Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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
South West > Somerset
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 46 47
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 +7
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 6 7 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.21% 1.51% 4.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 2.05% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 16
Somerset median daily rate £425 £325 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -6.74% +7.23%
10th Percentile £413 £259 £311
90th Percentile £438 £350 £390
South West median daily rate £290 £325 £345
% change year-on-year -10.77% -5.80% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Somerset median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £36.00 - £45.00

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 Somerset with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Somerset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 380 341 585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 76.46% 73.49% 84.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 188 341
Somerset median daily rate £375 £356 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -1.04% +7.46%
10th Percentile £159 £194 £263
90th Percentile £510 £488 £475
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 53 66
Somerset median hourly rate £40.25 £38.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.92% -9.52% +20.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.20 £16.13
90th Percentile £53.75 £43.60 £55.00
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +44.44%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 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
Bath - 6 £425 - 3
Software Testing
South West

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

1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Project
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 4 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
1 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (66.67%) PMO
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) Groovy
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Maven
3 2 (33.33%) Ruby
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) CA
3 2 (33.33%) HP UFT
3 2 (33.33%) Jython
3 2 (33.33%) Eclipse
3 2 (33.33%) HTTP
3 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (33.33%) CSS
3 2 (33.33%) SOAP
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) C#

Software Testing
Co-occurring 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 4 (66.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Ant
1 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 2 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 2 (33.33%) HP UFT
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
1 2 (33.33%) JUnit
1 2 (33.33%) Maven
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) PMO Planner
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) PMO Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Management Office Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Office Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
1 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) jQuery
1 2 (33.33%) REST
1 2 (33.33%) SOAP
1 2 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) C++
1 2 (33.33%) Groovy
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (33.33%) Jython
1 2 (33.33%) Python
1 2 (33.33%) Ruby
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) CA
2 2 (33.33%) HP