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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 67 57 50
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -7
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 7 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.77% 0.41% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.56% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -30.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £245 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £405 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.88 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-11.43% +50.55%
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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
679 537 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 74.86% 74.27% 64.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 373 284
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 30 21
Average hourly rate £46.25 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £13.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (70.00%) SQL
3 13 (65.00%) ISEB
3 13 (65.00%) Test Scripting
4 10 (50.00%) Test Planning
5 9 (45.00%) Waterfall
5 9 (45.00%) Validation
6 8 (40.00%) HND
6 8 (40.00%) Selenium
6 8 (40.00%) V-Model
6 8 (40.00%) Software Engineering
6 8 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (35.00%) Scrum
7 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (30.00%) Java
8 6 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
9 5 (25.00%) Use Case
9 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (25.00%) .NET Framework
9 5 (25.00%) HTML
9 5 (25.00%) .NET
9 5 (25.00%) Windows
9 5 (25.00%) Linux
9 5 (25.00%) Open Text
9 5 (25.00%) CSS
10 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
10 4 (20.00%) QA
11 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
11 3 (15.00%) Test Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
1 2 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP HCM
1 1 (5.00%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Selenium
2 6 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (10.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (10.00%) JIRA
4 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.00%) Behat
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Analyst
1 5 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 5 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Tester
2 4 (20.00%) Senior Test Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Applications Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) HTML
1 5 (25.00%) .NET
1 5 (25.00%) CSS
1 5 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (65.00%) Test Scripting
3 10 (50.00%) Test Planning
4 9 (45.00%) Waterfall
4 9 (45.00%) Validation
5 8 (40.00%) Software Engineering
5 8 (40.00%) V-Model
6 7 (35.00%) Scrum
7 5 (25.00%) Use Case
7 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Test Management
8 3 (15.00%) BDD
9 2 (10.00%) Time Management
9 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
9 2 (10.00%) TDD
10 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
10 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
10 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
10 1 (5.00%) GAP Analysis
10 1 (5.00%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) Java
3 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) ISEB
2 8 (40.00%) HND
2 8 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.00%) SSCP
4 1 (5.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Open Text
3 1 (5.00%) Telerik
3 1 (5.00%) TIBCO
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (5.00%) SAP