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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 24 28 20
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.59% 0.43% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.58% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£225 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £303
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +5.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.44 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+55.98% -27.03%
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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
138 171 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 81.18% 74.03% 75.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 109 64
Average daily rate £405 £450 £429
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £560 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 6
Average hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 27 February 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%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) OpenGL
2 1 (50.00%) Electronics
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) V-Model
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Android Development

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
General
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) UAT Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Web Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) V-Model
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA