The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 127 145 129
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 13 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.48% 0.19% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.20% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Median daily rate £325 £215 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.16% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £290 £230
% change year-on-year
+12.06% +26.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 16
Median hourly rate - £43.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +50.87%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £39.37 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +38.14%
Software Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2580 3052 3225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.20% 95.64% 96.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1685 2057 2087
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 155 228
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.31 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.38% -3.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.68 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South West region that featured Software Tester in the job title.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Software Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Software Tester Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Software Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Tester across the South West region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

Software Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Software Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Software Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Software Tester
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the South West region over the 3 months to 4 December 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
Bristol +11 6 £325 - 6
Wiltshire - 6 £369 -
Gloucestershire +3 1 - -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, Software Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) BDD
3 10 (55.56%) Finance
4 9 (50.00%) QA
4 9 (50.00%) Selenium
5 7 (38.89%) Digital Marketing
5 7 (38.89%) Marketing
5 7 (38.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (38.89%) Programme Management
5 7 (38.89%) Manufacturing
5 7 (38.89%) Electronics
5 7 (38.89%) Telecoms
5 7 (38.89%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (38.89%) C#
5 7 (38.89%) SQL
5 7 (38.89%) SAP
5 7 (38.89%) Cucumber
5 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
6 6 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 6 (33.33%) WebDriver
6 6 (33.33%) Java
6 6 (33.33%) Scrum
7 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
7 5 (27.78%) .NET
7 5 (27.78%) Compatibility Testing
7 5 (27.78%) SDLC
7 5 (27.78%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 4 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (22.22%) Manual Testing
8 4 (22.22%) SoapUI

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Business Applications
1 7 (38.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) Selenium
2 7 (38.89%) Cucumber
3 6 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 4 (22.22%) SoapUI
5 3 (16.67%) NUnit
5 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (5.56%) Ant
6 1 (5.56%) JIRA
6 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
6 1 (5.56%) Maven
6 1 (5.56%) Selenium IDE
General
1 10 (55.56%) Finance
2 7 (38.89%) Electronics
2 7 (38.89%) Manufacturing
2 7 (38.89%) Marketing
2 7 (38.89%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) .NET
2 4 (22.22%) SOAP
3 2 (11.11%) CSS
3 2 (11.11%) Hibernate
3 2 (11.11%) HTML
3 2 (11.11%) Spring
4 1 (5.56%) REST
4 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Unix
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) BDD
3 7 (38.89%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (38.89%) Digital Marketing
3 7 (38.89%) Programme Management
3 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
4 6 (33.33%) Scrum
4 6 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 5 (27.78%) Compatibility Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 5 (27.78%) SDLC
5 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Manual Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Regression Testing
6 4 (22.22%) TDD
7 3 (16.67%) Automation Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Data Protection
7 3 (16.67%) System Testing
7 3 (16.67%) User Stories
7 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) C#
1 7 (38.89%) SQL
2 6 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (16.67%) C++
4 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
1 4 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (50.00%) QA
2 3 (16.67%) ISO 14001
2 3 (16.67%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) SAP
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) Atlassian
4 1 (5.56%) Cloudera
4 1 (5.56%) HP
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