The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 63 62 45
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -17
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 12 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.33% 1.25% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 1.61% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 3
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£310 £363 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.48% -2.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £340 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £465 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
- +160.86%
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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 Bristol region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
703 623 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 78.11% 77.97% 74.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 463 272
Average daily rate £388 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 11
Average hourly rate £41.00 £21.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.69% -44.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.60 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Software Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 11 (68.75%) ISEB
2 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (56.25%) SQL
4 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
5 6 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (31.25%) .NET
6 5 (31.25%) HTML
6 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
6 5 (31.25%) CSS
6 5 (31.25%) OpenText
6 5 (31.25%) .NET Framework
6 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
7 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
7 4 (25.00%) Selenium
7 4 (25.00%) Use Case
8 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
8 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
8 3 (18.75%) Test Planning
8 3 (18.75%) Internet
8 3 (18.75%) Validation
8 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Java
8 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
8 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
9 2 (12.50%) Requirements Management
9 2 (12.50%) SysML
9 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
9 2 (12.50%) TDD

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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.

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 2 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Selenium
2 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 2 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (12.50%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 2 (12.50%) HP UFT
4 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
4 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
4 1 (6.25%) Behat
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Tester
2 4 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Test Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Verification Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 2 (12.50%) Validation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) AWS Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Database Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) HTML
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
1 5 (31.25%) CSS
1 5 (31.25%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Statistics
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
3 4 (25.00%) Use Case
4 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
4 3 (18.75%) Test Planning
4 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Validation
5 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) TDD
5 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 2 (12.50%) SysML
5 2 (12.50%) Requirements Management
5 2 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 1 (6.25%) BDD
6 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
3 3 (18.75%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) PHP
4 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) ISEB
2 6 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
4 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (6.25%) HND
5 1 (6.25%) Degree
5 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) OpenText
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix