The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Derby region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank - 24 -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derby - 1.45% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.53% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £279 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £278 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £29.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-16.23% -16.42%
Software Tester
Derbyshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Derby 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
Derby
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
116 131 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derby 87.88% 94.93% 88.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 81 51
Average daily rate £325 £115 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+182.60% -54.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £68 £75
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 22
Average hourly rate £10.06 £35.50 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.65% -30.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.59 £12.21 £13.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £56.16 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Derby

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

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Derby

Software Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Derby

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

Software Tester Daily Rate Trend in Derby

Software Tester
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Derby

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Derby region that cited Software Tester 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Firmware
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) Test Planning

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Derby by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Derby region that cited Software Tester 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Planning
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft