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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 172 128 164
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +36
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 82 108 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.88% 1.23% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.71% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 69 44
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£335 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £426 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 7
Average hourly rate £36.25 £35.75 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.39% -2.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £15.70 £26.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £11.50 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+204.34% -67.83%
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
6815 6314 7146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.19% 71.91% 71.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3862 3500 3408
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £257 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 247 316
Average hourly rate £20.00 £29.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.20% -9.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.08 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 15 September 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 15 September 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -23 26 £355 -8.38% 11
Surrey +8 18 £350 -12.50% 9
Berkshire -8 16 £378 +21.77% 5
Buckinghamshire -3 13 £275 -2.39% 4
Middlesex - 3 £263 - 1
East Sussex - 2 £275 - 1
Oxfordshire -10 1 £123 -67.20% 3
West Sussex -11 1 - - 2
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Kent - - - - 1
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 76 (38.78%) HP Quality Center
2 75 (38.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 70 (35.71%) HP
4 69 (35.20%) ISEB
5 65 (33.16%) ISTQB
6 63 (32.14%) SQL
7 51 (26.02%) UNIX
7 51 (26.02%) Analytical Skills
8 50 (25.51%) .NET
9 49 (25.00%) Windows
10 48 (24.49%) Oracle
10 48 (24.49%) QA
11 44 (22.45%) Security Cleared
12 43 (21.94%) Test Scripting
12 43 (21.94%) Agile Software Development
13 41 (20.92%) Finance
13 41 (20.92%) Java
14 39 (19.90%) TCP/IP
15 37 (18.88%) JavaScript
16 36 (18.37%) HTML
17 35 (17.86%) XML
17 35 (17.86%) SC Cleared
18 34 (17.35%) C#
18 34 (17.35%) Windows XP
19 33 (16.84%) LoadRunner
19 33 (16.84%) Linux
20 31 (15.82%) ASP.NET
20 31 (15.82%) JSP
20 31 (15.82%) QuickTest Pro
20 31 (15.82%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 4 (2.04%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.02%) CMS
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle BPEL
3 1 (0.51%) IIS
3 1 (0.51%) Apache
Applications
1 19 (9.69%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.59%) MS Office
3 2 (1.02%) MS Project
3 2 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.02%) Mingle
4 1 (0.51%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 30 (15.31%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (3.06%) Dynamics GP
4 4 (2.04%) JDE OneWorld
5 2 (1.02%) Magento
5 2 (1.02%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.12%) Office 365
2 2 (1.02%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (19.90%) TCP/IP
2 31 (15.82%) DNS
2 31 (15.82%) HTTPS
3 24 (12.24%) HTTP
4 16 (8.16%) SSL
5 15 (7.65%) Wireshark
6 12 (6.12%) SAN
7 6 (3.06%) Firewall
7 6 (3.06%) 2G
7 6 (3.06%) 4G
8 5 (2.55%) 3G
9 4 (2.04%) Internet
9 4 (2.04%) IPv6
9 4 (2.04%) INAP
9 4 (2.04%) DAB
9 4 (2.04%) SNMP
9 4 (2.04%) DHCP
9 4 (2.04%) IPsec
9 4 (2.04%) Network Security
9 4 (2.04%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.22%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.10%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (3.06%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.55%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.53%) SQL Navigator
7 2 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.02%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.51%) Big Data
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.51%) DB2
8 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 33 (16.84%) LoadRunner
2 31 (15.82%) QuickTest Pro
3 20 (10.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (9.18%) Visual Studio
5 16 (8.16%) Selenium
6 14 (7.14%) JUnit
7 12 (6.12%) SpecFlow
8 9 (4.59%) WebDriver
9 8 (4.08%) Toad
10 7 (3.57%) Subversion
10 7 (3.57%) SoapUI
11 6 (3.06%) TestNG
11 6 (3.06%) TestDirector
12 5 (2.55%) JIRA
12 5 (2.55%) JMeter
12 5 (2.55%) Cucumber
13 4 (2.04%) Rational DOORS
13 4 (2.04%) Rational Rhapsody
13 4 (2.04%) Rational Performance Tester
14 3 (1.53%) JProfiler
General
1 41 (20.92%) Finance
2 26 (13.27%) Telecoms
3 12 (6.12%) Electronics
3 12 (6.12%) Marketing
4 9 (4.59%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.57%) Automotive
5 7 (3.57%) Retail
6 6 (3.06%) Banking
7 5 (2.55%) Billing
8 2 (1.02%) Military
8 2 (1.02%) Publishing
8 2 (1.02%) Legal
9 1 (0.51%) Games
9 1 (0.51%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 89 (45.41%) Analyst
2 73 (37.24%) Test Analyst
3 33 (16.84%) Tester
4 27 (13.78%) Test Engineer
5 14 (7.14%) Developer
6 13 (6.63%) Test Leader
7 11 (5.61%) Performance Tester
7 11 (5.61%) Systems Analyst
7 11 (5.61%) QA Analyst
8 10 (5.10%) Test Specialist
8 10 (5.10%) Test Manager
9 8 (4.08%) Software Engineer
9 8 (4.08%) Integration Analyst
9 8 (4.08%) Agile Test Analyst
10 7 (3.57%) Project Manager
11 6 (3.06%) Systems Tester
11 6 (3.06%) Performance Test Analyst
11 6 (3.06%) Performance Analyst
11 6 (3.06%) Performance Engineer
12 5 (2.55%) Integration Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (25.51%) .NET
2 36 (18.37%) HTML
3 35 (17.86%) XML
4 31 (15.82%) ASP.NET
4 31 (15.82%) JSP
5 27 (13.78%) REST
6 26 (13.27%) Web Services
7 25 (12.76%) SOAP
8 17 (8.67%) WCF
9 16 (8.16%) WPF
10 7 (3.57%) JSON
11 6 (3.06%) CSS
12 5 (2.55%) jQuery
12 5 (2.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 4 (2.04%) Middleware
14 3 (1.53%) JPA
14 3 (1.53%) JDBC
14 3 (1.53%) ODBC
14 3 (1.53%) XML Messaging
14 3 (1.53%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 51 (26.02%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.14%) User Experience
3 10 (5.10%) DTV
4 7 (3.57%) NHS
5 5 (2.55%) Smart Meter
6 4 (2.04%) Learning Management System
6 4 (2.04%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.53%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.53%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.53%) Device Driver
7 3 (1.53%) 3D Graphics
7 3 (1.53%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.02%) Open Source
8 2 (1.02%) CUDA
8 2 (1.02%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.02%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.02%) Replication
8 2 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.02%) IVR
9 1 (0.51%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 51 (26.02%) UNIX
2 49 (25.00%) Windows
3 34 (17.35%) Windows XP
4 33 (16.84%) Linux
5 29 (14.80%) Windows 2000
5 29 (14.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (14.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (4.08%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.04%) Solaris
7 4 (2.04%) Android
8 3 (1.53%) AIX
9 2 (1.02%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (1.02%) openSUSE
10 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (21.94%) Agile Software Development
1 43 (21.94%) Test Scripting
2 28 (14.29%) Performance Testing
2 28 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 27 (13.78%) BDD
4 26 (13.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 26 (13.27%) Scrum
4 26 (13.27%) Automated Testing
5 21 (10.71%) Test Automation
6 18 (9.18%) Waterfall
6 18 (9.18%) Validation
7 17 (8.67%) Test Management
8 16 (8.16%) Regression Testing
8 16 (8.16%) Knowledge Management
9 13 (6.63%) Manual Testing
9 13 (6.63%) Workflow
10 11 (5.61%) Software Engineering
11 10 (5.10%) Systems Analysis
11 10 (5.10%) E-Commerce
11 10 (5.10%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (32.14%) SQL
2 41 (20.92%) Java
3 37 (18.88%) JavaScript
4 34 (17.35%) C#
5 15 (7.65%) C++
6 14 (7.14%) VB
7 11 (5.61%) Python
7 11 (5.61%) C
7 11 (5.61%) Perl
8 5 (2.55%) Ruby
9 4 (2.04%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.53%) PHP
10 3 (1.53%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.53%) VBA
10 3 (1.53%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.53%) Scala
10 3 (1.53%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.02%) XPath
11 2 (1.02%) Ada
11 2 (1.02%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 75 (38.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 69 (35.20%) ISEB
3 65 (33.16%) ISTQB
4 44 (22.45%) Security Cleared
5 35 (17.86%) SC Cleared
6 10 (5.10%) DV Cleared
6 10 (5.10%) ISEB Practitioner
7 8 (4.08%) Degree
7 8 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (2.55%) MCSE
9 5 (2.55%) CCNP
9 5 (2.55%) CCNA
10 4 (2.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (1.53%) MCITP
12 2 (1.02%) MAPM
12 2 (1.02%) MCP
12 2 (1.02%) PMP
12 2 (1.02%) PMI Certification
12 2 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (24.49%) QA
2 2 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.51%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 11 (5.61%) Nmap
2 3 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.51%) NFS
Systems Management
1 76 (38.78%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (8.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 11 (5.61%) Nessus
4 3 (1.53%) nmon
5 2 (1.02%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.02%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 1 (0.51%) Nagios
Vendors
1 70 (35.71%) HP
2 48 (24.49%) Oracle
3 23 (11.73%) Microsoft
4 15 (7.65%) SAP
5 6 (3.06%) Citrix
6 5 (2.55%) VMware
6 5 (2.55%) Cisco
7 4 (2.04%) F5
8 3 (1.53%) NetCracker
8 3 (1.53%) Comptel
8 3 (1.53%) IBM
8 3 (1.53%) Veritas
8 3 (1.53%) Remedy
9 2 (1.02%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.02%) hybris
9 2 (1.02%) ATG
9 2 (1.02%) Demandware
10 1 (0.51%) Splunk
10 1 (0.51%) Red Gate
10 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £12.82 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
South East England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 6 days ago
High Wycombe
The People Network
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
West Sussex
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Thame
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago