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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 58 51 65
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +14
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 10 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.09% 0.65% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 0.93% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 2
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£375 £370 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +64.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £11.38 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+196.70% -68.83%
Software Testing
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
670 432 634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 72.83% 70.47% 71.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 315 405
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 35
Average hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.43 £13.20 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £45.00 £50.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 7 (50.00%) ISEB
3 7 (50.00%) Validation
3 7 (50.00%) Scrum
3 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (42.86%) Selenium
4 6 (42.86%) V-Model
4 6 (42.86%) Waterfall
4 6 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (42.86%) Test Planning
4 6 (42.86%) HND
5 3 (21.43%) QlikView
5 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (21.43%) HOOD
5 3 (21.43%) Finance
5 3 (21.43%) Intranet
5 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
5 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
6 2 (14.29%) CSS
6 2 (14.29%) HTML
6 2 (14.29%) Java
6 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 2 (14.29%) Windows
6 2 (14.29%) Linux
6 2 (14.29%) QA
6 2 (14.29%) Git (software)

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Intranet
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) QlikView
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Selenium
2 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
4 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Developer
1 4 (28.57%) Test Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) QlikView Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Test Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Test Leader
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) CSS
1 2 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) User Experience
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) IPTV
1 1 (7.14%) MPEG
1 1 (7.14%) DTV
1 1 (7.14%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 7 (50.00%) Validation
3 7 (50.00%) Scrum
3 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (42.86%) V-Model
4 6 (42.86%) Waterfall
4 6 (42.86%) Test Planning
5 3 (21.43%) HOOD
5 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
5 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (14.29%) Test Management
7 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
7 1 (7.14%) Time Management
7 1 (7.14%) Data Validation
7 1 (7.14%) Use Case
7 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
7 1 (7.14%) TDD
7 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) ISEB
2 6 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (42.86%) HND
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Telerik
2 1 (7.14%) TIBCO
2 1 (7.14%) Open Text
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