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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 204 166 165
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 65 107 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.73% 1.12% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 1.40% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 48 48
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £397
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 3
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +3.47%
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 7650 6941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.31% 79.98% 76.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4362 4548 3824
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 246 251
Median hourly rate £39.50 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.58% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.82 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 July 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 July 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 -25 23 £400 +18.51% 6
Berkshire -9 17 £400 +3.22% 1
Surrey 0 7 £405 -1.21% 6
West Sussex -3 7 £410 +64.00%
Buckinghamshire +8 6 £375 - 4
Kent +7 2 £325 +30.00% 2
Oxfordshire +6 2 £288 - 3
Middlesex -3 1 £450 +20.00%
East Sussex - 1 £300 - 6
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 65 (40.88%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (32.08%) ISTQB
3 50 (31.45%) Regression Testing
4 48 (30.19%) ISEB
5 42 (26.42%) Finance
6 40 (25.16%) SQL
6 40 (25.16%) Windows
6 40 (25.16%) Linux
7 39 (24.53%) JIRA
8 34 (21.38%) Scrum
8 34 (21.38%) Waterfall
9 33 (20.75%) C#
10 32 (20.13%) .NET
11 31 (19.50%) Test Scripting
12 30 (18.87%) QA
13 28 (17.61%) Test Strategy
13 28 (17.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 27 (16.98%) Automated Testing
15 25 (15.72%) C++
16 24 (15.09%) User Acceptance Testing
17 23 (14.47%) V-Model
17 23 (14.47%) XML
17 23 (14.47%) HP UFT
18 22 (13.84%) Defect Management
19 21 (13.21%) Selenium
19 21 (13.21%) Java
19 21 (13.21%) VBScript
20 19 (11.95%) Microsoft
20 19 (11.95%) Team Foundation Server
21 18 (11.32%) BDD

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 7 (4.40%) JBoss
2 4 (2.52%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.89%) Apache
3 3 (1.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 3 (1.89%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.26%) CMS
4 2 (1.26%) Confluence
4 2 (1.26%) IIS
5 1 (0.63%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 10 (6.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.52%) MS Office
3 1 (0.63%) MS Project
3 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.52%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.26%) Maximo
2 2 (1.26%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.26%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (1.26%) Sonata
3 1 (0.63%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.63%) SAP FS
3 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.63%) IaaS
2 1 (0.63%) SaaS
2 1 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.43%) HTTP
2 13 (8.18%) TCP/IP
3 12 (7.55%) VLAN
4 10 (6.29%) BGP
4 10 (6.29%) DHCP
4 10 (6.29%) DNS
4 10 (6.29%) IPsec
4 10 (6.29%) IPv6
4 10 (6.29%) Software-Defined Networking
4 10 (6.29%) VPN
5 8 (5.03%) FCoE
5 8 (5.03%) Fibre Channel
5 8 (5.03%) iSCSI
5 8 (5.03%) SAN
6 5 (3.14%) ZigBee
7 4 (2.52%) Internet
8 3 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.26%) VoIP
10 1 (0.63%) GPRS
10 1 (0.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.92%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.29%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.40%) RDBMS
4 5 (3.14%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.52%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.63%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 39 (24.53%) JIRA
2 23 (14.47%) HP UFT
3 21 (13.21%) Selenium
4 19 (11.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (7.55%) SpecFlow
5 12 (7.55%) TestComplete
6 8 (5.03%) Cucumber
7 6 (3.77%) Visual Studio
8 5 (3.14%) Subversion
8 5 (3.14%) WebDriver
9 4 (2.52%) JUnit
10 3 (1.89%) Artifactory
10 3 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.89%) Checkstyle
10 3 (1.89%) FindBugs
10 3 (1.89%) Gradle
10 3 (1.89%) LabVIEW
10 3 (1.89%) LoadRunner
10 3 (1.89%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (1.89%) Toad
General
1 42 (26.42%) Finance
2 14 (8.81%) Marketing
3 13 (8.18%) Banking
4 12 (7.55%) Telecoms
5 11 (6.92%) Retail
6 3 (1.89%) Electronics
7 2 (1.26%) Automotive
7 2 (1.26%) Back Office
7 2 (1.26%) Front Office
7 2 (1.26%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.26%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.63%) Billing
8 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (27.67%) Analyst
2 36 (22.64%) Tester
3 34 (21.38%) Test Analyst
4 22 (13.84%) Automation Tester
5 20 (12.58%) Test Engineer
6 12 (7.55%) QA Tester
7 11 (6.92%) Developer
7 11 (6.92%) Senior Test Engineer
8 10 (6.29%) Business Analyst
8 10 (6.29%) Support Engineer
8 10 (6.29%) Test Leader
9 9 (5.66%) Test Manager
10 8 (5.03%) Consultant
10 8 (5.03%) Manual Test Analyst
10 8 (5.03%) QA Automation Tester
10 8 (5.03%) QA Engineer
11 6 (3.77%) BSS Engineer
11 6 (3.77%) OSS Engineer
11 6 (3.77%) Senior OSS Engineer
11 6 (3.77%) Smart Metering Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (20.13%) .NET
2 23 (14.47%) XML
3 12 (7.55%) CSS
4 6 (3.77%) JSON
4 6 (3.77%) REST
5 4 (2.52%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.52%) Django
5 4 (2.52%) Web Services
6 3 (1.89%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (1.89%) Apache Camel
6 3 (1.89%) Entity Framework
6 3 (1.89%) Hibernate
6 3 (1.89%) NHibernate
6 3 (1.89%) SOAP
6 3 (1.89%) Spring
7 2 (1.26%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.26%) RESTful
7 2 (1.26%) Sass
7 2 (1.26%) WCF
7 2 (1.26%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.92%) Computer Science
3 10 (6.29%) Mobile App
3 10 (6.29%) Public Cloud
3 10 (6.29%) Smart Meter
4 9 (5.66%) Device Driver
5 7 (4.40%) Data Centre
5 7 (4.40%) User Experience
6 3 (1.89%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.26%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.26%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.26%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.26%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.63%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.63%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.63%) Equities
8 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.63%) PKI
8 1 (0.63%) Smart Energy
8 1 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (25.16%) Linux
1 40 (25.16%) Windows
2 16 (10.06%) Windows Server
3 15 (9.43%) Unix
4 11 (6.92%) Android
5 10 (6.29%) Apple iOS
5 10 (6.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (6.29%) Ubuntu
6 8 (5.03%) AIX
7 1 (0.63%) CentOS
7 1 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.63%) Solaris
7 1 (0.63%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (40.88%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (31.45%) Regression Testing
3 34 (21.38%) Scrum
3 34 (21.38%) Waterfall
4 31 (19.50%) Test Scripting
5 28 (17.61%) Test Strategy
6 27 (16.98%) Automated Testing
7 24 (15.09%) User Acceptance Testing
8 23 (14.47%) V-Model
9 22 (13.84%) Defect Management
10 18 (11.32%) BDD
10 18 (11.32%) SDLC
11 17 (10.69%) System Testing
11 17 (10.69%) Test Automation
12 16 (10.06%) User Stories
13 14 (8.81%) Functional Testing
13 14 (8.81%) Software Engineering
13 14 (8.81%) Test Management
14 12 (7.55%) Integration Testing
14 12 (7.55%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 40 (25.16%) SQL
2 33 (20.75%) C#
3 25 (15.72%) C++
4 21 (13.21%) Java
4 21 (13.21%) VBScript
5 15 (9.43%) C
6 13 (8.18%) PowerShell
7 12 (7.55%) VB
8 10 (6.29%) F#
9 9 (5.66%) Perl
10 5 (3.14%) JavaScript
10 5 (3.14%) PHP
10 5 (3.14%) Python
11 3 (1.89%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.63%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.63%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 51 (32.08%) ISTQB
2 48 (30.19%) ISEB
3 28 (17.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (10.69%) Degree
5 16 (10.06%) Security Cleared
6 14 (8.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 14 (8.81%) SC Cleared
7 7 (4.40%) MCSE
7 7 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (3.77%) MCSA
8 6 (3.77%) MCSD
9 5 (3.14%) DBS Check
10 4 (2.52%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.89%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.63%) CCNA
12 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.63%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.63%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (18.87%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.63%) GMP
2 1 (0.63%) SDET
System Software
1 12 (7.55%) Hyper-V
2 11 (6.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.14%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.89%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.26%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.26%) XenServer
6 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (10.69%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (5.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.26%) Perfmon
3 2 (1.26%) SCOrch
3 2 (1.26%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.63%) SCCM
4 1 (0.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (11.95%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.06%) Oracle
3 12 (7.55%) HP
3 12 (7.55%) VMware
4 11 (6.92%) Red Hat
4 11 (6.92%) SAP
5 8 (5.03%) Veritas
6 3 (1.89%) Cisco
6 3 (1.89%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.26%) Charles River
7 2 (1.26%) Citrix
7 2 (1.26%) Guidewire
7 2 (1.26%) NetSuite
7 2 (1.26%) RedGate
7 2 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.26%) SunGard
8 1 (0.63%) IBM
8 1 (0.63%) NetApp
8 1 (0.63%) NetScout
8 1 (0.63%) Thunderhead
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