Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Testing
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 56 58
Rank change year-on-year -11 +2 +14
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.29% 1.11% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 1.34% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Bedfordshire median daily rate £400 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.45% - -
East of England median daily rate £346 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +6.31% +8.33% -17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £35.00
East of England median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +1.25% +14.29% +16.67%

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 580 521 566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 84.18% 82.83% 84.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 333 368
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £268 £211 £239
90th Percentile £581 £588 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 49
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.71% -60.00% +105.88%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.02 £9.85
90th Percentile £50.48 £43.11 £50.68
East of England median hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.56% +34.74% -1.53%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Bedfordshire

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Bedfordshire

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Bedfordshire

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +1 2 £400 +28.00% 1
Software Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Android
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (100.00%) Xamarin
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (100.00%) Calabash
1 2 (100.00%) SDET
1 2 (100.00%) Greenfield Project

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Calabash
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Automation Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby Automation Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Test Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Android
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) SDET
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Xamarin