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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 62 49 65
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +16
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 9 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.07% 0.67% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 0.94% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
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£375 £370 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +64.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+72.83% -42.14%
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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
624 425 643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 73.93% 71.31% 72.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 301 406
Average daily rate £375 £358 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.74% -0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 39
Average hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.57% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014, 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 9 (56.25%) Test Scripting
2 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 8 (50.00%) ISEB
3 7 (43.75%) Scrum
3 7 (43.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (37.50%) Validation
4 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (37.50%) Software Engineering
4 6 (37.50%) Selenium
4 6 (37.50%) Waterfall
5 5 (31.25%) HND
5 5 (31.25%) V-Model
6 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (25.00%) Finance
7 3 (18.75%) Data Modelling
7 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (18.75%) Intranet
7 3 (18.75%) HOOD
7 3 (18.75%) QlikView
7 3 (18.75%) Test Management
8 2 (12.50%) MS Office
8 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Degree
8 2 (12.50%) JIRA
8 2 (12.50%) QA
8 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (6.25%) HTML
9 1 (6.25%) Java
9 1 (6.25%) JavaScript

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) Simulink
2 1 (6.25%) Stateflow
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Intranet
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) QlikView
3 1 (6.25%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) JIRA
2 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
3 1 (6.25%) Maven
3 1 (6.25%) TestNG
3 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
2 1 (6.25%) Military
2 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Developer
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Tester
2 3 (18.75%) Test Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Test Leader
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Test Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) QlikView Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Test Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) CSS
1 1 (6.25%) XML
1 1 (6.25%) DOM
1 1 (6.25%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) MPEG
1 1 (6.25%) DTV
1 1 (6.25%) Streaming Video
1 1 (6.25%) IPTV
1 1 (6.25%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Test Scripting
2 7 (43.75%) Scrum
3 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) Validation
3 6 (37.50%) Software Engineering
3 6 (37.50%) Waterfall
4 5 (31.25%) V-Model
5 3 (18.75%) Test Management
5 3 (18.75%) HOOD
5 3 (18.75%) Data Modelling
5 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
7 1 (6.25%) SysML
7 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
7 1 (6.25%) ETL
7 1 (6.25%) UML
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Python
2 1 (6.25%) Ada
2 1 (6.25%) Fortran
2 1 (6.25%) MATLAB
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) ISEB
2 7 (43.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (31.25%) HND
4 2 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.25%) TIBCO
1 1 (6.25%) Telerik