The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the High Wycombe region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 23 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
Buckinghamshire / High Wycombe
Rank 6 8 12
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 4.35% 2.78% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.26% 5.00% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £243 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -33.10%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-38.27% +15.71%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the High Wycombe region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
High Wycombe
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
19 20 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 82.61% 55.56% 75.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 29
Median daily rate £350 £280 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £200 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £350 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 6
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £11.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in High Wycombe

The demand trend of contract jobs across the High Wycombe 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 High Wycombe

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in High Wycombe

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Testing across the High Wycombe region.

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in High Wycombe

Software Testing
Top 19 Related IT Skills in High Wycombe

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 High Wycombe region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (100.00%) API Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) QA Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) API Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA