The first table below looks at the demand for TestComplete 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 TestComplete over the 3 months to 23 April 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 Development Applications 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SmartBear Software TestComplete
Rank 249 234 245
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +11
Contract jobs citing TestComplete 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.031% 0.012% 0.028%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.27% 0.10% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £350 - £256
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 - £256
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1116 971 1073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.58% 11.40% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 535 556
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 50 60
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.40 £15.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +8.00%
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TestComplete
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TestComplete across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

TestComplete Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

TestComplete
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TestComplete across the South East region.

TestComplete Daily Rate Trend in the South East

TestComplete
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 TestComplete within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
Berkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 3
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England

TestComplete
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing TestComplete 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 TestComplete.

1 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 6 (75.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (62.50%) Test Management
3 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
4 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 4 (50.00%) SQL
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (50.00%) ISEB
4 4 (50.00%) QA
4 4 (50.00%) Selenium
4 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
5 3 (37.50%) TeamCity
5 3 (37.50%) MSBuild
5 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
5 3 (37.50%) Automation Testing
5 3 (37.50%) QAComplete
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) Python
5 3 (37.50%) C#
5 3 (37.50%) HTML
5 3 (37.50%) .NET
5 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
5 3 (37.50%) CruiseControl
5 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (25.00%) Degree
6 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing

TestComplete
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing TestComplete 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 TestComplete. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (50.00%) Selenium
3 3 (37.50%) TeamCity
3 3 (37.50%) MSBuild
3 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 3 (37.50%) QAComplete
3 3 (37.50%) CruiseControl
4 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (12.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Automation Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Test Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Software Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Test Management
1 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Automation Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) Python
3 3 (37.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) VBScript
4 1 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft