The table below looks at the statistics for TestComplete skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TestComplete over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SmartBear Software TestComplete
Rank 607 577 599
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +22
Contract jobs citing TestComplete 6 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.013% 0.016%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.082% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +85.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £325 £175
% change year-on-year
- +85.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7343 6186 6306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.76% 11.90% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4856 4000 3518
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 130 216
Average hourly rate £37.78 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.05 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

TestComplete
Jobs Demand Trend

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

TestComplete Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

TestComplete
Daily Rate Trend

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

TestComplete Daily Rate Trend in the UK

TestComplete
Hourly Rate Trend

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

TestComplete Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

TestComplete
Top 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TestComplete within the UK over the 3 months to 18 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -31 6 £350 +7.69% 5
London -4 4 £350 +7.69%
South East -6 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Cobham - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Derby - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Derbyshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South West - - - - 3
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1

TestComplete
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (78.95%) ISEB
1 15 (78.95%) QA
2 12 (63.16%) Selenium
2 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (52.63%) Software Testing
3 10 (52.63%) Automation Testing
4 9 (47.37%) Load Testing
5 7 (36.84%) Finance
5 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
5 7 (36.84%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (36.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (31.58%) Relational Database
6 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (31.58%) Automated Testing
6 6 (31.58%) E-Commerce
7 5 (26.32%) SQL
7 5 (26.32%) Scrum
7 5 (26.32%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (26.32%) TDD
7 5 (26.32%) Mobile App
8 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (21.05%) Line Management
8 4 (21.05%) Security Testing
8 4 (21.05%) LoadRunner
8 4 (21.05%) C#
9 3 (15.79%) Delphi
9 3 (15.79%) Bugzilla
9 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
9 3 (15.79%) ISTQB

TestComplete
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (5.26%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (63.16%) Selenium
2 5 (26.32%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (21.05%) LoadRunner
4 3 (15.79%) Bugzilla
5 2 (10.53%) JIRA
6 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (5.26%) Build Forge
6 1 (5.26%) FlexUnit
6 1 (5.26%) MSTest
6 1 (5.26%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (5.26%) CruiseControl
6 1 (5.26%) Maven
6 1 (5.26%) JMeter
6 1 (5.26%) Ant
6 1 (5.26%) JUnit
6 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
6 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
1 9 (47.37%) Test Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Tester
3 4 (21.05%) QA Tester
3 4 (21.05%) QA Test Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) QA Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Software Test Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) QA Leader
5 2 (10.53%) Test Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) QA Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.26%) Applications Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Build Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) WinForms
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Flex
2 1 (5.26%) WCF
2 1 (5.26%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (26.32%) Mobile App
3 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (10.53%) NHS
5 1 (5.26%) Fixed Income
5 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) Software Testing
2 10 (52.63%) Automation Testing
3 9 (47.37%) Load Testing
4 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
5 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Automated Testing
5 6 (31.58%) E-Commerce
6 5 (26.32%) Scrum
6 5 (26.32%) TDD
7 4 (21.05%) Security Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Line Management
8 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
9 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
9 2 (10.53%) Quality Management
9 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
9 2 (10.53%) Information Governance
10 1 (5.26%) BDD
10 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) C#
3 3 (15.79%) Delphi
4 2 (10.53%) VBScript
4 2 (10.53%) VB
5 1 (5.26%) Java
5 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (78.95%) ISEB
2 7 (36.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (78.95%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) EMIR
2 1 (5.26%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle
1 2 (10.53%) Sybase
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft