The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bournemouth region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 16 18 21
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 1.80% 5.77% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 7.89% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £440 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £11.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+204.34% -67.14%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bournemouth region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bournemouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
76 76 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 68.47% 73.08% 81.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 52 72
Average daily rate £360 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £283 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 8
Average hourly rate £16.62 £11.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.04% -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bournemouth

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Bournemouth region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bournemouth

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bournemouth

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bournemouth

Software Testing
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Bournemouth

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bournemouth 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 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) Legal
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Web Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 2 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bournemouth by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bournemouth 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.

General
1 2 (100.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Web Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 2 (100.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA