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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 63 65 48
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -17
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 8 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.92% 0.76% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 0.98% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.37 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.00%
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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
681 610 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 78.64% 77.12% 70.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 437 217
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 £300 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 34 9
Average hourly rate £37.04 £24.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.18% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.96 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 6 July 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 6 (50.00%) ISEB
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) Selenium
3 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (25.00%) QA
3 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (25.00%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) Validation
3 3 (25.00%) Internet
4 2 (16.67%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) HP UFT
4 2 (16.67%) Linux
4 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 2 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) SysML
4 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 2 (16.67%) Requirements Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 2 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (16.67%) HP UFT
4 1 (8.33%) JIRA
4 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
4 1 (8.33%) Behat
4 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Validation Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Data Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Analyst Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Database Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Verification Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) AWS Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Validation
2 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) SysML
3 2 (16.67%) Requirements Management
3 2 (16.67%) TDD
3 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) OO
4 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) PHP
3 1 (8.33%) Ruby
3 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) ISEB
1 6 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (8.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft