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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 52 45 40
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.42% 0.67% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.89% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Median daily rate £438 £296 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.67% -21.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.29% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.65
% change year-on-year
- -0.39%
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
361 338 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 75.21% 75.78% 62.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 228 148
Median daily rate £413 £411 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.30% +5.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £286 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 38
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Gloucestershire region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham +5 1 £438 +20.68%
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 7 (63.64%) DV Cleared
1 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
2 6 (54.55%) Perl
2 6 (54.55%) Python
3 5 (45.45%) ISEB
3 5 (45.45%) Unix
3 5 (45.45%) C++
3 5 (45.45%) Java
3 5 (45.45%) ISTQB
3 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (36.36%) Ruby
4 4 (36.36%) Test Management
4 4 (36.36%) Bash Shell
4 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
4 4 (36.36%) Functional Testing
5 3 (27.27%) System Testing
5 3 (27.27%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Automation Testing
5 3 (27.27%) C
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
5 3 (27.27%) Linux
5 3 (27.27%) LoadRunner
5 3 (27.27%) Rational Functional Tester
5 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
6 2 (18.18%) Selenium
6 2 (18.18%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
6 2 (18.18%) V-Model
6 2 (18.18%) Test Automation

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) ASN.1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) LoadRunner
1 3 (27.27%) Rational Functional Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
2 2 (18.18%) Selenium
3 1 (9.09%) MSTest
3 1 (9.09%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Law
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Lead Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Test Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Software Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Software Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) SAS Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Software Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Unix
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
2 4 (36.36%) Functional Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Test Management
3 3 (27.27%) Automation Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
3 3 (27.27%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (27.27%) System Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (18.18%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (18.18%) DevOps
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) SDLC
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 2 (18.18%) Validation
4 2 (18.18%) V-Model
4 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Perl
1 6 (54.55%) Python
2 5 (45.45%) C++
2 5 (45.45%) Java
3 4 (36.36%) Bash Shell
3 4 (36.36%) Ruby
4 3 (27.27%) C
5 2 (18.18%) C#
6 1 (9.09%) SQL
6 1 (9.09%) VC++
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) DV Cleared
1 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
2 5 (45.45%) ISEB
2 5 (45.45%) ISTQB
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle