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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SmartBear Software TestComplete
Rank 610 628 613
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -15
Contract jobs citing TestComplete 30 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.013% 0.024%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.36% 0.097% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 6 5
Average daily rate £400 £369 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% +5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £369 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.47% +11.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £170.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £170.00 - -

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
8246 7238 6813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.76% 12.98% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5599 4635 4364
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 142 132
Average hourly rate £42.37 £37.04 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.38% -2.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.40 £26.47 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.20 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+14.17% -2.01%

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 29 April 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
Top 10 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 29 April 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 0 29 £413 +11.86% 5
Cheshire - 18 £425 -
North West - 18 £425 -
Knutsford - 13 £425 -
South East -7 11 £210 -47.50% 2
Kent - 11 £210 -
Cardiff - 1 £375 -
South Wales - 1 £375 -
Wilmslow - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £375 -

TestComplete
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 28 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (59.52%) Test Automation
3 23 (54.76%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (52.38%) Finance
5 19 (45.24%) Windows
6 18 (42.86%) HP UFT
6 18 (42.86%) SpecFlow
7 17 (40.48%) Degree
8 16 (38.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
8 16 (38.10%) Code Coverage
8 16 (38.10%) MS Excel
8 16 (38.10%) .NET
8 16 (38.10%) TDD
8 16 (38.10%) Software Engineering
9 15 (35.71%) JIRA
10 14 (33.33%) Automated Testing
11 11 (26.19%) Java
11 11 (26.19%) Software Testing
12 10 (23.81%) DevOps
12 10 (23.81%) QA
13 9 (21.43%) Regression Testing
14 8 (19.05%) System Testing
14 8 (19.05%) Test Strategy
15 7 (16.67%) ISEB
15 7 (16.67%) Software Delivery
15 7 (16.67%) SDLC
16 6 (14.29%) Citrix
16 6 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
16 6 (14.29%) CCEA

TestComplete
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 (4.76%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (38.10%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (42.86%) HP UFT
1 18 (42.86%) SpecFlow
2 16 (38.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (35.71%) JIRA
4 6 (14.29%) Selenium
4 6 (14.29%) TeamCity
5 5 (11.90%) Gradle
5 5 (11.90%) Jenkins
6 4 (9.52%) Git (software)
6 4 (9.52%) JUnit
6 4 (9.52%) WATIR
7 3 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (7.14%) eggPlant
7 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio
8 2 (4.76%) Bitbucket
8 2 (4.76%) CMake
8 2 (4.76%) InstallShield
8 2 (4.76%) Mercurial
8 2 (4.76%) WiX
9 1 (2.38%) LoadRunner
General
1 22 (52.38%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Retail
3 2 (4.76%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) Automation Tester
1 14 (33.33%) Tester
2 7 (16.67%) Consultant
2 7 (16.67%) DevOps Consultant
2 7 (16.67%) QA Automation Tester
2 7 (16.67%) QA Tester
3 6 (14.29%) Integration Consultant
3 6 (14.29%) Integration Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Architect
5 3 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 3 (7.14%) .NET Software Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Agile Java Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Developer
5 3 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Integration Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Java Software Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Software Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (38.10%) .NET
2 4 (9.52%) Web Services
3 1 (2.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Derivative
1 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.14%) EPoS
3 2 (4.76%) User Experience
4 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (45.24%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (59.52%) Test Automation
3 23 (54.76%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (38.10%) Code Coverage
4 16 (38.10%) Software Engineering
4 16 (38.10%) TDD
5 14 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 11 (26.19%) Software Testing
7 10 (23.81%) DevOps
8 9 (21.43%) Regression Testing
9 8 (19.05%) System Testing
9 8 (19.05%) Test Strategy
10 7 (16.67%) SDLC
10 7 (16.67%) Software Delivery
11 6 (14.29%) Performance Testing
12 5 (11.90%) Migration
13 4 (9.52%) Project Management
13 4 (9.52%) SysML
13 4 (9.52%) UML
13 4 (9.52%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.19%) Java
2 4 (9.52%) C#
3 3 (7.14%) VB
3 3 (7.14%) VBScript
4 2 (4.76%) C++
4 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (40.48%) Degree
2 7 (16.67%) ISEB
3 6 (14.29%) CCEA
3 6 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (9.52%) ISTQB
4 4 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.81%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) VirtualBox
1 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.29%) Citrix
3 4 (9.52%) HP
3 4 (9.52%) Telerik
4 2 (4.76%) IBM
4 2 (4.76%) VMware