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 1 April 2015 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 14 18 6
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -12
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 1.56% 6.58% 12.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 8.77% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 6
Average daily rate
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£265 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.35% -5.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
- +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
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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
45 57 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 70.31% 75.00% 81.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 37 31
Average daily rate £325 £410 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.73% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £175.00 £39.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+348.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Woking

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (50.00%) ATDD
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (50.00%) Back Office
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Legal
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) CSS

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Woking by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (50.00%) Back Office
1 1 (50.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) REST
1 1 (50.00%) jQuery
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) ATDD
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) PHP
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA