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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 172 162 167
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +5
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 86 75 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.88% 0.90% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.27% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 27 35
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£290 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £263 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £401 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £12.82 £41.00 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.73% +1.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £34.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year
-5.14% +40.20%
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
7173 5901 6020
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.01% 70.67% 70.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4047 3209 2924
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 230 349
Average hourly rate £21.99 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.71% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 27 November 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
Surrey -2 20 £330 -8.33% 11
Hampshire -40 19 £348 +17.79% 6
Buckinghamshire -2 18 £278 -0.89% 1
Berkshire +2 14 £390 +48.57% 9
Kent -2 3 - - 2
West Sussex -2 3 £190 - 2
Oxfordshire -20 3 £210 -
Middlesex +1 1 - -
East Sussex - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 70 (38.67%) HP Quality Center
2 64 (35.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 60 (33.15%) ISTQB
4 59 (32.60%) HP
5 57 (31.49%) ISEB
6 48 (26.52%) SQL
7 46 (25.41%) Finance
8 45 (24.86%) QA
9 42 (23.20%) Agile Software Development
10 41 (22.65%) Test Scripting
11 39 (21.55%) Security Cleared
12 38 (20.99%) Windows
13 33 (18.23%) Oracle
13 33 (18.23%) SC Cleared
14 31 (17.13%) Java
15 30 (16.57%) JavaScript
16 29 (16.02%) XML
16 29 (16.02%) Scrum
17 28 (15.47%) HTML
17 28 (15.47%) UNIX
18 27 (14.92%) User Acceptance Testing
18 27 (14.92%) Selenium
18 27 (14.92%) Analytical Skills
19 26 (14.36%) Windows XP
19 26 (14.36%) .NET
20 25 (13.81%) Linux
20 25 (13.81%) Telecoms
21 22 (12.15%) MS Excel
22 21 (11.60%) SAP
22 21 (11.60%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 5 (2.76%) CMS
2 3 (1.66%) Node.js
3 2 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.10%) IIS
3 2 (1.10%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.55%) Apache
4 1 (0.55%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (12.15%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.21%) MS Office
3 2 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.10%) Mingle
4 1 (0.55%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 20 (11.05%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (4.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.10%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.10%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (1.10%) Magento
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.21%) SaaS
2 2 (1.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (11.60%) TCP/IP
2 17 (9.39%) SAN
3 15 (8.29%) HTTPS
4 14 (7.73%) DNS
5 13 (7.18%) Wireshark
6 12 (6.63%) SSL
7 10 (5.52%) HTTP
8 8 (4.42%) ATM
9 7 (3.87%) Internet
10 5 (2.76%) DAB
10 5 (2.76%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (2.21%) Firewall
11 4 (2.21%) 802.11
11 4 (2.21%) Bluetooth
11 4 (2.21%) WPA2
11 4 (2.21%) 4G
11 4 (2.21%) DLNA
12 3 (1.66%) FCoE
12 3 (1.66%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (1.66%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.73%) Relational Database
2 8 (4.42%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.31%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (2.76%) SAP BW
5 4 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.21%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (2.21%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.21%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.66%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.66%) MySQL
7 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (1.10%) SQL Navigator
7 2 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.55%) DB2
8 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (14.92%) Selenium
2 16 (8.84%) QuickTest Pro
3 15 (8.29%) LoadRunner
4 12 (6.63%) JUnit
5 11 (6.08%) JIRA
6 10 (5.52%) Visual Studio
7 9 (4.97%) SoapUI
7 9 (4.97%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (4.42%) WebDriver
9 6 (3.31%) JMeter
9 6 (3.31%) Cucumber
10 5 (2.76%) SpecFlow
10 5 (2.76%) TestNG
10 5 (2.76%) TestLink
11 4 (2.21%) Bugzilla
11 4 (2.21%) TestDirector
11 4 (2.21%) Toad
11 4 (2.21%) Rational Rhapsody
11 4 (2.21%) Rational DOORS
12 3 (1.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 46 (25.41%) Finance
2 25 (13.81%) Telecoms
3 15 (8.29%) Electronics
4 13 (7.18%) Marketing
5 11 (6.08%) Manufacturing
6 9 (4.97%) Banking
7 8 (4.42%) Automotive
8 5 (2.76%) Retail
9 3 (1.66%) Billing
10 1 (0.55%) Military
10 1 (0.55%) Publishing
10 1 (0.55%) Games
10 1 (0.55%) Back Office
10 1 (0.55%) Legal
10 1 (0.55%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 79 (43.65%) Analyst
2 65 (35.91%) Test Analyst
3 28 (15.47%) Tester
4 16 (8.84%) Test Engineer
5 15 (8.29%) Test Manager
6 14 (7.73%) Developer
7 11 (6.08%) Test Leader
8 9 (4.97%) Agile Test Analyst
9 7 (3.87%) Software Tester
9 7 (3.87%) Integration Analyst
10 6 (3.31%) Technical Specialist
10 6 (3.31%) Systems Analyst
10 6 (3.31%) Technical Analyst
10 6 (3.31%) Software Engineer
11 5 (2.76%) Python Developer
11 5 (2.76%) Junior
11 5 (2.76%) Test Specialist
11 5 (2.76%) QA Analyst
11 5 (2.76%) Integration Test Analyst
12 4 (2.21%) Integration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (16.02%) XML
2 28 (15.47%) HTML
3 26 (14.36%) .NET
4 18 (9.94%) ASP.NET
4 18 (9.94%) JSP
5 16 (8.84%) REST
6 14 (7.73%) Web Services
7 11 (6.08%) CSS
8 8 (4.42%) SOAP
9 7 (3.87%) jQuery
9 7 (3.87%) JSON
10 5 (2.76%) Django
10 5 (2.76%) Middleware
11 4 (2.21%) Spring
11 4 (2.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (2.21%) Sass
11 4 (2.21%) WCF
12 3 (1.66%) HTML5
12 3 (1.66%) Backbone.js
12 3 (1.66%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.92%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.73%) User Experience
3 11 (6.08%) DTV
4 6 (3.31%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.66%) Learning Management System
5 3 (1.66%) New Media
5 3 (1.66%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.66%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.66%) BBC
5 3 (1.66%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.66%) Animation
6 2 (1.10%) AS400
6 2 (1.10%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (1.10%) Replication
6 2 (1.10%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.10%) iSeries
6 2 (1.10%) Open Source
7 1 (0.55%) Physics
7 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 38 (20.99%) Windows
2 28 (15.47%) UNIX
3 26 (14.36%) Windows XP
4 25 (13.81%) Linux
5 16 (8.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (8.84%) Windows 2000
5 16 (8.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (5.52%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.76%) Android
8 3 (1.66%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.66%) AIX
9 2 (1.10%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.10%) openSUSE
10 1 (0.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (23.20%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (22.65%) Test Scripting
3 29 (16.02%) Scrum
4 27 (14.92%) User Acceptance Testing
5 21 (11.60%) Test Management
5 21 (11.60%) Waterfall
5 21 (11.60%) Test Strategy
6 20 (11.05%) Automated Testing
7 19 (10.50%) Validation
8 18 (9.94%) Software Engineering
8 18 (9.94%) BDD
8 18 (9.94%) Test Automation
9 17 (9.39%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (8.84%) Knowledge Management
11 14 (7.73%) TDD
11 14 (7.73%) Manual Testing
11 14 (7.73%) V-Model
12 13 (7.18%) ITIL
13 12 (6.63%) Performance Testing
14 11 (6.08%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 48 (26.52%) SQL
2 31 (17.13%) Java
3 30 (16.57%) JavaScript
4 20 (11.05%) C#
5 19 (10.50%) Python
6 13 (7.18%) VB
7 12 (6.63%) Perl
8 11 (6.08%) C++
8 11 (6.08%) C
9 10 (5.52%) VBA
10 6 (3.31%) PHP
11 5 (2.76%) Ruby
12 3 (1.66%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.66%) VBScript
13 2 (1.10%) XPath
13 2 (1.10%) AppleScript
13 2 (1.10%) Pascal
13 2 (1.10%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.10%) Ada
14 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 64 (35.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 60 (33.15%) ISTQB
3 57 (31.49%) ISEB
4 39 (21.55%) Security Cleared
5 33 (18.23%) SC Cleared
6 11 (6.08%) DV Cleared
7 9 (4.97%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (4.97%) Degree
8 8 (4.42%) ISEB Practitioner
9 7 (3.87%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (3.31%) CCNP
10 6 (3.31%) CCNA
10 6 (3.31%) MCSE
11 5 (2.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 3 (1.66%) MCITP
13 2 (1.10%) HND
13 2 (1.10%) MCP
14 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (24.86%) QA
System Software
1 8 (4.42%) Nmap
2 3 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.10%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 70 (38.67%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (4.42%) Nessus
3 7 (3.87%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 7 (3.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 7 (3.87%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.55%) Nagios
Vendors
1 59 (32.60%) HP
2 33 (18.23%) Oracle
3 21 (11.60%) SAP
3 21 (11.60%) Microsoft
4 12 (6.63%) Citrix
5 5 (2.76%) Business Objects
5 5 (2.76%) VMware
6 4 (2.21%) Cisco
7 3 (1.66%) IBM
7 3 (1.66%) Veritas
8 2 (1.10%) Comptel
8 2 (1.10%) NetCracker
8 2 (1.10%) ATG
8 2 (1.10%) Appcelerator
8 2 (1.10%) Demandware
8 2 (1.10%) F5
8 2 (1.10%) hybris
9 1 (0.55%) Splunk
9 1 (0.55%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.55%) Juniper
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago