The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bracknell region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 28 35 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 2.24% 0.68% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.31% 0.99% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate
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£313 £335 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+60.91% -27.50%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bracknell region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
181 202 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 67.54% 68.47% 67.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 109 57
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 12
Average hourly rate £17.25 £13.61 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.74% +18.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £11.90 £11.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £38.20 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Bracknell region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

Software Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Bracknell

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Bracknell region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Bracknell

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

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

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

Software Testing
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing.

1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) JIRA
3 3 (50.00%) Selenium
3 3 (50.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 3 (50.00%) Appcelerator
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (33.33%) Information Assurance
4 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Test Management
5 1 (16.67%) Release Management
5 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
5 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (16.67%) Coaching
5 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco ICM
5 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco
5 1 (16.67%) ISEB
5 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco ICM
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) JIRA
2 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 3 (50.00%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Environment Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Information Assurance
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 2 (33.33%) BDD
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Release Management
3 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Appcelerator
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco