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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank - 25 25
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset - 0.56% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.76% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £215 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+46.55% -10.07%
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
125 132 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 72.67% 73.33% 77.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 79 101
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £247 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 19 14
Median hourly rate £14.50 £37.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.33% -13.79%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Dorset 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 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
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Records Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset 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 (100.00%) HP UFT
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Records Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP