Period
to 24 November 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 24 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.

Gurock TestRail
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 826 873 883
Rank change year-on-year +47 +10 -18
Contract jobs citing TestRail 70 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.012% 0.010%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.36% 0.075% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 7 3
UK median daily rate £425 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -17.65% +30.77%
10th Percentile £269 £265 £323
90th Percentile £698 £380 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £350 -
% change year-on-year -17.86% - -
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 19222 17378 16388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.65% 16.55% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13387 11678 10908
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
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 281 254 339
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 £24.30 £24.23
90th Percentile £61.00 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TestRail in the UK

TestRail
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 TestRail within the UK over the 6 months to 24 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
England +47 66 £425 +21.43% 15
London +26 42 £450 +33.33% 4
UK excluding London +55 27 £288 -17.86% 12
South West +9 12 £236 - 3
South East +10 7 £288 - 2
East Midlands - 5 - - 1
Midlands - 5 - - 1
Wales - 2 £300 - 1
East of England -1 1 £400 +60.00%

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 56 (80.00%) JIRA
2 44 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (57.14%) Test Automation
4 29 (41.43%) Test Management
5 28 (40.00%) Java
6 21 (30.00%) SQL
7 20 (28.57%) Scrum
8 18 (25.71%) Python
9 17 (24.29%) Amazon AWS
10 16 (22.86%) Cucumber
10 16 (22.86%) HP
10 16 (22.86%) Windows
10 16 (22.86%) QA
11 15 (21.43%) Ruby
11 15 (21.43%) Node.js
11 15 (21.43%) DevOps
12 14 (20.00%) Jenkins
12 14 (20.00%) Test Scripting
12 14 (20.00%) Manual Testing
12 14 (20.00%) Selenium
13 13 (18.57%) ISTQB
13 13 (18.57%) Web Services
13 13 (18.57%) REST
13 13 (18.57%) Mobile App
13 13 (18.57%) SDET
14 12 (17.14%) Kanban
14 12 (17.14%) Git (software)
14 12 (17.14%) Finance
14 12 (17.14%) Performance Testing
14 12 (17.14%) JSON

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 9 (12.86%) Confluence
2 4 (5.71%) IIS
2 4 (5.71%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.43%) CMS
4 1 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) MS Visio
1 3 (4.29%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (24.29%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (15.71%) SaaS
3 8 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (7.14%) GitHub
5 4 (5.71%) npm
6 1 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.71%) DNS
1 4 (5.71%) Firewall
1 4 (5.71%) SSL
1 4 (5.71%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.86%) WAAS
3 1 (1.43%) IPv4
3 1 (1.43%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 4 (5.71%) MySQL
2 4 (5.71%) Redis
3 3 (4.29%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.86%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.86%) Big Data
4 2 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.86%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.86%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 56 (80.00%) JIRA
2 16 (22.86%) Cucumber
3 14 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 14 (20.00%) Selenium
4 12 (17.14%) Git (software)
5 11 (15.71%) JBehave
6 9 (12.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (10.00%) Appium
8 6 (8.57%) Ant
8 6 (8.57%) HP UFT
8 6 (8.57%) MSBuild
8 6 (8.57%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (8.57%) SonarQube
8 6 (8.57%) TeamCity
8 6 (8.57%) Zephyr
9 5 (7.14%) Visual Studio
10 4 (5.71%) Artifactory
10 4 (5.71%) Maven
10 4 (5.71%) Toad
10 4 (5.71%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (17.14%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Retail
3 3 (4.29%) Banking
3 3 (4.29%) Publishing
4 2 (2.86%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (25.71%) Analyst
2 16 (22.86%) Test Analyst
3 11 (15.71%) Test Engineer
3 11 (15.71%) Tester
4 10 (14.29%) Developer
4 10 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 10 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
5 9 (12.86%) Test Leader
6 6 (8.57%) Development Engineer
6 6 (8.57%) Software Development Engineer
6 6 (8.57%) Test Development Engineer
7 5 (7.14%) Automation Tester
7 5 (7.14%) Software Tester
7 5 (7.14%) Test Manager
8 4 (5.71%) Developer in Test
8 4 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) iOS Developer
8 4 (5.71%) Java Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) Mobile Software Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.43%) Node.js
2 13 (18.57%) REST
2 13 (18.57%) Web Services
3 12 (17.14%) JSON
4 11 (15.71%) AngularJS
5 6 (8.57%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (5.71%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (4.29%) Gherkin
8 2 (2.86%) .NET
8 2 (2.86%) CSS
8 2 (2.86%) HTML
8 2 (2.86%) LAMP
9 1 (1.43%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (1.43%) RESTful
9 1 (1.43%) SOAP
9 1 (1.43%) Swagger
9 1 (1.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.57%) Mobile App
2 7 (10.00%) User Experience
3 6 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.29%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.43%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.43%) Equities
6 1 (1.43%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.43%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 16 (22.86%) Windows
2 10 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 6 (8.57%) Android
3 6 (8.57%) Windows 10
4 5 (7.14%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.86%) Unix
6 1 (1.43%) Linux
6 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 29 (41.43%) Test Management
4 20 (28.57%) Scrum
5 15 (21.43%) DevOps
6 14 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 14 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 13 (18.57%) SDET
8 12 (17.14%) Kanban
8 12 (17.14%) Performance Testing
9 11 (15.71%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (15.71%) Functional Testing
10 10 (14.29%) SDLC
11 9 (12.86%) Acceptance Criteria
11 9 (12.86%) ITIL
11 9 (12.86%) Regression Testing
12 8 (11.43%) Software Engineering
12 8 (11.43%) Waterfall
13 7 (10.00%) Software Testing
13 7 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 28 (40.00%) Java
2 21 (30.00%) SQL
3 18 (25.71%) Python
4 15 (21.43%) Ruby
5 9 (12.86%) Apple Swift
6 8 (11.43%) C#
6 8 (11.43%) Objective-C
7 7 (10.00%) Bash Shell
8 6 (8.57%) PowerShell
8 6 (8.57%) T-SQL
9 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.43%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (18.57%) ISTQB
2 9 (12.86%) Degree
3 8 (11.43%) ISEB
4 6 (8.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (4.29%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.43%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.43%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (22.86%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.57%) Active Directory
1 6 (8.57%) Docker
2 3 (4.29%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 10 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (8.57%) Ansible
3 5 (7.14%) Puppet
4 4 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (2.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (22.86%) HP
2 11 (15.71%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.57%) Atlassian
3 6 (8.57%) Black Duck
3 6 (8.57%) Splunk
4 3 (4.29%) Citrix
5 1 (1.43%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.43%) ServiceNow