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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 56 66 58
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 5 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.78% 0.13% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 0.19% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
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£298 £425 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +54.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
-4.23% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-6.04% +0.67%
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
466 527 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 72.47% 70.17% 79.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 265 260
Average daily rate £400 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 26 19
Average hourly rate £21.75 £32.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.07% +85.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - - 7
Waltham Cross - 2 £298 -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 10 (55.56%) Finance
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (55.56%) QA
2 9 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 9 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 9 (50.00%) ISEB
3 8 (44.44%) Manual Testing
4 7 (38.89%) SpecFlow
4 7 (38.89%) Gherkin
4 7 (38.89%) BDD
4 7 (38.89%) Scrum
5 4 (22.22%) HP
5 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
5 4 (22.22%) VBScript
5 4 (22.22%) Windows
5 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 4 (22.22%) JIRA
6 3 (16.67%) Banking
6 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Test Management
6 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (16.67%) SWIFT
6 3 (16.67%) Test Planning
6 3 (16.67%) VB
6 3 (16.67%) MS Office
6 3 (16.67%) UNIX
6 3 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 3 (16.67%) SQL

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (5.56%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) SpecFlow
2 4 (22.22%) JIRA
3 3 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (5.56%) Selenium
General
1 10 (55.56%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 3 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (5.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
1 8 (44.44%) Consultant
2 7 (38.89%) Test Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) Support Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Tester
5 2 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) IT Support
6 1 (5.56%) Validation Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) SWIFT
2 2 (11.11%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (5.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Manual Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Scrum
3 7 (38.89%) BDD
4 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 3 (16.67%) Test Planning
5 3 (16.67%) Test Management
5 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Change Control
7 1 (5.56%) System Testing
7 1 (5.56%) QMS
7 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
7 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Document Management
7 1 (5.56%) Quality Management
7 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
7 1 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Validation
7 1 (5.56%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) VBScript
2 3 (16.67%) VB
2 3 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) ISEB
1 9 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 9 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (55.56%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (5.56%) GMP
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) Remedy
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft