The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Derby region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 25 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derby 0.85% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £269 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.18% -10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £88.75 £16.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+454.68% -17.94%
Job Titles Category
Derby
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109 57 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derby 93.16% 90.48% 89.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 36 65
Average daily rate £320 £235 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.17% -26.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £73 £204 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 3 33
Average hourly rate £72.50 £10.50 £43.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+590.47% -75.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Software Tester
Derbyshire

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 9 Related IT Skills in Derby

For the 6 months to 18 April 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

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Derby by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft