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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 73 100 93
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -7
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 74 42 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.54% 1.32% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 1.74% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 21 23
Average daily rate £350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £225 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £525 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+15.71% +55.55%
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
2365 2409 1978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 81.05% 75.97% 74.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1639 1586 1239
Average daily rate £385 £410 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.09% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 104 98
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.63 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 22 £350 -15.15% 3
Wiltshire +6 11 £318 +41.11% 3
Bristol 0 11 £275 -26.66% 10
Somerset +12 9 - - 2
Gloucestershire +3 9 £420 -20.00% 3
Dorset +5 1 £210 - 1
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 69 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (42.42%) QA
3 54 (40.91%) ISEB
4 50 (37.88%) ISTQB
5 43 (32.58%) Test Automation
6 42 (31.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 40 (30.30%) Security Cleared
8 28 (21.21%) Python
9 27 (20.45%) SQL
10 25 (18.94%) TDD
10 25 (18.94%) Analytical Skills
11 24 (18.18%) Functional Testing
12 23 (17.42%) SC Cleared
12 23 (17.42%) Test Management
12 23 (17.42%) HTML
13 22 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
14 21 (15.91%) Selenium
14 21 (15.91%) Non-Functional Testing
15 20 (15.15%) Waterfall
15 20 (15.15%) Test Scripting
15 20 (15.15%) OO
15 20 (15.15%) Ruby
16 19 (14.39%) Git (software)
17 18 (13.64%) Subversion
17 18 (13.64%) OOA/OOD
17 18 (13.64%) OOD
18 17 (12.88%) Risk Analysis
18 17 (12.88%) NoSQL
18 17 (12.88%) Elasticsearch
19 16 (12.12%) Jenkins

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 17 (12.88%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.27%) ATG Dynamo
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 12 (9.09%) MS Office
2 5 (3.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.52%) Broadband
1 2 (1.52%) Wireless
2 1 (0.76%) ASN.1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.88%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.76%) MySQL
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (0.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (15.91%) Selenium
2 19 (14.39%) Git (software)
3 18 (13.64%) Subversion
4 16 (12.12%) Jenkins
5 14 (10.61%) Cucumber
6 13 (9.85%) Capybara
6 13 (9.85%) SpecFlow
7 11 (8.33%) HP UFT
8 9 (6.82%) Rational DOORS
9 8 (6.06%) WebDriver
10 4 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (3.03%) Visual Studio
11 3 (2.27%) FitNesse
11 3 (2.27%) JIRA
11 3 (2.27%) Rational Functional Tester
11 3 (2.27%) Talend Open Studio
12 2 (1.52%) LoadRunner
13 1 (0.76%) Ant
13 1 (0.76%) JUnit
13 1 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
General
1 12 (9.09%) Finance
2 8 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.27%) Electronics
3 3 (2.27%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.27%) Marketing
4 2 (1.52%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.76%) Law
5 1 (0.76%) Military
5 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (28.79%) Analyst
2 37 (28.03%) Test Analyst
3 28 (21.21%) Developer
4 23 (17.42%) Test Leader
5 21 (15.91%) Tester
6 16 (12.12%) Team Leader
6 16 (12.12%) Test Team Leader
7 15 (11.36%) Python Developer
8 14 (10.61%) Senior Analyst
8 14 (10.61%) Senior Test Analyst
9 11 (8.33%) Software Team Leader
9 11 (8.33%) Test Engineer
10 10 (7.58%) Software Test Engineer
11 5 (3.79%) JavaScript Engineer
11 5 (3.79%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 5 (3.79%) Software Analyst
11 5 (3.79%) Software Tester
11 5 (3.79%) Test Manager
12 4 (3.03%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
12 4 (3.03%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.42%) HTML
2 12 (9.09%) Gherkin
3 6 (4.55%) .NET
4 5 (3.79%) CSS
5 4 (3.03%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (3.03%) CSS3
5 4 (3.03%) HTML5
5 4 (3.03%) jQuery
5 4 (3.03%) REST
6 3 (2.27%) SOAP
7 1 (0.76%) Behat
7 1 (0.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 25 (18.94%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.79%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.27%) New Media
4 2 (1.52%) Device Driver
4 2 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.82%) Windows
2 6 (4.55%) Linux
3 5 (3.79%) Unix
3 5 (3.79%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.52%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (1.52%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (32.58%) Test Automation
3 25 (18.94%) TDD
4 24 (18.18%) Functional Testing
5 23 (17.42%) Test Management
6 22 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
7 21 (15.91%) Non-Functional Testing
8 20 (15.15%) OO
8 20 (15.15%) Test Scripting
8 20 (15.15%) Waterfall
9 18 (13.64%) OOA/OOD
9 18 (13.64%) OOD
10 17 (12.88%) Risk Analysis
11 14 (10.61%) Manual Testing
12 13 (9.85%) Mentoring
12 13 (9.85%) Software Engineering
13 12 (9.09%) Coaching
14 11 (8.33%) Load Testing
14 11 (8.33%) Performance Testing
14 11 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (21.21%) Python
2 27 (20.45%) SQL
3 20 (15.15%) Ruby
4 12 (9.09%) Java
5 8 (6.06%) C#
6 7 (5.30%) JavaScript
7 6 (4.55%) C
7 6 (4.55%) C++
8 3 (2.27%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.27%) Perl
9 2 (1.52%) Embedded C
9 2 (1.52%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.76%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.76%) F#
10 1 (0.76%) VBScript
10 1 (0.76%) VC++
Qualifications
1 54 (40.91%) ISEB
2 50 (37.88%) ISTQB
3 42 (31.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 40 (30.30%) Security Cleared
5 23 (17.42%) SC Cleared
6 10 (7.58%) Degree
7 6 (4.55%) DV Cleared
8 5 (3.79%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (3.03%) HND
10 3 (2.27%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (42.42%) QA
2 7 (5.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.27%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.52%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 4 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (6.82%) IBM
2 7 (5.30%) SAP
3 3 (2.27%) ATG
3 3 (2.27%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.27%) Talend
4 2 (1.52%) Citrix
4 2 (1.52%) HP
4 2 (1.52%) Murex
4 2 (1.52%) Perforce
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle
5 1 (0.76%) Rally
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