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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
England / South East
Rank 187 180 160
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -20
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 46 76 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.63% 0.91% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 1.14% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 53 51
Median daily rate £325 £325 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £422 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £325 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.69% -6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 6
Median hourly rate £45.87 £29.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.17% -18.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £17.20 £21.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £128.00 £102.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+42.24% -17.14%

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
5837 6679 7215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.39% 79.98% 77.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3431 4005 3985
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 287 244
Median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.79% +72.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £60.85 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +8 19 £375 +25.00% 14
Oxfordshire +2 11 £200 -27.27% 3
West Sussex +7 6 £438 +34.61% 1
Kent -5 5 £209 -40.35% 1
Berkshire +2 2 £350 -6.66% 9
Middlesex - 2 £375 -
Buckinghamshire -10 1 - - 2
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 86 (67.19%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (46.09%) Test Scripting
3 41 (32.03%) ISTQB
4 40 (31.25%) Selenium
4 40 (31.25%) ISEB
5 39 (30.47%) Scrum
6 37 (28.91%) SQL
7 34 (26.56%) C#
7 34 (26.56%) Regression Testing
8 31 (24.22%) Oracle
8 31 (24.22%) Security Cleared
8 31 (24.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 31 (24.22%) SpecFlow
9 30 (23.44%) Defect Tracking
9 30 (23.44%) User Acceptance Testing
10 29 (22.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 29 (22.66%) User Stories
11 28 (21.88%) SC Cleared
11 28 (21.88%) .NET
12 27 (21.09%) F#
13 23 (17.97%) JIRA
13 23 (17.97%) Test Strategy
13 23 (17.97%) BDD
14 22 (17.19%) SDLC
15 21 (16.41%) Migration
16 20 (15.63%) Oracle Applications
17 19 (14.84%) Oracle Reports
18 18 (14.06%) HP
19 15 (11.72%) Finance
19 15 (11.72%) Automated Testing

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 4 (3.13%) JBoss
1 4 (3.13%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.34%) Confluence
2 3 (2.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (1.56%) Apache
3 2 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.78%) CMS
4 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.91%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.34%) MS Office
4 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (15.63%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.78%) SAP FS
3 1 (0.78%) Sonata
3 1 (0.78%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.56%) Google App Engine
3 2 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.78%) Office 365
4 1 (0.78%) PaaS
4 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.91%) Ethernet
1 5 (3.91%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.34%) HTTP
2 3 (2.34%) VLAN
3 2 (1.56%) Internet
4 1 (0.78%) Multicast
4 1 (0.78%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.84%) Oracle Reports
2 13 (10.16%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.47%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.13%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.56%) Big Data
6 2 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (1.56%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.78%) DB2
7 1 (0.78%) GIS
7 1 (0.78%) MySQL
7 1 (0.78%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.78%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 40 (31.25%) Selenium
2 31 (24.22%) SpecFlow
2 31 (24.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (17.97%) JIRA
4 11 (8.59%) HP UFT
5 10 (7.81%) Git (software)
6 8 (6.25%) WebDriver
7 7 (5.47%) Visual Studio
8 5 (3.91%) Cucumber
8 5 (3.91%) Jasmine
8 5 (3.91%) JUnit
8 5 (3.91%) Protractor
9 4 (3.13%) Subversion
10 3 (2.34%) Artifactory
10 3 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (2.34%) Checkstyle
10 3 (2.34%) FindBugs
10 3 (2.34%) Gradle
10 3 (2.34%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (1.56%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (11.72%) Finance
2 8 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.69%) Marketing
4 5 (3.91%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.13%) Electronics
6 2 (1.56%) Legal
6 2 (1.56%) Retail
7 1 (0.78%) Automotive
7 1 (0.78%) Billing
7 1 (0.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 49 (38.28%) Tester
2 27 (21.09%) Analyst
3 22 (17.19%) Automation Tester
4 19 (14.84%) Test Analyst
5 14 (10.94%) Test Engineer
6 11 (8.59%) Developer
7 10 (7.81%) Software Tester
7 10 (7.81%) Test Leader
8 9 (7.03%) Consultant
9 7 (5.47%) Test Manager
10 6 (4.69%) Business Analyst
11 5 (3.91%) Test Consultant
12 4 (3.13%) Manual Tester
12 4 (3.13%) Software Engineer
12 4 (3.13%) UAT Tester
13 3 (2.34%) Senior Analyst
13 3 (2.34%) Senior Developer
13 3 (2.34%) Senior Test Analyst
13 3 (2.34%) Senior Test Engineer
13 3 (2.34%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (21.88%) .NET
2 11 (8.59%) XML
3 6 (4.69%) Web Services
4 5 (3.91%) HTML
5 4 (3.13%) Entity Framework
5 4 (3.13%) HTML5
6 3 (2.34%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (2.34%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.34%) Apache Camel
6 3 (2.34%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.34%) ATL
6 3 (2.34%) Hibernate
6 3 (2.34%) NHibernate
6 3 (2.34%) Qt
6 3 (2.34%) RESTful
6 3 (2.34%) Spring
6 3 (2.34%) STL
7 2 (1.56%) CSS
7 2 (1.56%) OpenID
7 2 (1.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.34%) Algorithms
2 3 (2.34%) Client/Server
2 3 (2.34%) Data Structures
2 3 (2.34%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.34%) Mathematics
3 2 (1.56%) AS400
4 1 (0.78%) Clustering
4 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.78%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.78%) IPTV
4 1 (0.78%) MPEG
4 1 (0.78%) RIA
4 1 (0.78%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.16%) Windows
2 11 (8.59%) Linux
3 7 (5.47%) Apple iOS
4 6 (4.69%) Android
5 4 (3.13%) Unix
6 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.56%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.56%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.56%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.78%) AIX
8 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (67.19%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (46.09%) Test Scripting
3 39 (30.47%) Scrum
4 34 (26.56%) Regression Testing
5 30 (23.44%) Defect Tracking
5 30 (23.44%) User Acceptance Testing
6 29 (22.66%) User Stories
7 23 (17.97%) BDD
7 23 (17.97%) Test Strategy
8 22 (17.19%) SDLC
9 21 (16.41%) Migration
10 15 (11.72%) Automated Testing
11 14 (10.94%) System Integration Testing
12 11 (8.59%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (8.59%) Test Management
12 11 (8.59%) Validation
13 10 (7.81%) Software Engineering
13 10 (7.81%) Waterfall
14 9 (7.03%) Defect Management
14 9 (7.03%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (28.91%) SQL
2 34 (26.56%) C#
3 27 (21.09%) F#
4 14 (10.94%) C++
5 13 (10.16%) VBScript
6 12 (9.38%) JavaScript
7 9 (7.03%) Java
8 5 (3.91%) C
9 3 (2.34%) Python
9 3 (2.34%) Ruby
10 2 (1.56%) PHP
10 2 (1.56%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.56%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.56%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.56%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.78%) Ada
11 1 (0.78%) Ada 95
11 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 41 (32.03%) ISTQB
2 40 (31.25%) ISEB
3 31 (24.22%) Security Cleared
4 29 (22.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 28 (21.88%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.69%) Degree
7 3 (2.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.56%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.56%) MCTS
8 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.78%) HNC
9 1 (0.78%) MCITP
9 1 (0.78%) MCSA
9 1 (0.78%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.16%) QA
2 3 (2.34%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.34%) SDET
3 1 (0.78%) Def Stans
System Software
1 3 (2.34%) Docker
2 2 (1.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (7.03%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.56%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.78%) Nagios
3 1 (0.78%) Netcool
3 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.78%) Puppet
3 1 (0.78%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 31 (24.22%) Oracle
2 18 (14.06%) HP
3 10 (7.81%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.91%) SAP
5 2 (1.56%) Google
6 1 (0.78%) Arqiva
6 1 (0.78%) CA
6 1 (0.78%) Citrix
6 1 (0.78%) Ericsson
6 1 (0.78%) Guidewire
6 1 (0.78%) Intel Security
6 1 (0.78%) Luciad
6 1 (0.78%) Nagra
6 1 (0.78%) Siemens
6 1 (0.78%) Splunk
6 1 (0.78%) Tektronix
6 1 (0.78%) Thunderhead
6 1 (0.78%) Veritas
6 1 (0.78%) VMware
6 1 (0.78%) Xamarin
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