The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
England / East Midlands
Rank 76 69 89
Rank change year-on-year -7 +20  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 18 26 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.22% 1.60% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 1.99% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 4
Median daily rate £331 £333 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.37% -2.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £138 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £700 £386
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £57.50 £48.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.55% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +20.00%  

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1180 1304 1262
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 80.11% 80.35% 76.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 800 722
Median daily rate £380 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 41
Median hourly rate £21.50 £31.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.20% +95.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £12.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £43.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing Software Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in the East Midlands

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Testing in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in the East Midlands

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Testing in the East Midlands

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing in the East Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in the East Midlands

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Testing in the East Midlands

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire -5 4 £363 -12.12% 2
Lincolnshire - 4 - - 1
Leicestershire -3 3 - - 2
Northamptonshire - 2 £300 - 2
Derbyshire -12 1 - -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 9 (32.14%) Functional Testing
2 8 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) QA
3 7 (25.00%) C#
3 7 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (21.43%) Manual Testing
4 6 (21.43%) Test Strategy
4 6 (21.43%) .NET
4 6 (21.43%) Windows
4 6 (21.43%) Scrum
5 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
5 5 (17.86%) Java
5 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
5 5 (17.86%) C
5 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
5 5 (17.86%) WPF
5 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (14.29%) ISTQB
6 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 4 (14.29%) DCOM
6 4 (14.29%) SQL
6 4 (14.29%) VB
6 4 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 4 (14.29%) UML
6 4 (14.29%) OO
6 4 (14.29%) Finance
6 4 (14.29%) ISEB
6 4 (14.29%) User Experience

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.71%) ArcGIS
2 2 (7.14%) NServiceBus
3 1 (3.57%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Bluetooth
2 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.57%) DB2
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) HP UFT
2 2 (7.14%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) Ranorex
3 1 (3.57%) Selenium
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Avionics
2 3 (10.71%) Legal
2 3 (10.71%) Military
3 2 (7.14%) Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Electronics
4 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.57%) Publishing
4 1 (3.57%) Retail
4 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Analyst
1 10 (35.71%) Test Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) Tester
3 4 (14.29%) C# Software Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 2 (7.14%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Junior
5 2 (7.14%) Junior Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Junior Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Software Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Software Development Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Software Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Test Development Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) .NET
2 5 (17.86%) WPF
3 4 (14.29%) DCOM
4 3 (10.71%) COM
5 2 (7.14%) Unreal Engine
6 1 (3.57%) Java EE
6 1 (3.57%) RESTful
6 1 (3.57%) SOAP
6 1 (3.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (3.57%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (3.57%) Web Services
6 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) User Experience
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.57%) Replication
2 1 (3.57%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Functional Testing
2 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 7 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (21.43%) Manual Testing
4 6 (21.43%) Scrum
4 6 (21.43%) Test Strategy
5 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 4 (14.29%) OO
6 4 (14.29%) SOLID
6 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 4 (14.29%) UML
7 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Automation Testing
7 3 (10.71%) BDD
7 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Regression Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) C#
2 5 (17.86%) C
2 5 (17.86%) Java
3 4 (14.29%) SQL
3 4 (14.29%) VB
4 3 (10.71%) C++
4 3 (10.71%) Embedded C
5 2 (7.14%) MATLAB
5 2 (7.14%) Python
6 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.29%) ISEB
2 4 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (7.14%) Degree
5 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) QA
2 2 (7.14%) SDET
3 1 (3.57%) ISO 9001
3 1 (3.57%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Capita
3 1 (3.57%) HP
3 1 (3.57%) JD Edwards
3 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.57%) Teradata
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