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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SmartBear Software TestComplete
UK
Rank 585 610 609
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -1
Contract jobs citing TestComplete 10 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.035% 0.013%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.13% 0.24% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 4
Median daily rate £500 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £210 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £275 £425
% change year-on-year
+34.09% -35.29%
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
7698 7592 7138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.96% 14.59% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5164 5017 4750
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 208 131
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +14.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £28.50 £25.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £53.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +13.51%

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 23 February 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 10 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 23 February 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 +29 10 £500 +25.00% 7
South West - 5 £369 -
London +14 4 £525 +16.66%
Bristol - 3 £263 -
City of London -6 2 £525 +16.66%
Somerset - 2 £475 -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
Bath - 1 £475 -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -

TestComplete
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 11 (33.33%) VBScript
1 11 (33.33%) Selenium
2 10 (30.30%) QA
2 10 (30.30%) SQL
2 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (27.27%) HP UFT
3 9 (27.27%) Automation Testing
3 9 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 8 (24.24%) Finance
5 7 (21.21%) VB
5 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
6 6 (18.18%) Automated Testing
6 6 (18.18%) EMIR
6 6 (18.18%) Dodd-Frank
7 5 (15.15%) SoapUI
7 5 (15.15%) Java
7 5 (15.15%) .NET
7 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
8 4 (12.12%) C#
8 4 (12.12%) ISEB
8 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
8 4 (12.12%) Python
8 4 (12.12%) Regression Testing
8 4 (12.12%) GoldenSource
8 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
8 4 (12.12%) JIRA
8 4 (12.12%) Manual Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Functional Testing
8 4 (12.12%) SDLC
9 3 (9.09%) Jenkins

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 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.03%) MS Office
1 1 (3.03%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (6.06%) PaaS
2 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.03%) GIS
2 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (33.33%) Selenium
2 9 (27.27%) HP UFT
3 5 (15.15%) SoapUI
4 4 (12.12%) JIRA
5 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
5 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
5 3 (9.09%) NUnit
5 3 (9.09%) SpecFlow
6 2 (6.06%) CMake
6 2 (6.06%) Gradle
6 2 (6.06%) MSBuild
6 2 (6.06%) TeamCity
7 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.03%) JBehave
7 1 (3.03%) QAComplete
7 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.03%) TestRail
7 1 (3.03%) VersionOne
7 1 (3.03%) WatiN
7 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Tester
2 10 (30.30%) Automation Tester
3 9 (27.27%) Analyst
3 9 (27.27%) Test Analyst
4 8 (24.24%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) QA Manager
5 4 (12.12%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 4 (12.12%) Selenium Tester
5 4 (12.12%) Test Manager
6 3 (9.09%) QA Automation Tester
6 3 (9.09%) QA Test Manager
6 3 (9.09%) QA Tester
7 2 (6.06%) Build Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) QA Leader
7 2 (6.06%) Software QA Tester
7 2 (6.06%) Software Tester
8 1 (3.03%) Automation Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Test Automation Manager
8 1 (3.03%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) REST
3 1 (3.03%) JSON
3 1 (3.03%) SOAP
3 1 (3.03%) WinForms
3 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Linux
1 1 (3.03%) Unix
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) Automation Testing
2 9 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
4 6 (18.18%) Automated Testing
5 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
5 4 (12.12%) Functional Testing
5 4 (12.12%) Manual Testing
5 4 (12.12%) Regression Testing
5 4 (12.12%) SDLC
6 3 (9.09%) Performance Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
7 2 (6.06%) BDD
7 2 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.06%) Data Management
7 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
7 2 (6.06%) Integration Testing
7 2 (6.06%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) VBScript
2 10 (30.30%) SQL
3 7 (21.21%) VB
4 5 (15.15%) Java
5 4 (12.12%) C#
5 4 (12.12%) Python
6 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.06%) Ruby
6 2 (6.06%) VBA
7 1 (3.03%) Perl
7 1 (3.03%) PHP
7 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) ISEB
1 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.03%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (30.30%) QA
2 6 (18.18%) Dodd-Frank
2 6 (18.18%) EMIR
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Docker
2 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Ansible
1 2 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (6.06%) Puppet
2 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) GoldenSource
2 2 (6.06%) Perforce
3 1 (3.03%) HP
3 1 (3.03%) Infragistics
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) SAP