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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 100 67 95
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +28
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 37 85 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.32% 2.69% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 3.35% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 47 38
Median daily rate £350 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £300 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £394 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £29.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+42.24% -10.07%
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
2218 2539 2498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.99% 80.50% 76.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1505 1771 1691
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 108 123
Median hourly rate £38.00 £41.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +24.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.39 £20.63 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.80 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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
Gloucestershire +9 12 £550 +30.95% 3
Wiltshire -12 11 £363 +7.40% 2
Somerset +1 5 £350 +1.44% 2
Bristol -3 2 £300 - 5
Cornwall - 1 £400 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 43 (65.15%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (45.45%) Security Cleared
3 27 (40.91%) ISTQB
4 25 (37.88%) ISEB
5 20 (30.30%) Test Scripting
5 20 (30.30%) Manual Testing
6 18 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
6 18 (27.27%) SQL Server
7 17 (25.76%) Finance
7 17 (25.76%) Selenium
8 16 (24.24%) Software Engineering
9 15 (22.73%) Scrum
9 15 (22.73%) Python
9 15 (22.73%) DV Cleared
9 15 (22.73%) Cucumber
10 14 (21.21%) Waterfall
11 12 (18.18%) Microsoft
11 12 (18.18%) Functional Testing
11 12 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 12 (18.18%) Integration Testing
11 12 (18.18%) QA
12 11 (16.67%) System Testing
12 11 (16.67%) BDD
12 11 (16.67%) SDLC
12 11 (16.67%) .NET
13 10 (15.15%) Java
13 10 (15.15%) Linux
13 10 (15.15%) HP
13 10 (15.15%) Test Planning
13 10 (15.15%) SC 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 (7.58%) IIS
2 2 (3.03%) Apache
2 2 (3.03%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.52%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.55%) MS Project
3 1 (1.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.61%) VoIP
2 4 (6.06%) Firewall
2 4 (6.06%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (4.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.09%) Hadoop
3 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 17 (25.76%) Selenium
2 15 (22.73%) Cucumber
3 8 (12.12%) Ant
3 8 (12.12%) Maven
3 8 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (10.61%) LoadRunner
4 7 (10.61%) WebDriver
5 6 (9.09%) JIRA
5 6 (9.09%) Selenium IDE
6 5 (7.58%) SpecFlow
7 4 (6.06%) Visual Studio
8 3 (4.55%) HP UFT
8 3 (4.55%) JBehave
9 2 (3.03%) Jenkins
9 2 (3.03%) Subversion
10 1 (1.52%) JMeter
10 1 (1.52%) NeoLoad
10 1 (1.52%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (1.52%) WebLOAD
10 1 (1.52%) WinRunner
General
1 17 (25.76%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Retail
3 5 (7.58%) Banking
4 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.52%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.52%) Automotive
5 1 (1.52%) Electronics
5 1 (1.52%) Marketing
5 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (34.85%) Analyst
2 22 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 15 (22.73%) Test Engineer
4 14 (21.21%) Tester
5 8 (12.12%) Test Leader
6 7 (10.61%) Integration Engineer
6 7 (10.61%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (7.58%) Software Tester
9 4 (6.06%) Software Test Engineer
9 4 (6.06%) Test Specialist
10 3 (4.55%) Developer
10 3 (4.55%) Functional Analyst
10 3 (4.55%) Functional Test Analyst
10 3 (4.55%) Manual Test Analyst
10 3 (4.55%) Software Engineer
10 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Analyst
10 3 (4.55%) Test Automation Engineer
10 3 (4.55%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.67%) .NET
2 6 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 6 (9.09%) Gherkin
3 5 (7.58%) AppFabric
3 5 (7.58%) WCF
4 4 (6.06%) Web Services
5 2 (3.03%) CSS
5 2 (3.03%) Hibernate
5 2 (3.03%) HTML
5 2 (3.03%) Spring
5 2 (3.03%) XML
6 1 (1.52%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.52%) REST
6 1 (1.52%) SOAP
6 1 (1.52%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (12.12%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.58%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (4.55%) Mathematics
5 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.52%) IPTV
6 1 (1.52%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.52%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.15%) Linux
2 6 (9.09%) Unix
2 6 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (65.15%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (30.30%) Manual Testing
2 20 (30.30%) Test Scripting
3 16 (24.24%) Software Engineering
4 15 (22.73%) Scrum
5 14 (21.21%) Waterfall
6 12 (18.18%) Functional Testing
6 12 (18.18%) Integration Testing
7 11 (16.67%) BDD
7 11 (16.67%) SDLC
7 11 (16.67%) System Testing
8 10 (15.15%) Test Planning
9 9 (13.64%) Defect Tracking
10 8 (12.12%) Data Protection
10 8 (12.12%) Performance Testing
10 8 (12.12%) Validation
10 8 (12.12%) V-Model
11 7 (10.61%) Regression Testing
11 7 (10.61%) Risk Analysis
11 7 (10.61%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.73%) Python
2 10 (15.15%) Java
3 9 (13.64%) Bash Shell
4 7 (10.61%) Perl
5 6 (9.09%) C
6 5 (7.58%) C#
6 5 (7.58%) SQL
7 2 (3.03%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.03%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 30 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 27 (40.91%) ISTQB
3 25 (37.88%) ISEB
4 15 (22.73%) DV Cleared
5 12 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (15.15%) SC Cleared
7 5 (7.58%) Degree
8 2 (3.03%) CHECK Team Member
8 2 (3.03%) CISM
8 2 (3.03%) CREST Certified
9 1 (1.52%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (18.18%) QA
2 5 (7.58%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.03%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (7.58%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.06%) Snort
Systems Management
1 18 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.15%) HP
3 8 (12.12%) Oracle
4 6 (9.09%) Atlassian
4 6 (9.09%) Cloudera
5 4 (6.06%) Sourcefire
6 1 (1.52%) IBM
6 1 (1.52%) SAP
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