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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SmartBear Software TestComplete
Rank 606 583 566
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -17
Contract jobs citing TestComplete 6 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.008% 0.017%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.082% 0.065% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +83.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £150
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
7338 6141 6006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.65% 11.73% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4950 4001 3439
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 146 235
Average hourly rate £38.00 £36.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +1.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £19.27 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £49.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TestComplete within the UK over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

TestComplete Daily Rate Histogram 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 20 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 31 October 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 -33 6 £350 +27.27%
London +10 5 £350 +27.27%
South East -22 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
East Midlands - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Derby - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -

TestComplete
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 13 (92.86%) QA
2 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (85.71%) ISEB
3 11 (78.57%) Selenium
4 9 (64.29%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (57.14%) Software Testing
5 8 (57.14%) Finance
6 7 (50.00%) Load Testing
6 7 (50.00%) E-Commerce
7 6 (42.86%) Mobile App
7 6 (42.86%) Automation Testing
8 5 (35.71%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (35.71%) LoadRunner
8 5 (35.71%) Scrum
8 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
10 3 (21.43%) Bugzilla
10 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
10 3 (21.43%) JIRA
10 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
10 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
10 3 (21.43%) SQL
10 3 (21.43%) C#
10 3 (21.43%) Delphi
11 2 (14.29%) .NET
11 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 2 (14.29%) NHS
11 2 (14.29%) MS Excel

TestComplete
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (78.57%) Selenium
2 5 (35.71%) LoadRunner
3 3 (21.43%) Bugzilla
3 3 (21.43%) JIRA
4 2 (14.29%) JMeter
4 2 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
5 1 (7.14%) Subversion
5 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (7.14%) MSTest
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Test Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) QA Leader
3 2 (14.29%) Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) QA Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Test Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) QA Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Mobile App
2 5 (35.71%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (14.29%) NHS
5 1 (7.14%) Equities
5 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
5 1 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Software Testing
3 7 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 7 (50.00%) Load Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Automation Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Scrum
5 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 2 (14.29%) Information Governance
7 2 (14.29%) TDD
7 2 (14.29%) Quality Management
8 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (7.14%) BDD
8 1 (7.14%) Stress Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Security Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) C#
1 3 (21.43%) Delphi
1 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) VBScript
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (85.71%) ISEB
2 4 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (92.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (64.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Infragistics
2 1 (7.14%) Perforce