The first table below looks at the demand for Software Testing skills 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 Testing over the 3 months to 29 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 94 78 98
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +20
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 49 31 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.60% 1.46% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 2.06% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 9 15
Average daily rate
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£325 £353 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.80% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £462 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -64.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £11.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+186.95% -58.92%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2218 1506 2123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.55% 70.74% 69.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1479 979 1296
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 66 127
Average hourly rate £33.84 £17.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.64% -49.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Somerset -1 17 £313 - 5
Gloucestershire -12 10 £375 +15.38% 2
Bristol -12 10 £363 -2.02% 9
Wiltshire -3 3 £215 - 4
Dorset +2 2 £375 -14.77% 2
Devon -24 2 - -
Cornwall - - - -
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England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 59 (54.63%) ISEB
2 56 (51.85%) Security Cleared
3 55 (50.93%) ISTQB
4 50 (46.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 45 (41.67%) SC Cleared
6 41 (37.96%) Test Scripting
7 39 (36.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 39 (36.11%) Microsoft
8 37 (34.26%) Scrum
9 33 (30.56%) SQL
10 32 (29.63%) Test Management
11 31 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
12 28 (25.93%) Team Foundation Server
13 24 (22.22%) BDD
14 21 (19.44%) C#
15 19 (17.59%) SpecFlow
16 17 (15.74%) Selenium
17 16 (14.81%) Test Automation
17 16 (14.81%) SAP
18 15 (13.89%) Visual Studio
18 15 (13.89%) Java
18 15 (13.89%) Project Management
18 15 (13.89%) Waterfall
18 15 (13.89%) Gherkin
19 14 (12.96%) Test Strategy
19 14 (12.96%) Automated Testing
20 13 (12.04%) MS Excel
21 12 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
21 12 (11.11%) Software Engineering
22 11 (10.19%) HP Quality Center

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.70%) Apache Qpid
2 3 (2.78%) Mule
3 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (12.04%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.48%) MS Office
3 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.93%) Simulink
3 1 (0.93%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 3 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.85%) assyst
3 1 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.93%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.70%) AMQP
2 3 (2.78%) Intranet
3 2 (1.85%) Internet
4 1 (0.93%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.70%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.70%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (2.78%) QlikView
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.93%) MySQL
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 28 (25.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (17.59%) SpecFlow
3 17 (15.74%) Selenium
4 15 (13.89%) Visual Studio
5 12 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (6.48%) JUnit
6 7 (6.48%) SoapUI
7 6 (5.56%) JIRA
8 4 (3.70%) Subversion
8 4 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (3.70%) Eclipse
8 4 (3.70%) MSTest
9 3 (2.78%) Cucumber
9 3 (2.78%) LoadRunner
9 3 (2.78%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.85%) TestDirector
11 1 (0.93%) JMeter
11 1 (0.93%) NUnit
11 1 (0.93%) Rational Functional Tester
11 1 (0.93%) TestNG
General
1 9 (8.33%) Telecoms
1 9 (8.33%) Finance
2 4 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.78%) Marketing
3 3 (2.78%) Electronics
4 2 (1.85%) Legal
5 1 (0.93%) Military
5 1 (0.93%) Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 54 (50.00%) Analyst
2 45 (41.67%) Test Analyst
3 21 (19.44%) Tester
4 19 (17.59%) Senior Analyst
4 19 (17.59%) Senior Test Analyst
5 9 (8.33%) Developer
6 8 (7.41%) Test Leader
6 8 (7.41%) Agile Test Analyst
7 7 (6.48%) Test Team Leader
7 7 (6.48%) Team Leader
7 7 (6.48%) Automated Tester
8 5 (4.63%) Consultant
8 5 (4.63%) Software Developer
8 5 (4.63%) Test Consultant
9 4 (3.70%) Test Manager
9 4 (3.70%) Support Analyst
10 3 (2.78%) Senior Tester
11 2 (1.85%) Software Tester
11 2 (1.85%) Software Engineer
11 2 (1.85%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.89%) Gherkin
2 6 (5.56%) SOAP
3 4 (3.70%) .NET
3 4 (3.70%) XML
3 4 (3.70%) Apache Camel
3 4 (3.70%) Spring
4 3 (2.78%) Web Services
5 2 (1.85%) HTML
6 1 (0.93%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.93%) WPF
6 1 (0.93%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (0.93%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.93%) CSS
6 1 (0.93%) DOM
6 1 (0.93%) XHTML
6 1 (0.93%) LAMP
6 1 (0.93%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.70%) DTV
1 4 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (2.78%) CMDB
3 2 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (1.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.93%) Streaming Video
4 1 (0.93%) IPTV
4 1 (0.93%) Physics
4 1 (0.93%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.41%) Linux
2 6 (5.56%) Windows
3 3 (2.78%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.85%) UNIX
4 2 (1.85%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (37.96%) Test Scripting
2 39 (36.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 37 (34.26%) Scrum
4 32 (29.63%) Test Management
5 31 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (22.22%) BDD
7 16 (14.81%) Test Automation
8 15 (13.89%) Waterfall
8 15 (13.89%) Project Management
9 14 (12.96%) Automated Testing
9 14 (12.96%) Test Strategy
10 12 (11.11%) Software Engineering
11 10 (9.26%) ITIL
11 10 (9.26%) User Stories
12 9 (8.33%) V-Model
12 9 (8.33%) Performance Testing
13 8 (7.41%) Integration Testing
13 8 (7.41%) Kanban
13 8 (7.41%) Service Management
14 7 (6.48%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 33 (30.56%) SQL
2 21 (19.44%) C#
3 15 (13.89%) Java
4 5 (4.63%) Python
5 4 (3.70%) C
6 3 (2.78%) PHP
6 3 (2.78%) Ruby
6 3 (2.78%) C++
7 2 (1.85%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.85%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.93%) Perl
8 1 (0.93%) Ada
8 1 (0.93%) Fortran
8 1 (0.93%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 59 (54.63%) ISEB
2 56 (51.85%) Security Cleared
3 55 (50.93%) ISTQB
4 50 (46.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 45 (41.67%) SC Cleared
6 9 (8.33%) DV Cleared
7 8 (7.41%) Degree
7 8 (7.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (3.70%) HND
9 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.93%) SLA
2 1 (0.93%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (10.19%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.93%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (36.11%) Microsoft
2 16 (14.81%) SAP
3 7 (6.48%) HP
4 3 (2.78%) JBoss
4 3 (2.78%) SolarWinds
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle
5 1 (0.93%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.93%) Serena
5 1 (0.93%) Telerik
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Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 20 days ago