The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SmartBear Software TestComplete
Rank 270 256 251
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -5
Contract jobs citing TestComplete 11 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.040% 0.021%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.88% 0.34% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 0
Average daily rate £210 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £369 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.47% +18.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £170.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £170.00 - -
TestComplete
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1248 1184 1099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.96% 11.89% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 808 694 645
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 35 26
Average hourly rate £44.50 £40.00 £42.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.25% -5.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.60 £30.00 £38.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+14.29% -3.89%

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
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

TestComplete Hourly 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 30 April 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
Kent - 11 £210 -
TestComplete
England

TestComplete
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 15 (83.33%) HP UFT
2 13 (72.22%) Automated Testing
3 11 (61.11%) Finance
3 11 (61.11%) Software Testing
3 11 (61.11%) JIRA
4 8 (44.44%) Test Strategy
4 8 (44.44%) System Testing
5 7 (38.89%) Software Delivery
5 7 (38.89%) SDLC
5 7 (38.89%) QA
5 7 (38.89%) Regression Testing
5 7 (38.89%) ISEB
6 6 (33.33%) Performance Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Load Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Test Management
7 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (22.22%) WATIR
7 4 (22.22%) Selenium
7 4 (22.22%) SysML
7 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
7 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (22.22%) Telerik
7 4 (22.22%) Project Management
7 4 (22.22%) JUnit
7 4 (22.22%) Web Services
7 4 (22.22%) UML
7 4 (22.22%) HP
7 4 (22.22%) Validation
7 4 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

TestComplete
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
Development Applications
1 15 (83.33%) HP UFT
2 11 (61.11%) JIRA
3 4 (22.22%) JUnit
3 4 (22.22%) Selenium
3 4 (22.22%) WATIR
4 3 (16.67%) eggPlant
General
1 11 (61.11%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Automation Tester
1 13 (72.22%) Tester
2 7 (38.89%) QA Automation Tester
2 7 (38.89%) QA Tester
3 3 (16.67%) Integration Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Verification Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) EPoS Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Regression Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Tester
4 2 (11.11%) UAT Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Traffic Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) EPoS
1 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.11%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Automated Testing
2 11 (61.11%) Software Testing
3 8 (44.44%) System Testing
3 8 (44.44%) Test Strategy
4 7 (38.89%) Regression Testing
4 7 (38.89%) SDLC
4 7 (38.89%) Software Delivery
5 6 (33.33%) Performance Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (22.22%) Automation Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (22.22%) Earned Value Management
6 4 (22.22%) Functional Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Load Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Project Management
6 4 (22.22%) SysML
6 4 (22.22%) Test Management
6 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 4 (22.22%) UML
6 4 (22.22%) Validation
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) ISEB
2 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 4 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) HP
1 4 (22.22%) Telerik