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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 101 105 83
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -22
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 49 35 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.46% 1.11% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 1.52% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 20 7
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£325 £349 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -1.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £292 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £428 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £36.25 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-44.82% +215.21%
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
2532 2308 1598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.70% 72.99% 72.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1697 1522 1050
Average daily rate £400 £395 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 89 71
Average hourly rate £39.25 £34.85 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% +54.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Devon +8 13 £325 - 4
Wiltshire +6 10 £350 +62.79% 5
Bristol -3 9 £310 -17.33% 3
Somerset +2 6 £350 +7.69%
Gloucestershire -5 5 £363 -3.33% 2
Dorset +1 2 £300 -20.00% 1
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 49 (66.22%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (63.51%) ISEB
3 38 (51.35%) ISTQB
4 28 (37.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 23 (31.08%) Security Cleared
6 20 (27.03%) SQL
7 18 (24.32%) Ruby
7 18 (24.32%) Scrum
7 18 (24.32%) Test Management
8 17 (22.97%) Java
8 17 (22.97%) Microsoft
9 16 (21.62%) Test Automation
10 14 (18.92%) Test Scripting
10 14 (18.92%) Jenkins
11 13 (17.57%) Selenium
12 12 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (16.22%) QA
13 11 (14.86%) Automated Testing
13 11 (14.86%) LoadRunner
13 11 (14.86%) SC Cleared
13 11 (14.86%) Waterfall
13 11 (14.86%) Functional Testing
14 10 (13.51%) Integration Testing
15 9 (12.16%) C++
15 9 (12.16%) E-Commerce
15 9 (12.16%) Time Management
15 9 (12.16%) DV Cleared
16 8 (10.81%) Cucumber
16 8 (10.81%) BDD
16 8 (10.81%) Bash Shell

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (5.41%) ATG Dynamo
2 2 (2.70%) JBoss
3 1 (1.35%) SAS
3 1 (1.35%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.05%) Internet
1 3 (4.05%) Firewall
2 1 (1.35%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.05%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 14 (18.92%) Jenkins
2 13 (17.57%) Selenium
3 11 (14.86%) LoadRunner
4 8 (10.81%) Cucumber
5 7 (9.46%) Rational Functional Tester
5 7 (9.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (9.46%) HP UFT
5 7 (9.46%) Capybara
6 6 (8.11%) Talend Open Studio
6 6 (8.11%) WebDriver
7 5 (6.76%) Visual Studio
8 4 (5.41%) FitNesse
8 4 (5.41%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.70%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (2.70%) SoapUI
9 2 (2.70%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (2.70%) TestComplete
9 2 (2.70%) JUnit
9 2 (2.70%) JIRA
10 1 (1.35%) Behat
General
1 8 (10.81%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Banking
2 4 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.70%) Marketing
3 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.70%) Electronics
4 1 (1.35%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.35%) Legal
4 1 (1.35%) Publishing
4 1 (1.35%) Military
4 1 (1.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 37 (50.00%) Analyst
2 35 (47.30%) Test Analyst
3 12 (16.22%) Tester
4 11 (14.86%) Test Leader
5 10 (13.51%) Test Manager
6 9 (12.16%) Agile Test Analyst
7 7 (9.46%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (9.46%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (6.76%) Automation Analyst
8 5 (6.76%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (5.41%) Lead Test Analyst
10 3 (4.05%) Technical Test Analyst
10 3 (4.05%) Software Tester
10 3 (4.05%) Developer
10 3 (4.05%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (4.05%) Lead Tester
11 2 (2.70%) Verification Engineer
11 2 (2.70%) Java Developer
11 2 (2.70%) C++ Developer
11 2 (2.70%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.46%) .NET
1 7 (9.46%) Gherkin
2 5 (6.76%) CSS
2 5 (6.76%) .NET Framework
2 5 (6.76%) HTML
3 3 (4.05%) Web Services
4 2 (2.70%) XML
4 2 (2.70%) JAXB
4 2 (2.70%) Hibernate
4 2 (2.70%) JSF
4 2 (2.70%) EJB
4 2 (2.70%) J2EE
4 2 (2.70%) JAX-RS
4 2 (2.70%) PrimeFaces
4 2 (2.70%) JPA
4 2 (2.70%) EJB 3.0
4 2 (2.70%) REST
5 1 (1.35%) AppFabric
5 1 (1.35%) WCF
5 1 (1.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.11%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.41%) User Experience
3 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.70%) DTV
4 2 (2.70%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.35%) NHS
5 1 (1.35%) Derivative
5 1 (1.35%) Statistics
5 1 (1.35%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.81%) UNIX
2 4 (5.41%) Windows
3 3 (4.05%) Linux
4 1 (1.35%) CentOS
4 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (66.22%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (24.32%) Scrum
2 18 (24.32%) Test Management
3 16 (21.62%) Test Automation
4 14 (18.92%) Test Scripting
5 12 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (14.86%) Automated Testing
6 11 (14.86%) Waterfall
6 11 (14.86%) Functional Testing
7 10 (13.51%) Integration Testing
8 9 (12.16%) Time Management
8 9 (12.16%) E-Commerce
9 8 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (10.81%) Software Engineering
9 8 (10.81%) Manual Testing
9 8 (10.81%) BDD
10 7 (9.46%) Line Management
10 7 (9.46%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (9.46%) Performance Testing
11 6 (8.11%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 20 (27.03%) SQL
2 18 (24.32%) Ruby
3 17 (22.97%) Java
4 9 (12.16%) C++
5 8 (10.81%) Bash Shell
5 8 (10.81%) Python
5 8 (10.81%) Perl
6 5 (6.76%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.05%) C
7 3 (4.05%) C#
8 1 (1.35%) PHP
8 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 47 (63.51%) ISEB
2 38 (51.35%) ISTQB
3 28 (37.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 23 (31.08%) Security Cleared
5 11 (14.86%) SC Cleared
6 9 (12.16%) DV Cleared
7 3 (4.05%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (2.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (1.35%) BC Cleared
9 1 (1.35%) Degree
9 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.35%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.22%) QA
2 5 (6.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.35%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (9.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (22.97%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.11%) Oracle
2 6 (8.11%) OpenText
2 6 (8.11%) Talend
3 5 (6.76%) HP
4 4 (5.41%) ATG
4 4 (5.41%) Splunk
5 2 (2.70%) SAP
6 1 (1.35%) Murex
6 1 (1.35%) Citrix
6 1 (1.35%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.35%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.35%) VMware
6 1 (1.35%) Sourcefire
Exeter, Devon
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £330 per day + +
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