The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Rank 284 243 258
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +15
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 354 510 447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 0.98% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 1.18% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 305 243
Median daily rate £375 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 23
Median hourly rate £31.25 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £20.00 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £170.00 £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 across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37526 43083 40983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 82.84% 79.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 24906 28187 25982
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 961 1187 1087
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +48.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £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

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 UK

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Testing within the UK.

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Software Testing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing within the UK.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK 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
England -14 308 £383 +9.28% 154
London +27 121 £450 +12.50% 43
South West -9 52 £400 +14.28% 12
South East -15 45 £350 +7.69% 39
Scotland -15 30 £325 +1.56% 4
Yorkshire +20 23 £331 +10.41% 15
West Yorkshire +26 22 £325 +8.33% 10
East of England +2 22 £325 - 16
Leeds +14 21 £331 -1.11% 8
Glasgow +10 17 - - 1
Gloucestershire +6 15 £475 +13.09% 1
Hampshire +2 15 £375 +19.04% 13
West Midlands +5 14 £340 +19.82% 10
North West -8 14 £375 +17.18% 13
East Midlands -8 13 £338 +35.00% 4
Devon -9 13 £378 +8.00% 1
Hertfordshire - 13 £328 - 5
Plymouth -2 11 £380 +8.57% 1
Manchester -10 11 £388 +24.00% 5
City of London -10 11 £443 +18.00% 13
Edinburgh -12 11 £338 -3.57% 3
Bristol +3 10 £328 +0.76% 6
Birmingham +8 9 £355 +30.27% 3
Wiltshire 0 9 £310 -2.36%
Wales -9 9 £325 +3.58% 2
Berkshire +14 7 £350 - 7
Cardiff +3 7 £183 -42.29%
South Wales -2 7 £183 -42.06% 1
Essex -12 6 £325 -3.70% 1
Swindon - 6 £330 -

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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 with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 408 (56.28%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (26.21%) ISTQB
3 182 (25.10%) Scrum
4 172 (23.72%) SQL
4 172 (23.72%) ISEB
4 172 (23.72%) Test Scripting
5 168 (23.17%) Selenium
6 165 (22.76%) QA
7 159 (21.93%) Finance
8 142 (19.59%) Java
9 140 (19.31%) JIRA
10 133 (18.34%) BDD
11 119 (16.41%) Manual Testing
11 119 (16.41%) User Acceptance Testing
12 116 (16.00%) Security Cleared
13 111 (15.31%) Regression Testing
14 110 (15.17%) Test Automation
15 109 (15.03%) SDLC
16 107 (14.76%) C#
17 101 (13.93%) Linux
18 100 (13.79%) Functional Testing
19 99 (13.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 98 (13.52%) Automated Testing
21 97 (13.38%) Windows
22 96 (13.24%) Oracle
23 92 (12.69%) Cucumber
24 86 (11.86%) TDD
25 84 (11.59%) Microsoft
26 82 (11.31%) .NET
27 79 (10.90%) Software Engineering

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills 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 30 (4.14%) SharePoint
2 26 (3.59%) Tomcat
3 23 (3.17%) Confluence
4 17 (2.34%) CMS
5 13 (1.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 13 (1.79%) Apache
6 10 (1.38%) JBoss
7 9 (1.24%) IIS
8 8 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (0.83%) SAS
10 5 (0.69%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.55%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 2 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.28%) ColdFusion
13 2 (0.28%) Skype for Business
14 1 (0.14%) Apache Pig
14 1 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 52 (7.17%) MS Excel
2 38 (5.24%) MS Office
3 5 (0.69%) Mingle
4 4 (0.55%) MS Project
4 4 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (2.34%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.55%) Oracle Assets
4 4 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.55%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (0.55%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 4 (0.55%) Oracle iProcurement
4 4 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.28%) FLEXCUBE
6 2 (0.28%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.28%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.28%) VisionPLUS
7 1 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.14%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.14%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.90%) GitHub
2 20 (2.76%) Office 365
3 12 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.55%) IaaS
5 4 (0.55%) Loggly
5 4 (0.55%) Sumo Logic
6 2 (0.28%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.28%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.14%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.07%) Internet
2 14 (1.93%) TCP/IP
3 13 (1.79%) HTTP
4 10 (1.38%) Firewall
4 10 (1.38%) Network Security
5 6 (0.83%) DNS
5 6 (0.83%) Ethernet
6 5 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (0.41%) WAN
7 3 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.28%) 4G
8 2 (0.28%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.28%) LAN
8 2 (0.28%) Multicast
8 2 (0.28%) Skype
8 2 (0.28%) SSL
8 2 (0.28%) VLAN
8 2 (0.28%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.14%) MVNO
9 1 (0.14%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (9.79%) SQL Server
2 36 (4.97%) Relational Database
3 23 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (2.76%) Oracle Database
4 20 (2.76%) Oracle Reports
5 11 (1.52%) MySQL
6 10 (1.38%) Hadoop
6 10 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (1.24%) RDBMS
8 6 (0.83%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.69%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.69%) Redis
10 4 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (0.55%) HBase
10 4 (0.55%) Riak
11 3 (0.41%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.41%) SQLite
12 2 (0.28%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 168 (23.17%) Selenium
2 140 (19.31%) JIRA
3 92 (12.69%) Cucumber
4 71 (9.79%) Git (software)
5 70 (9.66%) WebDriver
6 59 (8.14%) Jenkins
7 57 (7.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 43 (5.93%) Visual Studio
9 41 (5.66%) SpecFlow
10 40 (5.52%) Maven
10 40 (5.52%) Subversion
11 39 (5.38%) SoapUI
11 39 (5.38%) TeamCity
12 37 (5.10%) HP UFT
12 37 (5.10%) JUnit
13 35 (4.83%) JBehave
14 26 (3.59%) LoadRunner
15 22 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 21 (2.90%) JMeter
17 17 (2.34%) Appium
General
1 159 (21.93%) Finance
2 43 (5.93%) Banking
3 35 (4.83%) Law
4 23 (3.17%) Retail
5 22 (3.03%) Front Office
6 12 (1.66%) Electronics
6 12 (1.66%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.52%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.38%) Legal
8 10 (1.38%) Marketing
9 9 (1.24%) Games
9 9 (1.24%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.83%) Advertising
11 5 (0.69%) Automotive
12 4 (0.55%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.55%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.41%) Back Office
13 3 (0.41%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 219 (30.21%) Analyst
2 180 (24.83%) Tester
3 170 (23.45%) Test Analyst
4 103 (14.21%) Developer
5 68 (9.38%) Test Engineer
6 54 (7.45%) Test Manager
7 51 (7.03%) Automation Tester
8 47 (6.48%) Software Tester
9 39 (5.38%) Test Leader
10 37 (5.10%) Automation Test Analyst
11 29 (4.00%) Java Developer
12 26 (3.59%) Business Analyst
12 26 (3.59%) Senior Analyst
13 24 (3.31%) Senior Test Analyst
14 23 (3.17%) Software Test Engineer
15 21 (2.90%) C# Developer
16 20 (2.76%) C++ Developer
17 19 (2.62%) Linux Developer
18 18 (2.48%) Software Developer
19 17 (2.34%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (11.31%) .NET
2 66 (9.10%) XML
3 54 (7.45%) HTML
4 52 (7.17%) Gherkin
5 39 (5.38%) Hibernate
6 38 (5.24%) Web Services
7 35 (4.83%) CSS
8 34 (4.69%) Spring
9 31 (4.28%) RESTful
10 30 (4.14%) REST
11 25 (3.45%) AngularJS
12 22 (3.03%) HTML5
12 22 (3.03%) Velocity
13 19 (2.62%) SOAP
14 17 (2.34%) JSON
15 16 (2.21%) jQuery
16 15 (2.07%) CSS3
17 13 (1.79%) ASP.NET
17 13 (1.79%) J2EE
17 13 (1.79%) React
Miscellaneous
1 55 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (5.66%) Computer Science
3 40 (5.52%) Management Information System
4 23 (3.17%) Fixed Income
5 21 (2.90%) Mobile App
6 16 (2.21%) User Experience
7 14 (1.93%) Clustering
7 14 (1.93%) Virtual Team
8 11 (1.52%) Data Centre
9 9 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (1.10%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.10%) NHS
11 6 (0.83%) Equities
12 5 (0.69%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.69%) Replication
13 4 (0.55%) EPoS
13 4 (0.55%) Mainframe
14 3 (0.41%) e-Learning
14 3 (0.41%) Freedom of Information
14 3 (0.41%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 101 (13.93%) Linux
2 97 (13.38%) Windows
3 41 (5.66%) Unix
4 23 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (3.03%) Windows 7
6 21 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (2.76%) Windows XP
8 19 (2.62%) Android
8 19 (2.62%) Apple iOS
8 19 (2.62%) Windows 10
9 17 (2.34%) AIX
10 11 (1.52%) Windows Server
11 6 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.55%) CoreOS
12 4 (0.55%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.41%) Tizen
13 3 (0.41%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.28%) CentOS
14 2 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (56.28%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (25.10%) Scrum
3 172 (23.72%) Test Scripting
4 133 (18.34%) BDD
5 119 (16.41%) Manual Testing
5 119 (16.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 111 (15.31%) Regression Testing
7 110 (15.17%) Test Automation
8 109 (15.03%) SDLC
9 100 (13.79%) Functional Testing
10 98 (13.52%) Automated Testing
11 86 (11.86%) TDD
12 79 (10.90%) Software Engineering
13 78 (10.76%) Automation Testing
14 73 (10.07%) Migration
14 73 (10.07%) Waterfall
15 72 (9.93%) Continuous Integration
16 67 (9.24%) Integration Testing
17 65 (8.97%) Non-Functional Testing
18 63 (8.69%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 172 (23.72%) SQL
2 142 (19.59%) Java
3 107 (14.76%) C#
4 74 (10.21%) Python
5 73 (10.07%) JavaScript
6 55 (7.59%) C++
7 43 (5.93%) C
8 37 (5.10%) Ruby
9 23 (3.17%) F#
10 20 (2.76%) Perl
11 15 (2.07%) VBScript
12 13 (1.79%) Bash Shell
12 13 (1.79%) Shell Script
13 12 (1.66%) PHP
13 12 (1.66%) PL/SQL
14 11 (1.52%) PowerShell
15 6 (0.83%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.83%) VB
15 6 (0.83%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.69%) ES6
Qualifications
1 190 (26.21%) ISTQB
2 172 (23.72%) ISEB
3 116 (16.00%) Security Cleared
4 99 (13.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 63 (8.69%) SC Cleared
6 50 (6.90%) Degree
7 32 (4.41%) DV Cleared
8 14 (1.93%) MCITP
8 14 (1.93%) MCSA
8 14 (1.93%) MCSE
8 14 (1.93%) MCTS
8 14 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (1.66%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (1.10%) ISEB Practitioner
11 6 (0.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 4 (0.55%) PhD
13 3 (0.41%) CHECK Team Member
13 3 (0.41%) CISM
13 3 (0.41%) CREST Certified
13 3 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (22.76%) QA
2 15 (2.07%) SDET
3 10 (1.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (1.24%) SLA
5 6 (0.83%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 6 (0.83%) GMP
5 6 (0.83%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.55%) WCAG
7 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.14%) COBIT
8 1 (0.14%) GCP
8 1 (0.14%) GxP
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.14%) ISO26262
8 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.14%) TickIT
System Software
1 26 (3.59%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.21%) Hyper-V
3 13 (1.79%) Docker
4 5 (0.69%) Snort
4 5 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.55%) HDFS
5 4 (0.55%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 54 (7.45%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (1.93%) McAfee ePO
2 14 (1.93%) Netcool
3 8 (1.10%) Ansible
4 7 (0.97%) Kubernetes
4 7 (0.97%) Nagios
4 7 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.83%) Puppet
6 5 (0.69%) SCCM
6 5 (0.69%) ZABBIX
7 4 (0.55%) Salt
8 3 (0.41%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.41%) SCOM
8 3 (0.41%) WSUS
9 2 (0.28%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.28%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.28%) TeMIP
9 2 (0.28%) yum
10 1 (0.14%) Cacti
10 1 (0.14%) Kibana
Vendors
1 96 (13.24%) Oracle
2 84 (11.59%) Microsoft
3 55 (7.59%) HP
4 27 (3.72%) Atlassian
5 17 (2.34%) Citrix
6 14 (1.93%) Intel Security
6 14 (1.93%) Veritas
7 13 (1.79%) VMware
8 12 (1.66%) SAP
9 10 (1.38%) IBM
10 9 (1.24%) Adobe
10 9 (1.24%) Splunk
11 7 (0.97%) Xamarin
12 6 (0.83%) Cloudera
12 6 (0.83%) Google
12 6 (0.83%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.69%) New Relic
13 5 (0.69%) Sourcefire
14 4 (0.55%) Guidewire
14 4 (0.55%) SaltStack
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Rate: £200 - £235 Per Day Up to £235 per day maximum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: £23,437 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
NCC Group
Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
South West London
Gamesys
Posted: 22 days ago