The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Testing
Rank 522 511 509
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs citing Web Testing 68 62 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.17% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 33 40
Average daily rate
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£295 £295 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £225 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £298 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.52% -0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40487 37295 40755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.10% 72.93% 70.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 25009 22626 23492
Average daily rate £400 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1153 1056 1466
Average hourly rate £23.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -

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 1 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 1 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 -1 62 £290 -0.42% 16
South East -17 21 £275 -6.77% 2
London +4 18 £320 +18.51% 6
Berkshire -4 10 £265 -24.28% 1
West Midlands - 7 £310 - 1
Milton Keynes -1 5 £268 -3.16%
Buckinghamshire -6 5 £268 -3.60%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £325 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 5 £325 - 2
North East - 5 £325 - 2
South West - 4 £331 - 2
Bracknell - 4 - -
City of London +30 3 - - 1
Hampshire -17 3 £350 -
Yorkshire +1 2 £220 +10.00% 1
East Midlands 0 2 £294 -16.07%
North West -6 2 - - 2
Surrey -7 2 £308 +11.81% 1
Edinburgh -18 2 £375 +6.38%
Scotland -20 2 £375 +6.38%
East of England -18 1 £200 -
Farnborough - 1 £255 -
Cheshire - 1 - - 1
Essex - 1 £200 -
South Wales - 1 £288 - 1
Wales - 1 £288 - 1
Bristol - 1 - - 1
Cardiff - 1 £288 - 1
Nottingham - 1 £338 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £338 -

Web Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 62 (43.36%) Selenium
2 45 (31.47%) QA
2 45 (31.47%) Test Automation
3 44 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (27.97%) Java
5 37 (25.87%) Automated Testing
6 36 (25.17%) E-Commerce
7 35 (24.48%) Cucumber
8 32 (22.38%) WebDriver
9 29 (20.28%) Automation Testing
10 27 (18.88%) Scrum
10 27 (18.88%) SQL
11 26 (18.18%) TDD
12 25 (17.48%) Ruby
13 24 (16.78%) Test Scripting
13 24 (16.78%) JUnit
14 23 (16.08%) Jenkins
15 22 (15.38%) ISEB
15 22 (15.38%) Software Testing
16 21 (14.69%) Finance
17 19 (13.29%) User Acceptance Testing
17 19 (13.29%) RSpec
18 18 (12.59%) Mobile App
19 16 (11.19%) Web Services
20 15 (10.49%) Waterfall
20 15 (10.49%) Performance Testing
20 15 (10.49%) Retail
21 14 (9.79%) ISTQB
21 14 (9.79%) Test Management
21 14 (9.79%) Manual Testing

Web Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 6 (4.20%) CMS
2 5 (3.50%) WordPress
2 5 (3.50%) Drupal
3 3 (2.10%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.70%) Apache
4 1 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.70%) Node.js
4 1 (0.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.40%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.10%) GitHub
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.70%) SaaS
2 1 (0.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.09%) Internet
2 4 (2.80%) Extranet
3 1 (0.70%) Intranet
3 1 (0.70%) HTTP
3 1 (0.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.99%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.50%) MySQL
4 2 (1.40%) Big Data
5 1 (0.70%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 62 (43.36%) Selenium
2 35 (24.48%) Cucumber
3 32 (22.38%) WebDriver
4 24 (16.78%) JUnit
5 23 (16.08%) Jenkins
6 19 (13.29%) RSpec
7 10 (6.99%) SoapUI
8 7 (4.90%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (4.90%) JIRA
9 6 (4.20%) Calabash
10 4 (2.80%) Git (software)
10 4 (2.80%) Visual Studio
10 4 (2.80%) Dreamweaver
10 4 (2.80%) TestDirector
11 3 (2.10%) Behat
11 3 (2.10%) JMeter
11 3 (2.10%) WATIR
12 2 (1.40%) HttpUnit
12 2 (1.40%) XMLUnit
12 2 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (14.69%) Finance
2 15 (10.49%) Retail
3 14 (9.79%) Telecoms
4 9 (6.29%) Games
5 7 (4.90%) Marketing
6 6 (4.20%) Advertising
7 4 (2.80%) Banking
7 4 (2.80%) Automotive
8 3 (2.10%) Legal
8 3 (2.10%) Manufacturing
8 3 (2.10%) Billing
9 2 (1.40%) Publishing
9 2 (1.40%) Electronics
10 1 (0.70%) Back Office
10 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 51 (35.66%) Analyst
2 50 (34.97%) Test Analyst
3 33 (23.08%) Tester
4 17 (11.89%) Consultant
4 17 (11.89%) Test Consultant
5 13 (9.09%) Test Leader
6 10 (6.99%) Test Engineer
7 9 (6.29%) QA Engineer
7 9 (6.29%) Web Tester
7 9 (6.29%) Test Automation Consultant
8 8 (5.59%) Automation Tester
8 8 (5.59%) Automation Engineer
8 8 (5.59%) Developer
9 6 (4.20%) QA Analyst
10 5 (3.50%) QA Test Analyst
10 5 (3.50%) QA Tester
10 5 (3.50%) Test Manager
11 4 (2.80%) Web Analyst
11 4 (2.80%) Automation Test Analyst
11 4 (2.80%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.19%) Web Services
2 13 (9.09%) .NET
3 9 (6.29%) HTML
4 8 (5.59%) CSS
5 6 (4.20%) SOAP
6 5 (3.50%) XML
7 4 (2.80%) jQuery
7 4 (2.80%) RESTful
8 3 (2.10%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.10%) LAMP
8 3 (2.10%) CSS3
8 3 (2.10%) HTML5
8 3 (2.10%) Grails
9 2 (1.40%) JSON
9 2 (1.40%) REST
9 2 (1.40%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.70%) Mustache
10 1 (0.70%) Sass
10 1 (0.70%) XML Messaging
10 1 (0.70%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.59%) Mobile App
2 4 (2.80%) Digital Media
3 2 (1.40%) Social Media
3 2 (1.40%) Open Source
3 2 (1.40%) iSeries
3 2 (1.40%) DTV
3 2 (1.40%) AS400
4 1 (0.70%) GIS
4 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.70%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 9 (6.29%) Android
3 5 (3.50%) UNIX
4 2 (1.40%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (31.47%) Test Automation
2 44 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (25.87%) Automated Testing
4 36 (25.17%) E-Commerce
5 29 (20.28%) Automation Testing
6 27 (18.88%) Scrum
7 26 (18.18%) TDD
8 24 (16.78%) Test Scripting
9 22 (15.38%) Software Testing
10 19 (13.29%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (10.49%) Waterfall
11 15 (10.49%) Performance Testing
12 14 (9.79%) Test Management
12 14 (9.79%) Manual Testing
13 13 (9.09%) BDD
14 12 (8.39%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (8.39%) Load Testing
14 12 (8.39%) Security Testing
15 10 (6.99%) Content Management
15 10 (6.99%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 40 (27.97%) Java
2 27 (18.88%) SQL
3 25 (17.48%) Ruby
4 14 (9.79%) C#
5 10 (6.99%) Python
6 9 (6.29%) JavaScript
7 6 (4.20%) Scala
8 5 (3.50%) PHP
9 4 (2.80%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.70%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.70%) VBScript
10 1 (0.70%) C
10 1 (0.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (15.38%) ISEB
2 14 (9.79%) ISTQB
3 11 (7.69%) Degree
4 7 (4.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.70%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (31.47%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (6.99%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.80%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.70%) Nagios
3 1 (0.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (5.59%) hybris
1 8 (5.59%) HP
2 4 (2.80%) SAP
3 3 (2.10%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.10%) Zend
4 2 (1.40%) Oracle
5 1 (0.70%) Facebook
5 1 (0.70%) ExactTarget
5 1 (0.70%) Open Text
5 1 (0.70%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.70%) Citrix
5 1 (0.70%) IBM
5 1 (0.70%) Adobe
5 1 (0.70%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.70%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.70%) Ektron
5 1 (0.70%) Google
Redhill, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £320.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Exeter
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 22 days ago