Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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.

Software Testing
England > East Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 139 107
Rank change year-on-year +16 -32 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 28 12 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.87% 0.37% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 0.45% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 12
East Midlands median daily rate £388 £310 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -2.36% +4.72%
10th Percentile £318 £223 £163
90th Percentile £475 £380 £367
England median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate £50.00 - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year +9.09% +26.92% -13.33%

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2675 2688 2485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 83.13% 82.18% 78.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1702 1703 1574
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £249 £225
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 68 83
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -13.58% +1.25%
10th Percentile £9.31 £8.76 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £40.75 £40.20
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing in the East Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +12 9 £406 +35.42% 3
Northamptonshire +13 6 £375 -
Leicestershire -4 5 £488 +47.73% 2
Lincolnshire 0 3 £290 +132.00%
Derbyshire -4 1 - - 1
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 15 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (53.57%) QA
2 13 (46.43%) Test Automation
3 11 (39.29%) Scrum
4 10 (35.71%) Selenium
5 9 (32.14%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (28.57%) Finance
6 8 (28.57%) Test Strategy
6 8 (28.57%) Cucumber
7 7 (25.00%) Java
7 7 (25.00%) Windows
8 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
8 6 (21.43%) Degree
8 6 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (21.43%) Test Management
8 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (21.43%) Protractor
9 5 (17.86%) Continuous Deployment
9 5 (17.86%) Scenario Testing
9 5 (17.86%) User Stories
9 5 (17.86%) Validation
9 5 (17.86%) Regression Testing
9 5 (17.86%) SQL
9 5 (17.86%) Linux
9 5 (17.86%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
10 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
10 4 (14.29%) Oracle
10 4 (14.29%) Web Services
10 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management

Software Testing
Co-occurring 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 2 (7.14%) ArcGIS
1 2 (7.14%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Link 16
2 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (35.71%) Selenium
2 8 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 6 (21.43%) Protractor
4 3 (10.71%) WebDriver
5 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
5 2 (7.14%) git-flow
5 2 (7.14%) JUnit
5 2 (7.14%) TestRail
5 2 (7.14%) Toad
6 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Avionics
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
2 2 (7.14%) Military
3 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Analyst
2 9 (32.14%) Test Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Test Automation Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Test Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Team Leader
4 4 (14.29%) Test Leader
4 4 (14.29%) Tester
5 3 (10.71%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) QA Leader
5 3 (10.71%) QA Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Automation Test Lead
6 2 (7.14%) C# Software Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Data Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) QA Team Leader
6 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Software Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Software Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Technical Leader
6 2 (7.14%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) Web Services
2 3 (10.71%) WPF
3 2 (7.14%) .NET
3 2 (7.14%) COM
3 2 (7.14%) DCOM
4 1 (3.57%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.57%) RESTful
4 1 (3.57%) SOAP
4 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.14%) User Experience
4 1 (3.57%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Windows
2 5 (17.86%) Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (46.43%) Test Automation
3 11 (39.29%) Scrum
4 8 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (21.43%) Test Management
5 6 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (17.86%) Continuous Deployment
6 5 (17.86%) Regression Testing
6 5 (17.86%) Scenario Testing
6 5 (17.86%) User Stories
6 5 (17.86%) Validation
7 4 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
7 4 (14.29%) SDLC
7 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (10.71%) Analytics
8 3 (10.71%) BDD
8 3 (10.71%) Defect Management
8 3 (10.71%) DevOps
8 3 (10.71%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) Java
2 5 (17.86%) SQL
3 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.29%) TypeScript
4 3 (10.71%) Ruby
5 2 (7.14%) C
5 2 (7.14%) C#
5 2 (7.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Degree
2 5 (17.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.14%) ISEB
4 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
4 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (53.57%) QA
2 2 (7.14%) MIL-STD-1553
3 1 (3.57%) ISO 9001
3 1 (3.57%) TickIT
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com