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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SmartBear Software TestComplete
UK
Rank 566 613 599
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -14
Contract jobs citing TestComplete 16 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.028% 0.016%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.22% 0.18% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 6
Median daily rate £525 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +2.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 -

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
7270 7615 6898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.51% 14.99% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4837 5078 4701
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 203 122
Median hourly rate £41.25 £41.80 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +12.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £24.23 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £50.78 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £41.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +10.81%

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 21 January 2017.

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 12 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 21 January 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 +24 16 £525 +16.66% 4
London +15 8 £525 +13.51%
South West - 7 £300 -
City of London -6 4 £525 +10.52%
Bristol - 3 £263 -
Exeter - 2 £300 -
Somerset - 2 £475 -
Devon - 2 £300 -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Leeds - 1 - - 1
Bath - 1 £475 -

TestComplete
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 20 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (38.00%) Test Automation
3 17 (34.00%) QA
4 14 (28.00%) Selenium
4 14 (28.00%) VBScript
5 13 (26.00%) Python
5 13 (26.00%) HP UFT
6 12 (24.00%) SQL
7 10 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 10 (20.00%) Finance
8 9 (18.00%) Regression Testing
8 9 (18.00%) Automation Testing
9 8 (16.00%) SDLC
9 8 (16.00%) NUnit
9 8 (16.00%) .NET
9 8 (16.00%) Automated Testing
9 8 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (16.00%) Git (software)
10 7 (14.00%) Performance Testing
10 7 (14.00%) VB
10 7 (14.00%) Java
10 7 (14.00%) JavaScript
10 7 (14.00%) Jenkins
10 7 (14.00%) SpecFlow
11 6 (12.00%) MSBuild
11 6 (12.00%) SoapUI
11 6 (12.00%) Gradle
11 6 (12.00%) CMake
11 6 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (12.00%) Ansible

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 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.00%) MS Office
1 1 (2.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.00%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (12.00%) PaaS
2 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.00%) GIS
3 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (28.00%) Selenium
2 13 (26.00%) HP UFT
3 8 (16.00%) Git (software)
3 8 (16.00%) NUnit
4 7 (14.00%) Jenkins
4 7 (14.00%) SpecFlow
5 6 (12.00%) CMake
5 6 (12.00%) Gradle
5 6 (12.00%) JIRA
5 6 (12.00%) MSBuild
5 6 (12.00%) SoapUI
5 6 (12.00%) TeamCity
6 3 (6.00%) Cucumber
6 3 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (6.00%) WATIR
7 2 (4.00%) Sahi
7 2 (4.00%) Subversion
7 2 (4.00%) Vagrant
7 2 (4.00%) WebDriver
8 1 (2.00%) JMeter
General
1 10 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Banking
2 3 (6.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.00%) Front Office
3 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Tester
2 12 (24.00%) Analyst
2 12 (24.00%) Automation Tester
2 12 (24.00%) Test Analyst
3 10 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 6 (12.00%) Build Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Test Manager
5 4 (8.00%) QA Automation Tester
5 4 (8.00%) QA Manager
5 4 (8.00%) QA Tester
5 4 (8.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 4 (8.00%) Selenium Tester
6 3 (6.00%) Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) QA Test Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Software QA Tester
6 3 (6.00%) Software Tester
6 3 (6.00%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.00%) QA Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) QA Leader
7 2 (4.00%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.00%) .NET
2 2 (4.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (4.00%) Node.js
2 2 (4.00%) REST
2 2 (4.00%) XML
3 1 (2.00%) JSON
3 1 (2.00%) SOAP
3 1 (2.00%) Web Services
3 1 (2.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.00%) Derivative
1 1 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (2.00%) NHS
1 1 (2.00%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.00%) Linux
2 2 (4.00%) Windows
3 1 (2.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (38.00%) Test Automation
3 10 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 9 (18.00%) Automation Testing
4 9 (18.00%) Regression Testing
5 8 (16.00%) Automated Testing
5 8 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (16.00%) SDLC
6 7 (14.00%) Performance Testing
7 6 (12.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (12.00%) Microservices
8 5 (10.00%) Functional Testing
8 5 (10.00%) Manual Testing
8 5 (10.00%) Open Source
9 4 (8.00%) BDD
9 4 (8.00%) Configuration Management
9 4 (8.00%) Software Testing
9 4 (8.00%) TDD
9 4 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (8.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.00%) VBScript
2 13 (26.00%) Python
3 12 (24.00%) SQL
4 7 (14.00%) Java
4 7 (14.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (14.00%) VB
5 5 (10.00%) C#
6 4 (8.00%) Ruby
7 2 (4.00%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.00%) VB.NET
7 2 (4.00%) VBA
8 1 (2.00%) Perl
8 1 (2.00%) PHP
8 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) ISEB
1 5 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (34.00%) QA
2 6 (12.00%) Dodd-Frank
2 6 (12.00%) EMIR
3 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (12.00%) Docker
2 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.00%) VirtualBox
3 1 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (12.00%) Ansible
1 6 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (8.00%) Puppet
3 2 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (12.00%) Perforce
2 4 (8.00%) GoldenSource
3 2 (4.00%) HP
4 1 (2.00%) Infragistics
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.00%) SAP