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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 29 28 24
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.90% 0.96% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.21% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £450 £375 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +42.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £20.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-25.75% -44.82%
Software Testing
South East

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
199 165 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 89.24% 79.33% 80.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 90 118
Median daily rate £415 £396 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.79% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £484 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 7
Median hourly rate £37.50 £47.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £25.30 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £47.50 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Middlesex 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 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 28 August 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 Middlesex region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Quality Management
2 1 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) Docker
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Document Management
2 1 (33.33%) Maven
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) QMS
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) TestNG

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) JBoss
1 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 1 (33.33%) WebLogic
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) PaaS
1 1 (33.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) DB2
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) JUnit
1 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
1 1 (33.33%) Maven
1 1 (33.33%) TestNG
General
1 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Test Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Validation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Document Management
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (33.33%) OOP
2 1 (33.33%) QMS
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (33.33%) GMP
1 1 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle