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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
England / East of England
Rank 103 109 95
Rank change year-on-year +6 -14  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 24 17 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.11% 0.69% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 0.86% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 14
Median daily rate £325 £325 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £368 £297
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
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 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 1794 1982 2051
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 82.67% 80.67% 78.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1099 1175 1190
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 133 160
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £50.68 £42.50
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 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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 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
Essex -6 13 £325 -
Hertfordshire +11 7 £300 -40.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +8 4 £300 - 8
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 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 of England region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 42 (79.25%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (52.83%) Selenium
2 28 (52.83%) BDD
3 27 (50.94%) JIRA
4 26 (49.06%) TDD
5 22 (41.51%) Java
5 22 (41.51%) Scrum
6 20 (37.74%) Finance
6 20 (37.74%) Test Automation
7 19 (35.85%) Cucumber
8 18 (33.96%) ISEB
8 18 (33.96%) ISTQB
8 18 (33.96%) QA
9 16 (30.19%) WebDriver
10 15 (28.30%) Kanban
10 15 (28.30%) Test Strategy
10 15 (28.30%) Gherkin
11 14 (26.42%) JBehave
11 14 (26.42%) SDLC
12 13 (24.53%) SoapUI
12 13 (24.53%) ATDD
13 12 (22.64%) Non-Functional Testing
13 12 (22.64%) LoadRunner
13 12 (22.64%) JMeter
14 11 (20.75%) Confluence
14 11 (20.75%) Automation Testing
14 11 (20.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 10 (18.87%) Oracle
16 9 (16.98%) Test Scripting
16 9 (16.98%) Continuous Delivery

Software Testing
Top Related 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 (20.75%) Confluence
2 7 (13.21%) Tomcat
2 7 (13.21%) WebLogic
3 3 (5.66%) JBoss
4 2 (3.77%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.89%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.89%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) Firewall
2 2 (3.77%) Network Security
2 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.77%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (52.83%) Selenium
2 27 (50.94%) JIRA
3 19 (35.85%) Cucumber
4 16 (30.19%) WebDriver
5 14 (26.42%) JBehave
6 13 (24.53%) SoapUI
7 12 (22.64%) JMeter
7 12 (22.64%) LoadRunner
8 8 (15.09%) Git (software)
9 7 (13.21%) JUnit
9 7 (13.21%) Maven
10 6 (11.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (11.32%) Jenkins
11 5 (9.43%) Appium
12 3 (5.66%) Eclipse
12 3 (5.66%) Mockito
12 3 (5.66%) Moq
12 3 (5.66%) TeamCity
13 2 (3.77%) LabVIEW
13 2 (3.77%) MSI
General
1 20 (37.74%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Back Office
2 3 (5.66%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (35.85%) Analyst
2 18 (33.96%) Test Analyst
3 16 (30.19%) Tester
4 7 (13.21%) Test Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Performance Tester
6 5 (9.43%) Developer
6 5 (9.43%) Scrum Master
7 4 (7.55%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Automation Tester
7 4 (7.55%) Developer in Test
7 4 (7.55%) Java Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Test Manager
8 3 (5.66%) Agile Test Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Financial Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Software Test Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) Agile Tester
9 2 (3.77%) Java Automation Tester
9 2 (3.77%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 2 (3.77%) Selenium Tester
9 2 (3.77%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (28.30%) Gherkin
2 8 (15.09%) RESTful
3 7 (13.21%) Hibernate
3 7 (13.21%) Spring
4 6 (11.32%) XML
5 4 (7.55%) Velocity
6 3 (5.66%) Java EE
7 2 (3.77%) .NET
7 2 (3.77%) JSON
8 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.89%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (13.21%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.77%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.89%) AS400
4 1 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.89%) Reinsurance
4 1 (1.89%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) Windows
2 5 (9.43%) Linux
2 5 (9.43%) Windows Server
2 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (5.66%) Unix
4 2 (3.77%) Android
4 2 (3.77%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.77%) Windows 8
4 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.77%) Windows Vista
4 2 (3.77%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (79.25%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (52.83%) BDD
3 26 (49.06%) TDD
4 22 (41.51%) Scrum
5 20 (37.74%) Test Automation
6 15 (28.30%) Kanban
6 15 (28.30%) Test Strategy
7 14 (26.42%) SDLC
8 13 (24.53%) ATDD
9 12 (22.64%) Non-Functional Testing
10 11 (20.75%) Automation Testing
11 9 (16.98%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (16.98%) Defect Management
11 9 (16.98%) Test Scripting
12 8 (15.09%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (15.09%) Open Source
12 8 (15.09%) Regression Testing
13 7 (13.21%) High Availability
13 7 (13.21%) Waterfall
14 6 (11.32%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (41.51%) Java
2 6 (11.32%) C
2 6 (11.32%) SQL
3 5 (9.43%) C#
4 3 (5.66%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.77%) C++
5 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.77%) Python
5 2 (3.77%) Ruby
6 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (33.96%) ISEB
1 18 (33.96%) ISTQB
2 11 (20.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (5.66%) Degree
3 3 (5.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.77%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (33.96%) QA
2 7 (13.21%) Data Quality
3 3 (5.66%) GDPR
3 3 (5.66%) SLA
4 2 (3.77%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (3.77%) SDET
5 1 (1.89%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (3.77%) Virtual Desktop
1 2 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) BladeLogic
1 2 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (3.77%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (18.87%) Oracle
2 5 (9.43%) Atlassian
2 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.66%) HP
4 2 (3.77%) BMC
4 2 (3.77%) VMware
4 2 (3.77%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.89%) Computacenter
5 1 (1.89%) IBM
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