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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 75 101 89
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -12
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 70 26 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.08% 1.09% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.76% 1.56% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 13 14
Average daily rate £325 £290 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £483 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +39.53%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2533 1670 2541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.39% 69.96% 70.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1556 1042 1512
Average daily rate £375 £350 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 62 156
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Somerset +15 32 £325 +18.18% 2
Bristol -15 7 £275 -17.29% 11
Gloucestershire +3 3 £438 +9.37% 2
Wiltshire - 3 - - 3
Dorset - - - - 2
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 43 (47.78%) ISTQB
2 42 (46.67%) Security Cleared
3 38 (42.22%) ISEB
4 35 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
5 33 (36.67%) SC Cleared
5 33 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (35.56%) Scrum
6 32 (35.56%) Test Scripting
7 28 (31.11%) Microsoft
8 24 (26.67%) QuickTest Pro
8 24 (26.67%) Selenium
9 22 (24.44%) Automated Testing
9 22 (24.44%) Test Management
10 18 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
11 17 (18.89%) Test Automation
12 15 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
12 15 (16.67%) HP
12 15 (16.67%) SQL
13 14 (15.56%) Kanban
13 14 (15.56%) Performance Testing
14 11 (12.22%) Test Strategy
14 11 (12.22%) SAP
14 11 (12.22%) MS Excel
15 10 (11.11%) Project Management
15 10 (11.11%) User Stories
16 9 (10.00%) Degree
16 9 (10.00%) Time Management
16 9 (10.00%) LoadRunner
17 8 (8.89%) ITIL
17 8 (8.89%) WebDriver

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (4.44%) Apache Qpid
2 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (12.22%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.67%) MS Office
3 1 (1.11%) Simulink
3 1 (1.11%) Stateflow
3 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.44%) Summit
2 1 (1.11%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.44%) AMQP
2 1 (1.11%) HTTP
2 1 (1.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.11%) Internet
2 1 (1.11%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.44%) SQL Server
1 4 (4.44%) MongoDB
1 4 (4.44%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (26.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 24 (26.67%) Selenium
2 15 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (10.00%) LoadRunner
4 8 (8.89%) WebDriver
4 8 (8.89%) JIRA
5 6 (6.67%) Visual Studio
5 6 (6.67%) Cucumber
5 6 (6.67%) SoapUI
5 6 (6.67%) Capybara
6 4 (4.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (4.44%) JUnit
6 4 (4.44%) Eclipse
6 4 (4.44%) Subversion
6 4 (4.44%) MSTest
7 3 (3.33%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.22%) Toad
8 2 (2.22%) JMeter
8 2 (2.22%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (1.11%) Concordion
General
1 6 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.56%) Finance
3 2 (2.22%) Banking
3 2 (2.22%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.11%) Avionics
4 1 (1.11%) Marketing
4 1 (1.11%) Electronics
4 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.11%) Military
4 1 (1.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (43.33%) Analyst
2 28 (31.11%) Test Analyst
3 25 (27.78%) Tester
4 8 (8.89%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (8.89%) Senior Test Analyst
5 6 (6.67%) Test Manager
6 5 (5.56%) Automation Specialist
6 5 (5.56%) Consultant
6 5 (5.56%) Developer
6 5 (5.56%) Test Specialist
6 5 (5.56%) Test Consultant
6 5 (5.56%) Software Developer
7 4 (4.44%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.44%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (4.44%) Test Automation Specialist
7 4 (4.44%) Agile Test Analyst
7 4 (4.44%) Automation Analyst
7 4 (4.44%) Automated Tester
8 3 (3.33%) Testing Analyst
8 3 (3.33%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.56%) SOAP
2 4 (4.44%) XML
2 4 (4.44%) Spring
2 4 (4.44%) Apache Camel
3 2 (2.22%) .NET
3 2 (2.22%) HTML
4 1 (1.11%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (1.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (1.11%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.11%) WPF
4 1 (1.11%) LAMP
4 1 (1.11%) WinForms
4 1 (1.11%) XHTML
4 1 (1.11%) DOM
4 1 (1.11%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.22%) CMDB
3 2 (2.22%) IPTV
4 1 (1.11%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.11%) Open Source
4 1 (1.11%) FMCG
4 1 (1.11%) Derivative
4 1 (1.11%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.11%) Physics
4 1 (1.11%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.11%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.11%) Replication
4 1 (1.11%) MPEG
4 1 (1.11%) NHS
4 1 (1.11%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.78%) Windows
2 5 (5.56%) Windows 7
2 5 (5.56%) Linux
3 4 (4.44%) Windows XP
3 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (1.11%) CentOS
4 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.11%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.11%) UNIX
4 1 (1.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
2 33 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (35.56%) Scrum
3 32 (35.56%) Test Scripting
4 22 (24.44%) Automated Testing
4 22 (24.44%) Test Management
5 17 (18.89%) Test Automation
6 14 (15.56%) Kanban
6 14 (15.56%) Performance Testing
7 11 (12.22%) Test Strategy
8 10 (11.11%) Project Management
8 10 (11.11%) User Stories
9 9 (10.00%) Time Management
10 8 (8.89%) ITIL
10 8 (8.89%) Waterfall
10 8 (8.89%) BDD
11 7 (7.78%) Software Engineering
12 6 (6.67%) Configuration Management
12 6 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
12 6 (6.67%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.67%) SQL
2 7 (7.78%) C#
3 4 (4.44%) Java
3 4 (4.44%) VBScript
4 3 (3.33%) PHP
5 2 (2.22%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.11%) Fortran
6 1 (1.11%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.11%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.11%) Python
6 1 (1.11%) Ada
6 1 (1.11%) C
Qualifications
1 43 (47.78%) ISTQB
2 42 (46.67%) Security Cleared
3 38 (42.22%) ISEB
4 33 (36.67%) SC Cleared
5 9 (10.00%) Degree
6 6 (6.67%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.11%) MBA
7 1 (1.11%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.56%) QA
2 4 (4.44%) ISO 9001
2 4 (4.44%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.11%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.11%) SCCM
2 1 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 28 (31.11%) Microsoft
2 15 (16.67%) HP
3 11 (12.22%) SAP
4 2 (2.22%) Business Objects
4 2 (2.22%) Oracle
4 2 (2.22%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.11%) Ventyx
5 1 (1.11%) Serena
5 1 (1.11%) VMware
5 1 (1.11%) Red Hat
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