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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 29 - 26
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 5 0 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.12% - 7.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% - 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 28
Median daily rate £300 - £304
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.50% -0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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
185 289 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 78.39% 75.85% 84.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 180 293
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £306 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £588 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 23 9
Median hourly rate £42.25 £37.00 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.18% +9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £55.00 £36.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

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
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 30 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath - 1 £300 - 1
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
2 6 (66.67%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) QA
3 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 4 (44.44%) IPTV
3 4 (44.44%) Network Management
3 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco
5 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
5 1 (11.11%) SDLC
5 1 (11.11%) Windows
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) TDD
5 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Selenium

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 (11.11%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Analyst
1 8 (88.89%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Leader
3 2 (22.22%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (44.44%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Network Management
1 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
1 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
1 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
2 1 (11.11%) SDLC
2 1 (11.11%) TDD
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco