Period
to 23 September 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for TestRail skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited TestRail over the 6 months to 23 September 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.

Gurock TestRail
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 801 872 882
Rank change year-on-year +71 +10 -14
Contract jobs citing TestRail 49 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.010% 0.017%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.28% 0.063% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 7 4
UK median daily rate £394 £325 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.15% -15.58% +20.78%
10th Percentile £245 £265 £311
90th Percentile £538 £375 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £338 £400
% change year-on-year -11.11% -15.63% +18.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

TestRail 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 17808 17341 15765
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.19% 16.14% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 12223 11797 10389
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 293 264 318
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +8.55% +1.33%
10th Percentile £30.00 £24.30 £23.23
90th Percentile £61.55 £52.50 £47.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £38.77
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.40% +3.39%

TestRail
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for TestRail in the UK

TestRail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for TestRail in the UK

TestRail
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TestRail over the 6 months to 23 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TestRail in the UK

TestRail
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TestRail within the UK over the 6 months to 23 September 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
England +69 44 £400 +23.08% 9
London +28 26 £419 +28.85% 4
UK excluding London +68 23 £300 -11.11% 5
South West +23 9 £261 - 1
South East +34 5 £288 -11.54% 1
West Midlands - 3 - -
Scotland - 3 £363 -
Midlands - 3 - - 1
East of England -4 2 £240 -4.00%
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing TestRail 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 TestRail.

1 45 (91.84%) JIRA
2 31 (63.27%) Test Automation
3 25 (51.02%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (48.98%) Test Management
5 14 (28.57%) HP
6 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
6 13 (26.53%) Java
6 13 (26.53%) Manual Testing
6 13 (26.53%) Selenium
6 13 (26.53%) Node.js
6 13 (26.53%) REST
7 12 (24.49%) JSON
8 11 (22.45%) QA
8 11 (22.45%) Ruby
8 11 (22.45%) Performance Testing
8 11 (22.45%) Web Services
8 11 (22.45%) Python
8 11 (22.45%) SDET
9 10 (20.41%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (20.41%) SaaS
9 10 (20.41%) Cucumber
9 10 (20.41%) AngularJS
9 10 (20.41%) SQL
9 10 (20.41%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (20.41%) JBehave
9 10 (20.41%) ISTQB
10 9 (18.37%) Scrum
10 9 (18.37%) NoSQL
10 9 (18.37%) DevOps
11 8 (16.33%) Mobile App

TestRail
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 6 (12.24%) Confluence
2 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.04%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (4.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.41%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (20.41%) SaaS
2 4 (8.16%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (4.08%) GitHub
3 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) WAAS
2 1 (2.04%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.37%) NoSQL
2 4 (8.16%) MySQL
2 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.12%) Redis
4 2 (4.08%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.08%) Big Data
4 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.08%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 45 (91.84%) JIRA
2 13 (26.53%) Selenium
3 10 (20.41%) Cucumber
3 10 (20.41%) JBehave
4 6 (12.24%) HP UFT
5 5 (10.20%) Git (software)
5 5 (10.20%) Visual Studio
5 5 (10.20%) WebDriver
6 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
6 3 (6.12%) SoapUI
7 2 (4.08%) Appium
7 2 (4.08%) Calabash
7 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.04%) GitLab
8 1 (2.04%) JMeter
8 1 (2.04%) LoadRunner
8 1 (2.04%) NeoLoad
8 1 (2.04%) TestComplete
8 1 (2.04%) TestNG
8 1 (2.04%) Xcode
General
1 5 (10.20%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Publishing
3 2 (4.08%) Advertising
4 1 (2.04%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (34.69%) Analyst
2 14 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 10 (20.41%) Tester
4 8 (16.33%) Test Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Developer
5 6 (12.24%) Development Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Software Development Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Software Test Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Test Development Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) Manual Tester
6 5 (10.20%) Software Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) Software Tester
6 5 (10.20%) Test Leader
7 3 (6.12%) Functional Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) iOS Developer
7 3 (6.12%) QA Tester
7 3 (6.12%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Software Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (26.53%) Node.js
1 13 (26.53%) REST
2 12 (24.49%) JSON
3 11 (22.45%) Web Services
4 10 (20.41%) AngularJS
5 4 (8.16%) .NET
6 3 (6.12%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (4.08%) XML
8 1 (2.04%) CSS
8 1 (2.04%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (2.04%) HTML
8 1 (2.04%) React
8 1 (2.04%) RESTful
8 1 (2.04%) SOAP
8 1 (2.04%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Mobile App
2 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.12%) User Experience
4 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.04%) Equities
5 1 (2.04%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.04%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.33%) Windows
2 5 (10.20%) Windows 10
3 4 (8.16%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.08%) Unix
5 1 (2.04%) Android
5 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (63.27%) Test Automation
2 25 (51.02%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (48.98%) Test Management
4 13 (26.53%) Manual Testing
5 11 (22.45%) Performance Testing
5 11 (22.45%) SDET
6 10 (20.41%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (18.37%) DevOps
7 9 (18.37%) Scrum
8 7 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
8 7 (14.29%) Functional Testing
9 6 (12.24%) Test Scripting
10 5 (10.20%) API Testing
10 5 (10.20%) Integration Testing
10 5 (10.20%) Kanban
10 5 (10.20%) Migration
10 5 (10.20%) System Integration Testing
10 5 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (10.20%) User Stories
10 5 (10.20%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.53%) Java
2 11 (22.45%) Python
2 11 (22.45%) Ruby
3 10 (20.41%) SQL
4 4 (8.16%) Apple Swift
5 3 (6.12%) C#
5 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.12%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (20.41%) ISTQB
2 6 (12.24%) Degree
2 6 (12.24%) ISEB
2 6 (12.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.04%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.45%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.12%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (16.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (4.08%) SCCM
3 1 (2.04%) Ansible
Vendors
1 14 (28.57%) HP
2 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.12%) MuleSoft
4 2 (4.08%) Citrix
5 1 (2.04%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle
5 1 (2.04%) ServiceNow