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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank - 31 37
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 26 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset - 6.27% 2.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 7.60% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 19 3
Average daily rate
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- £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.25 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-6.04% +11.19%
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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 Somerset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
271 342 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 75.70% 82.41% 60.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 253 65
Average daily rate £380 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £450 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 4
Average hourly rate £37.00 £30.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% +71.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £12.31 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £36.40 £17.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft