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 26 May 2015 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 166 139 156
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +17
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 90 112 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.97% 1.25% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.71% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 69 41
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£350 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £227 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
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
7100 6532 5713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.24% 72.84% 71.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4058 3629 3021
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.24% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 263 236
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 2015. 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 0 36 £350 +7.69% 9
Berkshire +5 22 £363 +45.00% 9
Surrey -4 10 £320 -11.11% 7
Buckinghamshire -29 7 £295 -12.59% 4
Oxfordshire - 5 £388 - 6
Kent - 3 - -
West Sussex -22 2 £325 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 82 (38.50%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (28.64%) ISEB
3 57 (26.76%) SQL
4 56 (26.29%) HP Quality Center
5 55 (25.82%) ISTQB
6 51 (23.94%) Windows
7 49 (23.00%) Test Scripting
8 44 (20.66%) Microsoft
9 43 (20.19%) Test Automation
10 42 (19.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 41 (19.25%) Linux
12 40 (18.78%) Finance
13 38 (17.84%) HP
13 38 (17.84%) SAN
14 37 (17.37%) Java
14 37 (17.37%) Test Management
15 34 (15.96%) User Acceptance Testing
16 32 (15.02%) VMware
17 30 (14.08%) QA
18 29 (13.62%) Perl
18 29 (13.62%) MS Excel
19 28 (13.15%) Selenium
20 27 (12.68%) AIX
20 27 (12.68%) Veritas
21 26 (12.21%) Waterfall
22 25 (11.74%) VMware Infrastructure
23 24 (11.27%) Oracle
23 24 (11.27%) Software Engineering
23 24 (11.27%) TDD
24 23 (10.80%) Validation

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 9 (4.23%) CMS
2 5 (2.35%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (1.88%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.94%) JBoss
4 2 (0.94%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.94%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.94%) Confluence
5 1 (0.47%) IIS
5 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (13.62%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.29%) MS Project
2 7 (3.29%) MS Office
3 3 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (4.23%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.41%) SAP BCA
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (17.84%) SAN
2 21 (9.86%) FCoE
2 21 (9.86%) Fibre Channel
2 21 (9.86%) iSCSI
3 11 (5.16%) Internet
4 9 (4.23%) ATM
5 8 (3.76%) GSM
5 8 (3.76%) UMTS
5 8 (3.76%) VoIP
5 8 (3.76%) LTE
6 7 (3.29%) HTTP
6 7 (3.29%) Wireless
7 6 (2.82%) RTCP
7 6 (2.82%) RTP
7 6 (2.82%) TCP/IP
7 6 (2.82%) CDMA
7 6 (2.82%) GPRS
7 6 (2.82%) Cisco ICM
7 6 (2.82%) VoLTE
8 4 (1.88%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.92%) Relational Database
2 7 (3.29%) RDBMS
2 7 (3.29%) SAP BW
3 6 (2.82%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.35%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.88%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.41%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.47%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 28 (13.15%) Selenium
2 15 (7.04%) JIRA
3 14 (6.57%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (6.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (4.23%) WebDriver
4 9 (4.23%) Cucumber
5 7 (3.29%) Jenkins
5 7 (3.29%) JMeter
6 6 (2.82%) Eclipse
6 6 (2.82%) SoapUI
6 6 (2.82%) Git (software)
7 5 (2.35%) LoadRunner
7 5 (2.35%) Subversion
8 4 (1.88%) LabVIEW
8 4 (1.88%) NUnit
8 4 (1.88%) JUnit
8 4 (1.88%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.88%) Trac
9 3 (1.41%) Maven
10 2 (0.94%) WinRunner
General
1 40 (18.78%) Finance
2 14 (6.57%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.29%) Billing
4 6 (2.82%) Legal
5 4 (1.88%) Banking
6 3 (1.41%) Games
6 3 (1.41%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.94%) Automotive
8 1 (0.47%) Back Office
8 1 (0.47%) Retail
8 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 63 (29.58%) Analyst
2 51 (23.94%) Test Analyst
3 31 (14.55%) Developer
4 22 (10.33%) Test Leader
5 20 (9.39%) Test Manager
5 20 (9.39%) Tester
6 14 (6.57%) Test Engineer
7 13 (6.10%) Test Specialist
8 9 (4.23%) Technical Specialist
9 8 (3.76%) Python Developer
9 8 (3.76%) Agile Test Analyst
10 7 (3.29%) Software Tester
10 7 (3.29%) Business Analyst
11 6 (2.82%) Software Engineer
11 6 (2.82%) Perl Developer
12 5 (2.35%) Lead Test Analyst
12 5 (2.35%) Automation Analyst
13 4 (1.88%) QA Analyst
13 4 (1.88%) Team Leader
13 4 (1.88%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.80%) XML
2 17 (7.98%) HTML
2 17 (7.98%) Web Services
3 14 (6.57%) CSS
4 11 (5.16%) .NET
5 10 (4.69%) Django
6 8 (3.76%) Gherkin
7 6 (2.82%) Sass
7 6 (2.82%) REST
7 6 (2.82%) JSON
8 4 (1.88%) Ajax
8 4 (1.88%) XSLT
8 4 (1.88%) Middleware
9 3 (1.41%) J2EE
9 3 (1.41%) EJB
9 3 (1.41%) SOAP
10 2 (0.94%) JSP
10 2 (0.94%) VXML
10 2 (0.94%) Hibernate
10 2 (0.94%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.16%) User Experience
2 10 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.76%) Device Driver
4 7 (3.29%) Smart Meter
5 6 (2.82%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.35%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.41%) Handset
8 2 (0.94%) Clustering
8 2 (0.94%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.94%) AS400
8 2 (0.94%) PDA
8 2 (0.94%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.94%) iSeries
9 1 (0.47%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.47%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.47%) EPoS
9 1 (0.47%) STB
Operating Systems
1 51 (23.94%) Windows
2 41 (19.25%) Linux
3 27 (12.68%) AIX
4 15 (7.04%) Windows 7
5 11 (5.16%) Windows XP
6 7 (3.29%) Android
7 5 (2.35%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.35%) UNIX
8 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.94%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (38.50%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (23.00%) Test Scripting
3 43 (20.19%) Test Automation
4 37 (17.37%) Test Management
5 34 (15.96%) User Acceptance Testing
6 26 (12.21%) Waterfall
7 24 (11.27%) Software Engineering
7 24 (11.27%) TDD
8 23 (10.80%) Validation
8 23 (10.80%) SDLC
9 22 (10.33%) Mentoring
10 18 (8.45%) Scrum
10 18 (8.45%) OO
11 17 (7.98%) Automated Testing
11 17 (7.98%) Test Strategy
12 16 (7.51%) Test Planning
12 16 (7.51%) V-Model
13 15 (7.04%) BDD
14 14 (6.57%) Performance Testing
15 12 (5.63%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (26.76%) SQL
2 37 (17.37%) Java
3 29 (13.62%) Perl
4 22 (10.33%) JavaScript
5 18 (8.45%) Python
6 15 (7.04%) VBA
7 14 (6.57%) C#
8 13 (6.10%) VB
9 11 (5.16%) Shell Script
10 7 (3.29%) C
11 6 (2.82%) C++
12 5 (2.35%) VBScript
13 4 (1.88%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.94%) Ruby
15 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.47%) Bourne shell
15 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 61 (28.64%) ISEB
2 55 (25.82%) ISTQB
3 42 (19.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (8.92%) Security Cleared
5 18 (8.45%) SC Cleared
6 10 (4.69%) Degree
7 7 (3.29%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.88%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (1.41%) HND
10 2 (0.94%) MCSE
10 2 (0.94%) MCSA
10 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.94%) MCTS
10 2 (0.94%) MCITP
10 2 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.47%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (14.08%) QA
2 3 (1.41%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.47%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.47%) GCP
System Software
1 25 (11.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.41%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.94%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.94%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 56 (26.29%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (4.23%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 9 (4.23%) Tivoli
3 4 (1.88%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.94%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.47%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.47%) Netcool
Vendors
1 44 (20.66%) Microsoft
2 38 (17.84%) HP
3 32 (15.02%) VMware
4 27 (12.68%) Veritas
5 24 (11.27%) Oracle
6 18 (8.45%) Citrix
7 11 (5.16%) SAP
8 10 (4.69%) IBM
9 8 (3.76%) Cisco
10 7 (3.29%) Ektron
11 2 (0.94%) Red Gate
11 2 (0.94%) McAfee
11 2 (0.94%) Ericsson
11 2 (0.94%) Nokia
11 2 (0.94%) Verint
12 1 (0.47%) ExactTarget
12 1 (0.47%) Pegasus
12 1 (0.47%) Apple
12 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.47%) MKS
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