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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
England / South East
Rank 194 179 150
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -29
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 45 84 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.59% 0.96% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 1.18% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 61 64
Median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 14
Median hourly rate £27.50 £170.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-83.82% +385.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £43.60 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £182.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-38.27% +15.71%

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
6185 7114 7546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.81% 81.31% 79.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3650 4401 4125
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 276 249
Median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.03 £61.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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 22 February 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
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 22 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 February 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 +2 15 £375 +19.04% 13
Berkshire +14 7 £350 - 7
Kent +2 5 £400 +90.47% 3
Oxfordshire -3 5 £200 -30.43% 2
Buckinghamshire -4 5 £325 +8.33%
West Sussex -10 5 £414 +10.33% 2
Middlesex - 2 £375 -
East Sussex +4 1 - - 1
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 (66.15%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (43.85%) Test Scripting
3 44 (33.85%) ISEB
4 42 (32.31%) SQL
4 42 (32.31%) Selenium
5 40 (30.77%) ISTQB
6 36 (27.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 36 (27.69%) Security Cleared
7 33 (25.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 31 (23.85%) C#
8 31 (23.85%) Regression Testing
9 30 (23.08%) Scrum
10 28 (21.54%) SC Cleared
11 27 (20.77%) Team Foundation Server
11 27 (20.77%) Oracle
12 26 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
13 25 (19.23%) SpecFlow
13 25 (19.23%) User Stories
14 24 (18.46%) JIRA
15 23 (17.69%) F#
15 23 (17.69%) SDLC
16 21 (16.15%) .NET
17 20 (15.38%) Migration
18 19 (14.62%) HP
18 19 (14.62%) BDD
19 17 (13.08%) Oracle Applications
19 17 (13.08%) Test Strategy
20 16 (12.31%) C++
20 16 (12.31%) Oracle Reports
21 15 (11.54%) Finance

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 (3.08%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.31%) Confluence
2 3 (2.31%) JBoss
2 3 (2.31%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 3 (2.31%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.54%) Apache
3 2 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (6.92%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.38%) MS Office
3 1 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (13.08%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (3.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.54%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.54%) Google App Engine
2 2 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.85%) Ethernet
2 4 (3.08%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.31%) HTTP
4 2 (1.54%) VLAN
5 1 (0.77%) Internet
5 1 (0.77%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.31%) Oracle Reports
2 12 (9.23%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.38%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.31%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.54%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.54%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.77%) GIS
6 1 (0.77%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 42 (32.31%) Selenium
2 27 (20.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (19.23%) SpecFlow
4 24 (18.46%) JIRA
5 14 (10.77%) HP UFT
6 11 (8.46%) Git (software)
7 8 (6.15%) WebDriver
8 5 (3.85%) Cucumber
8 5 (3.85%) Jasmine
8 5 (3.85%) Protractor
8 5 (3.85%) Subversion
9 4 (3.08%) JUnit
9 4 (3.08%) Visual Studio
10 3 (2.31%) Artifactory
10 3 (2.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (2.31%) Checkstyle
10 3 (2.31%) FindBugs
10 3 (2.31%) Gradle
10 3 (2.31%) LoadRunner
10 3 (2.31%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (11.54%) Finance
2 6 (4.62%) Manufacturing
2 6 (4.62%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.85%) Electronics
4 4 (3.08%) Marketing
5 3 (2.31%) Military
6 2 (1.54%) Legal
6 2 (1.54%) Retail
7 1 (0.77%) Automotive
7 1 (0.77%) Banking
7 1 (0.77%) Games
Job Titles
1 51 (39.23%) Tester
2 30 (23.08%) Analyst
3 19 (14.62%) Automation Tester
4 18 (13.85%) Test Analyst
5 12 (9.23%) Software Tester
5 12 (9.23%) Test Manager
6 11 (8.46%) Test Engineer
7 8 (6.15%) Developer
8 7 (5.38%) Test Leader
9 5 (3.85%) Business Analyst
10 4 (3.08%) Agile Tester
10 4 (3.08%) Consultant
10 4 (3.08%) Digital Analyst
10 4 (3.08%) Digital Business Analyst
10 4 (3.08%) QA Analyst
10 4 (3.08%) Selenium Tester
10 4 (3.08%) Software Engineer
10 4 (3.08%) UAT Tester
11 3 (2.31%) UAT Lead
11 3 (2.31%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.15%) .NET
2 10 (7.69%) XML
3 5 (3.85%) Web Services
4 4 (3.08%) Entity Framework
5 3 (2.31%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (2.31%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.31%) Apache Camel
5 3 (2.31%) ATL
5 3 (2.31%) Hibernate
5 3 (2.31%) HTML
5 3 (2.31%) HTML5
5 3 (2.31%) NHibernate
5 3 (2.31%) Qt
5 3 (2.31%) Spring
5 3 (2.31%) STL
6 2 (1.54%) CSS
6 2 (1.54%) CSS3
6 2 (1.54%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.54%) RESTful
6 2 (1.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.62%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.62%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.31%) Algorithms
3 3 (2.31%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.31%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.54%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.77%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (0.77%) AS400
5 1 (0.77%) Clustering
5 1 (0.77%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.77%) IVR
5 1 (0.77%) RIA
5 1 (0.77%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.23%) Linux
2 10 (7.69%) Windows
3 4 (3.08%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.08%) Unix
4 3 (2.31%) Android
5 2 (1.54%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.54%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.77%) AIX
6 1 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.77%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.77%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.77%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (66.15%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (43.85%) Test Scripting
3 36 (27.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 31 (23.85%) Regression Testing
5 30 (23.08%) Scrum
6 26 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
7 25 (19.23%) User Stories
8 23 (17.69%) SDLC
9 20 (15.38%) Migration
10 19 (14.62%) BDD
11 17 (13.08%) Test Strategy
12 14 (10.77%) Automated Testing
12 14 (10.77%) System Integration Testing
13 13 (10.00%) Test Management
14 12 (9.23%) Functional Testing
15 11 (8.46%) Performance Testing
15 11 (8.46%) Validation
16 10 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
16 10 (7.69%) Defect Management
16 10 (7.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 42 (32.31%) SQL
2 31 (23.85%) C#
3 23 (17.69%) F#
4 16 (12.31%) C++
5 12 (9.23%) Java
5 12 (9.23%) JavaScript
6 11 (8.46%) VBScript
7 7 (5.38%) C
8 4 (3.08%) Python
8 4 (3.08%) Ruby
9 3 (2.31%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.31%) VB
10 2 (1.54%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.77%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.77%) PHP
11 1 (0.77%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.77%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 44 (33.85%) ISEB
2 40 (30.77%) ISTQB
3 36 (27.69%) Security Cleared
4 33 (25.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 28 (21.54%) SC Cleared
6 8 (6.15%) Degree
7 2 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.54%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.77%) HNC
8 1 (0.77%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.77%) MCITP
8 1 (0.77%) MCSA
8 1 (0.77%) MCSE
8 1 (0.77%) MCTS
8 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.54%) QA
2 3 (2.31%) SDET
3 2 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (1.54%) Docker
2 1 (0.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.77%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.54%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.77%) Netcool
Vendors
1 27 (20.77%) Oracle
2 19 (14.62%) HP
3 12 (9.23%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.08%) SAP
5 2 (1.54%) Citrix
5 2 (1.54%) Compaq
5 2 (1.54%) Google
5 2 (1.54%) Siemens
5 2 (1.54%) VMware
6 1 (0.77%) Arqiva
6 1 (0.77%) Ericsson
6 1 (0.77%) Intel Security
6 1 (0.77%) Luciad
6 1 (0.77%) Progress
6 1 (0.77%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.77%) Samsung
6 1 (0.77%) Veritas
6 1 (0.77%) Xamarin
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