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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
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 1.79% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £30.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-23.33% +160.86%
Software Testing
Bedfordshire

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
42 65 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 75.00% 84.42% 67.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 51 8
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £260 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £425 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 13 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (100.00%) Firmware
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
1 1 (100.00%) Automotive
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Device Driver
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Avionics
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Software Development

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
1 1 (100.00%) Automotive
1 1 (100.00%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded C Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Device Driver
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded C
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Firmware