The first table below looks at the demand for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Derbyshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Derbyshire 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 22 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 5 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 2.34% 1.68% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.52% 2.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £279 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.62% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £11.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+160.86% -58.92%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Derbyshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
142 144 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 66.36% 60.50% 61.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 78 43
Average daily rate £350 £331 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £73 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 17
Average hourly rate £14.50 £52.50 £60.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.38% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.94 £27.50 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.50 £56.70 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Software Testing
East Midlands

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Derbyshire

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Derbyshire

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Derbyshire

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Derbyshire

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Derbyshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Derbyshire region.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Derbyshire

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in Derbyshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Derbyshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derby -4 1 £280 +0.44% 1
Matlock - - - -
Software Testing
East Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derbyshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Derbyshire 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 5 (71.43%) VB
1 5 (71.43%) Regression Testing
1 5 (71.43%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (71.43%) Automated Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
1 5 (71.43%) QA
1 5 (71.43%) Automation Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Problem Management
2 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (57.14%) LoadRunner
3 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
3 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Keyword-Driven Testing
4 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Logistics
5 1 (14.29%) Firmware
5 1 (14.29%) FMCG
5 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (14.29%) Business Process Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
5 1 (14.29%) HTTP
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Derbyshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Derbyshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (57.14%) LoadRunner
3 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Tester
2 3 (42.86%) Automation Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Specialist
3 2 (28.57%) Test Specialist
4 1 (14.29%) Supply Chain Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Firmware
1 1 (14.29%) FMCG
1 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Regression Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Automated Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
1 5 (71.43%) Automation Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Problem Management
3 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
3 3 (42.86%) Keyword-Driven Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Logistics
4 1 (14.29%) Business Process Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) HP