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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 92 115 90
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -25
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 46 21 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.58% 0.67% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 0.86% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 34
Median daily rate £325 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £279 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £443 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Median hourly rate £46.25 £36.37 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.16% -5.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £35.27 £37.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.47 £37.47 £39.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
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
2272 2434 2573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.18% 77.86% 78.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1483 1577 1606
Median daily rate £388 £400 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 98 112
Median hourly rate £42.25 £36.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.96% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.03 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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 +19 24 £300 -34.78%
Bristol +4 11 £325 +13.04% 2
Gloucestershire +7 7 £340 -22.28% 4
Somerset - 3 £300 - 1
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 67 (54.92%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (36.07%) QA
3 41 (33.61%) ISTQB
3 41 (33.61%) ISEB
4 38 (31.15%) Security Cleared
5 34 (27.87%) Python
6 33 (27.05%) SQL
7 27 (22.13%) TDD
8 26 (21.31%) Test Automation
9 24 (19.67%) OO
10 23 (18.85%) Git (software)
10 23 (18.85%) Selenium
11 22 (18.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 22 (18.03%) HTML
11 22 (18.03%) Ruby
12 21 (17.21%) Manual Testing
13 20 (16.39%) C#
14 19 (15.57%) Requirements Analysis
14 19 (15.57%) Risk Analysis
15 18 (14.75%) Subversion
15 18 (14.75%) Software Engineering
15 18 (14.75%) OOA/OOD
15 18 (14.75%) OOD
16 17 (13.93%) NoSQL
16 17 (13.93%) Elasticsearch
17 16 (13.11%) Functional Testing
17 16 (13.11%) Cucumber
18 15 (12.30%) Automated Testing
18 15 (12.30%) Test Scripting
19 14 (11.48%) 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 17 (13.93%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.46%) ATG Dynamo
3 1 (0.82%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.82%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (10.66%) MS Office
2 6 (4.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.10%) Broadband
1 5 (4.10%) Wireless
2 1 (0.82%) ASN.1
2 1 (0.82%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.93%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.64%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.82%) MySQL
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (18.85%) Git (software)
1 23 (18.85%) Selenium
2 18 (14.75%) Subversion
3 16 (13.11%) Cucumber
4 14 (11.48%) Capybara
5 12 (9.84%) Jenkins
5 12 (9.84%) JIRA
6 11 (9.02%) WebDriver
7 10 (8.20%) HP UFT
8 9 (7.38%) Travis CI
9 8 (6.56%) Rational DOORS
10 7 (5.74%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (4.92%) SpecFlow
12 5 (4.10%) WATIR
13 4 (3.28%) LoadRunner
13 4 (3.28%) Rational Functional Tester
13 4 (3.28%) Visual Studio
14 3 (2.46%) FitNesse
15 1 (0.82%) Jasmine
15 1 (0.82%) MSTest
General
1 8 (6.56%) Finance
2 4 (3.28%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.46%) Electronics
3 3 (2.46%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.46%) Marketing
4 2 (1.64%) Banking
4 2 (1.64%) Retail
4 2 (1.64%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.82%) Games
5 1 (0.82%) Law
Job Titles
1 32 (26.23%) Analyst
1 32 (26.23%) Test Analyst
2 29 (23.77%) Developer
3 17 (13.93%) Tester
4 16 (13.11%) Test Engineer
4 16 (13.11%) Test Leader
5 14 (11.48%) Python Developer
6 10 (8.20%) Software Test Engineer
7 9 (7.38%) Team Leader
7 9 (7.38%) Test Team Leader
8 8 (6.56%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 7 (5.74%) Software Engineer
9 7 (5.74%) Software Team Leader
10 6 (4.92%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (4.92%) Senior Test Analyst
11 5 (4.10%) Agile Test Analyst
11 5 (4.10%) JavaScript Developer
11 5 (4.10%) JavaScript Engineer
11 5 (4.10%) Lead Test Analyst
12 4 (3.28%) Software Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (18.03%) HTML
2 9 (7.38%) Gherkin
3 6 (4.92%) .NET
4 5 (4.10%) Behat
5 4 (3.28%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (3.28%) CSS
5 4 (3.28%) CSS3
5 4 (3.28%) HTML5
5 4 (3.28%) jQuery
5 4 (3.28%) REST
6 3 (2.46%) SOAP
7 1 (0.82%) OpenDaylight
7 1 (0.82%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.56%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.92%) Device Driver
4 4 (3.28%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.64%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.64%) IPTV
6 1 (0.82%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.82%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.82%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.82%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.84%) Linux
2 8 (6.56%) Windows
3 6 (4.92%) Embedded Linux
3 6 (4.92%) Unix
4 4 (3.28%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (54.92%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (22.13%) TDD
3 26 (21.31%) Test Automation
4 24 (19.67%) OO
5 21 (17.21%) Manual Testing
6 19 (15.57%) Requirements Analysis
6 19 (15.57%) Risk Analysis
7 18 (14.75%) OOA/OOD
7 18 (14.75%) OOD
7 18 (14.75%) Software Engineering
8 16 (13.11%) Functional Testing
9 15 (12.30%) Automated Testing
9 15 (12.30%) Test Scripting
10 13 (10.66%) SDLC
11 12 (9.84%) Coaching
11 12 (9.84%) Mentoring
11 12 (9.84%) Web Development
12 9 (7.38%) Test Management
12 9 (7.38%) Time Management
13 8 (6.56%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (27.87%) Python
2 33 (27.05%) SQL
3 22 (18.03%) Ruby
4 20 (16.39%) C#
5 14 (11.48%) Java
6 13 (10.66%) C++
7 12 (9.84%) C
8 8 (6.56%) JavaScript
9 7 (5.74%) Perl
10 5 (4.10%) Bash Shell
10 5 (4.10%) Embedded C
10 5 (4.10%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.82%) F#
11 1 (0.82%) VBScript
11 1 (0.82%) VC++
Qualifications
1 41 (33.61%) ISEB
1 41 (33.61%) ISTQB
2 38 (31.15%) Security Cleared
3 22 (18.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (10.66%) SC Cleared
5 11 (9.02%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (8.20%) Degree
7 9 (7.38%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.64%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (36.07%) QA
2 7 (5.74%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (4.10%) ISO 9001
4 3 (2.46%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.82%) GAAP
Vendors
1 7 (5.74%) IBM
2 6 (4.92%) SAP
3 5 (4.10%) Perforce
3 5 (4.10%) Rally
4 4 (3.28%) Oracle
5 3 (2.46%) ATG
6 2 (1.64%) Cisco
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