The first table below looks at the demand for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Warwickshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Warwickshire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 38 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 0.32% 0.88% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 1.30% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £30.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+23.33% +39.53%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Warwickshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
191 154 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 61.41% 67.84% 63.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 87 59
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £272 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 7
Average hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% +60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Testing
West Midlands

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Warwickshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Testing across the Warwickshire region.

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

Software Testing
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Warwickshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire 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 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) C++
1 4 (80.00%) Java
1 4 (80.00%) OO
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
1 4 (80.00%) Extreme Programming
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
1 4 (80.00%) FitNesse
1 4 (80.00%) WPF
1 4 (80.00%) Silverlight
1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (80.00%) BDD
1 4 (80.00%) SpecFlow
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Testing
1 4 (80.00%) User Stories
1 4 (80.00%) System Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) SaaS
2 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (40.00%) ERP
2 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Warwickshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
1 4 (80.00%) FitNesse
1 4 (80.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Software Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Test Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) WPF
1 4 (80.00%) Silverlight
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Extreme Programming
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (80.00%) System Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (80.00%) BDD
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Testing
1 4 (80.00%) User Stories
1 4 (80.00%) OO
2 2 (40.00%) ERP
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) C++
1 4 (80.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
1 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft