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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Testing
Rank 546 520 489
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -31
Contract jobs citing Web Testing 72 66 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.17% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 30 54
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£300 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £279 £223
% change year-on-year
+3.13% +25.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
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
42898 38918 40274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.68% 74.04% 72.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 27476 24169 23477
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1194 1150 1496
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.60 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.01% -11.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -26 67 £295 +7.27% 18
London -16 22 £320 +21.90% 3
South East -33 16 £268 -4.03% 4
Yorkshire -2 6 £275 - 5
East Midlands - 6 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 6 - - 1
Berkshire +14 5 £255 - 1
City of London +10 4 £333 +52.87%
West Yorkshire -6 4 £275 - 1
North West -12 4 £285 +5.55% 3
East of England -16 4 £209 -33.99% 2
South West - 3 £350 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £300 - 1
Manchester -8 2 £285 +5.55% 2
West Midlands -12 2 £290 -10.76%
Bristol - 2 £375 -
Oxford - 2 - -
Birmingham -4 1 £290 -10.76%
Milton Keynes -13 1 £260 -2.80%
Bedfordshire -16 1 £200 -22.33%
Buckinghamshire -17 1 £260 -4.58%
Hampshire -18 1 £350 +25.00% 2
Cambridgeshire - 1 £218 - 2
Cheshire - 1 - - 1
York - 1 £225 -
Glasgow - 1 £300 -
Sheffield - 1 £285 - 3
North Yorkshire - 1 £225 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £285 - 3
Scotland - 1 £300 - 1

Web Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 71 (52.59%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (31.85%) Selenium
3 34 (25.19%) QA
4 28 (20.74%) Test Scripting
4 28 (20.74%) Test Automation
4 28 (20.74%) Java
4 28 (20.74%) SQL
5 26 (19.26%) TDD
5 26 (19.26%) Manual Testing
6 25 (18.52%) Automated Testing
7 24 (17.78%) ISEB
7 24 (17.78%) WebDriver
8 23 (17.04%) Cucumber
8 23 (17.04%) Jenkins
8 23 (17.04%) Software Testing
9 22 (16.30%) Scrum
10 20 (14.81%) E-Commerce
11 19 (14.07%) User Acceptance Testing
11 19 (14.07%) Automation Testing
12 18 (13.33%) ISTQB
13 16 (11.85%) Finance
14 15 (11.11%) JUnit
14 15 (11.11%) JIRA
14 15 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
15 14 (10.37%) BDD
15 14 (10.37%) Test Management
16 13 (9.63%) Waterfall
16 13 (9.63%) RSpec
16 13 (9.63%) C#
17 12 (8.89%) HTML

Web Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 6 (4.44%) CMS
2 5 (3.70%) WordPress
3 4 (2.96%) Drupal
4 3 (2.22%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.74%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.74%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.48%) WebTrends
2 2 (1.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.74%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.93%) MySQL
2 7 (5.19%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.74%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 43 (31.85%) Selenium
2 24 (17.78%) WebDriver
3 23 (17.04%) Cucumber
3 23 (17.04%) Jenkins
4 15 (11.11%) JIRA
4 15 (11.11%) JUnit
5 13 (9.63%) RSpec
6 11 (8.15%) TestDirector
7 8 (5.93%) Maven
8 4 (2.96%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (2.96%) Toad
8 4 (2.96%) Dreamweaver
8 4 (2.96%) Git (software)
9 3 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (2.22%) QARun
9 3 (2.22%) Bugzilla
10 2 (1.48%) FitNesse
10 2 (1.48%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.48%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (1.48%) Hudson
General
1 16 (11.85%) Finance
2 9 (6.67%) Marketing
3 8 (5.93%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.44%) Retail
4 6 (4.44%) Billing
5 5 (3.70%) Games
6 4 (2.96%) Banking
6 4 (2.96%) Automotive
7 3 (2.22%) Legal
8 2 (1.48%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.48%) Advertising
8 2 (1.48%) Electronics
9 1 (0.74%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 53 (39.26%) Analyst
2 52 (38.52%) Test Analyst
3 37 (27.41%) Tester
4 13 (9.63%) Test Engineer
4 13 (9.63%) Web Tester
5 9 (6.67%) Test Consultant
5 9 (6.67%) Consultant
6 7 (5.19%) Developer
6 7 (5.19%) Automation Engineer
7 6 (4.44%) Test Leader
7 6 (4.44%) QA Tester
8 5 (3.70%) Manual Tester
8 5 (3.70%) Test Automation Consultant
8 5 (3.70%) Automation Tester
9 4 (2.96%) Automation Analyst
9 4 (2.96%) Communications Officer
9 4 (2.96%) Agile Test Analyst
9 4 (2.96%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (2.96%) QA Analyst
9 4 (2.96%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.89%) HTML
2 11 (8.15%) CSS
3 6 (4.44%) Web Services
4 5 (3.70%) .NET
5 4 (2.96%) XML
5 4 (2.96%) jQuery
5 4 (2.96%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.22%) CSS3
6 3 (2.22%) HTML5
6 3 (2.22%) SOAP
6 3 (2.22%) LAMP
7 2 (1.48%) Django
7 2 (1.48%) JAX-WS
7 2 (1.48%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.74%) JAX-RS
8 1 (0.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.74%) Apache Camel
8 1 (0.74%) RESTful
8 1 (0.74%) REST
8 1 (0.74%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.22%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.22%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.48%) AS400
4 2 (1.48%) EMV
4 2 (1.48%) Smartcard
4 2 (1.48%) DTV
4 2 (1.48%) iSeries
4 2 (1.48%) Open Source
4 2 (1.48%) Social Media
4 2 (1.48%) iPad
5 1 (0.74%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.74%) New Media
5 1 (0.74%) User Experience
5 1 (0.74%) W3C
5 1 (0.74%) Blog
5 1 (0.74%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.67%) Apple iOS
2 8 (5.93%) Android
3 6 (4.44%) UNIX
4 3 (2.22%) Windows
5 1 (0.74%) Linux
5 1 (0.74%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.74%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (0.74%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.74%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (52.59%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (20.74%) Test Scripting
2 28 (20.74%) Test Automation
3 26 (19.26%) Manual Testing
3 26 (19.26%) TDD
4 25 (18.52%) Automated Testing
5 23 (17.04%) Software Testing
6 22 (16.30%) Scrum
7 20 (14.81%) E-Commerce
8 19 (14.07%) User Acceptance Testing
8 19 (14.07%) Automation Testing
9 14 (10.37%) Test Management
9 14 (10.37%) BDD
10 13 (9.63%) Waterfall
11 11 (8.15%) CRM
12 9 (6.67%) Content Management
12 9 (6.67%) Test Strategy
12 9 (6.67%) User Stories
13 7 (5.19%) V-Model
13 7 (5.19%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (20.74%) Java
1 28 (20.74%) SQL
2 13 (9.63%) C#
3 12 (8.89%) JavaScript
4 11 (8.15%) Ruby
5 7 (5.19%) Python
5 7 (5.19%) Shell Script
6 5 (3.70%) Scala
7 4 (2.96%) PHP
8 1 (0.74%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (17.78%) ISEB
2 18 (13.33%) ISTQB
3 7 (5.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.48%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.48%) Degree
4 2 (1.48%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.74%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (25.19%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.74%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.96%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.74%) Puppet
3 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.74%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (7.41%) Oracle
2 8 (5.93%) HP
3 6 (4.44%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.70%) SAP
5 3 (2.22%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (2.22%) Zend
6 2 (1.48%) Open Text
7 1 (0.74%) Citrix
7 1 (0.74%) Adobe
7 1 (0.74%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.74%) Facebook
7 1 (0.74%) ExactTarget
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