The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 28 June 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 of England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 112 123
Rank change year-on-year +7 +11  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 25 17 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.06% 0.67% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 0.83% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 9
Median daily rate £295 £450 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.44% +83.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £212 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £513 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £316
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £20.76 - £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +30.00% -  

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 of England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1979 2044 2420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 83.78% 80.13% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1136 1177 1441
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 162 179
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.72 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 of England

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in the East of England

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in the East of England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Testing in the East of England

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in the East of England

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Essex -3 11 £325 +30.00% 2
Cambridgeshire +13 7 £275 - 11
Hertfordshire -11 4 - - 4
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 £325 - 1
East Anglia - 1 - -
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 of England region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 27 (62.79%) Test Automation
2 26 (60.47%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (55.81%) JIRA
4 18 (41.86%) Selenium
5 14 (32.56%) ISTQB
6 13 (30.23%) Scrum
6 13 (30.23%) Finance
6 13 (30.23%) ISEB
6 13 (30.23%) Test Scripting
6 13 (30.23%) SDLC
7 12 (27.91%) Windows
7 12 (27.91%) QA
8 11 (25.58%) TDD
8 11 (25.58%) Defect Management
8 11 (25.58%) Confluence
8 11 (25.58%) Waterfall
8 11 (25.58%) BDD
8 11 (25.58%) User Stories
9 10 (23.26%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (23.26%) JMeter
10 8 (18.60%) LoadRunner
10 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
10 8 (18.60%) Client/Server
10 8 (18.60%) Oracle
10 8 (18.60%) Data Quality
10 8 (18.60%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (18.60%) SoapUI
10 8 (18.60%) Kanban
10 8 (18.60%) Test Planning
11 7 (16.28%) WebLogic

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 11 (25.58%) Confluence
2 7 (16.28%) WebLogic
3 3 (6.98%) JBoss
4 2 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.33%) IIS
5 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) SaaS
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) BrowserStack
2 1 (2.33%) GitHub
2 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) Broadband
1 5 (11.63%) Wireless
2 4 (9.30%) NAS
2 4 (9.30%) Wireshark
3 3 (6.98%) 802.11
3 3 (6.98%) ADSL
3 3 (6.98%) Bluetooth
3 3 (6.98%) Firewall
3 3 (6.98%) IPv4
3 3 (6.98%) IPv6
3 3 (6.98%) UPnP
3 3 (6.98%) VDSL
3 3 (6.98%) WAN
4 2 (4.65%) Internet
5 1 (2.33%) DHCP
5 1 (2.33%) DNS
5 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) Pentaho
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.33%) MySQL
4 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (55.81%) JIRA
2 18 (41.86%) Selenium
3 10 (23.26%) JMeter
4 8 (18.60%) LoadRunner
4 8 (18.60%) SoapUI
5 5 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (9.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (9.30%) Bugzilla
6 4 (9.30%) JUnit
6 4 (9.30%) Redmine
6 4 (9.30%) Trac
7 3 (6.98%) Cucumber
7 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
8 2 (4.65%) JBehave
8 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
8 2 (4.65%) TeamCity
8 2 (4.65%) WebDriver
9 1 (2.33%) Mockito
9 1 (2.33%) Moq
9 1 (2.33%) MSTest
General
1 13 (30.23%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Marketing
3 3 (6.98%) Legal
4 1 (2.33%) Advertising
4 1 (2.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (39.53%) Tester
2 10 (23.26%) Analyst
2 10 (23.26%) Software Tester
2 10 (23.26%) Test Analyst
2 10 (23.26%) Test Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Software Test Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Test Manager
5 3 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (6.98%) Junior
5 3 (6.98%) Junior Software Tester
5 3 (6.98%) Junior Tester
5 3 (6.98%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.33%) Maximo Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (2.33%) Senior Software Test Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) SharePoint Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Web Applications Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Web Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) .NET
2 3 (6.98%) 802.1X
2 3 (6.98%) Java EE
3 2 (4.65%) CSS
3 2 (4.65%) Gherkin
3 2 (4.65%) HTML
3 2 (4.65%) RESTful
3 2 (4.65%) XML
4 1 (2.33%) EDIFACT
4 1 (2.33%) Flash
4 1 (2.33%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.33%) MyBatis
4 1 (2.33%) Spring
4 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Client/Server
2 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (11.63%) STB
4 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.33%) AS400
5 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.33%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.91%) Windows
2 5 (11.63%) Linux
3 4 (9.30%) Windows Server
3 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (62.79%) Test Automation
2 26 (60.47%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (30.23%) Scrum
3 13 (30.23%) SDLC
3 13 (30.23%) Test Scripting
4 11 (25.58%) BDD
4 11 (25.58%) Defect Management
4 11 (25.58%) TDD
4 11 (25.58%) User Stories
4 11 (25.58%) Waterfall
5 10 (23.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (18.60%) Kanban
6 8 (18.60%) Non-Functional Testing
6 8 (18.60%) Test Planning
7 6 (13.95%) Test Management
8 5 (11.63%) ITIL
8 5 (11.63%) Regression Testing
8 5 (11.63%) Release Management
8 5 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (9.30%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.95%) Java
1 6 (13.95%) PowerShell
1 6 (13.95%) SQL
2 5 (11.63%) C
3 4 (9.30%) C#
3 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.98%) Bash Shell
4 3 (6.98%) Perl
4 3 (6.98%) PHP
4 3 (6.98%) Ruby
4 3 (6.98%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (32.56%) ISTQB
2 13 (30.23%) ISEB
3 4 (9.30%) Degree
3 4 (9.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.65%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (27.91%) QA
2 8 (18.60%) Data Quality
3 3 (6.98%) GDPR
4 2 (4.65%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (4.65%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (11.63%) Firmware
2 4 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (4.65%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) SCCM
2 3 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.33%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
1 8 (18.60%) Oracle
2 6 (13.95%) HP
3 4 (9.30%) VMware
4 2 (4.65%) Becrypt
5 1 (2.33%) Adobe
5 1 (2.33%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.33%) BMC
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco
5 1 (2.33%) McAfee
5 1 (2.33%) Siemens
5 1 (2.33%) WSO2
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