The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 139 112 128
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 3 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.099% 0.14% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.15% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£275 £338 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% +22.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £43.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +24.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -2.91%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2835 2016 2832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.10% 93.90% 93.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1858 1255 1699
Average daily rate £360 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 135 190
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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
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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
Bristol - 3 £275 - 3
Dorset - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Software Tester in their job title 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 with Software Tester in their job title.

1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Telerik
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (33.33%) Black-Box Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
4 2 (22.22%) ISEB
4 2 (22.22%) QA
4 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
5 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Selenium
5 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Scalability Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Management
5 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) Linux
5 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (11.11%) MS Office
5 1 (11.11%) C#
5 1 (11.11%) Java
5 1 (11.11%) ISTQB

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Software Tester in their job title 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 with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 1 (11.11%) NUnit
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Scrum
2 3 (33.33%) Black-Box Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Scalability Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Telerik
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