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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 46 - 57
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 15 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.26% - 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% - 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 5
Median daily rate £325 - £250
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 - £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 - £347
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-40.47% +20.00%

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
519 487 537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 78.16% 74.35% 76.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 255 299
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 45 26
Median hourly rate £45.71 £37.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.88% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £14.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Rickmansworth - 6 £311 -
Watford - 3 £425 - 2
Hatfield - 2 £288 -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 24 (96.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (84.00%) BDD
3 18 (72.00%) TDD
3 18 (72.00%) Scrum
3 18 (72.00%) Java
4 16 (64.00%) Cucumber
5 15 (60.00%) Gherkin
5 15 (60.00%) ATDD
5 15 (60.00%) WebDriver
5 15 (60.00%) Selenium
5 15 (60.00%) JIRA
6 14 (56.00%) Test Automation
7 13 (52.00%) JBehave
8 11 (44.00%) Kanban
8 11 (44.00%) Test Strategy
8 11 (44.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 10 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 10 (40.00%) Automation Testing
9 10 (40.00%) Open Source
10 9 (36.00%) Git (software)
10 9 (36.00%) SoapUI
10 9 (36.00%) RESTful
10 9 (36.00%) Spring
10 9 (36.00%) Maven
10 9 (36.00%) Finance
10 9 (36.00%) JUnit
10 9 (36.00%) Tomcat
11 7 (28.00%) Regression Testing
11 7 (28.00%) Hibernate
11 7 (28.00%) Atlassian

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (36.00%) Tomcat
2 7 (28.00%) Confluence
3 2 (8.00%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (8.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (64.00%) Cucumber
2 15 (60.00%) JIRA
2 15 (60.00%) Selenium
2 15 (60.00%) WebDriver
3 13 (52.00%) JBehave
4 9 (36.00%) Git (software)
4 9 (36.00%) JUnit
4 9 (36.00%) Maven
4 9 (36.00%) SoapUI
5 5 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 5 (20.00%) Mockito
5 5 (20.00%) Moq
5 5 (20.00%) TeamCity
6 3 (12.00%) FitNesse
6 3 (12.00%) Robot Framework
7 2 (8.00%) JMeter
7 2 (8.00%) MSI
7 2 (8.00%) NUnit
8 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
General
1 9 (36.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Analyst
1 6 (24.00%) Scrum Master
1 6 (24.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 5 (20.00%) Tester
3 4 (16.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Developer in Test
3 4 (16.00%) Java Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Agile Tester
4 3 (12.00%) Java Automation Tester
4 3 (12.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 3 (12.00%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (8.00%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Java Software Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (60.00%) Gherkin
2 9 (36.00%) RESTful
2 9 (36.00%) Spring
3 7 (28.00%) Hibernate
4 5 (20.00%) Velocity
5 1 (4.00%) JSON
5 1 (4.00%) REST
5 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Linux
1 3 (12.00%) Unix
2 2 (8.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Vista
2 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (96.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (84.00%) BDD
3 18 (72.00%) Scrum
3 18 (72.00%) TDD
4 15 (60.00%) ATDD
5 14 (56.00%) Test Automation
6 11 (44.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 11 (44.00%) Kanban
6 11 (44.00%) Test Strategy
7 10 (40.00%) Automation Testing
7 10 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 10 (40.00%) Open Source
8 7 (28.00%) High Availability
8 7 (28.00%) Regression Testing
9 6 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (24.00%) Integration Testing
9 6 (24.00%) System Integration Testing
10 5 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (20.00%) Functional Testing
11 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (72.00%) Java
2 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.00%) ISEB
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) QA
2 3 (12.00%) SDET
3 2 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (8.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) BladeLogic
1 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Atlassian
2 3 (12.00%) HP
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle
3 2 (8.00%) BMC
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) Computacenter
4 1 (4.00%) IBM