The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 26 28 28
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 0.52% 0.90% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 1.12% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £210 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% +45.83%
Software Testing
South West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
153 179 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 78.87% 80.27% 74.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 105 61
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 15
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.63 £12.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £53.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

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 Dorset region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Poole - 1 £210 -
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) TestComplete
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) Bourne shell
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Issue Tracking

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) TestComplete
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Software Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Tester
2 1 (33.33%) QA Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Software Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
1 1 (33.33%) Line Management
1 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
1 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Bourne shell
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft