The table below looks at the statistics for TestComplete skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TestComplete over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SmartBear Software TestComplete
Rank 594 652 627
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -25
Contract jobs citing TestComplete 40 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.021% 0.014%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.46% 0.15% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 8 1
Median daily rate £413 £365 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.01% -8.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £364 -
% change year-on-year
+3.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
8745 8062 7301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.40% 13.82% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5886 5288 4656
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 160 137
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £23.75 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

TestComplete
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing TestComplete as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 August 2016.

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 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TestComplete within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +43 38 £425 +16.43% 1
London +20 14 £450 +9.09% 1
South West +14 9 £400 +33.33%
Bristol - 9 £400 -
South East +16 8 £375 +3.09%
Oxfordshire - 7 £375 -
Oxford - 6 £375 -
North West +15 4 £275 -24.91%
West Midlands - 3 £600 -
City of London +34 2 £450 +5.88% 1
Cheshire +8 2 £425 +16.04%
Knutsford +4 2 £425 +16.04%
Birmingham - 2 £600 -
Manchester - 2 £275 -
Abingdon - 1 £450 -
Surrey - 1 £325 -

TestComplete
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing TestComplete 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 TestComplete.

1 44 (60.27%) Test Automation
2 41 (56.16%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (46.58%) SpecFlow
4 33 (45.21%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (39.73%) .NET
6 27 (36.99%) Finance
7 26 (35.62%) Windows
8 25 (34.25%) TDD
9 23 (31.51%) Team Foundation Server
9 23 (31.51%) Java
10 22 (30.14%) Microsoft
11 21 (28.77%) MS Excel
11 21 (28.77%) Code Coverage
11 21 (28.77%) QA
11 21 (28.77%) Software Engineering
11 21 (28.77%) Degree
12 19 (26.03%) HP UFT
13 18 (24.66%) JIRA
14 17 (23.29%) DevOps
15 16 (21.92%) Continuous Deployment
15 16 (21.92%) Selenium
15 16 (21.92%) Git (software)
16 15 (20.55%) Gradle
16 15 (20.55%) Jenkins
17 14 (19.18%) Regression Testing
17 14 (19.18%) Python
18 13 (17.81%) TeamCity
18 13 (17.81%) SDLC
19 12 (16.44%) Automated Testing
19 12 (16.44%) SQL

TestComplete
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 1 (1.37%) Confluence
1 1 (1.37%) IIS
1 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (28.77%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.59%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (9.59%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.11%) RDBMS
2 3 (4.11%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.74%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 34 (46.58%) SpecFlow
2 23 (31.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (26.03%) HP UFT
4 18 (24.66%) JIRA
5 16 (21.92%) Git (software)
5 16 (21.92%) Selenium
6 15 (20.55%) Gradle
6 15 (20.55%) Jenkins
7 13 (17.81%) TeamCity
8 9 (12.33%) CMake
8 9 (12.33%) NUnit
9 7 (9.59%) MSBuild
10 5 (6.85%) Vagrant
11 4 (5.48%) Ranorex
11 4 (5.48%) SoapUI
11 4 (5.48%) Visual Studio
12 3 (4.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (4.11%) WebDriver
13 2 (2.74%) Cucumber
13 2 (2.74%) WiX
General
1 27 (36.99%) Finance
2 7 (9.59%) Banking
3 6 (8.22%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.11%) Front Office
5 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.37%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (20.55%) Tester
2 14 (19.18%) Automation Tester
2 14 (19.18%) Consultant
3 12 (16.44%) DevOps Consultant
4 11 (15.07%) Integration Consultant
5 8 (10.96%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
6 7 (9.59%) Analyst
6 7 (9.59%) Build Engineer
6 7 (9.59%) Test Leader
7 6 (8.22%) Developer
7 6 (8.22%) QA Automation Tester
7 6 (8.22%) QA Tester
7 6 (8.22%) Test Analyst
7 6 (8.22%) Test Manager
8 5 (6.85%) Automation Test Analyst
8 5 (6.85%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (5.48%) Agile .NET Developer
9 4 (5.48%) Agile Java Developer
9 4 (5.48%) Integration Engineer
9 4 (5.48%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (39.73%) .NET
2 3 (4.11%) WPF
3 2 (2.74%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.74%) Node.js
4 1 (1.37%) SOAP
4 1 (1.37%) Web Services
4 1 (1.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.48%) Derivative
1 4 (5.48%) Fixed Income
2 3 (4.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.74%) OTC Derivatives
4 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.37%) NHS
4 1 (1.37%) Spread Betting
4 1 (1.37%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 26 (35.62%) Windows
2 4 (5.48%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (60.27%) Test Automation
2 41 (56.16%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (45.21%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (34.25%) TDD
5 21 (28.77%) Code Coverage
5 21 (28.77%) Software Engineering
6 17 (23.29%) DevOps
7 16 (21.92%) Continuous Deployment
8 14 (19.18%) Regression Testing
9 13 (17.81%) SDLC
10 12 (16.44%) Automated Testing
11 11 (15.07%) Software Testing
12 10 (13.70%) Test Scripting
12 10 (13.70%) Test Strategy
13 8 (10.96%) Automation Testing
14 7 (9.59%) Continuous Delivery
14 7 (9.59%) Microservices
14 7 (9.59%) Performance Testing
15 5 (6.85%) Migration
15 5 (6.85%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (31.51%) Java
2 14 (19.18%) Python
3 12 (16.44%) SQL
4 10 (13.70%) VBScript
5 9 (12.33%) C#
6 7 (9.59%) JavaScript
7 5 (6.85%) C++
7 5 (6.85%) VB
8 4 (5.48%) PowerShell
9 3 (4.11%) Ruby
10 2 (2.74%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (28.77%) Degree
2 7 (9.59%) ISEB
3 5 (6.85%) CCEA
3 5 (6.85%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (6.85%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (28.77%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (9.59%) Docker
2 4 (5.48%) VirtualBox
3 3 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.74%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (10.96%) Puppet
2 7 (9.59%) Ansible
2 7 (9.59%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (5.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (30.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.59%) Perforce
3 6 (8.22%) HP
4 5 (6.85%) Citrix
5 3 (4.11%) IBM
5 3 (4.11%) Infragistics
5 3 (4.11%) VMware
6 2 (2.74%) Charles River
6 2 (2.74%) SunGard