The table below looks at the statistics for Web Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Web Testing over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Testing
Rank 531 500 511
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +11
Contract jobs citing Web Testing 81 74 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.19% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 39 44
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£300 £280 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £219 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £280 £234
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +19.78%
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 Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41340 38593 41072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.29% 73.27% 70.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 25582 23715 23832
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1138 1054 1464
Average hourly rate £23.00 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Web Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Web Testing within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Web Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Web Testing
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Web Testing within the UK.

Web Testing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Web Testing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Web Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Web Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Web Testing
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Web Testing within the UK.

Web Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Web Testing
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Web Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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
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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 -12 74 £310 +10.71% 21
London +3 24 £338 +25.00% 9
South East -19 22 £275 -1.78% 6
Berkshire +11 9 £265 -24.28% 1
South West - 5 £375 -
West Midlands - 5 £290 -
Yorkshire +8 4 £275 - 2
West Yorkshire +7 4 £275 - 1
East Midlands - 4 £294 - 1
Bracknell - 4 - -
City of London +15 3 £400 +23.07% 2
Surrey -6 3 £340 +19.29%
Milton Keynes -9 3 £268 -2.72%
Buckinghamshire -10 3 £268 -3.60%
Oxfordshire 0 2 £300 -20.00% 2
North West -2 2 - - 2
Edinburgh -12 2 £375 +6.38% 1
Scotland -15 2 £375 +6.38% 3
South Wales - 2 £244 - 1
Wales - 2 £244 - 2
Bristol - 2 £375 -
Oxford +1 1 - -
Hampshire -14 1 £350 +11.11% 2
Cheshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £338 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £338 -
West Sussex - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Ealing - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

Web Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Web Testing 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 Web Testing.

1 64 (43.84%) Selenium
2 52 (35.62%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (34.93%) QA
4 43 (29.45%) Test Automation
5 42 (28.77%) Automated Testing
6 39 (26.71%) WebDriver
6 39 (26.71%) Cucumber
6 39 (26.71%) Java
7 34 (23.29%) E-Commerce
8 33 (22.60%) TDD
9 31 (21.23%) Jenkins
10 30 (20.55%) Automation Testing
11 29 (19.86%) Scrum
11 29 (19.86%) Test Scripting
12 28 (19.18%) SQL
13 27 (18.49%) Software Testing
14 26 (17.81%) JUnit
15 24 (16.44%) ISEB
16 23 (15.75%) RSpec
17 22 (15.07%) Ruby
17 22 (15.07%) Finance
18 19 (13.01%) User Acceptance Testing
19 18 (12.33%) Mobile App
20 16 (10.96%) BDD
20 16 (10.96%) Web Services
21 15 (10.27%) Telecoms
21 15 (10.27%) Manual Testing
21 15 (10.27%) Continuous Integration
21 15 (10.27%) Retail
22 14 (9.59%) ISTQB

Web Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Web Testing 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 Web Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (4.79%) CMS
2 5 (3.42%) WordPress
3 4 (2.74%) Drupal
4 3 (2.05%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.68%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.68%) Confluence
5 1 (0.68%) Node.js
5 1 (0.68%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.68%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.37%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.05%) GitHub
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.68%) SaaS
2 1 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.85%) Internet
2 3 (2.05%) Extranet
3 1 (0.68%) Network Security
3 1 (0.68%) HTTP
3 1 (0.68%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.53%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.85%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.79%) MySQL
4 5 (3.42%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.37%) Big Data
5 2 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.68%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 64 (43.84%) Selenium
2 39 (26.71%) WebDriver
2 39 (26.71%) Cucumber
3 31 (21.23%) Jenkins
4 26 (17.81%) JUnit
5 23 (15.75%) RSpec
6 10 (6.85%) JIRA
7 9 (6.16%) SoapUI
8 7 (4.79%) TestDirector
9 6 (4.11%) QuickTest Pro
10 5 (3.42%) Maven
11 4 (2.74%) Dreamweaver
11 4 (2.74%) JMeter
11 4 (2.74%) Git (software)
11 4 (2.74%) Calabash
12 3 (2.05%) WATIR
12 3 (2.05%) FitNesse
12 3 (2.05%) Hudson
12 3 (2.05%) Toad
13 2 (1.37%) Bugzilla
General
1 22 (15.07%) Finance
2 15 (10.27%) Retail
2 15 (10.27%) Telecoms
3 10 (6.85%) Games
4 8 (5.48%) Marketing
5 5 (3.42%) Banking
6 4 (2.74%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.74%) Automotive
7 3 (2.05%) Legal
7 3 (2.05%) Electronics
7 3 (2.05%) Advertising
7 3 (2.05%) Billing
8 1 (0.68%) Publishing
8 1 (0.68%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 50 (34.25%) Analyst
2 49 (33.56%) Test Analyst
3 33 (22.60%) Tester
4 14 (9.59%) Consultant
4 14 (9.59%) Test Consultant
4 14 (9.59%) Test Leader
5 11 (7.53%) Web Tester
5 11 (7.53%) Test Engineer
6 9 (6.16%) Test Automation Consultant
7 8 (5.48%) Automation Engineer
7 8 (5.48%) QA Engineer
8 7 (4.79%) Developer
8 7 (4.79%) Automation Tester
9 5 (3.42%) QA Test Analyst
9 5 (3.42%) QA Analyst
10 4 (2.74%) QA Tester
10 4 (2.74%) Test Manager
10 4 (2.74%) Manual Tester
10 4 (2.74%) Automation Analyst
10 4 (2.74%) Communications Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.96%) Web Services
2 9 (6.16%) HTML
3 8 (5.48%) CSS
4 6 (4.11%) XML
5 5 (3.42%) .NET
6 4 (2.74%) jQuery
7 3 (2.05%) SOAP
7 3 (2.05%) LAMP
7 3 (2.05%) HTML5
7 3 (2.05%) CSS3
7 3 (2.05%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.37%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.37%) REST
8 2 (1.37%) Django
8 2 (1.37%) RESTful
8 2 (1.37%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.37%) JSON
9 1 (0.68%) WPF
9 1 (0.68%) JAX-WS
9 1 (0.68%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.33%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.05%) DTV
2 3 (2.05%) Open Source
3 2 (1.37%) Social Media
3 2 (1.37%) Digital Media
3 2 (1.37%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.37%) GIS
3 2 (1.37%) AS400
3 2 (1.37%) iSeries
4 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.68%) Blog
4 1 (0.68%) EMV
4 1 (0.68%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.53%) Apple iOS
2 8 (5.48%) Android
3 5 (3.42%) UNIX
4 3 (2.05%) Linux
5 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.68%) Windows
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (35.62%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (29.45%) Test Automation
3 42 (28.77%) Automated Testing
4 34 (23.29%) E-Commerce
5 33 (22.60%) TDD
6 30 (20.55%) Automation Testing
7 29 (19.86%) Test Scripting
7 29 (19.86%) Scrum
8 27 (18.49%) Software Testing
9 19 (13.01%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (10.96%) BDD
11 15 (10.27%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (10.27%) Manual Testing
12 14 (9.59%) Test Management
12 14 (9.59%) Security Testing
13 13 (8.90%) Waterfall
13 13 (8.90%) User Stories
14 12 (8.22%) Performance Testing
15 10 (6.85%) Content Management
16 9 (6.16%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (26.71%) Java
2 28 (19.18%) SQL
3 22 (15.07%) Ruby
4 14 (9.59%) C#
5 10 (6.85%) JavaScript
5 10 (6.85%) Python
6 7 (4.79%) Scala
7 6 (4.11%) PHP
8 4 (2.74%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.68%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.68%) VBScript
9 1 (0.68%) C++
9 1 (0.68%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (16.44%) ISEB
2 14 (9.59%) ISTQB
3 11 (7.53%) Degree
4 8 (5.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (34.93%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (8.22%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.74%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.68%) Puppet
3 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.68%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (5.48%) hybris
2 7 (4.79%) Oracle
2 7 (4.79%) HP
3 5 (3.42%) SAP
4 3 (2.05%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.05%) Zend
5 1 (0.68%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.68%) Ektron
5 1 (0.68%) Citrix
5 1 (0.68%) Open Text
5 1 (0.68%) Adobe
5 1 (0.68%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.68%) Facebook
5 1 (0.68%) ExactTarget
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