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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 90 98 88
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 58 20 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.75% 0.85% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 1.21% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 9 17
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£345 £300 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -12.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £222 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £427 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £328
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £40.50 - £9.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 - £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.90 - £9.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +56.32%
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
2426 1647 1816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.07% 69.97% 67.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1644 1075 1061
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 111 124
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.00 £11.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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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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
Devon +4 20 £325 +8.33% 2
Bristol -6 11 £351 +56.11% 7
Gloucestershire -9 11 £494 +23.43% 4
Somerset -8 5 £325 +20.37% 3
Dorset +5 3 - -
Wiltshire -14 2 £205 - 5
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 62 (68.13%) ISEB
2 59 (64.84%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (58.24%) Security Cleared
4 47 (51.65%) ISTQB
5 39 (42.86%) SQL
6 36 (39.56%) Scrum
6 36 (39.56%) SC Cleared
7 33 (36.26%) Test Scripting
8 31 (34.07%) Automated Testing
9 30 (32.97%) Selenium
10 28 (30.77%) Java
11 26 (28.57%) User Stories
12 24 (26.37%) JIRA
12 24 (26.37%) HP Quality Center
13 23 (25.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 23 (25.27%) Microsoft
14 21 (23.08%) HP
14 21 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
15 19 (20.88%) QuickTest Pro
15 19 (20.88%) Software Engineering
16 18 (19.78%) Test Management
16 18 (19.78%) BDD
17 16 (17.58%) Test Automation
18 15 (16.48%) SpecFlow
18 15 (16.48%) DV Cleared
18 15 (16.48%) Gherkin
19 14 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
19 14 (15.38%) C#
20 13 (14.29%) C
21 12 (13.19%) C++

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 8 (8.79%) JBoss
2 2 (2.20%) Lync
3 1 (1.10%) Mule
3 1 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (7.69%) MS Office
2 3 (3.30%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (5.49%) Summit
2 1 (1.10%) SAP HCM
2 1 (1.10%) Workday HCM
2 1 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) SaaS
1 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.20%) Internet
2 1 (1.10%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.40%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.20%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.10%) QlikView
3 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 30 (32.97%) Selenium
2 24 (26.37%) JIRA
3 19 (20.88%) QuickTest Pro
4 15 (16.48%) SpecFlow
5 14 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (9.89%) LoadRunner
7 8 (8.79%) JUnit
7 8 (8.79%) SoapUI
8 7 (7.69%) Visual Studio
9 6 (6.59%) Rational Functional Tester
10 5 (5.49%) Git (software)
10 5 (5.49%) Cucumber
11 3 (3.30%) WebDriver
11 3 (3.30%) TestDirector
12 2 (2.20%) Eclipse
13 1 (1.10%) Behat
13 1 (1.10%) WinRunner
General
1 5 (5.49%) Telecoms
1 5 (5.49%) Finance
2 2 (2.20%) Electronics
3 1 (1.10%) Marketing
3 1 (1.10%) Law
3 1 (1.10%) Legal
3 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (39.56%) Analyst
2 34 (37.36%) Test Analyst
3 22 (24.18%) Tester
4 13 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
4 13 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
5 12 (13.19%) Automation Tester
6 11 (12.09%) Developer
7 8 (8.79%) Test Engineer
7 8 (8.79%) Agile Test Analyst
8 7 (7.69%) C++/Java Developer
8 7 (7.69%) Java Developer
8 7 (7.69%) C++ Developer
9 5 (5.49%) Senior Test Engineer
10 4 (4.40%) Test Manager
10 4 (4.40%) Test Team Leader
10 4 (4.40%) Team Leader
10 4 (4.40%) Test Leader
11 3 (3.30%) Testing Specialist
12 2 (2.20%) Data Analyst
12 2 (2.20%) Data Migration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.48%) Gherkin
2 9 (9.89%) Web Services
2 9 (9.89%) XML
3 7 (7.69%) JPA
3 7 (7.69%) EJB 3.0
3 7 (7.69%) JSF
3 7 (7.69%) JAX-RS
3 7 (7.69%) PrimeFaces
3 7 (7.69%) Hibernate
3 7 (7.69%) EJB
3 7 (7.69%) HTML
3 7 (7.69%) J2EE
3 7 (7.69%) JAXB
4 6 (6.59%) .NET
4 6 (6.59%) .NET Framework
5 5 (5.49%) CSS
6 2 (2.20%) XHTML
6 2 (2.20%) WinForms
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (1.10%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.20%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.20%) User Experience
2 2 (2.20%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.10%) PDA
3 1 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.10%) Clustering
3 1 (1.10%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.19%) Windows
2 11 (12.09%) Linux
3 7 (7.69%) UNIX
4 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.10%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.10%) AIX
5 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (64.84%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (39.56%) Scrum
3 33 (36.26%) Test Scripting
4 31 (34.07%) Automated Testing
5 26 (28.57%) User Stories
6 21 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 19 (20.88%) Software Engineering
8 18 (19.78%) Test Management
8 18 (19.78%) BDD
9 16 (17.58%) Test Automation
10 12 (13.19%) Integration Testing
11 10 (10.99%) Regression Testing
11 10 (10.99%) Validation
11 10 (10.99%) V-Model
11 10 (10.99%) Test Planning
12 9 (9.89%) Test Strategy
12 9 (9.89%) OO
13 8 (8.79%) Waterfall
14 7 (7.69%) TDD
14 7 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 39 (42.86%) SQL
2 28 (30.77%) Java
3 14 (15.38%) C#
4 13 (14.29%) C
5 12 (13.19%) C++
6 7 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 6 (6.59%) Python
8 4 (4.40%) Perl
8 4 (4.40%) Ruby
8 4 (4.40%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.20%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.10%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 62 (68.13%) ISEB
2 53 (58.24%) Security Cleared
3 47 (51.65%) ISTQB
4 36 (39.56%) SC Cleared
5 23 (25.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 15 (16.48%) DV Cleared
7 8 (8.79%) HND
8 4 (4.40%) Degree
9 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.20%) MCITP
10 1 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.10%) MCTS
10 1 (1.10%) MCSE
10 1 (1.10%) MCSA
10 1 (1.10%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.69%) QA
2 5 (5.49%) ISO 14001
2 5 (5.49%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.10%) DO-178B
3 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.10%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.10%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 24 (26.37%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.10%) Netcool
Vendors
1 23 (25.27%) Microsoft
2 21 (23.08%) HP
3 8 (8.79%) Oracle
4 6 (6.59%) Open Text
5 3 (3.30%) VMware
6 2 (2.20%) Dell
6 2 (2.20%) SAP
7 1 (1.10%) Telerik
7 1 (1.10%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.10%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.10%) McAfee
7 1 (1.10%) Veritas
7 1 (1.10%) Citrix
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £28 - £32 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago