The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset 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 22 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
South West / Dorset
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 0.77% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £413 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +9.23% +4.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% -  

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 Dorset with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 105 197 148
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 80.77% 77.87% 76.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 141 84
Median daily rate £375 £400 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +15.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 9
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -23.07%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset 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 Dorset

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Dorset

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Dorset

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

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 Dorset region over the 3 months to 22 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
Poole - 1 £413 - 1
Software Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 22 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Project Governance

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Contracts Manager
1 1 (100.00%) CRM Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Project Governance
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft