The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 64 54 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.14% 1.08% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 1.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.25 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-6.04% +11.19%
Software Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
533 487 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 72.52% 75.39% 68.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 313 81
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £202 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 9 14
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the North East region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -1 1 £325 -7.14% 1
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 4 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 4 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Automation Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (75.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (75.00%) VB
3 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (25.00%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (25.00%) UNIX
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) Linux

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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.

Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (100.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (25.00%) Facilita Forecast
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Automation Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (75.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center