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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
England / South West
Rank 91 75 105
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +30
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 48 73 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.83% 2.45% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 3.01% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 35 21
Median daily rate £425 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £266 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £412 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Median hourly rate £23.00 £43.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.12% +8.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £43.50 £36.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £43.90 £40.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-38.27% +15.71%

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
2162 2422 2488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 82.33% 81.36% 77.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1434 1657 1630
Median daily rate £400 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £285 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 117 98
Median hourly rate £38.50 £42.50 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.41% +16.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.84 £20.63 £15.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 19 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the South West region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 February 2017. 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 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
Gloucestershire +9 16 £475 +13.09% 1
Bristol +9 10 £328 +19.09% 6
Wiltshire +2 9 £310 -2.36%
Devon -12 8 £358 +2.28% 1
Somerset -2 4 £330 - 3
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 52 (63.41%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 32 (39.02%) ISTQB
4 30 (36.59%) Software Engineering
4 30 (36.59%) ISEB
5 29 (35.37%) Scrum
5 29 (35.37%) DV Cleared
6 26 (31.71%) Manual Testing
7 25 (30.49%) Python
7 25 (30.49%) Java
7 25 (30.49%) SQL Server
8 23 (28.05%) Selenium
8 23 (28.05%) Cucumber
8 23 (28.05%) SDLC
9 21 (25.61%) Oracle
9 21 (25.61%) C
10 19 (23.17%) Integration Testing
11 18 (21.95%) System Testing
11 18 (21.95%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (20.73%) QA
12 17 (20.73%) HP Quality Center
13 16 (19.51%) Test Automation
13 16 (19.51%) .NET
14 15 (18.29%) Perl
14 15 (18.29%) Linux
14 15 (18.29%) Microsoft
14 15 (18.29%) Waterfall
15 14 (17.07%) Test Planning
15 14 (17.07%) BDD
15 14 (17.07%) Test Scripting

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 7 (8.54%) JBoss
2 6 (7.32%) IIS
3 2 (2.44%) Apache
3 2 (2.44%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.22%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (13.41%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.66%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.32%) Firewall
2 5 (6.10%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (4.88%) Network Security
4 1 (1.22%) SMTP
4 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (30.49%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.32%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.66%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.22%) MySQL
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (28.05%) Cucumber
1 23 (28.05%) Selenium
2 10 (12.20%) LoadRunner
3 9 (10.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (9.76%) Ant
4 8 (9.76%) Maven
4 8 (9.76%) WebDriver
5 7 (8.54%) JUnit
6 6 (7.32%) JIRA
6 6 (7.32%) Selenium IDE
6 6 (7.32%) SpecFlow
7 5 (6.10%) Visual Studio
8 4 (4.88%) Jenkins
8 4 (4.88%) Subversion
9 3 (3.66%) Git (software)
9 3 (3.66%) JBehave
9 3 (3.66%) Rational Functional Tester
10 2 (2.44%) JMeter
10 2 (2.44%) Rational DOORS
11 1 (1.22%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (13.41%) Finance
2 4 (4.88%) Banking
3 3 (3.66%) Aerospace
3 3 (3.66%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.66%) Retail
4 2 (2.44%) Automotive
5 1 (1.22%) Electronics
5 1 (1.22%) Marketing
5 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (28.05%) Analyst
2 20 (24.39%) Test Engineer
3 18 (21.95%) Test Analyst
4 15 (18.29%) Developer
5 14 (17.07%) Tester
6 12 (14.63%) Integration Engineer
6 12 (14.63%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 9 (10.98%) Java Developer
8 6 (7.32%) Lead Test Analyst
8 6 (7.32%) Software Tester
9 5 (6.10%) Test Leader
9 5 (6.10%) Test Manager
10 4 (4.88%) Automation Tester
10 4 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (4.88%) Senior Test Analyst
10 4 (4.88%) Software Test Engineer
10 4 (4.88%) Support Analyst
11 3 (3.66%) Security Tester
11 3 (3.66%) Test Automation Engineer
11 3 (3.66%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.51%) .NET
2 14 (17.07%) XML
3 13 (15.85%) Web Services
4 9 (10.98%) Hibernate
4 9 (10.98%) J2EE
4 9 (10.98%) REST
5 8 (9.76%) ASP.NET
6 7 (8.54%) EJB
6 7 (8.54%) EJB 3.0
6 7 (8.54%) Gherkin
6 7 (8.54%) HTML
6 7 (8.54%) JAXB
6 7 (8.54%) JPA
6 7 (8.54%) JSF
6 7 (8.54%) PrimeFaces
6 7 (8.54%) XSD
6 7 (8.54%) XSLT
7 6 (7.32%) AppFabric
7 6 (7.32%) CSS
7 6 (7.32%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.76%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.10%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.66%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.44%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.22%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.29%) Linux
2 11 (13.41%) Windows
3 9 (10.98%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (63.41%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (36.59%) Software Engineering
3 29 (35.37%) Scrum
4 26 (31.71%) Manual Testing
5 23 (28.05%) SDLC
6 19 (23.17%) Integration Testing
7 18 (21.95%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (21.95%) System Testing
8 16 (19.51%) Test Automation
9 15 (18.29%) Waterfall
10 14 (17.07%) BDD
10 14 (17.07%) Test Planning
10 14 (17.07%) Test Scripting
11 13 (15.85%) Automated Testing
11 13 (15.85%) Defect Tracking
11 13 (15.85%) Functional Testing
11 13 (15.85%) Performance Testing
11 13 (15.85%) Validation
11 13 (15.85%) V-Model
12 12 (14.63%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.49%) Java
1 25 (30.49%) Python
2 21 (25.61%) C
3 15 (18.29%) Perl
4 11 (13.41%) Bash Shell
5 9 (10.98%) SQL
6 6 (7.32%) C#
7 5 (6.10%) Ruby
8 4 (4.88%) JavaScript
9 3 (3.66%) C++
10 2 (2.44%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.22%) Groovy
11 1 (1.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 41 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 32 (39.02%) ISTQB
3 30 (36.59%) ISEB
4 29 (35.37%) DV Cleared
5 13 (15.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (9.76%) SC Cleared
7 6 (7.32%) Degree
8 3 (3.66%) CHECK Team Member
8 3 (3.66%) CISM
8 3 (3.66%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.73%) QA
2 6 (7.32%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.44%) SDET
4 2 (2.44%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (7.32%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.10%) Snort
3 2 (2.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (20.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (25.61%) Oracle
2 15 (18.29%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.76%) HP
4 6 (7.32%) Atlassian
4 6 (7.32%) Cloudera
5 5 (6.10%) Sourcefire
6 2 (2.44%) IBM
7 1 (1.22%) SAP
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