The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Derbyshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 24 35 33
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 1.01% 1.57% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 2.26% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £275 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £48.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Software Testing
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Derbyshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Derbyshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
142 177 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 71.72% 69.69% 79.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 102 116
Median daily rate £388 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £435 £507
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 22
Median hourly rate £48.50 £13.00 £15.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+273.07% -15.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £12.50 £10.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £112.50 £23.20 £72.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Derbyshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Derbyshire region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Derbyshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derby +6 2 - -
Software Testing
East Midlands

Software Testing
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Derbyshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Derbyshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 5 (83.33%) QA
2 4 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 4 (66.67%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Derbyshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Software Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Test Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Mentoring
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) IBM