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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Testing
Rank 549 507 459
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -48
Contract jobs citing Web Testing 50 63 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.16% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 41 54
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£278 £313 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.20% -1.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £215 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.25% -2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £16.00

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
40851 38864 33748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.14% 74.87% 73.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25403 23796 20201
Average daily rate £420 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1159 1113 1105
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 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 -21 50 £278 -12.94% 16
South East -24 15 £225 -16.27% 2
London -21 14 £325 -7.14% 8
Yorkshire -8 8 £213 +1.19% 1
West Yorkshire 0 7 £201 -4.16%
Leeds -7 6 £190 -9.52%
City of London +7 5 £450 +24.13% 2
East of England +6 5 £300 -10.11%
Buckinghamshire +1 5 £290 +12.62%
Milton Keynes -1 4 £293 +13.59%
Basingstoke +3 3 £180 -35.71%
South West -3 3 £338 +8.00%
Berkshire -9 3 £260 -
Hampshire -11 3 £180 -35.71%
East Midlands -6 2 £260 +35.06% 2
Nottinghamshire -8 2 £260 +35.06%
Nottingham -9 2 £260 +35.06%
North West -18 2 £225 -33.82% 2
Maidenhead - 2 £240 -
Hertfordshire +3 1 £288 -11.53%
Middlesex - 1 £225 - 1
Manchester - 1 £225 -
Reading - 1 £330 -
Birmingham - 1 £235 -
Bristol - 1 £350 -
West Midlands - 1 £235 -
North East - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - - 1
Scotland - - - - 2
East Yorkshire - - - -

Web Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 52 (53.61%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (29.90%) ISEB
3 27 (27.84%) SQL
3 27 (27.84%) Selenium
4 26 (26.80%) User Acceptance Testing
5 25 (25.77%) Manual Testing
6 24 (24.74%) Test Scripting
7 19 (19.59%) Test Management
8 18 (18.56%) QA
8 18 (18.56%) Software Testing
9 16 (16.49%) HP Quality Center
10 15 (15.46%) ISTQB
11 14 (14.43%) Microsoft
12 13 (13.40%) Test Automation
12 13 (13.40%) Apple iOS
13 12 (12.37%) Finance
13 12 (12.37%) Validation
14 11 (11.34%) Mobile App
14 11 (11.34%) BDD
14 11 (11.34%) JIRA
14 11 (11.34%) Integration Testing
15 10 (10.31%) Android
16 9 (9.28%) Cucumber
16 9 (9.28%) Waterfall
16 9 (9.28%) Automation Testing
16 9 (9.28%) Regression Testing
16 9 (9.28%) C#
17 8 (8.25%) HTML
17 8 (8.25%) .NET
17 8 (8.25%) Oracle

Web Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 5 (5.15%) CMS
2 3 (3.09%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (2.06%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.03%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (6.19%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.06%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.06%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.03%) ATM
1 1 (1.03%) GPRS
1 1 (1.03%) GSM
1 1 (1.03%) Internet
1 1 (1.03%) Firewall
1 1 (1.03%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.15%) MySQL
2 4 (4.12%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.09%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.06%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.03%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.03%) SAP BI
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (27.84%) Selenium
2 11 (11.34%) JIRA
3 9 (9.28%) Cucumber
4 8 (8.25%) WebDriver
5 7 (7.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (6.19%) TeamCity
6 6 (6.19%) Jenkins
7 5 (5.15%) Visual Studio
7 5 (5.15%) TestDirector
8 4 (4.12%) Git (software)
8 4 (4.12%) RSpec
9 3 (3.09%) SoapUI
9 3 (3.09%) SpecFlow
10 2 (2.06%) Gradle
10 2 (2.06%) Artifactory
10 2 (2.06%) FogBugz
10 2 (2.06%) Appium
10 2 (2.06%) TestNG
10 2 (2.06%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (2.06%) LoadRunner
General
1 12 (12.37%) Finance
2 7 (7.22%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.15%) Retail
3 5 (5.15%) Billing
3 5 (5.15%) Marketing
4 3 (3.09%) Banking
5 2 (2.06%) Music Industry
6 1 (1.03%) Local Government
6 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (43.30%) Analyst
2 41 (42.27%) Test Analyst
3 31 (31.96%) Tester
4 11 (11.34%) Test Engineer
5 9 (9.28%) Web Tester
6 8 (8.25%) Automation Engineer
7 7 (7.22%) Test Leader
8 5 (5.15%) Web Test Analyst
8 5 (5.15%) Automation Test Analyst
8 5 (5.15%) Automation Analyst
8 5 (5.15%) Web Analyst
9 4 (4.12%) Senior Test Analyst
9 4 (4.12%) QA Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) Java Developer
9 4 (4.12%) Manual Tester
9 4 (4.12%) Developer
9 4 (4.12%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (4.12%) Automation Tester
10 3 (3.09%) QA Automation Engineer
10 3 (3.09%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.25%) HTML
1 8 (8.25%) .NET
2 7 (7.22%) CSS
3 6 (6.19%) SOAP
4 4 (4.12%) Spring
5 3 (3.09%) Web Services
5 3 (3.09%) XML
6 2 (2.06%) JAX-WS
6 2 (2.06%) REST
6 2 (2.06%) JAX-RS
6 2 (2.06%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (2.06%) Apache Camel
6 2 (2.06%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (1.03%) J2ME
7 1 (1.03%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.34%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.09%) User Experience
3 3 (3.09%) iPad
3 3 (3.09%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.06%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.06%) Handset
4 2 (2.06%) Clustering
4 2 (2.06%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.06%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.06%) W3C
4 2 (2.06%) Open Source
4 2 (2.06%) Social Media
5 1 (1.03%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.03%) Wiki
5 1 (1.03%) iPhone
5 1 (1.03%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.40%) Apple iOS
2 10 (10.31%) Android
3 3 (3.09%) UNIX
3 3 (3.09%) Windows
4 2 (2.06%) Linux
4 2 (2.06%) webOS
5 1 (1.03%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (53.61%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (26.80%) User Acceptance Testing
3 25 (25.77%) Manual Testing
4 24 (24.74%) Test Scripting
5 19 (19.59%) Test Management
6 18 (18.56%) Software Testing
7 13 (13.40%) Test Automation
8 12 (12.37%) Validation
9 11 (11.34%) Integration Testing
9 11 (11.34%) BDD
10 9 (9.28%) Waterfall
10 9 (9.28%) Automation Testing
10 9 (9.28%) Regression Testing
11 8 (8.25%) TDD
11 8 (8.25%) Scrum
11 8 (8.25%) V-Model
11 8 (8.25%) Test Strategy
12 7 (7.22%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (7.22%) System Testing
12 7 (7.22%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 27 (27.84%) SQL
2 9 (9.28%) C#
3 8 (8.25%) Ruby
4 7 (7.22%) Java
5 5 (5.15%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.15%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.09%) Python
7 2 (2.06%) Bourne shell
8 1 (1.03%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.03%) PHP
8 1 (1.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (29.90%) ISEB
2 15 (15.46%) ISTQB
3 5 (5.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.09%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (18.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 16 (16.49%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.12%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.06%) Ansible
3 2 (2.06%) Puppet
4 1 (1.03%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (1.03%) Nessus
4 1 (1.03%) Nmap
Vendors
1 14 (14.43%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.25%) Oracle
3 6 (6.19%) HP
4 3 (3.09%) Apple
4 3 (3.09%) PeopleSoft
4 3 (3.09%) SAP
4 3 (3.09%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.06%) SaltStack
5 2 (2.06%) Siebel
6 1 (1.03%) Telerik
6 1 (1.03%) Adobe
6 1 (1.03%) hybris
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