%) Oracle
3 21 (11.29%) SAP
4 20 (10.75%) Microsoft
5 11 (5.91%) Citrix
6 5 (2.69%) Business Objects
6 5 (2.69%) VMware
7 4 (2.15%) Cisco
8 3 (1.61%) IBM
8 3 (1.61%) Veritas
9 2 (1.08%) ATG
9 2 (1.08%) NetCracker
9 2 (1.08%) Comptel
9 2 (1.08%) hybris
9 2 (1.08%) F5
9 2 (1.08%) Appcelerator
9 2 (1.08%) Demandware
10 1 (0.54%) Cadence
10 1 (0.54%) Splunk
10 1 (0.54%) Juniper
Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £12.82 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Search Consultancy
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Basingstoke
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £100 - £119 per day
Posted: 26 days ago