The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Rickmansworth 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 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
Hertfordshire / Rickmansworth
Rank 3 - 9
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Rickmansworth 28.57% - 3.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 33.33% - 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £313 - £220
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Rickmansworth with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Rickmansworth
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6 25 24
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Rickmansworth 85.71% 69.44% 82.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 18
Median daily rate £925 £550 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +68.18% +46.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £12.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Rickmansworth

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Rickmansworth 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 Rickmansworth

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Rickmansworth

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Rickmansworth

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Rickmansworth

For the 6 months to 27 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 Rickmansworth region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) BDD
2 7 (87.50%) TDD
2 7 (87.50%) Java
2 7 (87.50%) Scrum
3 6 (75.00%) Selenium
3 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (75.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (75.00%) JBehave
3 6 (75.00%) WebDriver
3 6 (75.00%) Open Source
3 6 (75.00%) Gherkin
3 6 (75.00%) ATDD
3 6 (75.00%) Automation Testing
4 5 (62.50%) Test Strategy
4 5 (62.50%) JIRA
4 5 (62.50%) Kanban
4 5 (62.50%) Regression Testing
5 4 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (50.00%) High Availability
6 3 (37.50%) RESTful
6 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
6 3 (37.50%) Confluence
6 3 (37.50%) Tomcat
6 3 (37.50%) JUnit
6 3 (37.50%) Hibernate
6 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
6 3 (37.50%) QA
6 3 (37.50%) Atlassian

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Rickmansworth 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 (37.50%) Confluence
1 3 (37.50%) Tomcat
2 1 (12.50%) Apache
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (75.00%) JBehave
1 6 (75.00%) Selenium
1 6 (75.00%) WebDriver
2 5 (62.50%) JIRA
3 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
3 3 (37.50%) JUnit
3 3 (37.50%) Maven
3 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
4 2 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (25.00%) Mockito
4 2 (25.00%) Moq
4 2 (25.00%) TeamCity
5 1 (12.50%) JIRA Agile
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 4 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Java Automation Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum Master
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Agile Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Senior DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) Gherkin
2 3 (37.50%) Hibernate
2 3 (37.50%) RESTful
2 3 (37.50%) Spring
3 2 (25.00%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) BDD
2 7 (87.50%) Scrum
2 7 (87.50%) TDD
3 6 (75.00%) ATDD
3 6 (75.00%) Automation Testing
3 6 (75.00%) Open Source
3 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (62.50%) Kanban
4 5 (62.50%) Regression Testing
4 5 (62.50%) Test Strategy
5 4 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (50.00%) High Availability
5 4 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
2 2 (25.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Atlassian
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle