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 22 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 46 40 48
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +8
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 11 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.15% 0.69% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.28% 1.32% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Average daily rate
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£494 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.43% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.88 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-11.43% +55.74%
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
335 152 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 65.56% 52.60% 75.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 79 133
Average daily rate £425 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £209 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 39
Average hourly rate £27.50 £18.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.77% -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 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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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
Gloucester - - - -
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 17 (85.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (75.00%) DV Cleared
3 13 (65.00%) Java
4 12 (60.00%) C++
5 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (50.00%) Scrum
6 10 (50.00%) Software Engineering
7 9 (45.00%) C
7 9 (45.00%) SQL
8 8 (40.00%) JUnit
8 8 (40.00%) Web Services
8 8 (40.00%) JBoss
8 8 (40.00%) ISEB
8 8 (40.00%) ISTQB
8 8 (40.00%) SoapUI
9 7 (35.00%) J2EE
9 7 (35.00%) Oracle
9 7 (35.00%) EJB
9 7 (35.00%) XML
9 7 (35.00%) UNIX
9 7 (35.00%) JAXB
9 7 (35.00%) Workflow
9 7 (35.00%) Hibernate
9 7 (35.00%) JSF
9 7 (35.00%) Requirements Analysis
9 7 (35.00%) JPA
9 7 (35.00%) EJB 3.0
9 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
9 7 (35.00%) JAX-RS
9 7 (35.00%) PrimeFaces

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 8 (40.00%) JBoss
2 1 (5.00%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) JUnit
1 8 (40.00%) SoapUI
2 6 (30.00%) LoadRunner
2 6 (30.00%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.00%) Selenium
3 1 (5.00%) WinRunner
3 1 (5.00%) TestDirector
3 1 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.00%) Electronics
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Law
3 1 (5.00%) Legal
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Developer
1 7 (35.00%) Java Developer
1 7 (35.00%) C++ Developer
1 7 (35.00%) C++/Java Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Test Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
4 2 (10.00%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) Web Services
2 7 (35.00%) XML
2 7 (35.00%) JAXB
2 7 (35.00%) Hibernate
2 7 (35.00%) JSF
2 7 (35.00%) JPA
2 7 (35.00%) EJB 3.0
2 7 (35.00%) JAX-RS
2 7 (35.00%) PrimeFaces
2 7 (35.00%) J2EE
2 7 (35.00%) EJB
3 1 (5.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.00%) DTV
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) PDA
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) UNIX
2 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) Scrum
2 10 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 7 (35.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 7 (35.00%) Workflow
3 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (30.00%) Functional Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Test Management
5 5 (25.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (15.00%) TDD
6 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (10.00%) User Stories
7 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (10.00%) Coaching
7 2 (10.00%) Information Management
7 2 (10.00%) Release Management
7 2 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) Java
2 12 (60.00%) C++
3 9 (45.00%) C
3 9 (45.00%) SQL
4 6 (30.00%) Python
5 4 (20.00%) Ruby
5 4 (20.00%) Bash Shell
5 4 (20.00%) Perl
6 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
7 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (85.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (75.00%) DV Cleared
3 8 (40.00%) ISEB
3 8 (40.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (5.00%) MCSE
5 1 (5.00%) MCSA
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.00%) MCTS
5 1 (5.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Firmware
1 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) Citrix
2 1 (5.00%) Veritas
2 1 (5.00%) McAfee
2 1 (5.00%) VMware
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £28 - £32 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago