The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 49 41 30
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -11
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 5 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.06% 2.26% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 3.68% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 2
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£363 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +92.00%
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 Gloucestershire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
342 272 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 72.77% 61.54% 61.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 135 90
Average daily rate £405 £393 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.18% +6.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £510 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 28 14
Average hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +78.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Software Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham -5 2 £363 +9.84% 1
Gloucester +1 1 £420 +12.00%
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 9 (75.00%) Java
1 9 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) C++
2 8 (66.67%) DV Cleared
3 7 (58.33%) Functional Testing
3 7 (58.33%) Ruby
4 6 (50.00%) Test Management
4 6 (50.00%) Rational Functional Tester
4 6 (50.00%) Bash Shell
4 6 (50.00%) LoadRunner
4 6 (50.00%) Perl
4 6 (50.00%) UNIX
4 6 (50.00%) Python
5 5 (41.67%) ISEB
5 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
5 5 (41.67%) ISTQB
6 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
7 3 (25.00%) Scrum
7 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (25.00%) SDLC
8 2 (16.67%) JAX-RS
8 2 (16.67%) PrimeFaces
8 2 (16.67%) JBoss
8 2 (16.67%) JAXB
8 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
8 2 (16.67%) Workflow
8 2 (16.67%) Finance
8 2 (16.67%) Web Services

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 2 (16.67%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 6 (50.00%) Rational Functional Tester
2 2 (16.67%) JUnit
2 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Analyst
1 8 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) C++/Java Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 2 (16.67%) C++ Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Manual Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
1 2 (16.67%) XML
1 2 (16.67%) JAXB
1 2 (16.67%) Hibernate
1 2 (16.67%) JSF
1 2 (16.67%) JPA
1 2 (16.67%) EJB 3.0
1 2 (16.67%) J2EE
1 2 (16.67%) EJB
1 2 (16.67%) JAX-RS
1 2 (16.67%) PrimeFaces
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Functional Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Test Management
4 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
5 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Scrum
6 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (25.00%) SDLC
7 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 2 (16.67%) Workflow
7 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (8.33%) Resource Management
8 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
8 1 (8.33%) UML
8 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
8 1 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) C++
3 7 (58.33%) Ruby
4 6 (50.00%) Bash Shell
4 6 (50.00%) Python
4 6 (50.00%) Perl
5 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (66.67%) DV Cleared
3 5 (41.67%) ISEB
3 5 (41.67%) ISTQB
4 3 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (8.33%) BC Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) VMware