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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 106 122 85
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -37
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 33 25 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.09% 0.79% 2.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 1.02% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 47
Median daily rate £325 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £278 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £386 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.34% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £36.37 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
- -0.79%
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
2357 2449 2382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.20% 77.84% 79.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1569 1664 1599
Median daily rate £390 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £522 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 110 121
Median hourly rate £33.80 £37.00 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.64% +9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.95 £16.05 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 30 June 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 30 June 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
Wiltshire +1 16 £300 -17.24% 1
Bristol +8 9 £388 +3.33% 3
Somerset +13 5 £313 -
Gloucestershire -3 2 £438 +47.67% 4
Devon - 1 £300 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 34 (44.16%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (37.66%) Security Cleared
3 26 (33.77%) ISEB
3 26 (33.77%) ISTQB
4 20 (25.97%) C#
5 19 (24.68%) QA
5 19 (24.68%) Selenium
6 17 (22.08%) SQL
7 16 (20.78%) JIRA
8 15 (19.48%) Test Automation
9 14 (18.18%) Software Engineering
10 13 (16.88%) C++
10 13 (16.88%) Python
11 12 (15.58%) Ruby
12 11 (14.29%) Manual Testing
13 10 (12.99%) SC Cleared
13 10 (12.99%) Cucumber
13 10 (12.99%) Test Scripting
13 10 (12.99%) OO
13 10 (12.99%) C
14 9 (11.69%) MS Office
14 9 (11.69%) Linux
14 9 (11.69%) Automated Testing
14 9 (11.69%) TDD
14 9 (11.69%) Git (software)
14 9 (11.69%) WebDriver
14 9 (11.69%) Video Conferencing
15 8 (10.39%) SpecFlow
15 8 (10.39%) Behat
15 8 (10.39%) Capybara

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 1 (1.30%) ATG Dynamo
1 1 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (1.30%) OpenStack
1 1 (1.30%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (1.30%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (11.69%) MS Office
2 3 (3.90%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.49%) Broadband
1 5 (6.49%) Wireless
2 1 (1.30%) ASN.1
2 1 (1.30%) OpenFlow
2 1 (1.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.30%) MySQL
2 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (24.68%) Selenium
2 16 (20.78%) JIRA
3 10 (12.99%) Cucumber
4 9 (11.69%) Git (software)
4 9 (11.69%) WebDriver
5 8 (10.39%) Capybara
5 8 (10.39%) SpecFlow
5 8 (10.39%) WATIR
6 6 (7.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.90%) LoadRunner
7 3 (3.90%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (3.90%) Rational Functional Tester
8 2 (2.60%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.30%) FitNesse
9 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.30%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (1.30%) MSTest
9 1 (1.30%) NUnit
9 1 (1.30%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (1.30%) Subversion
General
1 6 (7.79%) Finance
2 3 (3.90%) Banking
2 3 (3.90%) Games
2 3 (3.90%) Retail
2 3 (3.90%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.30%) Law
3 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (40.26%) Analyst
1 31 (40.26%) Test Analyst
2 16 (20.78%) Test Engineer
3 10 (12.99%) Developer
4 9 (11.69%) Software Test Engineer
4 9 (11.69%) Test Leader
5 7 (9.09%) Software Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (6.49%) Lead Test Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Test Automation Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Tester
7 4 (5.19%) Agile Test Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Banking Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) JavaScript Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Selenium Tester
8 3 (3.90%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Software Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.39%) Behat
2 3 (3.90%) HTML
3 2 (2.60%) .NET
3 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (2.60%) CSS
3 2 (2.60%) CSS3
3 2 (2.60%) HTML5
3 2 (2.60%) jQuery
3 2 (2.60%) RESTful
4 1 (1.30%) OpenDaylight
4 1 (1.30%) REST
4 1 (1.30%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (7.79%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.79%) Device Driver
2 6 (7.79%) IPTV
3 2 (2.60%) Data Integration
3 2 (2.60%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.30%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.30%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.69%) Linux
2 6 (7.79%) Embedded Linux
3 5 (6.49%) Unix
3 5 (6.49%) Windows
4 1 (1.30%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (44.16%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (19.48%) Test Automation
3 14 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 11 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 10 (12.99%) OO
5 10 (12.99%) Test Scripting
6 9 (11.69%) Automated Testing
6 9 (11.69%) TDD
7 8 (10.39%) Configuration Management
7 8 (10.39%) GAP Analysis
7 8 (10.39%) SDLC
7 8 (10.39%) Software Delivery
8 7 (9.09%) Functional Testing
9 6 (7.79%) Network Management
9 6 (7.79%) QMS
9 6 (7.79%) Scrum
10 5 (6.49%) Change Management
10 5 (6.49%) Front End Development
10 5 (6.49%) Integration Testing
10 5 (6.49%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.97%) C#
2 17 (22.08%) SQL
3 13 (16.88%) C++
3 13 (16.88%) Python
4 12 (15.58%) Ruby
5 10 (12.99%) C
6 7 (9.09%) Java
7 6 (7.79%) Perl
8 5 (6.49%) Embedded C
8 5 (6.49%) Embedded C++
8 5 (6.49%) JavaScript
9 4 (5.19%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.30%) VC++
Qualifications
1 29 (37.66%) Security Cleared
2 26 (33.77%) ISEB
2 26 (33.77%) ISTQB
3 10 (12.99%) SC Cleared
4 7 (9.09%) DV Cleared
5 6 (7.79%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (7.79%) Degree
6 5 (6.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (24.68%) QA
2 5 (6.49%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.30%) GAAP
3 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 8 (10.39%) Rally
2 5 (6.49%) Perforce
3 4 (5.19%) Oracle
4 2 (2.60%) Cisco
4 2 (2.60%) IBM
5 1 (1.30%) ATG
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