Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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.

SmartBear Software TestComplete
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 872 825 867
Rank change year-on-year -47 +42 +19
Contract jobs citing TestComplete 7 63 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.061% 0.017%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.037% 0.37% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 41 13
UK median daily rate £325 £425 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.53% +15.65% -8.13%
10th Percentile £288 £300 £308
90th Percentile £377 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -16.00% +3.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £55.00

TestComplete is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 19118 17172 16327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.69% 16.51% 14.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13309 11571 10870
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 250 341
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £24.00 £24.23
90th Percentile £60.30 £53.88 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing TestComplete as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for TestComplete in the UK

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Top 9 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 6 months to 20 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
UK excluding London +4 5 £315 -16.00% 4
England -31 5 £325 -23.53% 3
North of England +54 2 £313 +13.64% 2
North West +16 2 £313 +13.64% 1
London -39 2 £325 -27.78%
Midlands +17 1 £350 -26.32%
East Midlands +2 1 £350 -
Wales - 1 £395 -
Scotland - 1 £275 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
1 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) QA
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) JIRA
2 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
3 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) Ruby
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) Banking
3 3 (42.86%) Confluence
3 3 (42.86%) SOAP
3 3 (42.86%) Web Services
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) DSDM
4 2 (28.57%) SOA
4 2 (28.57%) IntelliJ
4 2 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) C++
4 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) J2EE
4 2 (28.57%) JUnit
4 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
4 2 (28.57%) InstallShield

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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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) Confluence
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Portal
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) BlazeMeter
1 1 (14.29%) Sauce Labs
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
1 4 (57.14%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (28.57%) Bitbucket
2 2 (28.57%) CMake
2 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (28.57%) Gradle
2 2 (28.57%) InstallShield
2 2 (28.57%) IntelliJ
2 2 (28.57%) jMock
2 2 (28.57%) JUnit
2 2 (28.57%) Mockito
2 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
2 2 (28.57%) SpecFlow
2 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 2 (28.57%) WiX
3 1 (14.29%) Appium
3 1 (14.29%) Hudson
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) QA Tester
1 2 (28.57%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Support
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Build Manager
2 1 (14.29%) FX Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) QA Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Software QA Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) SOAP
1 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) Hibernate
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) J2EE
2 2 (28.57%) Node.js
2 2 (28.57%) Spring
2 2 (28.57%) Spring MVC
3 1 (14.29%) HTML5
3 1 (14.29%) Kafka
3 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
1 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) Analytics
4 2 (28.57%) Coaching
4 2 (28.57%) Data Analytics
4 2 (28.57%) DSDM
4 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
4 2 (28.57%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (28.57%) Open Source Development
4 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
4 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) Software Deployment
4 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
4 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 2 (28.57%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) Ruby
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) C++
3 2 (28.57%) Groovy
3 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) VirtualBox
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Atlassian
1 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) AppDynamics
2 1 (14.29%) CA
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Perfecto Mobile
2 1 (14.29%) Splunk