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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank - 69 54
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire - 0.63% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.80% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £36.25 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-44.82% +215.21%
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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
580 627 400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 72.41% 78.47% 73.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 353 198
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £238 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 27 27
Average hourly rate £21.53 £15.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.50% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.05 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.45% -15.00%

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 16 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) NHS
1 2 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (50.00%) Data Management
1 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) PaaS
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (50.00%) SDLC
1 2 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 2 (50.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (25.00%) HP

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Data Mining
General
1 2 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Programmer
1 2 (50.00%) AWS Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 2 (50.00%) Data Management
1 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) SDLC
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP