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 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 23 28 22
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.53% 1.77% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 2.12% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £330 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -8.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
-0.07% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £43.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.00%
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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
130 189 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 68.42% 83.63% 71.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 122 106
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £540 £564
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 4
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 25 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) V-Model
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) QA

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) UAT Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) V-Model
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle