The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Woking region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 15 13 12
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 2.41% 7.78% 8.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.23% 10.00% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £11.38 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+196.70% -68.83%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Woking region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Woking
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
62 70 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 74.70% 77.78% 76.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 45 27
Average daily rate £375 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £36.50 £8.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.80% +329.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Woking

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Woking

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Woking

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Woking

Software Testing
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Woking

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Woking 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 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (100.00%) SOAP
1 9 (100.00%) Web Services
1 9 (100.00%) Scrum
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 9 (100.00%) QA
1 9 (100.00%) WCF
1 9 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (100.00%) BDD
1 9 (100.00%) REST
1 9 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (88.89%) WPF
2 8 (88.89%) ISEB
2 8 (88.89%) XML
2 8 (88.89%) Visual Studio
3 7 (77.78%) SpecFlow
3 7 (77.78%) Office 365
4 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
5 4 (44.44%) MVC
6 3 (33.33%) DevOps
7 1 (11.11%) LAN
7 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Woking by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Woking 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 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (77.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (88.89%) Visual Studio
3 7 (77.78%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Tester
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
1 6 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Test Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Test Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) QA Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
5 1 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) SOAP
1 9 (100.00%) Web Services
1 9 (100.00%) WCF
1 9 (100.00%) REST
2 8 (88.89%) WPF
2 8 (88.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Scrum
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 9 (100.00%) BDD
2 4 (44.44%) MVC
3 3 (33.33%) DevOps
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (100.00%) QA