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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 41 33 35
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 9 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.90% 1.20% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.07% 1.96% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £325 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £465 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £11.50 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+204.34% -67.83%
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
293 153 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 61.81% 61.20% 71.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 83 142
Average daily rate £400 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £217 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 36
Average hourly rate £40.00 £16.75 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.80% -42.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £12.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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
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 16 September 2014. 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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Rank Change
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Last Year
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Gloucester - 1 £375 - 1
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 14 (87.50%) Java
2 12 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 9 (56.25%) DV Cleared
3 9 (56.25%) SQL
4 8 (50.00%) C
4 8 (50.00%) JUnit
4 8 (50.00%) Web Services
4 8 (50.00%) C++
4 8 (50.00%) JBoss
5 7 (43.75%) Software Engineering
6 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (37.50%) XML
6 6 (37.50%) SoapUI
7 5 (31.25%) JAX-RS
7 5 (31.25%) PrimeFaces
7 5 (31.25%) EJB
7 5 (31.25%) J2EE
7 5 (31.25%) Oracle
7 5 (31.25%) Workflow
7 5 (31.25%) JAXB
7 5 (31.25%) ISEB
7 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
7 5 (31.25%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (31.25%) Hibernate
7 5 (31.25%) Scrum
7 5 (31.25%) JSF
7 5 (31.25%) JPA
7 5 (31.25%) EJB 3.0
8 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
8 4 (25.00%) Python

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 3 (18.75%) Mule
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) JUnit
2 6 (37.50%) SoapUI
3 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
3 3 (18.75%) Selenium
4 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
5 1 (6.25%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (6.25%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
5 1 (6.25%) NUnit
General
1 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
2 3 (18.75%) Marketing
2 3 (18.75%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Java Developer
2 5 (31.25%) C++ Developer
2 5 (31.25%) C++/Java Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Tester
4 3 (18.75%) Automated Tester
4 3 (18.75%) Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Test Leader
6 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) Web Services
2 6 (37.50%) XML
3 5 (31.25%) JAXB
3 5 (31.25%) Hibernate
3 5 (31.25%) JSF
3 5 (31.25%) J2EE
3 5 (31.25%) EJB
3 5 (31.25%) JPA
3 5 (31.25%) EJB 3.0
3 5 (31.25%) JAX-RS
3 5 (31.25%) PrimeFaces
4 4 (25.00%) .NET
5 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (6.25%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (6.25%) SOAP
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
5 1 (6.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) DTV
2 2 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) UNIX
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Software Engineering
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) Workflow
3 5 (31.25%) Scrum
3 5 (31.25%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (18.75%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (18.75%) Programme Management
5 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (12.50%) Test Management
6 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 2 (12.50%) Reverse Engineering
7 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Dependency Injection
7 1 (6.25%) MVVM
7 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Black-Box Testing
7 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) Java
2 9 (56.25%) SQL
3 8 (50.00%) C
3 8 (50.00%) C++
4 4 (25.00%) Python
5 3 (18.75%) Ruby
6 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
6 2 (12.50%) C#
7 1 (6.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (56.25%) DV Cleared
3 5 (31.25%) ISEB
3 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
4 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) JBoss
2 5 (31.25%) Oracle
3 3 (18.75%) SAP
4 1 (6.25%) Serena