The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank - - 43
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - - 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £270
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-38.27% +15.71%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
254 289 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 88.81% 89.47% 84.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 202 261
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £609 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 25 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £47.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.52% +111.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £21.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 Bedfordshire

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Bedfordshire region.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (80.00%) Python
1 4 (80.00%) Ruby
1 4 (80.00%) Android
1 4 (80.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Xamarin
2 3 (60.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (60.00%) Appium
2 3 (60.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) Defect Tracking
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) JSON
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) RESTful
4 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (20.00%) Mocha
4 1 (20.00%) GitHub
4 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) VB
4 1 (20.00%) .NET

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Appium
1 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (20.00%) Calabash
3 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (20.00%) Mocha
3 1 (20.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (20.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Software Test Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Android Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Android Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Web Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Web Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) JSON
2 1 (20.00%) RESTful
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Android
1 4 (80.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (80.00%) Python
1 4 (80.00%) Ruby
2 3 (60.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Xamarin
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft