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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 18 20 24
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 2.27% 8.33% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.23% 10.83% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 1
Average daily rate £250 £290 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +52.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+15.71% +55.55%
Software Testing
Cambridgeshire

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
62 120 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 70.45% 76.92% 76.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 83 50
Average daily rate £325 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £182 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 11
Average hourly rate £21.00 £12.20 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.13% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £24.50 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 4 (80.00%) Finance
1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (60.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (60.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Retail
2 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (40.00%) IBM
3 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) Change Control
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Testing
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (20.00%) CMS

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) WebSphere
1 3 (60.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (20.00%) CMS
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Systems Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Test Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) CMS Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Retail Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
3 1 (20.00%) UAT Manager
3 1 (20.00%) UAT Test Manager
3 1 (20.00%) UAT Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (60.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (40.00%) Change Control
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Testing
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) IBM