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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 63 61 66
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 10 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.18% 1.38% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 1.79% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 2
Average daily rate £225 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% +45.83%
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
687 671 627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 81.30% 77.13% 77.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 509 439
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 9 28
Average hourly rate £37.50 £44.44 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.61% +77.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £13.30 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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 12 February 2016, 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 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) TDD
2 6 (40.00%) Degree
3 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 5 (33.33%) C#
3 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 5 (33.33%) Python
3 5 (33.33%) .NET
3 5 (33.33%) Front End Development
4 4 (26.67%) CSS3
4 4 (26.67%) ISEB
4 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 4 (26.67%) HTML
4 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio
4 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
4 4 (26.67%) CSS
4 4 (26.67%) MVC
4 4 (26.67%) jQuery
4 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (26.67%) HTML5
5 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 3 (20.00%) Migration
6 2 (13.33%) Scrum
6 2 (13.33%) Project Management
6 2 (13.33%) Citrix

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.67%) Ant
2 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.67%) HP UFT
2 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.67%) JUnit
2 1 (6.67%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) JavaScript Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) .NET Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Tester
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Automated Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Head of Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Migration Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) .NET
2 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (26.67%) CSS
2 4 (26.67%) CSS3
2 4 (26.67%) HTML
2 4 (26.67%) HTML5
2 4 (26.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
1 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) TDD
3 5 (33.33%) Front End Development
3 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 4 (26.67%) MVC
5 3 (20.00%) Migration
6 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Project Management
6 2 (13.33%) Scrum
6 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
6 2 (13.33%) Test Management
7 1 (6.67%) BDD
7 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
7 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
7 1 (6.67%) Requirements Management
7 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
7 1 (6.67%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) C#
1 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 5 (33.33%) Python
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Degree
2 4 (26.67%) ISEB
3 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Citrix
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
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