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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank - 13 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford - 1.85% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 3.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+60.91% -27.50%
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
24 32 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 64.86% 59.26% 69.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 11
Average daily rate £359 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £420 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.25 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.34% -53.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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