The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 28 - 31
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.27% - 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% - 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£263 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.60% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £11.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+193.47% -66.66%
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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 Middlesex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
182 200 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 76.79% 75.47% 73.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 116 90
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £563 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.25 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.30% -24.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Middlesex region.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 6 (85.71%) Linux
2 5 (71.43%) C++
2 5 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
4 3 (42.86%) C
4 3 (42.86%) Android
4 3 (42.86%) Degree
4 3 (42.86%) 3D Graphics
4 3 (42.86%) Electronics
4 3 (42.86%) Java
4 3 (42.86%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
5 2 (28.57%) Android Development
5 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle
5 2 (28.57%) UNIX
5 2 (28.57%) UML
5 2 (28.57%) Toad
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Navigator
5 2 (28.57%) IBM
5 2 (28.57%) OpenGL
5 2 (28.57%) DTV
5 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
5 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (28.57%) Marketing
5 2 (28.57%) Project Planning
5 2 (28.57%) Open Source

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Navigator
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Toad
1 2 (28.57%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (28.57%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 3 (42.86%) Electronics
2 2 (28.57%) Marketing
3 1 (14.29%) Military
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Test Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Software Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Development Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) OpenGL
2 1 (14.29%) OpenCL
2 1 (14.29%) DirectCompute
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (42.86%) 3D Graphics
3 2 (28.57%) DTV
3 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
3 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 2 (28.57%) Open Source
4 1 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (14.29%) CUDA
4 1 (14.29%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Android
3 2 (28.57%) UNIX
4 1 (14.29%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
1 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Android Development
3 2 (28.57%) UML
3 2 (28.57%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C++
2 3 (42.86%) C
2 3 (42.86%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
1 2 (28.57%) IBM