The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
South West / Somerset
Rank 35 36 -
Rank change year-on-year +1 -  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.48% 0.76% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.94% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £315
% change year-on-year +6.15% +3.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +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 Somerset with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 163 213 258
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 78.37% 80.99% 77.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 110 171
Median daily rate £365 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% -3.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £698
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 44 15
Median hourly rate £40.75 £42.25 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.55% +10.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £36.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 Somerset

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Somerset

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Somerset

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Bath -3 1 - - 1
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 23 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Automated Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
4 4 (57.14%) Scrum
4 4 (57.14%) QA
4 4 (57.14%) Manual Testing
4 4 (57.14%) Kanban
4 4 (57.14%) C#
4 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (42.86%) SpecFlow
5 3 (42.86%) Gherkin
5 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
5 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
5 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
5 3 (42.86%) BDD
5 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
5 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
6 2 (28.57%) ISEB
6 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
6 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
6 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
7 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (14.29%) SDLC
7 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset 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 (14.29%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 3 (42.86%) SpecFlow
2 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Mobile Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Software Tester
3 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) Gherkin
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (14.29%) WPF
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Automated Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Kanban
3 4 (57.14%) Manual Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Scrum
4 3 (42.86%) BDD
4 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
5 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 1 (14.29%) MVC
6 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Pair Programming
6 1 (14.29%) SDLC
6 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft