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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 43 50 49
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 14 1 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.42% 0.17% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.17% 0.24% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 5
Median daily rate £375 - £250
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 - £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 - £347
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+46.55% -17.14%

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
442 413 502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 76.34% 72.20% 75.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 212 284
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 36 21
Median hourly rate £42.20 £29.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.51% -19.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 £313 -
Watford - 3 £425 - 1
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 21 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (90.48%) BDD
3 18 (85.71%) Scrum
4 16 (76.19%) Java
4 16 (76.19%) TDD
5 14 (66.67%) JIRA
5 14 (66.67%) Cucumber
6 13 (61.90%) WebDriver
6 13 (61.90%) Gherkin
6 13 (61.90%) ATDD
6 13 (61.90%) Selenium
7 11 (52.38%) JBehave
8 10 (47.62%) Kanban
8 10 (47.62%) Test Automation
9 9 (42.86%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (38.10%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (38.10%) Automation Testing
10 8 (38.10%) Git (software)
10 8 (38.10%) Open Source
10 8 (38.10%) SoapUI
10 8 (38.10%) RESTful
10 8 (38.10%) Spring
10 8 (38.10%) Maven
10 8 (38.10%) JUnit
10 8 (38.10%) Tomcat
10 8 (38.10%) Finance
11 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
11 7 (33.33%) High Availability
12 6 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (28.57%) Confluence

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 8 (38.10%) Tomcat
2 6 (28.57%) Confluence
3 2 (9.52%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 14 (66.67%) JIRA
2 13 (61.90%) Selenium
2 13 (61.90%) WebDriver
3 11 (52.38%) JBehave
4 8 (38.10%) Git (software)
4 8 (38.10%) JUnit
4 8 (38.10%) Maven
4 8 (38.10%) SoapUI
5 4 (19.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
5 4 (19.05%) Mockito
5 4 (19.05%) Moq
5 4 (19.05%) TeamCity
6 2 (9.52%) FitNesse
6 2 (9.52%) JMeter
6 2 (9.52%) NUnit
6 2 (9.52%) Robot Framework
7 1 (4.76%) HP UFT
7 1 (4.76%) JIRA Agile
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Retail Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Scrum Master
2 5 (23.81%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Automation Tester
2 5 (23.81%) Test Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Tester
3 4 (19.05%) Automation Test Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Developer in Test
3 4 (19.05%) Java Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Agile Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Java Automation Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Agile Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Automation Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (4.76%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Test Automation Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (61.90%) Gherkin
2 8 (38.10%) RESTful
2 8 (38.10%) Spring
3 6 (28.57%) Hibernate
4 5 (23.81%) Velocity
5 1 (4.76%) JSON
5 1 (4.76%) REST
5 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Virtual Team
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
1 3 (14.29%) Unix
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (90.48%) BDD
3 18 (85.71%) Scrum
4 16 (76.19%) TDD
5 13 (61.90%) ATDD
6 10 (47.62%) Kanban
6 10 (47.62%) Test Automation
7 9 (42.86%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (38.10%) Automation Testing
8 8 (38.10%) Non-Functional Testing
8 8 (38.10%) Open Source
9 7 (33.33%) High Availability
9 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
10 6 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
11 5 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (14.29%) Functional Testing
12 3 (14.29%) Integration Testing
12 3 (14.29%) Process Improvement
12 3 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) Shell Script
3 2 (9.52%) SQL
4 1 (4.76%) C#
4 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) ISEB
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) QA
2 3 (14.29%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Atlassian
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) IBM
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
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