The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 53 50 66
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +16
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.17% 1.73% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 2.33% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Average daily rate - £250 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% +45.83%
Software Testing
East of England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
407 473 486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 70.66% 74.49% 72.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 255 254
Average daily rate £450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 24 28
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £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 Hertfordshire

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Software Testing
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (60.00%) Defect Management
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) VC++
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) Electronics
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) LabVIEW
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Banking

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) LabVIEW
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Electronics
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (20.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Defect Management
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
1 1 (20.00%) C++
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) VC++
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared