The first table below looks at the demand for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hounslow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Hounslow region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 6 13 15
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hounslow 4.17% 7.46% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.56% 8.93% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate £163 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £30.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+20.32% +43.02%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hounslow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18 56 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hounslow 75.00% 83.58% 77.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 48 36
Average daily rate £445 £425 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £350 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Testing
London

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hounslow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Hounslow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Hounslow

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Hounslow

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Hounslow

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hounslow

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hounslow 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 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) UNIX
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) MPEG
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (75.00%) STB
3 2 (50.00%) DVB
3 2 (50.00%) MS Office
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) VBScript
3 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Python
4 1 (25.00%) MS Access
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) NDS
4 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hounslow by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hounslow 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.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MS Access
1 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Broadcast Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) MPEG
1 3 (75.00%) STB
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VBScript
2 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) NDS
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Tandberg