The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 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 Middlesex 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 26 23 31
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.79% 0.87% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 1.31% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £43.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £11.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+186.95% -58.92%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
178 153 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 79.46% 66.81% 75.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 88 91
Average daily rate £400 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £575 £542
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 8
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £23.50 £18.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £37.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Software Testing
South East

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 29 July 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 5 (83.33%) C++
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 3 (50.00%) Degree
3 3 (50.00%) Android
3 3 (50.00%) C
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) Electronics
3 3 (50.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (33.33%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (33.33%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (33.33%) IBM
4 2 (33.33%) UML
4 2 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (33.33%) Open Source
4 2 (33.33%) Marketing
4 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
4 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
4 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (16.67%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) CUDA
5 1 (16.67%) Toad
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Navigator
5 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (16.67%) UNIX

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1 (16.67%) SQL Navigator
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (33.33%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (16.67%) Toad
General
1 3 (50.00%) Electronics
2 2 (33.33%) Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Development Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Android Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) OpenGL
1 1 (16.67%) OpenCL
1 1 (16.67%) DirectCompute
1 1 (16.67%) Android NDK
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) 3D Graphics
1 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) CUDA
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (16.67%) DTV
2 1 (16.67%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Android
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (50.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
3 2 (33.33%) UML
4 1 (16.67%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C++
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) C
3 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle