The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Peterborough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 21 25 25
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 13 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 8.39% 0.75% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.92% 1.00% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 1
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£290 £190 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.63% -45.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £21.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+65.51% -27.50%
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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 Peterborough region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
119 100 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 76.77% 74.63% 60.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 51 49
Average daily rate £400 £300 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -31.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £198 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 15
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £26.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -56.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £14.00 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

Software Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Peterborough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Peterborough region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Peterborough

Software Testing
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 10 (76.92%) .NET
1 10 (76.92%) Oracle
1 10 (76.92%) Visual Studio
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (76.92%) User Acceptance Testing
1 10 (76.92%) Manual Testing
1 10 (76.92%) Oracle Database
2 3 (23.08%) ZigBee
2 3 (23.08%) 2G
2 3 (23.08%) LabVIEW
2 3 (23.08%) Python
2 3 (23.08%) ISEB
2 3 (23.08%) 3G
2 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 3 (23.08%) 3G
1 3 (23.08%) 2G
1 3 (23.08%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (76.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (76.92%) Visual Studio
2 3 (23.08%) LabVIEW
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Analyst
1 9 (69.23%) Test Analyst
2 8 (61.54%) Senior Analyst
2 8 (61.54%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Software Test Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Software Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Test Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (76.92%) User Acceptance Testing
1 10 (76.92%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISEB
1 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Oracle