The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SmartBear Software TestComplete
Rank 601 594 569
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -25
Contract jobs citing TestComplete 18 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.014% 0.021%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.24% 0.10% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 5
Average daily rate £400 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £410 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-29.41% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK excluding London average 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
7601 6904 5837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.78% 13.63% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5081 4663 3679
Average daily rate £425 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 127 126
Average hourly rate £41.85 £36.70 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.73 £24.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £50.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +2.77%

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 5 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TestComplete within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

TestComplete Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

TestComplete
Top 16 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +16 18 £400 -5.88% 9
South East - 10 £300 -
London -4 4 £450 +5.88% 2
North West - 4 £363 - 1
Hampshire - 4 - -
Fareham - 4 - -
Cheshire - 3 £475 -
Kent - 3 £210 -
Knutsford - 3 £475 -
Berkshire - 2 £400 -
City of London - 2 £450 - 1
Reading - 2 £400 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £300 -
Salford - 1 £250 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £300 -
Manchester - 1 £250 - 1

TestComplete
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 20 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (51.85%) HP UFT
3 13 (48.15%) Test Automation
4 11 (40.74%) Regression Testing
5 9 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (33.33%) Performance Testing
6 8 (29.63%) JIRA
6 8 (29.63%) QA
7 7 (25.93%) Finance
7 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
7 7 (25.93%) ISEB
7 7 (25.93%) Derivative
7 7 (25.93%) Load Testing
7 7 (25.93%) Selenium
7 7 (25.93%) System Testing
7 7 (25.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (25.93%) Functional Testing
8 6 (22.22%) Test Strategy
8 6 (22.22%) HP
8 6 (22.22%) VBScript
8 6 (22.22%) VB
8 6 (22.22%) Web Services
8 6 (22.22%) Automated Testing
8 6 (22.22%) Software Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
9 5 (18.52%) Banking
9 5 (18.52%) Telerik
9 5 (18.52%) Validation
9 5 (18.52%) Windows
9 5 (18.52%) JUnit

TestComplete
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.41%) Confluence
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.70%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) DB2
Development Applications
1 14 (51.85%) HP UFT
2 8 (29.63%) JIRA
3 7 (25.93%) Selenium
3 7 (25.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (18.52%) JUnit
4 5 (18.52%) WATIR
5 3 (11.11%) eggPlant
5 3 (11.11%) SpecFlow
6 2 (7.41%) SoapUI
6 2 (7.41%) TeamCity
7 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
7 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner
7 1 (3.70%) LoadUI
7 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Banking
3 4 (14.81%) Retail
4 3 (11.11%) Investment Banking
5 2 (7.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Tester
2 7 (25.93%) Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Test Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Automation Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Automation Test Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Automation Tester
4 4 (14.81%) Test Leader
5 3 (11.11%) Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Automated Tester
5 3 (11.11%) Integration Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) QA Tester
5 3 (11.11%) Verification Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Integration Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Performance Tester
6 2 (7.41%) QA Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) QA Leader
6 2 (7.41%) Technical Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) Web Services
2 4 (14.81%) .NET
3 2 (7.41%) SOAP
4 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.70%) HTML
4 1 (3.70%) REST
4 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (3.70%) WSDL
4 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Derivative
2 3 (11.11%) EPoS
2 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.41%) User Experience
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) AS400
4 1 (3.70%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Android
2 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (48.15%) Test Automation
3 11 (40.74%) Regression Testing
4 9 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 7 (25.93%) Functional Testing
5 7 (25.93%) Load Testing
5 7 (25.93%) System Testing
6 6 (22.22%) Automated Testing
6 6 (22.22%) Software Testing
6 6 (22.22%) Test Strategy
7 5 (18.52%) Earned Value Management
7 5 (18.52%) Project Management
7 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
7 5 (18.52%) SysML
7 5 (18.52%) Test Management
7 5 (18.52%) Test Planning
7 5 (18.52%) UML
7 5 (18.52%) Validation
8 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) VB
1 6 (22.22%) VBScript
2 3 (11.11%) C#
3 2 (7.41%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) Groovy
4 1 (3.70%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) ISEB
2 4 (14.81%) Degree
2 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
2 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) CCEA
3 3 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
5 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (29.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) HP
3 5 (18.52%) Telerik
4 3 (11.11%) Citrix
5 1 (3.70%) Coremetrics
5 1 (3.70%) Endeca
5 1 (3.70%) Google
5 1 (3.70%) IBM