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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 67 66 46
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -20
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 4 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.46% 0.78% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.99% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 7
Average daily rate
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£288 £275 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -17.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £268 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £303 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £36.37 £37.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.70% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-6.04% +0.67%
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South West

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
675 710 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 77.05% 78.63% 67.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 486 264
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 24 11
Average hourly rate £37.74 £33.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.65% +11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.13 £18.00 £13.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Test Scripting
3 6 (40.00%) Validation
4 5 (33.33%) Java
4 5 (33.33%) QA
4 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (26.67%) Test Planning
5 4 (26.67%) User Experience
5 4 (26.67%) JIRA
5 4 (26.67%) Test Management
5 4 (26.67%) Selenium
5 4 (26.67%) Time Management
5 4 (26.67%) V-Model
5 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
5 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (26.67%) SQL
5 4 (26.67%) MS Office
5 4 (26.67%) HND
5 4 (26.67%) Windows
5 4 (26.67%) Linux
5 4 (26.67%) Eclipse
5 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (26.67%) ISEB
5 4 (26.67%) TDD
5 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
6 3 (20.00%) BDD
7 2 (13.33%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (13.33%) Rational Rhapsody

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP HCM
1 1 (6.67%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Eclipse
1 4 (26.67%) JIRA
1 4 (26.67%) Selenium
1 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (13.33%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (13.33%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Test Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Test Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) AWS Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Validation Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Database Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Verification Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Data Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) CSS
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) User Experience
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Test Scripting
3 6 (40.00%) Validation
4 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 4 (26.67%) Test Management
5 4 (26.67%) TDD
5 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
5 4 (26.67%) Time Management
5 4 (26.67%) V-Model
5 4 (26.67%) Test Planning
6 3 (20.00%) BDD
7 2 (13.33%) Requirements Management
7 2 (13.33%) SysML
8 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
8 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
8 1 (6.67%) Release Management
8 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
8 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) HND
1 4 (26.67%) ISEB
1 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) SSCP
2 1 (6.67%) MCITP
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (6.67%) SAP
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