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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 66 62 49
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -13
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 9 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.97% 0.93% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.23% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 3
Average daily rate
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£310 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £333 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £450 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.91 £36.25 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-31.28% +215.21%
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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
703 649 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 75.84% 75.20% 72.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 461 319
Average daily rate £400 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £282 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £514 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 11
Average hourly rate £41.00 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.00% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £15.70 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £33.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 (64.71%) ISEB
2 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) SQL
4 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
4 7 (41.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (29.41%) OpenText
5 5 (29.41%) .NET
5 5 (29.41%) HTML
5 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
5 5 (29.41%) CSS
5 5 (29.41%) .NET Framework
5 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
6 4 (23.53%) Use Case
6 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
6 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
6 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
7 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
7 3 (17.65%) Internet
7 3 (17.65%) Project Management
7 3 (17.65%) Requirements Management
7 3 (17.65%) Selenium
8 2 (11.76%) QA
8 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
8 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
8 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (11.76%) SysML
8 2 (11.76%) ISEB Practitioner

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
1 2 (11.76%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 2 (11.76%) HP UFT
2 2 (11.76%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (11.76%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (5.88%) Behat
3 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Military
2 1 (5.88%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Test Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Verification Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Test Leader
4 2 (11.76%) Validation Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Head of Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Database Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) HTML
1 5 (29.41%) .NET
1 5 (29.41%) CSS
1 5 (29.41%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Statistics
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
3 4 (23.53%) Use Case
4 3 (17.65%) Requirements Management
4 3 (17.65%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
5 2 (11.76%) Validation
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) SysML
5 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
5 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
5 2 (11.76%) Line Management
5 2 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Target Operating Model
6 1 (5.88%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.76%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) ISEB
2 7 (41.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
4 2 (11.76%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) OpenText
3 1 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix