The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SmartBear Software TestComplete
Rank 584 554 579
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +25
Contract jobs citing TestComplete 9 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.027% 0.009%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.13% 0.24% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +13.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £325 £288
% change year-on-year
- +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6995 5870 6070
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.80% 11.50% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4485 3689 3562
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 143 221
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.65 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -

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 27 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 25 July 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 9 £400 +23.07% 3
London +4 4 £400 +3.22% 2
South East -13 2 - -
Merseyside - 2 - -
North West - 2 - - 1
Surrey - 2 - -
Liverpool - 2 - -
Cobham - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire +11 1 - -
East Midlands -3 1 - -
City of London - - - -
South West - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Derby - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - -

TestComplete
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (59.09%) QA
2 12 (54.55%) ISEB
3 11 (50.00%) Selenium
3 11 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 11 (50.00%) Automation Testing
4 10 (45.45%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (45.45%) Automated Testing
5 9 (40.91%) SQL
6 8 (36.36%) Software Testing
6 8 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (31.82%) Load Testing
7 7 (31.82%) Relational Database
7 7 (31.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (27.27%) Test Management
9 5 (22.73%) .NET
9 5 (22.73%) C#
9 5 (22.73%) TDD
9 5 (22.73%) Finance
10 4 (18.18%) CruiseControl
10 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (18.18%) Oracle
10 4 (18.18%) Python
10 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
10 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
10 4 (18.18%) Security Testing
10 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
11 3 (13.64%) TeamCity
11 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (13.64%) Mobile App

TestComplete
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (50.00%) Selenium
2 10 (45.45%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (18.18%) CruiseControl
4 3 (13.64%) TeamCity
4 3 (13.64%) LoadRunner
4 3 (13.64%) MSBuild
4 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
5 2 (9.09%) Apache Ivy
5 2 (9.09%) Build Forge
5 2 (9.09%) FlexUnit
5 2 (9.09%) Ant
5 2 (9.09%) JUnit
5 2 (9.09%) Eclipse
5 2 (9.09%) Bugzilla
5 2 (9.09%) Maven
6 1 (4.55%) JIRA
6 1 (4.55%) WATIR
6 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.55%) FitNesse
6 1 (4.55%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Banking
2 3 (13.64%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Analyst
1 10 (45.45%) Test Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Tester
3 4 (18.18%) QA Tester
3 4 (18.18%) QA Test Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) QA Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Software Test Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) QA Leader
4 3 (13.64%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Applications Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Build Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Test Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Test Automation Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) Apache Flex
3 1 (4.55%) WCF
3 1 (4.55%) LINQ
3 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.55%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Mobile App
1 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (9.09%) NHS
2 2 (9.09%) Fixed Income
3 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) UNIX
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 11 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 10 (45.45%) Automated Testing
3 8 (36.36%) Software Testing
4 7 (31.82%) Load Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Test Management
6 5 (22.73%) TDD
7 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
7 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
7 4 (18.18%) Security Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
8 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Release Management
9 2 (9.09%) Data Management
9 2 (9.09%) Scrum
9 2 (9.09%) Quality Management
9 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) C#
3 4 (18.18%) Python
4 3 (13.64%) VBScript
4 3 (13.64%) VB
4 3 (13.64%) Java
4 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.55%) Perl
5 1 (4.55%) PHP
5 1 (4.55%) C++
5 1 (4.55%) Delphi
5 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (54.55%) ISEB
2 7 (31.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (59.09%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) EMIR
2 1 (4.55%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) Sybase
3 2 (9.09%) IBM
3 2 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) Empirix
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.55%) Compuware
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