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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 597 612 629
Rank change year-on-year +15 +17  
Contract jobs citing TestComplete 5 31 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.058% 0.018%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.061% 0.37% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 23 9
Median daily rate £315 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.88% +16.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £244 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £468 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £425 £365
% change year-on-year -25.88% +16.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 8215 8328 7455
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.55% 15.48% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5625 5734 4920
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 125 122
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.45 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +14.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  

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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 23 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing TestComplete.

Contractor hourly rate trend for TestComplete in the UK

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Top 12 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 23 June 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 +6 4 £325 -23.52%
North West +8 2 £325 -23.52%
Cheshire +8 1 £315 -25.88%
South West +5 1 £550 -
Somerset - 1 £550 -
Cambridge - 1 £80 -
Edinburgh - 1 £275 -
Manchester - 1 £335 -
Wilmslow - 1 £315 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £80 -
Scotland - 1 £275 -
East of England - 1 £80 -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 6 (54.55%) HP UFT
3 5 (45.45%) VBScript
3 5 (45.45%) Selenium
4 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
5 3 (27.27%) QA
5 3 (27.27%) VB
5 3 (27.27%) C#
5 3 (27.27%) .NET
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 2 (18.18%) Java
6 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
6 2 (18.18%) Finance
6 2 (18.18%) JIRA
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) Banking
6 2 (18.18%) Atlassian
6 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
6 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
6 2 (18.18%) SpecFlow
7 1 (9.09%) React
7 1 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (9.09%) SDLC
7 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
7 1 (9.09%) SDET
7 1 (9.09%) CMake
7 1 (9.09%) Web Application Development
7 1 (9.09%) Data Analytics

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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 1 (9.09%) Confluence
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Portal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) HP UFT
2 5 (45.45%) Selenium
3 2 (18.18%) JIRA
3 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
3 2 (18.18%) SpecFlow
4 1 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (9.09%) Bitbucket
4 1 (9.09%) CMake
4 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
4 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (9.09%) Gradle
4 1 (9.09%) InstallShield
4 1 (9.09%) IntelliJ
4 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 1 (9.09%) jMock
4 1 (9.09%) JUnit
4 1 (9.09%) Mockito
4 1 (9.09%) TestRail
4 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
4 1 (9.09%) WiX
General
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Tester
2 4 (36.36%) Automation Tester
3 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 2 (18.18%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Build Manager
5 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Developer in Test
5 1 (9.09%) Manual Tester
5 1 (9.09%) QA Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Software Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Software QA Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) Hibernate
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) J2EE
2 1 (9.09%) Node.js
2 1 (9.09%) React
2 1 (9.09%) SOAP
2 1 (9.09%) Spring
2 1 (9.09%) Spring MVC
2 1 (9.09%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 1 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 1 (9.09%) Electronic Trading
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (9.09%) MVC
4 1 (9.09%) Open Source
4 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) SDLC
4 1 (9.09%) SOA
4 1 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) VBScript
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) C#
3 3 (27.27%) VB
4 2 (18.18%) Java
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
5 1 (9.09%) C++
5 1 (9.09%) Groovy
5 1 (9.09%) Python
5 1 (9.09%) Ruby
5 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) VirtualBox
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Atlassian
2 1 (9.09%) Infragistics
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) VMware