Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 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 > Hertfordshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 88 97
Rank change year-on-year +5 +9 -4
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 20 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.27% 0.94% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 1.22% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 3
Hertfordshire median daily rate £303 £438 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.86% +60.55% -
10th Percentile £284 £335 £252
90th Percentile £428 £530 £297
East of England median daily rate £341 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +4.92% +8.33% -17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1257 1062 1233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 80.06% 76.57% 75.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 610 622
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £223 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £565
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 56 100
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £26.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.71% +27.37% +31.27%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.53 £8.98
90th Percentile £46.50 £53.75 £41.60
East of England median hourly rate £31.02 £31.23 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.67% +24.90% +3.91%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 17 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
Watford - 8 - -
Stevenage - 3 - -
Hatfield - 2 £303 -
Waltham Cross - 1 £300 -
Software Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) JIRA
2 11 (55.00%) HP
2 11 (55.00%) Waterfall
3 9 (45.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (45.00%) Finance
4 8 (40.00%) Legal
4 8 (40.00%) Workflow
4 8 (40.00%) Test Planning
5 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
6 5 (25.00%) ISEB
6 5 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
7 4 (20.00%) C++
7 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
7 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Atlassian
8 3 (15.00%) C
8 3 (15.00%) SQL
8 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (15.00%) Def Stans
8 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (15.00%) Confluence
8 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
9 2 (10.00%) Gherkin
9 2 (10.00%) ATDD

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 3 (15.00%) Confluence
2 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (5.00%) Postilion
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) DB2
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (55.00%) JIRA
2 9 (45.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (10.00%) JBehave
3 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (10.00%) JUnit
3 2 (10.00%) Maven
3 2 (10.00%) Selenium
3 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.00%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (5.00%) Checkstyle
4 1 (5.00%) GoCD
4 1 (5.00%) jMock
4 1 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 8 (40.00%) Legal
3 1 (5.00%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Junior
1 8 (40.00%) Junior Software Tester
1 8 (40.00%) Junior Tester
1 8 (40.00%) Software Tester
1 8 (40.00%) Tester
2 6 (30.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Software Verification Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Test Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Verification Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Java Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Java Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Embedded Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Postilion Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (10.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (10.00%) RESTful
1 2 (10.00%) Spring
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) LAMP
2 1 (5.00%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Device Driver
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Solaris
2 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) Waterfall
3 8 (40.00%) Test Planning
3 8 (40.00%) Workflow
4 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
5 5 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
8 2 (10.00%) ATDD
8 2 (10.00%) BDD
8 2 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (10.00%) Defect Management
8 2 (10.00%) High Availability
8 2 (10.00%) Kanban
8 2 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Open Source
8 2 (10.00%) Scrum
8 2 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) C++
2 3 (15.00%) C
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) Groovy
4 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.00%) Python
4 1 (5.00%) R
4 1 (5.00%) Scala
4 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) ISEB
1 5 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
5 1 (5.00%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) Def Stans
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) HP
2 3 (15.00%) Atlassian
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.00%) Sonatype