The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Architect
Rank - - 45
Contract jobs requiring a Test Architect 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - - 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £325 £450
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -27.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Test Architect
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
316 371 411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 95.76% 94.64% 95.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 255 244
Average daily rate £438 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £625 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 30 14
Average hourly rate £46.07 £40.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.17% +39.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £40.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

Test Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Architect in the job title across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Architect
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Test Architect in their job title 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 with Test Architect in their job title.

1 5 (100.00%) QA
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development

Test Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Test Architect in their job title 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 with Test Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) Ruby
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA