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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 41 52 44
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -8
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 12 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.68% 0.99% 2.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.43% 1.24% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 6
Median daily rate £550 £420 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% -14.93%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £29.00 £35.15
% change year-on-year
+42.24% -17.49%
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
350 402 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 78.13% 79.45% 71.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 229 200
Median daily rate £425 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £298 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 19 14
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

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 9 December 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 +3 6 £550 +51.72% 1
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (72.73%) Security Cleared
3 15 (68.18%) Python
3 15 (68.18%) DV Cleared
4 14 (63.64%) Selenium
5 13 (59.09%) Software Engineering
6 11 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
6 11 (50.00%) Linux
7 10 (45.45%) SDLC
7 10 (45.45%) Defect Tracking
8 9 (40.91%) Validation
9 8 (36.36%) Scrum
9 8 (36.36%) HP
9 8 (36.36%) ISEB
9 8 (36.36%) Perl
9 8 (36.36%) System Testing
9 8 (36.36%) V-Model
9 8 (36.36%) ISTQB
9 8 (36.36%) Integration Testing
9 8 (36.36%) Test Scripting
9 8 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (36.36%) Risk Analysis
9 8 (36.36%) System Integration Testing
9 8 (36.36%) Bash Shell
9 8 (36.36%) Waterfall
9 8 (36.36%) Cucumber
9 8 (36.36%) DevOps
10 7 (31.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (31.82%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (31.82%) Root Cause Analysis

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:

Applications
1 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 14 (63.64%) Selenium
2 8 (36.36%) Cucumber
3 5 (22.73%) Ant
3 5 (22.73%) JIRA
3 5 (22.73%) LoadRunner
3 5 (22.73%) Maven
3 5 (22.73%) Selenium IDE
3 5 (22.73%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
4 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Test Engineer
2 8 (36.36%) Integration Engineer
2 8 (36.36%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Test Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Software Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Test Leader
4 3 (13.64%) Test Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Test Specialist
5 2 (9.09%) Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Credit Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
1 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
1 3 (13.64%) Mathematics
2 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) Linux
2 7 (31.82%) Windows
3 5 (22.73%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (59.09%) Software Engineering
3 10 (45.45%) Defect Tracking
3 10 (45.45%) SDLC
4 9 (40.91%) Validation
5 8 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (36.36%) DevOps
5 8 (36.36%) Integration Testing
5 8 (36.36%) Risk Analysis
5 8 (36.36%) Scrum
5 8 (36.36%) System Integration Testing
5 8 (36.36%) System Testing
5 8 (36.36%) Test Scripting
5 8 (36.36%) V-Model
5 8 (36.36%) Waterfall
6 7 (31.82%) Automation Testing
6 7 (31.82%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (31.82%) Performance Testing
6 7 (31.82%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (31.82%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) Python
2 8 (36.36%) Bash Shell
2 8 (36.36%) Perl
3 7 (31.82%) C
4 5 (22.73%) Java
5 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (72.73%) Security Cleared
2 15 (68.18%) DV Cleared
3 8 (36.36%) ISEB
3 8 (36.36%) ISTQB
4 7 (31.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (13.64%) Degree
6 1 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) HP
2 7 (31.82%) Oracle
3 5 (22.73%) Atlassian
3 5 (22.73%) Cloudera