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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 33 28 36
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 0.44% 0.45% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.62% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£500 £340 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% -24.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.65 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +25.50%
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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
177 161 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 77.29% 72.52% 67.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 81 60
Average daily rate £400 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 12
Average hourly rate £18.75 £11.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.95 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £13.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
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 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Information Assurance
3 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 1 (16.67%) Appcelerator
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) AIX

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 1 (16.67%) Eclipse
2 1 (16.67%) WinRunner
2 1 (16.67%) TestDirector
2 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) EPoS Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Environment Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) EPoS
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) AIX
2 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Information Assurance
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
3 1 (16.67%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) MCSA
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (16.67%) MCTS
2 1 (16.67%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (16.67%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Appcelerator
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Citrix
1 1 (16.67%) Veritas
1 1 (16.67%) McAfee
1 1 (16.67%) VMware