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 30 June 2015 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 117 83 85
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +2
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 25 67 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.79% 2.23% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 2.94% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 47 6
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£363 £325 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -4.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £275 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £375 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.37 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +7.57%
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
2389 2282 1451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.75% 75.99% 70.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1609 1535 900
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 118 66
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.84 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +16.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £16.50 £12.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015. 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
Wiltshire +7 9 £363 - 4
Bristol -2 8 £375 +7.14% 4
Gloucestershire -5 3 £296 -21.00% 8
Somerset -21 1 - -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 29 (58.00%) ISEB
2 28 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (42.00%) ISTQB
4 18 (36.00%) Security Cleared
5 16 (32.00%) Java
6 14 (28.00%) SQL
6 14 (28.00%) Test Management
7 13 (26.00%) Test Scripting
8 10 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (20.00%) Scrum
8 10 (20.00%) LoadRunner
9 9 (18.00%) E-Commerce
9 9 (18.00%) QA
9 9 (18.00%) Selenium
9 9 (18.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (16.00%) Functional Testing
10 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
10 8 (16.00%) DV Cleared
10 8 (16.00%) JIRA
10 8 (16.00%) Automated Testing
10 8 (16.00%) C++
10 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
11 7 (14.00%) C
11 7 (14.00%) Software Engineering
11 7 (14.00%) Manual Testing
12 6 (12.00%) Ruby
12 6 (12.00%) Perl
12 6 (12.00%) Linux
12 6 (12.00%) Python
12 6 (12.00%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 (8.00%) ATG Dynamo
2 3 (6.00%) JBoss
3 1 (2.00%) SAS
3 1 (2.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Summit
2 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) Internet
1 3 (6.00%) Firewall
2 1 (2.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (20.00%) LoadRunner
2 9 (18.00%) Selenium
3 8 (16.00%) JIRA
4 6 (12.00%) WebDriver
5 5 (10.00%) Rational Functional Tester
6 4 (8.00%) HP UFT
7 3 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (6.00%) SoapUI
7 3 (6.00%) FitNesse
7 3 (6.00%) JUnit
7 3 (6.00%) Jenkins
8 2 (4.00%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
8 2 (4.00%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (2.00%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.00%) Behat
9 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
9 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
9 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (8.00%) Finance
1 4 (8.00%) Banking
2 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.00%) Electronics
3 1 (2.00%) Legal
3 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (48.00%) Analyst
2 22 (44.00%) Test Analyst
3 8 (16.00%) Test Manager
3 8 (16.00%) Agile Test Analyst
4 6 (12.00%) Developer
5 5 (10.00%) Test Leader
6 4 (8.00%) Tester
6 4 (8.00%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Technical Test Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) C++/Java Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Lead Test Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Java Developer
7 3 (6.00%) C++ Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) Data Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Database Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) Web Services
2 3 (6.00%) XML
2 3 (6.00%) JAXB
2 3 (6.00%) Hibernate
2 3 (6.00%) JSF
2 3 (6.00%) J2EE
2 3 (6.00%) EJB
2 3 (6.00%) JPA
2 3 (6.00%) EJB 3.0
2 3 (6.00%) JAX-RS
2 3 (6.00%) PrimeFaces
3 1 (2.00%) AppFabric
3 1 (2.00%) REST
3 1 (2.00%) .NET
3 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) User Experience
2 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.00%) Credit Risk
3 2 (4.00%) Smart Meter
3 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.00%) DTV
4 1 (2.00%) Derivative
4 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.00%) Linux
1 6 (12.00%) UNIX
2 3 (6.00%) Windows
2 3 (6.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.00%) Android
3 1 (2.00%) CentOS
3 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (28.00%) Test Management
3 13 (26.00%) Test Scripting
4 10 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (20.00%) Scrum
5 9 (18.00%) E-Commerce
6 8 (16.00%) Automated Testing
6 8 (16.00%) Functional Testing
7 7 (14.00%) Manual Testing
7 7 (14.00%) Software Engineering
8 6 (12.00%) Waterfall
8 6 (12.00%) BDD
9 5 (10.00%) Test Automation
9 5 (10.00%) Integration Testing
9 5 (10.00%) Test Planning
9 5 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (8.00%) Mentoring
10 4 (8.00%) User Stories
10 4 (8.00%) SDLC
10 4 (8.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.00%) Java
2 14 (28.00%) SQL
3 8 (16.00%) C++
4 7 (14.00%) C
5 6 (12.00%) Perl
5 6 (12.00%) Python
5 6 (12.00%) Ruby
5 6 (12.00%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.00%) PHP
6 1 (2.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 29 (58.00%) ISEB
2 21 (42.00%) ISTQB
3 18 (36.00%) Security Cleared
4 9 (18.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (16.00%) DV Cleared
5 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (2.00%) HND
7 1 (2.00%) BC Cleared
7 1 (2.00%) Degree
7 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (2.00%) CISM
7 1 (2.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.00%) QA
2 5 (10.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.00%) ISO 9001
3 2 (4.00%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.00%) HP
3 4 (8.00%) ATG
3 4 (8.00%) Oracle
4 2 (4.00%) Splunk
5 1 (2.00%) SAP
5 1 (2.00%) TOWER Software
5 1 (2.00%) VMware
5 1 (2.00%) Sourcefire
5 1 (2.00%) Hyperion
5 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
Venn Group
Rate: £15 - £20 Per Hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £220 - £240 per day
Posted: 21 days ago