The table below looks at the statistics for System 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 System Testing over the 3 months to 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 72 57 62
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +5
Contract jobs citing System Testing 5 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.54% 0.73% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.99% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Average daily rate
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£418 £405 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.08% +9.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £405 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £405 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.45% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £36.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +30.90%
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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
690 505 491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 74.68% 73.51% 63.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 352 287
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 27
Average hourly rate £47.50 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.15 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing System Testing across the Bristol region.

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

System Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Bristol region.

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing System 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 System Testing.

1 5 (55.56%) Integration Testing
2 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) Project Management
3 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 3 (33.33%) MVC
3 3 (33.33%) JSP
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) Ant
3 3 (33.33%) JUnit
3 3 (33.33%) Apache
3 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 3 (33.33%) Eclipse
3 3 (33.33%) ISEB
3 3 (33.33%) Cryptography
3 3 (33.33%) Spring
3 3 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 3 (33.33%) Scrum
3 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 3 (33.33%) Java EE
3 3 (33.33%) QA
3 3 (33.33%) Spring MVC
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (33.33%) Web Application Development
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (22.22%) JIRA
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 10g

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing System 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 System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (33.33%) Apache
1 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Ant
1 3 (33.33%) JUnit
1 3 (33.33%) Eclipse
2 2 (22.22%) JIRA
3 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (22.22%) Electronics
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
1 3 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Test Programme Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Lead Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Programme Test Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Lead Java Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Programme Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Java Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Electronics Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
3 1 (11.11%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) JSP
1 3 (33.33%) Spring
1 3 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 3 (33.33%) Java EE
1 3 (33.33%) Spring MVC
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Cryptography
2 1 (11.11%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Integration Testing
2 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Project Management
3 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 3 (33.33%) MVC
3 3 (33.33%) Scrum
3 3 (33.33%) Web Application Development
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
4 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Dependency Management
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
1 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) SAP