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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SmartBear Software TestComplete
Rank 620 605 579
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -26
Contract jobs citing TestComplete 13 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.009% 0.015%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.16% 0.070% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 7
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£365 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 - £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 - £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 - £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
8141 7134 6127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.93% 12.77% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5371 4597 3922
Average daily rate £400 £390 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 133 134
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £30.00 £21.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £71.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +5.00%

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 15 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 4 September 2015. 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 +4 13 £365 - 7
London +8 4 £413 - 3
North West - 4 £366 -
Knutsford - 4 £366 -
Cheshire - 4 £366 -
South East -23 2 £364 - 1
South West - 2 £300 -
Hampshire - 2 £364 -
Dorset - 2 £300 -
Bournemouth - 2 £300 -
Basingstoke - 2 £364 -
City of London +8 1 £425 -
Cambridge - 1 - - 2
East of England - 1 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 2

TestComplete
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 15 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 14 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (66.67%) QA
2 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (61.90%) .NET
4 12 (57.14%) C#
5 11 (52.38%) SQL Server
5 11 (52.38%) MS Excel
6 9 (42.86%) SQL
6 9 (42.86%) Selenium
7 8 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (38.10%) E-Commerce
8 7 (33.33%) Java
8 7 (33.33%) TDD
8 7 (33.33%) Retail
8 7 (33.33%) Integration Testing
8 7 (33.33%) SoapUI
9 6 (28.57%) SpecFlow
9 6 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
9 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
9 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
9 6 (28.57%) SOAP
9 6 (28.57%) Windows
10 5 (23.81%) Linux
10 5 (23.81%) HTML
10 5 (23.81%) DB2
10 5 (23.81%) IBM
10 5 (23.81%) WebSphere MQ

TestComplete
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 5 (23.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (52.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (52.38%) SQL Server
2 5 (23.81%) DB2
3 2 (9.52%) RDBMS
3 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (42.86%) Selenium
3 7 (33.33%) SoapUI
4 6 (28.57%) SpecFlow
5 4 (19.05%) TeamCity
5 4 (19.05%) LoadRunner
6 3 (14.29%) JIRA
7 2 (9.52%) LoadUI
7 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
8 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (9.52%) Investment Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Tester
2 8 (38.10%) Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) Test Engineer
4 5 (23.81%) QA Engineer
5 4 (19.05%) Architect
6 3 (14.29%) Integration Architect
6 3 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (14.29%) Test Leader
6 3 (14.29%) Automation Tester
7 2 (9.52%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (9.52%) QA Leader
7 2 (9.52%) QA Analyst
7 2 (9.52%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (9.52%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (9.52%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (9.52%) Automated Tester
7 2 (9.52%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (61.90%) .NET
2 6 (28.57%) SOAP
3 5 (23.81%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (23.81%) HTML
3 5 (23.81%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
5 2 (9.52%) Web Services
5 2 (9.52%) XML
5 2 (9.52%) WSDL
5 2 (9.52%) REST
5 2 (9.52%) WPF
6 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) iSeries
2 4 (19.05%) AS400
3 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 2 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (9.52%) Fixed Income
4 2 (9.52%) Digital Media
5 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Linux
3 4 (19.05%) Android
3 4 (19.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (38.10%) E-Commerce
3 8 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (33.33%) TDD
4 7 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 6 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Manual Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Analytics
6 5 (23.81%) Release Management
7 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
7 4 (19.05%) Code Coverage
7 4 (19.05%) SDLC
8 3 (14.29%) BDD
8 3 (14.29%) System Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Migration
8 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) C#
2 9 (42.86%) SQL
3 7 (33.33%) Java
4 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 2 (9.52%) C++
6 2 (9.52%) Python
6 2 (9.52%) Groovy
7 1 (4.76%) VB
7 1 (4.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) ISEB
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) IBM
2 5 (23.81%) Google
2 5 (23.81%) Coremetrics
3 4 (19.05%) Endeca
4 2 (9.52%) MKS
4 2 (9.52%) HP
5 1 (4.76%) Infragistics
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Edgar Cowen
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