The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 137 130 168
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +38
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 103 106 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.15% 1.26% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 1.79% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 59 40
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £266 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 £34.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.08% -14.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +22.95%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6473 5930 6700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.40% 70.64% 68.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3555 3124 3173
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 260 342
Average hourly rate £26.98 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.08% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.98% +3.33%
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England

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 10 July 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
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 10 July 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 +9 40 £325 -7.14% 13
Berkshire -1 23 £250 -37.50% 11
Surrey -3 15 £344 +3.77% 11
Buckinghamshire -5 14 £276 -9.42% 2
Oxfordshire +6 4 £365 -2.66% 4
West Sussex -22 2 - - 4
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Sussex - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 1
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 85 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
2 81 (36.65%) HP
3 79 (35.75%) ISTQB
4 74 (33.48%) SQL
5 73 (33.03%) ISEB
6 70 (31.67%) .NET
7 62 (28.05%) UNIX
8 58 (26.24%) Security Cleared
9 57 (25.79%) JavaScript
10 55 (24.89%) HTML
10 55 (24.89%) Oracle
11 53 (23.98%) Windows
12 52 (23.53%) QA
12 52 (23.53%) Test Scripting
13 50 (22.62%) SC Cleared
14 46 (20.81%) ASP.NET
14 46 (20.81%) JSP
14 46 (20.81%) C#
14 46 (20.81%) TCP/IP
15 42 (19.00%) Finance
16 41 (18.55%) Oracle EBS
16 41 (18.55%) Windows Server 2003
16 41 (18.55%) Windows 2000
16 41 (18.55%) Windows XP
17 39 (17.65%) HTTPS
17 39 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
18 37 (16.74%) BDD
19 36 (16.29%) Microsoft
19 36 (16.29%) Java
19 36 (16.29%) SOAP

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

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 6 (2.71%) CMS
2 4 (1.81%) WebLogic
2 4 (1.81%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.81%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (0.90%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle BPEL
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Spatial
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.45%) IIS
5 1 (0.45%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 19 (8.60%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.52%) MS Office
3 2 (0.90%) MS Project
3 2 (0.90%) Mingle
4 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 41 (18.55%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (3.62%) Dynamics GP
3 6 (2.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (1.81%) JDE OneWorld
5 2 (0.90%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.90%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.90%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.52%) Office 365
2 2 (0.90%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (20.81%) TCP/IP
2 39 (17.65%) HTTPS
3 29 (13.12%) DNS
4 28 (12.67%) HTTP
5 22 (9.95%) SSL
6 20 (9.05%) Wireshark
7 11 (4.98%) SAN
8 6 (2.71%) 4G
9 5 (2.26%) 2G
10 4 (1.81%) LTE
10 4 (1.81%) Internet
10 4 (1.81%) 3G
10 4 (1.81%) IPv6
10 4 (1.81%) Firewall
11 3 (1.36%) INAP
11 3 (1.36%) FTP
11 3 (1.36%) DSL
11 3 (1.36%) DHCP
11 3 (1.36%) GPRS
11 3 (1.36%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (2.26%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.36%) DB2
5 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.90%) SQL Navigator
5 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.90%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.45%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 35 (15.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 34 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
2 34 (15.38%) LoadRunner
3 30 (13.57%) Visual Studio
4 22 (9.95%) Selenium
5 16 (7.24%) WebDriver
6 12 (5.43%) JMeter
7 11 (4.98%) JUnit
7 11 (4.98%) SpecFlow
8 10 (4.52%) SoapUI
9 7 (3.17%) PhantomJS
10 6 (2.71%) Subversion
10 6 (2.71%) TestDirector
11 5 (2.26%) JIRA
11 5 (2.26%) Bugzilla
11 5 (2.26%) Toad
11 5 (2.26%) TestNG
12 4 (1.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (1.81%) Rational Performance Tester
13 3 (1.36%) Eclipse
General
1 42 (19.00%) Finance
2 28 (12.67%) Telecoms
3 12 (5.43%) Electronics
4 10 (4.52%) Retail
4 10 (4.52%) Marketing
5 8 (3.62%) Billing
5 8 (3.62%) Manufacturing
6 7 (3.17%) Automotive
7 5 (2.26%) Banking
8 3 (1.36%) Publishing
9 2 (0.90%) Military
9 2 (0.90%) Legal
Job Titles
1 110 (49.77%) Analyst
2 92 (41.63%) Test Analyst
3 37 (16.74%) Tester
4 34 (15.38%) Test Engineer
5 18 (8.14%) QA Analyst
6 14 (6.33%) Test Leader
7 13 (5.88%) Test Manager
7 13 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
8 11 (4.98%) Developer
8 11 (4.98%) Performance Tester
9 8 (3.62%) Project Manager
10 7 (3.17%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (3.17%) Performance Analyst
10 7 (3.17%) Performance Test Analyst
10 7 (3.17%) Test Specialist
10 7 (3.17%) Agile Test Analyst
11 6 (2.71%) Performance Engineer
11 6 (2.71%) Test Consultant
11 6 (2.71%) Business Analyst
11 6 (2.71%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (31.67%) .NET
2 55 (24.89%) HTML
3 46 (20.81%) ASP.NET
3 46 (20.81%) JSP
4 36 (16.29%) SOAP
5 34 (15.38%) XML
6 31 (14.03%) Web Services
7 30 (13.57%) REST
8 22 (9.95%) WCF
9 21 (9.50%) WPF
10 11 (4.98%) CSS
11 6 (2.71%) Middleware
11 6 (2.71%) JSON
12 5 (2.26%) jQuery
12 5 (2.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 3 (1.36%) JPA
13 3 (1.36%) Ajax
13 3 (1.36%) ODBC
13 3 (1.36%) JDBC
14 2 (0.90%) WML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.62%) NHS
2 7 (3.17%) DTV
3 5 (2.26%) Smart Meter
4 4 (1.81%) Open Source
5 3 (1.36%) 3D Graphics
5 3 (1.36%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.36%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.90%) Clustering
6 2 (0.90%) IVR
6 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.90%) Device Driver
6 2 (0.90%) CUDA
6 2 (0.90%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (0.90%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.90%) Learning Management System
6 2 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.45%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.45%) APACS
7 1 (0.45%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 62 (28.05%) UNIX
2 53 (23.98%) Windows
3 41 (18.55%) Windows 2000
3 41 (18.55%) Windows XP
3 41 (18.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 39 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (14.93%) Linux
6 6 (2.71%) Android
7 5 (2.26%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.81%) Solaris
9 2 (0.90%) AIX
9 2 (0.90%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.90%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.45%) BlackBerry OS
10 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (23.53%) Test Scripting
2 37 (16.74%) BDD
3 35 (15.84%) Test Strategy
4 33 (14.93%) Scrum
5 31 (14.03%) Automated Testing
6 28 (12.67%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (12.22%) Performance Testing
8 24 (10.86%) User Acceptance Testing
8 24 (10.86%) Knowledge Management
9 21 (9.50%) Workflow
9 21 (9.50%) Validation
10 20 (9.05%) Test Automation
11 17 (7.69%) Waterfall
12 14 (6.33%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (5.88%) Test Management
14 11 (4.98%) Systems Analysis
14 11 (4.98%) OO
15 10 (4.52%) E-Commerce
15 10 (4.52%) DSDM
15 10 (4.52%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (33.48%) SQL
2 57 (25.79%) JavaScript
3 46 (20.81%) C#
4 36 (16.29%) Java
5 11 (4.98%) C++
5 11 (4.98%) VB
6 10 (4.52%) Python
7 6 (2.71%) C
8 5 (2.26%) Perl
8 5 (2.26%) VBA
9 4 (1.81%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.81%) Ruby
10 3 (1.36%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.36%) PHP
10 3 (1.36%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.36%) Scala
10 3 (1.36%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.45%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 79 (35.75%) ISTQB
2 73 (33.03%) ISEB
3 58 (26.24%) Security Cleared
4 50 (22.62%) SC Cleared
5 19 (8.60%) DV Cleared
6 10 (4.52%) Degree
7 5 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.26%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.90%) PMP
9 2 (0.90%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.90%) MCITP
9 2 (0.90%) MCSE
9 2 (0.90%) CCNP
9 2 (0.90%) CCNA
9 2 (0.90%) MAPM
10 1 (0.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (23.53%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 18 (8.14%) Nmap
2 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.45%) NFS
Systems Management
1 85 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (8.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 18 (8.14%) Nessus
3 3 (1.36%) nmon
4 2 (0.90%) Netcool
4 2 (0.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 81 (36.65%) HP
2 55 (24.89%) Oracle
3 36 (16.29%) Microsoft
4 14 (6.33%) SAP
5 11 (4.98%) Citrix
6 6 (2.71%) Cisco
7 5 (2.26%) Remedy
8 4 (1.81%) Ektron
9 3 (1.36%) Capita
9 3 (1.36%) F5
9 3 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.90%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (0.90%) Veritas
10 2 (0.90%) ATG
10 2 (0.90%) Ab Initio
10 2 (0.90%) IBM
10 2 (0.90%) Demandware
10 2 (0.90%) Comptel
10 2 (0.90%) hybris
10 2 (0.90%) McAfee
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