The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Salford 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 13 - 8
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 3.45% - 12.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.85% - 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate £325 - £325
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
Manchester

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Salford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
26 17 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 89.66% 70.83% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 20
Average daily rate £425 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +26.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £13.67
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 Salford

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Salford

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Salford

Software Testing
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Salford 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 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) OOP
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Spring
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) System Testing
1 1 (50.00%) MHEG
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
1 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Salford 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (50.00%) MHEG
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) OOP
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) System Testing
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) VMware