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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 7 14 11
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 4.35% 2.22% 6.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.26% 2.50% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£275 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £36.25 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-44.82% +215.21%
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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 Salford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Salford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
19 40 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 82.61% 88.89% 93.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 28 36
Average daily rate £388 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £413 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £16.40 - £13.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 13 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (100.00%) System Integration Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) VMware