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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 29 35 52
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +17
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.09% 0.34% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 0.41% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £275 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £29.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+42.24% -10.07%
Software Testing
East of England

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
233 244 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 84.73% 81.88% 82.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 154 272
Median daily rate £450 £440 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £341 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 31 11
Median hourly rate £14.00 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.00% +128.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 1 - -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
1 5 (71.43%) Python
1 5 (71.43%) Ruby
1 5 (71.43%) Android
1 5 (71.43%) Apple iOS
2 4 (57.14%) Xamarin
2 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
2 4 (57.14%) JIRA
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) Selenium
3 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
3 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
3 3 (42.86%) Appium
3 3 (42.86%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
4 2 (28.57%) SOAP
5 1 (14.29%) Validation
5 1 (14.29%) CMS
5 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) VB
5 1 (14.29%) .NET
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 1 (14.29%) JSON
5 1 (14.29%) Subversion
5 1 (14.29%) Content Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) JIRA
2 3 (42.86%) Appium
2 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 3 (42.86%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
3 1 (14.29%) Calabash
3 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 1 (14.29%) Mocha
3 1 (14.29%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (14.29%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Software Test Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Web Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Web Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Android Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Android Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
1 2 (28.57%) SOAP
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 1 (14.29%) JSON
2 1 (14.29%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Android
1 5 (71.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Content Management
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
1 5 (71.43%) Python
1 5 (71.43%) Ruby
2 3 (42.86%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Xamarin
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft