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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
South West / Dorset
Rank - 23 33
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset - 0.53% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.65% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £210 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-38.27% +15.71%

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
95 153 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 94.06% 80.95% 80.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 85 103
Median daily rate £363 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £475 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 17
Median hourly rate £32.50 £42.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.61% +29.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.98 £20.63 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £44.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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