The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for TestComplete skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited TestComplete over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SmartBear Software TestComplete
England / North West
Rank - 149 -
Contract jobs citing TestComplete 0 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.26% -
As % of the Development Applications category - 1.86% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Median daily rate - £425 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +5.35% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 -

TestComplete is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 439 539 391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 16.88% 14.10% 11.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 327 256
Median daily rate £400 £373 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.38% +6.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 34 10
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £35.00 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £44.50 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

TestComplete
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing TestComplete as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for TestComplete in the North West

TestComplete
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing TestComplete in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for TestComplete in the North West