The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bristol region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 62 41 68
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +27
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 9 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.15% 0.75% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.03% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £370 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £18.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+92.00% -44.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
596 387 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 76.02% 72.61% 72.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 259 378
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 12 34
Average hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £13.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Software Testing
South West

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 8 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) ISEB
3 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (31.25%) Scrum
5 4 (25.00%) Finance
5 4 (25.00%) Validation
5 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (25.00%) Test Management
5 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 4 (25.00%) QA
5 4 (25.00%) Selenium
6 3 (18.75%) QlikView
6 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (18.75%) V-Model
6 3 (18.75%) HND
6 3 (18.75%) Data Modelling
6 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (18.75%) Intranet
6 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
6 3 (18.75%) Degree
6 3 (18.75%) JIRA
6 3 (18.75%) HOOD
7 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 2 (12.50%) MS Office
7 2 (12.50%) XML
7 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
8 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) Simulink
2 1 (6.25%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Intranet
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) QlikView
3 1 (6.25%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Selenium
2 3 (18.75%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
3 1 (6.25%) Maven
3 1 (6.25%) TestNG
3 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
3 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
2 1 (6.25%) Military
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Tester
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Test Leader
4 2 (12.50%) Software Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Process Manager
5 1 (6.25%) QA Test Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) QA Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) DOM
2 1 (6.25%) LAMP
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) MPEG
1 1 (6.25%) DTV
1 1 (6.25%) Streaming Video
1 1 (6.25%) IPTV
1 1 (6.25%) Physics
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) Scrum
4 4 (25.00%) Validation
4 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (25.00%) Test Management
4 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (18.75%) V-Model
5 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (18.75%) HOOD
5 3 (18.75%) Data Modelling
5 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
7 1 (6.25%) BDD
7 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
7 1 (6.25%) Time Management
7 1 (6.25%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Python
2 1 (6.25%) Ada
2 1 (6.25%) Fortran
2 1 (6.25%) MATLAB
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) ISEB
2 6 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (18.75%) HND
3 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
3 3 (18.75%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.25%) HP
1 1 (6.25%) TIBCO
1 1 (6.25%) Telerik