The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Maidenhead region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 17 13 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 3.19% 4.05% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.80% 5.08% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
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%
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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 Maidenhead region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Maidenhead
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
79 59 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 84.04% 79.73% 66.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 40 20
Average daily rate £325 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £206 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £488 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -20.00%
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 Maidenhead

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Maidenhead

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Maidenhead

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Maidenhead

Software Testing
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Maidenhead

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Maidenhead 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%) JDE OneWorld
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
1 4 (100.00%) TestDirector
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) Retail
1 4 (100.00%) Billing
1 4 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) LTE
1 4 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (100.00%) 4G
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Maidenhead by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Maidenhead 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.

Business Applications
1 4 (100.00%) JDE OneWorld
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) LTE
1 4 (100.00%) 4G
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) Retail
1 4 (100.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Consultant
1 4 (100.00%) Test Consultant
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) HP