Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 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 of England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 140 153 149
Rank change year-on-year +13 -4 +17
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 69 44 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.34% 0.90% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 1.11% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 26 27
East of England median daily rate £346 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.31% +8.33% -17.24%
10th Percentile £258 £251 £213
90th Percentile £528 £484 £403
England median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
East of England median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +14.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £38.03 £33.50 £32.50
90th Percentile £41.75 £42.50 £37.50
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 of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4263 3966 4607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 82.60% 81.39% 78.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2456 2303 2684
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £224 £232
90th Percentile £575 £544 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 317 397
East of England median hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +34.74% -1.53%
10th Percentile £11.53 £13.75 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £45.44
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.43 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.76% +8.58% +18.42%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 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
Essex +9 25 £350 +40.00% 2
Hertfordshire -2 20 £303 -28.82% 3
Cambridgeshire -3 19 £355 +19.41% 6
Bedfordshire -11 2 £400 +45.45% 4
Suffolk +4 1 £375 +20.00% 2
East Anglia - 1 - -
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 of England region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 45 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (55.07%) Test Automation
3 37 (53.62%) JIRA
4 26 (37.68%) Selenium
5 22 (31.88%) Scrum
5 22 (31.88%) Finance
5 22 (31.88%) QA
6 18 (26.09%) ISEB
7 17 (24.64%) HP
7 17 (24.64%) Waterfall
7 17 (24.64%) BDD
8 14 (20.29%) Confluence
8 14 (20.29%) User Stories
8 14 (20.29%) Test Scripting
9 13 (18.84%) Java
9 13 (18.84%) Non-Functional Testing
10 12 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (17.39%) ISTQB
10 12 (17.39%) SDLC
11 11 (15.94%) Defect Management
11 11 (15.94%) TDD
11 11 (15.94%) Jenkins
11 11 (15.94%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (15.94%) Atlassian
11 11 (15.94%) Test Management
12 10 (14.49%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (14.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 10 (14.49%) Test Planning
12 10 (14.49%) Cucumber
12 10 (14.49%) Ruby

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 14 (20.29%) Confluence
2 7 (10.14%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.35%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.90%) ColdFusion
5 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.45%) IIS
5 1 (1.45%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (1.45%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) GitHub
2 2 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.90%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.04%) Wireless
2 7 (10.14%) Broadband
3 6 (8.70%) NAS
4 5 (7.25%) 802.11
4 5 (7.25%) ADSL
4 5 (7.25%) Bluetooth
4 5 (7.25%) IPv4
4 5 (7.25%) IPv6
4 5 (7.25%) UPnP
4 5 (7.25%) VDSL
4 5 (7.25%) WAN
4 5 (7.25%) Wireshark
5 2 (2.90%) Internet
6 1 (1.45%) ATM
6 1 (1.45%) DHCP
6 1 (1.45%) DNS
6 1 (1.45%) SMS
6 1 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.35%) Pentaho
3 2 (2.90%) MySQL
3 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.45%) DB2
4 1 (1.45%) DTS
4 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 37 (53.62%) JIRA
2 26 (37.68%) Selenium
3 11 (15.94%) Jenkins
4 10 (14.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 10 (14.49%) Cucumber
5 9 (13.04%) SoapUI
5 9 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (10.14%) Git (software)
6 7 (10.14%) JUnit
6 7 (10.14%) TeamCity
7 6 (8.70%) Bitbucket
7 6 (8.70%) Bugzilla
7 6 (8.70%) Gradle
7 6 (8.70%) Redmine
7 6 (8.70%) Trac
8 4 (5.80%) JMeter
8 4 (5.80%) Robot Framework
8 4 (5.80%) WebDriver
8 4 (5.80%) Zephyr
9 3 (4.35%) Artifactory
General
1 22 (31.88%) Finance
2 7 (10.14%) Legal
3 6 (8.70%) Marketing
4 5 (7.25%) Retail
5 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.90%) Banking
6 2 (2.90%) Electronics
7 1 (1.45%) Avionics
7 1 (1.45%) Back Office
7 1 (1.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 23 (33.33%) Tester
2 18 (26.09%) Analyst
2 18 (26.09%) Test Analyst
3 14 (20.29%) Software Tester
4 13 (18.84%) Test Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Automation Tester
5 7 (10.14%) Junior
5 7 (10.14%) Junior Software Tester
5 7 (10.14%) Junior Tester
6 6 (8.70%) Scrum Master
6 6 (8.70%) Software Test Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Software Verification Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Verification Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) QA Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) QA Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) QA Test Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) Senior Test Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Test Automation Specialist
9 3 (4.35%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.04%) RESTful
2 8 (11.59%) .NET
3 7 (10.14%) Hibernate
3 7 (10.14%) Spring
4 5 (7.25%) 802.1X
4 5 (7.25%) Velocity
5 4 (5.80%) Gherkin
5 4 (5.80%) SOAP
6 2 (2.90%) WebdriverIO
7 1 (1.45%) CSS
7 1 (1.45%) Flash
7 1 (1.45%) HTML
7 1 (1.45%) LAMP
7 1 (1.45%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (1.45%) MyBatis
7 1 (1.45%) Web Services
7 1 (1.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.14%) STB
3 6 (8.70%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.80%) Client/Server
4 4 (5.80%) Virtual Team
5 3 (4.35%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.90%) Life Science
6 2 (2.90%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.45%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.45%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.45%) IPTV
7 1 (1.45%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.49%) Linux
2 9 (13.04%) Windows
3 2 (2.90%) Android
3 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.45%) Solaris
4 1 (1.45%) Unix
4 1 (1.45%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (55.07%) Test Automation
3 22 (31.88%) Scrum
4 17 (24.64%) BDD
4 17 (24.64%) Waterfall
5 14 (20.29%) Test Scripting
5 14 (20.29%) User Stories
6 13 (18.84%) Non-Functional Testing
7 12 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (17.39%) SDLC
8 11 (15.94%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (15.94%) Defect Management
8 11 (15.94%) TDD
8 11 (15.94%) Test Management
9 10 (14.49%) Test Planning
9 10 (14.49%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (13.04%) Kanban
10 9 (13.04%) Regression Testing
11 8 (11.59%) Test Strategy
11 8 (11.59%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.84%) Java
2 10 (14.49%) Python
2 10 (14.49%) Ruby
3 8 (11.59%) Perl
4 7 (10.14%) C
4 7 (10.14%) JavaScript
4 7 (10.14%) SQL
5 6 (8.70%) C#
6 5 (7.25%) Bash Shell
6 5 (7.25%) C++
6 5 (7.25%) PHP
6 5 (7.25%) PowerShell
6 5 (7.25%) VB.NET
7 4 (5.80%) Tcl
8 1 (1.45%) Groovy
8 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.45%) R
8 1 (1.45%) Scala
8 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (26.09%) ISEB
2 12 (17.39%) ISTQB
3 9 (13.04%) Degree
4 7 (10.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (7.25%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (4.35%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (2.90%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.45%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (31.88%) QA
2 4 (5.80%) Def Stans
3 2 (2.90%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.90%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (10.14%) Firmware
2 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) Ansible
1 3 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (24.64%) HP
2 11 (15.94%) Atlassian
3 5 (7.25%) Oracle
4 3 (4.35%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.90%) Twitter
5 2 (2.90%) WSO2
5 2 (2.90%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.45%) Adobe
6 1 (1.45%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.45%) Cisco
6 1 (1.45%) Google
6 1 (1.45%) McAfee
6 1 (1.45%) Siemens
6 1 (1.45%) Sonatype