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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Testing
Rank 550 525 491
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -34
Contract jobs citing Web Testing 63 67 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.17% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 39 38
Average daily rate
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£294 £303 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.89% -13.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £236 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £410 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £303 £331
% change year-on-year
-17.35% -8.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £29.00

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
43274 40267 36736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.08% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27921 25102 22050
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1185 1094
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -37 58 £288 -4.95% 19
London -7 27 £325 - 4
Yorkshire -10 12 £258 +17.04% 3
West Yorkshire -12 9 £258 +17.04% 2
Leeds -18 9 £258 +17.04% 2
South East -19 8 £200 -25.23% 2
Kent - 4 £200 -
Scotland +5 3 - - 3
Wiltshire -1 3 - -
City of London -11 3 £300 +14.28% 2
South West -11 3 - -
North West -13 3 £65 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -28 3 £283 -18.11% 2
Tyne and Wear -30 3 £283 -18.70% 2
North East -30 3 £283 -18.70% 2
Merseyside - 3 £65 -
Liverpool - 3 £65 -
Glasgow - 2 - - 1
Harrogate - 2 - -
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Berkshire +10 1 £400 +45.45%
Edinburgh +1 1 - - 2
West Midlands -3 1 - - 2
Milton Keynes -4 1 £250 -6.54%
Buckinghamshire -4 1 £250 -6.54%
East Midlands -7 1 £225 -23.40% 2
Crawley - 1 - -
East Yorkshire - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £400 -

Web Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 60 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (29.57%) QA
3 31 (26.96%) Test Scripting
3 31 (26.96%) Manual Testing
4 28 (24.35%) ISEB
5 26 (22.61%) Selenium
6 25 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
7 22 (19.13%) JIRA
7 22 (19.13%) E-Commerce
8 19 (16.52%) SQL
8 19 (16.52%) Software Testing
9 18 (15.65%) Microsoft
10 16 (13.91%) Regression Testing
10 16 (13.91%) Automated Testing
11 15 (13.04%) Retail
11 15 (13.04%) Integration Testing
11 15 (13.04%) Oracle
11 15 (13.04%) Cucumber
12 14 (12.17%) .NET
12 14 (12.17%) C#
12 14 (12.17%) Scrum
12 14 (12.17%) ISTQB
13 13 (11.30%) System Testing
14 12 (10.43%) Test Management
14 12 (10.43%) Test Automation
14 12 (10.43%) Oracle Database
15 11 (9.57%) Apple iOS
15 11 (9.57%) Android
15 11 (9.57%) SQL Server
16 10 (8.70%) Marketing

Web Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 4 (3.48%) CMS
2 2 (1.74%) Confluence
2 2 (1.74%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.87%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (0.87%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.87%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (7.83%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.61%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.61%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.61%) MS Office
3 1 (0.87%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.87%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.43%) Oracle Database
2 11 (9.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.74%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.74%) MySQL
4 1 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.87%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.87%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 26 (22.61%) Selenium
2 22 (19.13%) JIRA
3 15 (13.04%) Cucumber
4 10 (8.70%) WebDriver
5 7 (6.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (6.09%) RSpec
6 6 (5.22%) Visual Studio
6 6 (5.22%) Jenkins
7 5 (4.35%) TeamCity
8 4 (3.48%) SpecFlow
9 3 (2.61%) Git (software)
9 3 (2.61%) JUnit
10 2 (1.74%) Ant
10 2 (1.74%) HP UFT
10 2 (1.74%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.74%) NUnit
10 2 (1.74%) Maven
10 2 (1.74%) TestComplete
10 2 (1.74%) FogBugz
10 2 (1.74%) Gradle
General
1 15 (13.04%) Retail
2 10 (8.70%) Marketing
3 7 (6.09%) Finance
4 2 (1.74%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.74%) Music Industry
5 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.87%) Publishing
5 1 (0.87%) Games
5 1 (0.87%) Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (53.91%) Analyst
1 62 (53.91%) Test Analyst
2 38 (33.04%) Tester
3 11 (9.57%) Test Leader
4 9 (7.83%) Web Tester
4 9 (7.83%) Automation Engineer
5 8 (6.96%) Automation Tester
5 8 (6.96%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (6.96%) Test Engineer
5 8 (6.96%) Senior Test Analyst
5 8 (6.96%) Web Analyst
5 8 (6.96%) Web Test Analyst
6 7 (6.09%) Automation Analyst
6 7 (6.09%) Automation Test Analyst
7 6 (5.22%) Test Automation Engineer
7 6 (5.22%) Test Manager
8 5 (4.35%) QA Tester
8 5 (4.35%) Agile Test Analyst
8 5 (4.35%) Agile Tester
9 4 (3.48%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.17%) .NET
2 4 (3.48%) XML
2 4 (3.48%) HTML
3 3 (2.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 3 (2.61%) Spring
3 3 (2.61%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.61%) CSS
3 3 (2.61%) Web Services
4 1 (0.87%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.87%) REST
4 1 (0.87%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.96%) Mobile App
2 7 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.35%) User Experience
4 4 (3.48%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.74%) New Media
5 2 (1.74%) Social Media
5 2 (1.74%) W3C
6 1 (0.87%) Handset
6 1 (0.87%) Clustering
6 1 (0.87%) Wiki
6 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.87%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.57%) Android
1 11 (9.57%) Apple iOS
2 9 (7.83%) Windows
3 2 (1.74%) Linux
3 2 (1.74%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.87%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (26.96%) Manual Testing
2 31 (26.96%) Test Scripting
3 25 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
4 22 (19.13%) E-Commerce
5 19 (16.52%) Software Testing
6 16 (13.91%) Regression Testing
6 16 (13.91%) Automated Testing
7 15 (13.04%) Integration Testing
8 14 (12.17%) Scrum
9 13 (11.30%) System Testing
10 12 (10.43%) Test Management
10 12 (10.43%) Test Automation
11 10 (8.70%) Automation Testing
11 10 (8.70%) TDD
12 9 (7.83%) BDD
12 9 (7.83%) SDLC
13 7 (6.09%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (5.22%) Validation
14 6 (5.22%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (16.52%) SQL
2 14 (12.17%) C#
3 9 (7.83%) Java
4 7 (6.09%) Ruby
5 4 (3.48%) Python
6 2 (1.74%) Scala
6 2 (1.74%) Bourne shell
6 2 (1.74%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.87%) PHP
7 1 (0.87%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (24.35%) ISEB
2 14 (12.17%) ISTQB
3 5 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.87%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (29.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.74%) Ansible
3 2 (1.74%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (15.65%) Microsoft
2 15 (13.04%) Oracle
3 3 (2.61%) Endeca
4 2 (1.74%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.74%) SaltStack
4 2 (1.74%) Capita
4 2 (1.74%) SAP
5 1 (0.87%) Siebel
5 1 (0.87%) IBM
5 1 (0.87%) Adobe
5 1 (0.87%) HP
5 1 (0.87%) Telerik
5 1 (0.87%) WorldPay
5 1 (0.87%) hybris
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