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 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 102 112 83
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -29
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 41 25 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.39% 0.81% 2.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 1.05% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 44
Median daily rate £325 £375 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +18.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £278 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £438 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.50% -0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Median hourly rate £46.34 £36.37 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.40% -5.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.38 £35.27 £37.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.48 £37.47 £39.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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
2315 2383 2413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.47% 77.04% 79.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1509 1597 1611
Median daily rate £393 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £527 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 101 121
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.70 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.64% +5.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £16.95 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

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 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 30 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 +10 21 £300 -34.78% 1
Bristol 0 10 £325 -7.14% 1
Somerset - 5 £300 - 1
Gloucestershire 0 4 £389 -11.14% 3
Devon - 1 £300 - 1
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 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 47 (52.22%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (34.44%) ISEB
2 31 (34.44%) ISTQB
3 28 (31.11%) Security Cleared
4 27 (30.00%) QA
5 25 (27.78%) SQL
6 23 (25.56%) C#
6 23 (25.56%) Selenium
7 21 (23.33%) Python
8 19 (21.11%) Test Automation
9 17 (18.89%) Software Engineering
10 16 (17.78%) Ruby
11 15 (16.67%) JIRA
11 15 (16.67%) OO
11 15 (16.67%) C++
12 14 (15.56%) Automated Testing
12 14 (15.56%) TDD
12 14 (15.56%) Git (software)
13 13 (14.44%) WebDriver
13 13 (14.44%) Java
14 12 (13.33%) Manual Testing
14 12 (13.33%) SDLC
15 11 (12.22%) Test Scripting
15 11 (12.22%) C
15 11 (12.22%) Linux
16 10 (11.11%) HTML
16 10 (11.11%) MS Office
16 10 (11.11%) SC Cleared
16 10 (11.11%) Cucumber
17 9 (10.00%) DV Cleared

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 5 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.33%) ATG Dynamo
3 1 (1.11%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.11%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (11.11%) MS Office
2 4 (4.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.56%) Broadband
1 5 (5.56%) Wireless
2 1 (1.11%) ASN.1
2 1 (1.11%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.56%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.22%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.11%) MySQL
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (25.56%) Selenium
2 15 (16.67%) JIRA
3 14 (15.56%) Git (software)
4 13 (14.44%) WebDriver
5 10 (11.11%) Cucumber
6 8 (8.89%) Capybara
6 8 (8.89%) SpecFlow
6 8 (8.89%) WATIR
7 6 (6.67%) Subversion
7 6 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (5.56%) LoadRunner
8 5 (5.56%) Rational Functional Tester
9 4 (4.44%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (4.44%) Visual Studio
10 3 (3.33%) FitNesse
10 3 (3.33%) Jenkins
11 1 (1.11%) MSTest
11 1 (1.11%) NUnit
11 1 (1.11%) Oracle APEX
General
1 8 (8.89%) Finance
2 3 (3.33%) Banking
2 3 (3.33%) Games
2 3 (3.33%) Retail
2 3 (3.33%) Retail Banking
2 3 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.22%) Electronics
3 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.22%) Marketing
4 1 (1.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 32 (35.56%) Analyst
1 32 (35.56%) Test Analyst
2 17 (18.89%) Developer
3 16 (17.78%) Test Engineer
4 10 (11.11%) Test Leader
5 9 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
6 7 (7.78%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 7 (7.78%) Software Engineer
7 6 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
7 6 (6.67%) Tester
8 5 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
8 5 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (5.56%) Lead Test Analyst
8 5 (5.56%) Python Developer
8 5 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
9 4 (4.44%) .NET Developer
9 4 (4.44%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
9 4 (4.44%) JavaScript Engineer
9 4 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (4.44%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.11%) HTML
2 8 (8.89%) Behat
3 5 (5.56%) .NET
4 4 (4.44%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (4.44%) CSS
4 4 (4.44%) CSS3
4 4 (4.44%) HTML5
4 4 (4.44%) jQuery
5 3 (3.33%) REST
6 2 (2.22%) RESTful
6 2 (2.22%) SOAP
7 1 (1.11%) OpenDaylight
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.78%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.67%) Device Driver
2 6 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.44%) IPTV
4 2 (2.22%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.22%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.11%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.11%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.22%) Linux
2 7 (7.78%) Unix
3 6 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (5.56%) Windows
5 1 (1.11%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (52.22%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (21.11%) Test Automation
3 17 (18.89%) Software Engineering
4 15 (16.67%) OO
5 14 (15.56%) Automated Testing
5 14 (15.56%) TDD
6 12 (13.33%) Manual Testing
6 12 (13.33%) SDLC
7 11 (12.22%) Test Scripting
8 8 (8.89%) Functional Testing
8 8 (8.89%) GAP Analysis
8 8 (8.89%) Software Delivery
9 7 (7.78%) Configuration Management
9 7 (7.78%) Integration Testing
9 7 (7.78%) Risk Analysis
9 7 (7.78%) Web Development
10 6 (6.67%) QMS
10 6 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
10 6 (6.67%) Test Management
10 6 (6.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 25 (27.78%) SQL
2 23 (25.56%) C#
3 21 (23.33%) Python
4 16 (17.78%) Ruby
5 15 (16.67%) C++
6 13 (14.44%) Java
7 11 (12.22%) C
8 8 (8.89%) Perl
9 6 (6.67%) Bash Shell
9 6 (6.67%) JavaScript
10 5 (5.56%) Embedded C
10 5 (5.56%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.11%) VC++
Qualifications
1 31 (34.44%) ISEB
1 31 (34.44%) ISTQB
2 28 (31.11%) Security Cleared
3 10 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 9 (10.00%) DV Cleared
5 8 (8.89%) Degree
5 8 (8.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.11%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (30.00%) QA
2 5 (5.56%) ISO 9001
3 3 (3.33%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.11%) GAAP
Vendors
1 8 (8.89%) Rally
2 5 (5.56%) Perforce
3 4 (4.44%) Oracle
4 3 (3.33%) ATG
4 3 (3.33%) IBM
5 2 (2.22%) Cisco
5 2 (2.22%) SAP
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago