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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 32 39 41
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.42% 2.05% 3.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 2.43% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 10
Median daily rate £325 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.68 £20.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-26.62% -42.85%
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
156 247 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 65.82% 84.59% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 125 226
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £305 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 36 11
Median hourly rate £25.00 £42.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.47% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.05 £30.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £55.00 £36.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Somerset 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 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
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 5 (83.33%) IPTV
1 5 (83.33%) Video Conferencing
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) Network Management
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Analyst
1 6 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Lead Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) IPTV
1 5 (83.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Network Management
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
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