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 31 May 2016 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 48 64 58
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -6
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 12 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.78% 0.53% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 0.70% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Median daily rate £475 £298 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.66% -30.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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
526 574 478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 77.81% 76.03% 71.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 282 232
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £508 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 42 28
Median hourly rate £25.00 £32.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.48% -12.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £9.25 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.25 £50.00 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

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
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 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £500 -
Rickmansworth - 1 - -
St Albans - 1 - -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, 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 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 4 (33.33%) ISEB
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (25.00%) Law
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) DNS
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle
3 3 (25.00%) BIG-IP
3 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (25.00%) SDLC
3 3 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 3 (25.00%) F5
4 2 (16.67%) BDD
4 2 (16.67%) JIRA Agile
4 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (16.67%) JIRA
4 2 (16.67%) Velocity
4 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) Java
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (8.33%) IBM
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft

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:

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) BIG-IP
1 3 (25.00%) DNS
1 3 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 3 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA Agile
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Law
3 1 (8.33%) Advertising
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Scrum Master
2 2 (16.67%) Scrum Master
2 2 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Junior
3 1 (8.33%) Junior Software Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Software Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Software Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Integration Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Velocity
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) SDLC
3 3 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (16.67%) BDD
4 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) TDD
5 1 (8.33%) Analytics
5 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Information Assurance
5 1 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Security Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Java
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ISEB
1 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (8.33%) APMP
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) F5
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Splunk