The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 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 / Hertfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 47 72
Rank change year-on-year -11 +25  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 4 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.63% 1.96% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 2.49% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Median daily rate - £463 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £316
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £20.76 - £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +30.00% -  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 508 522 696
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 79.75% 78.61% 79.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 905 1057 1232
Median daily rate £425 £425 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £288 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £569 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 35 151
Median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.02% -23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.91 £15.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Hertfordshire

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Hertfordshire

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Hertfordshire

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Watford - 3 - - 2
Stevenage - 1 - -
Software Testing
East of England

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

1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) JIRA
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) HP
2 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Waterfall
3 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 3 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Legal
3 3 (33.33%) Workflow
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) SCCM
3 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (22.22%) Selenium
4 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
4 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (22.22%) JBehave
4 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
4 2 (22.22%) Open Source
4 2 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) Internet
4 2 (22.22%) VMware

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) Confluence
1 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) JIRA
2 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 2 (22.22%) JBehave
3 2 (22.22%) Selenium
3 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
4 1 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (11.11%) FitNesse
4 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 1 (11.11%) JUnit
4 1 (11.11%) Maven
4 1 (11.11%) Mockito
4 1 (11.11%) Moq
4 1 (11.11%) MSI
4 1 (11.11%) Robot Framework
4 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
4 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Legal
3 1 (11.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Junior
1 3 (33.33%) Junior Software Tester
1 3 (33.33%) Junior Tester
1 3 (33.33%) Software Tester
1 3 (33.33%) Tester
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Maximo Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Gherkin
2 1 (11.11%) Hibernate
2 1 (11.11%) RESTful
2 1 (11.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Vista
2 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) Waterfall
3 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 3 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 3 (33.33%) Workflow
4 2 (22.22%) ATDD
4 2 (22.22%) BDD
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
4 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Open Source
4 2 (22.22%) SDLC
4 2 (22.22%) TDD
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Kanban
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (22.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (22.22%) Virtual Servers
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) BladeLogic
2 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) HP
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Becrypt
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) Atlassian
4 1 (11.11%) BMC
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