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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 63 54 78
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +24
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 6 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.81% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 0.25% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.25 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+72.83% -40.87%
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
571 396 686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 76.64% 73.06% 70.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 203 328
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £363
% change year-on-year
+0.53% +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 19 41
Average hourly rate £15.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.63 £13.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 19 August 2014. 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Borehamwood - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - - 3
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 August 2014, 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 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Banking
2 5 (71.43%) ISTQB
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 5 (71.43%) ISEB
2 5 (71.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
3 1 (14.29%) CTI
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) J2EE
3 1 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) WSDL
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) QA

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 August 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) CTI
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
1 5 (71.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) J2EE
1 1 (14.29%) XML
1 1 (14.29%) WSDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) ISEB
1 5 (71.43%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA