The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Derbyshire 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 28 March 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 Midlands / Derbyshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 28 34
Rank change year-on-year -12 +6  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Derbyshire 0.38% 2.03% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 2.79% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £48.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +20.00%  

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 Derbyshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Derbyshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 193 179 180
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Derbyshire 72.56% 72.76% 73.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 106 95
Median daily rate £425 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.86% -1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £220 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 12
Median hourly rate £20.15 £35.00 £17.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.42% +102.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.76 £13.00 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £112.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Derbyshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Derbyshire citing Software Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Derbyshire

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Derbyshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Derbyshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Derbyshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) WPF
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Smoke Testing

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Derbyshire 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 1 (50.00%) HP UFT
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Web Applications Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) WPF
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Smoke Testing
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP