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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SmartBear Software TestComplete
Rank 614 622 620
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Contract jobs citing TestComplete 33 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.020% 0.020%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.40% 0.15% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 9 4
Median daily rate £425 £365 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% -8.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £365 £310
% change year-on-year
+16.43% +17.74%
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
8345 7481 6898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.55% 13.33% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5749 4950 4391
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 124 159
Median hourly rate £41.75 £37.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.83% -2.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £22.18 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £52.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.02 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+10.75% -2.06%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +32 32 £425 +16.43% 3
Cheshire +6 15 £425 +16.04%
North West +2 15 £425 +16.04%
Knutsford +7 14 £425 +16.04%
London +21 10 £450 +5.88% 1
South East +8 5 £375 +2.73%
South West - 2 - - 1
Kent - 2 £230 -
Surrey - 2 £424 -
Bristol - 2 - -
City of London +54 1 £450 +5.88%
Wales - 1 £375 -
South Wales - 1 £375 -
Cardiff - 1 £375 -
Oxford - 1 £375 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £375 -

TestComplete
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 34 (59.65%) Agile Software Development
1 34 (59.65%) Test Automation
2 31 (54.39%) SpecFlow
3 30 (52.63%) Finance
4 28 (49.12%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (47.37%) .NET
5 27 (47.37%) Windows
6 24 (42.11%) MS Excel
6 24 (42.11%) Microsoft
6 24 (42.11%) Code Coverage
6 24 (42.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 24 (42.11%) TDD
6 24 (42.11%) Software Engineering
6 24 (42.11%) Degree
7 20 (35.09%) JIRA
8 19 (33.33%) Java
9 17 (29.82%) DevOps
10 16 (28.07%) HP UFT
11 15 (26.32%) QA
12 13 (22.81%) Software Testing
12 13 (22.81%) Automated Testing
13 12 (21.05%) SDLC
14 9 (15.79%) TeamCity
14 9 (15.79%) Gradle
14 9 (15.79%) Jenkins
15 8 (14.04%) Git (software)
15 8 (14.04%) Banking
15 8 (14.04%) Test Scripting
15 8 (14.04%) ISEB
15 8 (14.04%) Citrix

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 2 (3.51%) Confluence
Applications
1 24 (42.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.75%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) RDBMS
1 3 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 31 (54.39%) SpecFlow
2 24 (42.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (35.09%) JIRA
4 16 (28.07%) HP UFT
5 9 (15.79%) Gradle
5 9 (15.79%) Jenkins
5 9 (15.79%) TeamCity
6 8 (14.04%) Git (software)
7 7 (12.28%) Selenium
8 3 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (5.26%) CMake
8 3 (5.26%) Ranorex
8 3 (5.26%) Vagrant
8 3 (5.26%) Visual Studio
9 2 (3.51%) Bitbucket
9 2 (3.51%) eggPlant
9 2 (3.51%) InstallShield
9 2 (3.51%) Mercurial
9 2 (3.51%) SoapUI
9 2 (3.51%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 30 (52.63%) Finance
2 8 (14.04%) Banking
3 6 (10.53%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.51%) Front Office
4 2 (3.51%) Retail
5 1 (1.75%) Back Office
5 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (26.32%) Tester
2 14 (24.56%) Automation Tester
3 13 (22.81%) Consultant
4 12 (21.05%) DevOps Consultant
5 11 (19.30%) Integration Consultant
6 7 (12.28%) QA Automation Tester
6 7 (12.28%) QA Tester
7 6 (10.53%) Developer
8 5 (8.77%) Analyst
8 5 (8.77%) Architect
8 5 (8.77%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (7.02%) .NET Developer
9 4 (7.02%) .NET Software Developer
9 4 (7.02%) Agile Developer
9 4 (7.02%) Integration Engineer
9 4 (7.02%) Java Developer
9 4 (7.02%) Java Software Developer
9 4 (7.02%) Software Developer
9 4 (7.02%) Test Analyst
9 4 (7.02%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (47.37%) .NET
2 3 (5.26%) WPF
3 1 (1.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Derivative
2 4 (7.02%) Fixed Income
2 4 (7.02%) OTC Derivatives
3 3 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.51%) EPoS
5 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.75%) Swaptions
5 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (47.37%) Windows
2 2 (3.51%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (59.65%) Agile Software Development
1 34 (59.65%) Test Automation
2 28 (49.12%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (42.11%) Code Coverage
3 24 (42.11%) Software Engineering
3 24 (42.11%) TDD
4 17 (29.82%) DevOps
5 13 (22.81%) Automated Testing
5 13 (22.81%) Software Testing
6 12 (21.05%) SDLC
7 8 (14.04%) Test Scripting
8 7 (12.28%) Migration
8 7 (12.28%) Regression Testing
8 7 (12.28%) Software Delivery
9 6 (10.53%) Test Strategy
9 6 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (8.77%) Automation Testing
11 4 (7.02%) Asset Management
11 4 (7.02%) System Integration Testing
11 4 (7.02%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.33%) Java
2 7 (12.28%) C#
3 6 (10.53%) SQL
4 5 (8.77%) C++
5 4 (7.02%) PowerShell
5 4 (7.02%) VB
6 3 (5.26%) Python
6 3 (5.26%) VBScript
7 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (42.11%) Degree
2 8 (14.04%) CCEA
2 8 (14.04%) Citrix Certification
2 8 (14.04%) ISEB
3 4 (7.02%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (26.32%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) VirtualBox
1 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) Puppet
2 3 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.75%) Ansible
3 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.04%) Citrix
3 5 (8.77%) HP
4 3 (5.26%) IBM
4 3 (5.26%) Infragistics
5 2 (3.51%) Charles River
5 2 (3.51%) SunGard
5 2 (3.51%) VMware
6 1 (1.75%) Perforce