The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
Bedfordshire / Bedford
Rank 13 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 1.64% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £325 £348
% change year-on-year
+0.76% -6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+46.55% -17.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
52 27 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 85.25% 93.10% 65.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 22 20
Median daily rate £415 £388 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.09% -18.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £10.30 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedford region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Testing across the Bedford region.

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Software Testing
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedford region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) Python
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) Android
1 3 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (100.00%) Xamarin
1 3 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 3 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) Appium
2 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Mocha
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Validation
3 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Calabash

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford 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:

Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) Appium
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (33.33%) Calabash
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) Mocha
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Web Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Android
1 3 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) Python
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Xamarin