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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SmartBear Software TestComplete
Rank 593 549 586
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +37
Contract jobs citing TestComplete 10 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.006% 0.010%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.14% 0.055% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Average daily rate £350 £300 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +16.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £300 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £300 £292
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - £256
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
7045 5495 5884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.26% 11.31% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4494 3484 3429
Average daily rate £375 £385 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £526 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 143 206
Average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.65 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%

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 16 April 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 26 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -31 8 £350 +16.66% 4
London -34 4 £350 +16.66% 1
South East -9 3 £350 - 1
East Midlands - 1 - - 2
North West - - - -
South West - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Reading - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - - 2
Gloucestershire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Derby - - - - 2
Guildford - - - -
Leeds - - - -

TestComplete
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 10 (52.63%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (47.37%) Test Automation
3 8 (42.11%) Selenium
3 8 (42.11%) Test Management
3 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
3 8 (42.11%) SQL
4 7 (36.84%) QA
5 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
5 6 (31.58%) C#
5 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
5 6 (31.58%) ISEB
6 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
6 5 (26.32%) Java
6 5 (26.32%) VBScript
6 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
6 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
6 5 (26.32%) Automation Testing
7 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (21.05%) Python
7 4 (21.05%) VB
7 4 (21.05%) .NET
7 4 (21.05%) Oracle
7 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
7 4 (21.05%) CruiseControl
8 3 (15.79%) Banking
8 3 (15.79%) Investment Banking
8 3 (15.79%) HTML
8 3 (15.79%) Sybase
8 3 (15.79%) Windows

TestComplete
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (10.53%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (52.63%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (42.11%) Selenium
3 4 (21.05%) CruiseControl
4 3 (15.79%) TeamCity
4 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
4 3 (15.79%) MSBuild
4 3 (15.79%) QAComplete
5 2 (10.53%) Apache Ivy
5 2 (10.53%) FlexUnit
5 2 (10.53%) Build Forge
5 2 (10.53%) Eclipse
5 2 (10.53%) Ant
5 2 (10.53%) JUnit
5 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
5 2 (10.53%) Maven
6 1 (5.26%) JMeter
6 1 (5.26%) Bugzilla
6 1 (5.26%) ClearQuest
6 1 (5.26%) WatiN
6 1 (5.26%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 3 (15.79%) Banking
1 3 (15.79%) Investment Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Automation Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Test Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Test Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Tester
3 2 (10.53%) Software Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Applications Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Build Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Software Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Test Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Automated Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) .NET
2 3 (15.79%) HTML
3 2 (10.53%) Apache Flex
4 1 (5.26%) WinForms
4 1 (5.26%) XML
4 1 (5.26%) WCF
4 1 (5.26%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Fixed Income
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Test Automation
2 8 (42.11%) Test Management
3 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
4 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Automation Testing
5 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (10.53%) System Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
7 2 (10.53%) Release Management
7 2 (10.53%) DSDM
7 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
7 2 (10.53%) Data Management
7 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Migration
8 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (5.26%) TDD
8 1 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
1 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) C#
3 5 (26.32%) Java
3 5 (26.32%) VBScript
4 4 (21.05%) Python
4 4 (21.05%) VB
5 2 (10.53%) C
6 1 (5.26%) Ruby
6 1 (5.26%) Perl
6 1 (5.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) ISEB
2 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
3 3 (15.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) EMIR
2 1 (5.26%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle
3 3 (15.79%) Sybase
4 2 (10.53%) IBM
4 2 (10.53%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) Empirix
5 1 (5.26%) Compuware