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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 34 42 23
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -19
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 1.18% 0.62% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 0.88% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£353 £265 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.01% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.15 £34.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+3.38% +40.20%
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
168 227 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 66.14% 70.28% 64.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 167 46
Average daily rate £370 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.54% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £70 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 8
Average hourly rate £14.55 £16.11 £60.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.69% -73.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £12.74 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £30.00 £67.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 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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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 +7 2 £353 +33.01%
Software Testing
East Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derbyshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (62.50%) VB
1 5 (62.50%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (62.50%) QA
1 5 (62.50%) Automated Testing
1 5 (62.50%) ISTQB
1 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
1 5 (62.50%) Automation Testing
1 5 (62.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 4 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (50.00%) LoadRunner
3 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
3 3 (37.50%) SAP
3 3 (37.50%) ISEB
3 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Keyword-Driven Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (25.00%) Data Transformation
5 1 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) Retail
5 1 (12.50%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) R
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) Time Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Derbyshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (50.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Tester
1 3 (37.50%) Automation Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 2 (25.00%) Test Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Automated Testing
1 5 (62.50%) Automation Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
3 3 (37.50%) Keyword-Driven Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (25.00%) Data Transformation
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Time Management
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) VB
2 1 (12.50%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) ISTQB
1 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
1 5 (62.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (37.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) SAP
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) HP
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