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 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 25 29 29
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 1.34% 0.59% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 0.77% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.15 £34.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+3.38% +40.20%
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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
167 130 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 74.55% 76.92% 78.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 75 106
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £130 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £505 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 16
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £26.75 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £38.00
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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) ISEB
1 4 (80.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Web Testing
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (40.00%) Lync
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) People Management
2 2 (40.00%) Dell
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) MS Office
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (40.00%) Legal
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (20.00%) C

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
General
1 2 (40.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Team Leader
1 2 (40.00%) Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (40.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (40.00%) Business Continuity
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
1 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Web Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Testing
1 2 (40.00%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) Dell
1 2 (40.00%) VMware