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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
Cambridgeshire / Peterborough
Rank 19 19 17
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 2.13% 1.92% 8.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 2.99% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 11
Median daily rate £275 £250 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -13.79%
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £348
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+46.55% -17.14%

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
71 67 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 75.53% 64.42% 79.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 43 91
Median daily rate £400 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £174 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 14
Median hourly rate £26.88 £11.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.88% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £14.25 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Peterborough region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Peterborough region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Back Office
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) TDD
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
1 3 (75.00%) QA
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (75.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (75.00%) JBehave
1 3 (75.00%) WebDriver
1 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (75.00%) BDD
1 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (75.00%) Automation Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (75.00%) Appium
1 3 (75.00%) Defect Management
1 3 (75.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (25.00%) Code Coverage
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) LabVIEW
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Appium
1 3 (75.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (75.00%) Eclipse
1 3 (75.00%) JBehave
1 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
1 3 (75.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) LabVIEW
General
1 3 (75.00%) Back Office
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Test Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Automation Testing
1 3 (75.00%) BDD
1 3 (75.00%) Defect Management
1 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (75.00%) TDD
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Code Coverage
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA