The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 31 43 29
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -14
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 10 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 3.17% 0.33% 4.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.85% 0.43% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 8
Average daily rate - £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +50.53%
Software Testing
South West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
260 231 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 82.54% 76.24% 65.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 147 104
Average daily rate £400 £400 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £288 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £698 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 19 8
Average hourly rate £44.00 £36.40 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.87% +15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £24.20 £21.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £33.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Somerset region.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath - 10 - -
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 21 (65.63%) QA
2 19 (59.38%) Test Automation
3 17 (53.13%) Security Cleared
4 16 (50.00%) ISEB
4 16 (50.00%) ISTQB
5 14 (43.75%) Test Management
5 14 (43.75%) Waterfall
6 13 (40.63%) SC Cleared
6 13 (40.63%) Non-Functional Testing
7 12 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 11 (34.38%) SpecFlow
8 11 (34.38%) Test Scripting
8 11 (34.38%) Selenium
8 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (31.25%) Performance Testing
9 10 (31.25%) Load Testing
9 10 (31.25%) Security Testing
9 10 (31.25%) Functional Testing
9 10 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (21.88%) Test Strategy
11 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (9.38%) IBM
12 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
12 3 (9.38%) Finance
12 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (9.38%) New Media
12 3 (9.38%) Rational DOORS
13 2 (6.25%) Information Architecture
13 2 (6.25%) Line Management
13 2 (6.25%) Windows Server

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (34.38%) Selenium
1 11 (34.38%) SpecFlow
2 3 (9.38%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
1 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (53.13%) Analyst
1 17 (53.13%) Test Analyst
2 10 (31.25%) Senior Analyst
2 10 (31.25%) Senior Test Analyst
3 8 (25.00%) Test Leader
4 5 (15.63%) Team Leader
4 5 (15.63%) Test Team Leader
5 3 (9.38%) Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) Software Team Leader
5 3 (9.38%) Test Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) ETL Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Test Automation Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Software Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Test Architect
7 1 (3.13%) Test Automation Manager
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) New Media
3 2 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
1 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (59.38%) Test Automation
2 14 (43.75%) Test Management
2 14 (43.75%) Waterfall
3 13 (40.63%) Non-Functional Testing
4 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (34.38%) Test Scripting
5 10 (31.25%) Functional Testing
5 10 (31.25%) Load Testing
5 10 (31.25%) Performance Testing
5 10 (31.25%) Security Testing
6 7 (21.88%) Test Strategy
7 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (6.25%) Information Architecture
9 2 (6.25%) Line Management
9 2 (6.25%) Project Management
10 1 (3.13%) Automation Testing
10 1 (3.13%) ETL
10 1 (3.13%) Requirements Analysis
Qualifications
1 17 (53.13%) Security Cleared
2 16 (50.00%) ISEB
2 16 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 13 (40.63%) SC Cleared
4 12 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (65.63%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) IBM
2 2 (6.25%) SAP