The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 28 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.

SmartBear Software TestComplete
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 603 616 639
Rank change year-on-year +13 +23  
Contract jobs citing TestComplete 5 23 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.043% 0.006%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.064% 0.29% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 17 2
Median daily rate £369 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.81% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £210 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £450 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +22.91% -7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £170.00 -
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 with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7822 7816 7091
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.35% 14.59% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5284 5224 4525
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 189 137
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.40 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.24% +13.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.35 £32.00 £28.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

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Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for TestComplete in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TestComplete over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TestComplete in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TestComplete.

Contractor hourly rate trend for TestComplete in the UK

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Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TestComplete within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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
England +13 5 £369 -7.81% 8
South West - 4 £369 -
Bristol - 2 £263 -
Somerset - 2 £475 -
London +23 1 - - 1
Bath - 1 £475 -

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing TestComplete also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for TestComplete.

1 9 (47.37%) QA
2 8 (42.11%) Finance
3 7 (36.84%) Selenium
4 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
4 6 (31.58%) HP UFT
4 6 (31.58%) SQL
4 6 (31.58%) EMIR
4 6 (31.58%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (26.32%) Automation Testing
5 5 (26.32%) VBScript
5 5 (26.32%) VB
5 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (21.05%) GoldenSource
6 4 (21.05%) SoapUI
7 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
7 3 (15.79%) SDLC
7 3 (15.79%) ISEB
7 3 (15.79%) Java
7 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
7 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Banking
8 2 (10.53%) Data Management
8 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
8 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
8 2 (10.53%) C#
8 2 (10.53%) .NET
8 2 (10.53%) Python
8 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
8 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management

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Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) GIS
2 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Selenium
2 6 (31.58%) HP UFT
3 4 (21.05%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.26%) JMeter
4 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
4 1 (5.26%) TestRail
4 1 (5.26%) WatiN
4 1 (5.26%) WATIR
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Tester
2 6 (31.58%) Automation Tester
3 5 (26.32%) Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Test Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) QA Manager
4 4 (21.05%) Test Manager
5 3 (15.79%) QA Test Manager
6 2 (10.53%) QA Automation Tester
6 2 (10.53%) QA Leader
6 2 (10.53%) QA Tester
6 2 (10.53%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 2 (10.53%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
7 1 (5.26%) QA Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) QA Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
7 1 (5.26%) Technical Tester
7 1 (5.26%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) JSON
2 1 (5.26%) REST
2 1 (5.26%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
1 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
2 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) Automation Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
3 3 (15.79%) SDLC
3 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
3 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Client Onboarding
4 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
4 2 (10.53%) Data Management
4 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
4 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.26%) BDD
5 1 (5.26%) Defect Management
5 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.26%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (5.26%) QA Automation
5 1 (5.26%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) VB
2 5 (26.32%) VBScript
3 3 (15.79%) Java
4 2 (10.53%) C#
4 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.53%) Python
5 1 (5.26%) Perl
5 1 (5.26%) PHP
5 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.26%) Ruby
5 1 (5.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) ISEB
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (47.37%) QA
2 6 (31.58%) Dodd-Frank
2 6 (31.58%) EMIR
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) GoldenSource
2 1 (5.26%) Infragistics
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