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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 166 154 179
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +25
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 99 91 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.00% 1.06% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 1.49% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 31 27
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£290 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £263 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £401 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £41.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.82% +82.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.26 £35.20 £21.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £138.00 £42.20 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.88 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-11.43% +55.74%
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
7215 6120 5835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.97% 71.35% 69.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4102 3284 2885
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 235 363
Average hourly rate £21.58 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.76% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 22 December 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
Hampshire -28 26 £324 +19.90% 7
Surrey +9 25 £190 -47.03% 6
Buckinghamshire +5 23 £290 +4.50% 2
Berkshire -6 10 £350 +29.62% 3
Kent +3 5 £388 - 1
West Sussex - 4 £190 - 3
Oxfordshire -21 3 £210 -35.38% 3
M4 Corridor - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 62 (34.64%) ISTQB
1 62 (34.64%) HP Quality Center
2 56 (31.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 55 (30.73%) ISEB
4 53 (29.61%) SQL
5 52 (29.05%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (25.14%) HP
7 44 (24.58%) Finance
8 42 (23.46%) QA
9 36 (20.11%) Test Scripting
10 34 (18.99%) Microsoft
11 33 (18.44%) Windows
12 32 (17.88%) Scrum
13 31 (17.32%) XML
14 30 (16.76%) Java
14 30 (16.76%) Selenium
15 29 (16.20%) JavaScript
15 29 (16.20%) User Acceptance Testing
15 29 (16.20%) Security Cleared
16 28 (15.64%) MS Excel
16 28 (15.64%) SC Cleared
17 27 (15.08%) HTML
18 25 (13.97%) Oracle
19 24 (13.41%) Analytical Skills
20 23 (12.85%) .NET
21 22 (12.29%) Linux
21 22 (12.29%) Automated Testing
21 22 (12.29%) Waterfall
22 21 (11.73%) UNIX
22 21 (11.73%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 10 (5.59%) CMS
2 6 (3.35%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.79%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (1.68%) Node.js
4 3 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.12%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.12%) IIS
6 1 (0.56%) Apache
6 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (15.64%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.79%) MS Office
3 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.56%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 14 (7.82%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.12%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.35%) SaaS
2 2 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.17%) SAN
2 15 (8.38%) TCP/IP
3 10 (5.59%) ATM
3 10 (5.59%) Wireshark
4 8 (4.47%) HTTP
4 8 (4.47%) HTTPS
4 8 (4.47%) SSL
5 6 (3.35%) DNS
5 6 (3.35%) Internet
6 4 (2.23%) DAB
6 4 (2.23%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (2.23%) WPA2
6 4 (2.23%) 802.11
6 4 (2.23%) Bluetooth
6 4 (2.23%) DLNA
7 3 (1.68%) Ethernet
7 3 (1.68%) FCoE
7 3 (1.68%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (1.68%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.94%) Relational Database
2 7 (3.91%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.79%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (2.79%) SAP BW
4 4 (2.23%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.23%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.23%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.68%) MySQL
5 3 (1.68%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.12%) SQL Navigator
7 1 (0.56%) DB2
7 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 30 (16.76%) Selenium
2 16 (8.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (7.26%) Visual Studio
4 11 (6.15%) QuickTest Pro
5 10 (5.59%) SoapUI
6 9 (5.03%) JUnit
6 9 (5.03%) JIRA
7 7 (3.91%) LoadRunner
8 6 (3.35%) JMeter
9 5 (2.79%) WebDriver
9 5 (2.79%) SpecFlow
10 4 (2.23%) Jenkins
10 4 (2.23%) Cucumber
10 4 (2.23%) Subversion
10 4 (2.23%) Toad
11 3 (1.68%) Eclipse
11 3 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (1.12%) QARun
12 2 (1.12%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (1.12%) TestDirector
General
1 44 (24.58%) Finance
2 18 (10.06%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.03%) Banking
4 8 (4.47%) Electronics
4 8 (4.47%) Automotive
5 7 (3.91%) Marketing
6 5 (2.79%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.23%) Retail
8 2 (1.12%) Legal
9 1 (0.56%) Publishing
9 1 (0.56%) Games
9 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.56%) Back Office
9 1 (0.56%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 78 (43.58%) Analyst
2 66 (36.87%) Test Analyst
3 29 (16.20%) Tester
4 16 (8.94%) Test Manager
5 14 (7.82%) Developer
6 12 (6.70%) Test Leader
7 11 (6.15%) Agile Test Analyst
8 9 (5.03%) Test Engineer
8 9 (5.03%) Software Tester
9 8 (4.47%) Technical Specialist
10 6 (3.35%) Technical Analyst
10 6 (3.35%) Technical Test Analyst
11 5 (2.79%) QA Analyst
11 5 (2.79%) Python Developer
11 5 (2.79%) Integration Analyst
11 5 (2.79%) Junior
11 5 (2.79%) Software Engineer
12 4 (2.23%) Systems Analyst
12 4 (2.23%) Integration Tester
12 4 (2.23%) Integration Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (17.32%) XML
2 27 (15.08%) HTML
3 23 (12.85%) .NET
4 19 (10.61%) Web Services
5 16 (8.94%) CSS
6 15 (8.38%) REST
7 11 (6.15%) JSP
7 11 (6.15%) ASP.NET
8 7 (3.91%) SOAP
8 7 (3.91%) Middleware
8 7 (3.91%) jQuery
9 6 (3.35%) JSON
10 5 (2.79%) Django
11 4 (2.23%) Spring
11 4 (2.23%) WCF
11 4 (2.23%) Sass
11 4 (2.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 3 (1.68%) Ember.js
12 3 (1.68%) Backbone.js
12 3 (1.68%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.41%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.26%) User Experience
3 6 (3.35%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.79%) DTV
5 3 (1.68%) AS400
5 3 (1.68%) BBC
5 3 (1.68%) Animation
5 3 (1.68%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.68%) iSeries
5 3 (1.68%) New Media
6 2 (1.12%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.12%) Learning Management System
6 2 (1.12%) Open Source
6 2 (1.12%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.12%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.12%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (1.12%) Replication
7 1 (0.56%) VLE
7 1 (0.56%) IVR
7 1 (0.56%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 33 (18.44%) Windows
2 22 (12.29%) Linux
3 21 (11.73%) Windows XP
3 21 (11.73%) UNIX
4 13 (7.26%) Windows 7
5 9 (5.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (5.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (5.03%) Windows 2000
6 5 (2.79%) Android
7 4 (2.23%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.68%) AIX
9 2 (1.12%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.12%) openSUSE
10 1 (0.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (29.05%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (20.11%) Test Scripting
3 32 (17.88%) Scrum
4 29 (16.20%) User Acceptance Testing
5 22 (12.29%) Automated Testing
5 22 (12.29%) Waterfall
6 21 (11.73%) Test Management
7 20 (11.17%) Validation
8 19 (10.61%) BDD
9 18 (10.06%) Software Engineering
10 17 (9.50%) Test Strategy
11 16 (8.94%) V-Model
12 15 (8.38%) Test Automation
12 15 (8.38%) Knowledge Management
12 15 (8.38%) ITIL
13 14 (7.82%) TDD
13 14 (7.82%) Manual Testing
14 11 (6.15%) DSDM
14 11 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
15 10 (5.59%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (29.61%) SQL
2 30 (16.76%) Java
3 29 (16.20%) JavaScript
4 18 (10.06%) C#
5 17 (9.50%) Python
6 13 (7.26%) VBA
7 12 (6.70%) VB
7 12 (6.70%) C
8 9 (5.03%) C++
8 9 (5.03%) Perl
9 6 (3.35%) PHP
10 4 (2.23%) VBScript
11 2 (1.12%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.12%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.12%) Ada
11 2 (1.12%) Pascal
11 2 (1.12%) AppleScript
11 2 (1.12%) Ruby
11 2 (1.12%) XPath
12 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 62 (34.64%) ISTQB
2 56 (31.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 55 (30.73%) ISEB
4 29 (16.20%) Security Cleared
5 28 (15.64%) SC Cleared
6 9 (5.03%) DV Cleared
7 8 (4.47%) Degree
8 7 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (3.35%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (3.35%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (2.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 5 (2.79%) MCSE
10 5 (2.79%) CCNP
10 5 (2.79%) CCNA
11 3 (1.68%) MCITP
12 2 (1.12%) MCP
12 2 (1.12%) HND
13 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (23.46%) QA
System Software
1 6 (3.35%) Nmap
2 3 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.12%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 62 (34.64%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (5.03%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 9 (5.03%) Tivoli
3 6 (3.35%) Nessus
4 2 (1.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.56%) Nagios
Vendors
1 45 (25.14%) HP
2 34 (18.99%) Microsoft
3 25 (13.97%) Oracle
4 17 (9.50%) SAP
5 15 (8.38%) Citrix
6 5 (2.79%) Business Objects
6 5 (2.79%) Ektron
6 5 (2.79%) VMware
7 3 (1.68%) Veritas
8 2 (1.12%) Cisco
8 2 (1.12%) Appcelerator
9 1 (0.56%) F5
9 1 (0.56%) Splunk
9 1 (0.56%) Cadence
9 1 (0.56%) NetCracker
9 1 (0.56%) Comptel
9 1 (0.56%) IBM
9 1 (0.56%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.56%) Apple
9 1 (0.56%) Mercator
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