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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 165 145 162
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +17
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 92 115 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.08% 1.21% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.57% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 62 37
Average daily rate £340 £310 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £190 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £400 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 2
Average hourly rate £170.00 £35.00 £38.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+385.71% -8.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £31.00 £34.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £182.00 £40.00 £41.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +50.53%
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
6805 7324 6228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.53% 77.35% 74.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4175 4011 3318
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 240 261
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £45.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 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
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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -7 29 £350 -5.40% 9
Berkshire +2 16 £375 - 17
Surrey -7 12 £385 +69.23% 10
Buckinghamshire +12 10 £300 - 5
Kent 0 9 £243 -39.37%
Oxfordshire +11 7 £288 +76.92% 6
West Sussex -1 6 £325 +47.72% 2
East Sussex +8 1 £295 -7.81%
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 106 (54.92%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (36.79%) SQL
3 61 (31.61%) ISEB
4 60 (31.09%) ISTQB
5 46 (23.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 44 (22.80%) Waterfall
7 42 (21.76%) Test Scripting
7 42 (21.76%) Scrum
8 41 (21.24%) Oracle
8 41 (21.24%) Linux
9 40 (20.73%) Java
10 39 (20.21%) Microsoft
10 39 (20.21%) Functional Testing
11 37 (19.17%) JIRA
12 35 (18.13%) Finance
13 34 (17.62%) User Acceptance Testing
14 33 (17.10%) XML
15 31 (16.06%) Selenium
15 31 (16.06%) QA
15 31 (16.06%) HP Quality Center
16 30 (15.54%) Relational Database
16 30 (15.54%) Regression Testing
16 30 (15.54%) TDD
17 29 (15.03%) Windows
18 27 (13.99%) Defect Management
19 25 (12.95%) Test Strategy
19 25 (12.95%) HP
20 24 (12.44%) JavaScript
20 24 (12.44%) Software Engineering
20 24 (12.44%) Test Automation

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 15 (7.77%) JBoss
2 8 (4.15%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.07%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.04%) Apache
4 2 (1.04%) ArcGIS
4 2 (1.04%) Node.js
4 2 (1.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (1.04%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.52%) Confluence
5 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (11.92%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.70%) MS Office
3 3 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.04%) MS Project
4 2 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.11%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.04%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.52%) Magento
3 1 (0.52%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.52%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.77%) Internet
2 9 (4.66%) SAN
3 6 (3.11%) HTTP
4 5 (2.59%) FTP
4 5 (2.59%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (2.07%) LDAP
5 4 (2.07%) VLAN
6 3 (1.55%) FCoE
6 3 (1.55%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (1.55%) HTTPS
6 3 (1.55%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.04%) WAN
8 1 (0.52%) Extranet
8 1 (0.52%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (15.54%) Relational Database
2 21 (10.88%) Oracle Database
3 18 (9.33%) RDBMS
4 13 (6.74%) NoSQL
5 12 (6.22%) Data Mining
5 12 (6.22%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (6.22%) SQL Server
6 10 (5.18%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (3.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (3.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (3.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (2.59%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.55%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (1.04%) SAP BW
12 1 (0.52%) Data Mart
12 1 (0.52%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 37 (19.17%) JIRA
2 31 (16.06%) Selenium
3 22 (11.40%) Cucumber
4 20 (10.36%) HP UFT
4 20 (10.36%) Subversion
5 16 (8.29%) SoapUI
5 16 (8.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (6.22%) WebDriver
7 11 (5.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 11 (5.70%) Gradle
7 11 (5.70%) JUnit
8 8 (4.15%) Artifactory
8 8 (4.15%) Checkstyle
8 8 (4.15%) FindBugs
9 7 (3.63%) Toad
10 6 (3.11%) SpecFlow
10 6 (3.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (2.59%) Introscope
11 5 (2.59%) JProfiler
11 5 (2.59%) Oracle APEX
General
1 35 (18.13%) Finance
2 16 (8.29%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.11%) Marketing
4 5 (2.59%) Aerospace
5 4 (2.07%) Legal
6 3 (1.55%) Retail
7 2 (1.04%) Automotive
7 2 (1.04%) Banking
7 2 (1.04%) Electronics
7 2 (1.04%) Military
8 1 (0.52%) Billing
8 1 (0.52%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 79 (40.93%) Analyst
2 71 (36.79%) Test Analyst
3 39 (20.21%) Developer
4 27 (13.99%) Tester
5 21 (10.88%) Python Developer
6 15 (7.77%) Consultant
7 14 (7.25%) Automation Analyst
7 14 (7.25%) Automation Test Analyst
8 12 (6.22%) Test Consultant
9 11 (5.70%) Test Engineer
10 10 (5.18%) Java Developer
10 10 (5.18%) Manual Test Analyst
10 10 (5.18%) Web Analyst
10 10 (5.18%) Web Test Analyst
11 9 (4.66%) SQL Analyst
11 9 (4.66%) Test Manager
12 8 (4.15%) Integration Test Analyst
12 8 (4.15%) QA Engineer
12 8 (4.15%) QA Tester
12 8 (4.15%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (17.10%) XML
2 15 (7.77%) CSS
2 15 (7.77%) Django
2 15 (7.77%) HTML
3 14 (7.25%) JSON
3 14 (7.25%) REST
3 14 (7.25%) Sass
4 13 (6.74%) .NET
5 12 (6.22%) Middleware
5 12 (6.22%) Spring
6 11 (5.70%) Hibernate
7 9 (4.66%) ActiveMQ
7 9 (4.66%) Apache Camel
7 9 (4.66%) Entity Framework
7 9 (4.66%) NHibernate
8 5 (2.59%) Web Services
9 4 (2.07%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.55%) Java EE
10 3 (1.55%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (1.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.40%) User Experience
2 16 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.18%) Smart Meter
4 9 (4.66%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.66%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.11%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.07%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.07%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.55%) AS400
7 3 (1.55%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.55%) Device Driver
7 3 (1.55%) Replication
8 2 (1.04%) Clustering
8 2 (1.04%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.04%) iSeries
9 1 (0.52%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.52%) Fintech
9 1 (0.52%) IVR
9 1 (0.52%) New Media
9 1 (0.52%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 41 (21.24%) Linux
2 29 (15.03%) Windows
3 11 (5.70%) Android
4 9 (4.66%) Apple iOS
4 9 (4.66%) Unix
5 5 (2.59%) Solaris
6 3 (1.55%) AIX
7 2 (1.04%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.52%) Debian
8 1 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.52%) SUSE
8 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (54.92%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (22.80%) Waterfall
3 42 (21.76%) Scrum
3 42 (21.76%) Test Scripting
4 39 (20.21%) Functional Testing
5 34 (17.62%) User Acceptance Testing
6 30 (15.54%) Regression Testing
6 30 (15.54%) TDD
7 27 (13.99%) Defect Management
8 25 (12.95%) Test Strategy
9 24 (12.44%) Software Engineering
9 24 (12.44%) Test Automation
10 23 (11.92%) Mentoring
10 23 (11.92%) V-Model
11 22 (11.40%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (11.40%) Test Management
12 21 (10.88%) BDD
13 20 (10.36%) Automated Testing
13 20 (10.36%) Non-Functional Testing
13 20 (10.36%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (36.79%) SQL
2 40 (20.73%) Java
3 24 (12.44%) JavaScript
4 23 (11.92%) Python
5 15 (7.77%) C++
6 13 (6.74%) C#
7 9 (4.66%) VB
7 9 (4.66%) VBScript
8 7 (3.63%) PL/SQL
9 6 (3.11%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.59%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.59%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.07%) F#
11 4 (2.07%) VBA
12 3 (1.55%) C
12 3 (1.55%) Perl
12 3 (1.55%) PHP
12 3 (1.55%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.52%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 61 (31.61%) ISEB
2 60 (31.09%) ISTQB
3 46 (23.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (9.84%) Security Cleared
5 18 (9.33%) SC Cleared
6 13 (6.74%) ISEB Practitioner
7 8 (4.15%) DV Cleared
8 7 (3.63%) Degree
8 7 (3.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (1.55%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.52%) CCNA
10 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.52%) HND
10 1 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.52%) OCA
10 1 (0.52%) OCAJ
10 1 (0.52%) OCP
10 1 (0.52%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (16.06%) QA
2 3 (1.55%) GxP
3 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 31 (16.06%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.59%) HP SiteScope
2 5 (2.59%) nmon
3 3 (1.55%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (1.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 41 (21.24%) Oracle
2 39 (20.21%) Microsoft
3 25 (12.95%) HP
4 8 (4.15%) Remedy
4 8 (4.15%) SAP
5 6 (3.11%) Citrix
6 5 (2.59%) PeopleSoft
6 5 (2.59%) Red Gate
7 4 (2.07%) VMware
8 3 (1.55%) Veritas
9 2 (1.04%) BMC
9 2 (1.04%) ESRI
10 1 (0.52%) ATG
10 1 (0.52%) Ericsson
10 1 (0.52%) Huawei
10 1 (0.52%) NGA Human Resources
10 1 (0.52%) Nokia
10 1 (0.52%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.52%) webMethods
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