The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 98 100 107
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 39 50 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.38% 1.53% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 2.01% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 35 24
Median daily rate £294 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £282 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £402 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £37.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-59.86% +9.62%
Software Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2226 2493 2582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.71% 76.43% 76.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1496 1656 1710
Median daily rate £375 £400 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 138 87
Median hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.45% +20.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.06 £27.50 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 the South West

Software Testing
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 Testing across the South West region.

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Software Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the South West region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Software Testing
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 Testing across the South West region.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Software Testing
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 Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 26 September 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
Gloucestershire +14 15 £294 -30.11% 4
Wiltshire +18 12 £363 +7.40% 1
Bristol -3 6 £280 -9.67% 1
Somerset +12 2 £268 -23.57% 4
Dorset +3 1 £325 +8.33% 1
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 South West region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 46 (64.79%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (52.11%) Security Cleared
3 29 (40.85%) ISTQB
4 28 (39.44%) ISEB
5 21 (29.58%) Selenium
6 17 (23.94%) Manual Testing
7 15 (21.13%) SC Cleared
7 15 (21.13%) JIRA
8 14 (19.72%) Finance
8 14 (19.72%) C#
8 14 (19.72%) Functional Testing
9 13 (18.31%) Cucumber
9 13 (18.31%) Scrum
9 13 (18.31%) Test Scripting
9 13 (18.31%) Video Conferencing
10 12 (16.90%) QA
10 12 (16.90%) SQL
10 12 (16.90%) Waterfall
11 11 (15.49%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (15.49%) Python
11 11 (15.49%) DV Cleared
12 10 (14.08%) Configuration Management
12 10 (14.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 9 (12.68%) Test Automation
13 9 (12.68%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (12.68%) SQL Server
13 9 (12.68%) Software Engineering
14 8 (11.27%) System Testing
14 8 (11.27%) Automated Testing
14 8 (11.27%) WebDriver

Software Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.82%) Apache
1 2 (2.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (8.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.23%) MS Office
3 1 (1.41%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.68%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.23%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (29.58%) Selenium
2 15 (21.13%) JIRA
3 13 (18.31%) Cucumber
4 11 (15.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (11.27%) WebDriver
6 7 (9.86%) SpecFlow
7 5 (7.04%) Ant
7 5 (7.04%) Capybara
7 5 (7.04%) Git (software)
7 5 (7.04%) LoadRunner
7 5 (7.04%) Maven
7 5 (7.04%) WATIR
8 3 (4.23%) HP UFT
8 3 (4.23%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (2.82%) JBehave
9 2 (2.82%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.82%) Rational Functional Tester
9 2 (2.82%) Subversion
10 1 (1.41%) NUnit
10 1 (1.41%) WinRunner
General
1 14 (19.72%) Finance
2 6 (8.45%) Retail
3 3 (4.23%) Banking
3 3 (4.23%) Games
4 1 (1.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (50.70%) Analyst
1 36 (50.70%) Test Analyst
2 13 (18.31%) Test Engineer
3 11 (15.49%) Tester
4 10 (14.08%) Test Leader
5 6 (8.45%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Integration Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Lead Test Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Software Test Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Functional Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Functional Test Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Selenium Tester
8 3 (4.23%) SQL Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) SQL Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.04%) Behat
2 2 (2.82%) .NET
2 2 (2.82%) CSS
2 2 (2.82%) Gherkin
2 2 (2.82%) Hibernate
2 2 (2.82%) HTML
2 2 (2.82%) Spring
2 2 (2.82%) XML
3 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.41%) RESTful
3 1 (1.41%) Velocity
3 1 (1.41%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.31%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.45%) IPTV
4 4 (5.63%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.63%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.23%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.82%) Data Integration
6 2 (2.82%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.41%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.41%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.45%) Linux
2 5 (7.04%) Unix
2 5 (7.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (64.79%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (23.94%) Manual Testing
3 14 (19.72%) Functional Testing
4 13 (18.31%) Scrum
4 13 (18.31%) Test Scripting
5 12 (16.90%) Waterfall
6 10 (14.08%) Configuration Management
7 9 (12.68%) Software Engineering
7 9 (12.68%) Test Automation
8 8 (11.27%) Automated Testing
8 8 (11.27%) SDLC
8 8 (11.27%) Software Delivery
8 8 (11.27%) System Testing
9 7 (9.86%) Integration Testing
9 7 (9.86%) Test Planning
10 6 (8.45%) BDD
10 6 (8.45%) Defect Tracking
10 6 (8.45%) Network Management
10 6 (8.45%) Regression Testing
11 5 (7.04%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.72%) C#
2 12 (16.90%) SQL
3 11 (15.49%) Python
4 7 (9.86%) Bash Shell
4 7 (9.86%) Java
4 7 (9.86%) Ruby
5 6 (8.45%) Perl
6 4 (5.63%) C
7 3 (4.23%) C++
8 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (52.11%) Security Cleared
2 29 (40.85%) ISTQB
3 28 (39.44%) ISEB
4 15 (21.13%) SC Cleared
5 11 (15.49%) DV Cleared
6 10 (14.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (8.45%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (5.63%) Degree
9 1 (1.41%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.90%) QA
2 2 (2.82%) SDET
3 1 (1.41%) GAAP
Systems Management
1 9 (12.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (9.86%) Oracle
2 6 (8.45%) HP
3 5 (7.04%) Rally
4 4 (5.63%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.23%) Atlassian
5 3 (4.23%) Cloudera
6 2 (2.82%) Cisco
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