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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 - 40
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.29% - 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% - 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median daily rate - - -
East of England median daily rate £295 £450 £245
% change year-on-year -34.44% +83.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £20.76 - £50.00

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 317 262 304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 90.57% 80.62% 86.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1046 772 870
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
10th Percentile £300 £280 £225
90th Percentile £575 £619 £588
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 43
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £25.50 £50.78 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.78% +26.95%  
10th Percentile £14.00 £45.21 £10.50
90th Percentile £32.25 £50.78 £51.30
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year +12.90% -6.06%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 1 - -
Software Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 1 (100.00%) Data Management
1 1 (100.00%) Information Management
1 1 (100.00%) Predictive Modelling

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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Development Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Digital Development Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Data Management
1 1 (100.00%) Information Management
1 1 (100.00%) Predictive Modelling