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 28 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 47 50 41
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 6 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.22% 1.06% 2.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.43% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 6
Median daily rate £300 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £270 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £403 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.43 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-51.91% -16.66%
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
375 350 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 76.22% 74.47% 65.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 245 146
Median daily rate £400 £408 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% +4.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £478 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 14 29
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 £43.60 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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
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 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Gloucester +7 4 £299 -28.92% 2
Cheltenham +5 2 £438 +20.68% 1
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 28 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 (53.85%) ISEB
1 7 (53.85%) ISTQB
2 6 (46.15%) DV Cleared
2 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 6 (46.15%) Python
2 6 (46.15%) Finance
3 5 (38.46%) Perl
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) Functional Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
4 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
5 3 (23.08%) LoadRunner
5 3 (23.08%) C++
5 3 (23.08%) Java
5 3 (23.08%) Unix
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
5 3 (23.08%) Linux
5 3 (23.08%) Banking
5 3 (23.08%) Retail
5 3 (23.08%) Ruby
5 3 (23.08%) Rational Functional Tester
5 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (23.08%) Test Management
5 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (15.38%) DevOps
6 2 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (15.38%) SDLC
6 2 (15.38%) Test Planning

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 (7.69%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) LoadRunner
1 3 (23.08%) Rational Functional Tester
2 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
2 2 (15.38%) Selenium
3 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
2 3 (23.08%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Law
3 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
1 8 (61.54%) Test Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Credit Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) SAS Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Software Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Test Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
1 3 (23.08%) Unix
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (38.46%) Functional Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
3 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Defect Tracking
3 3 (23.08%) Test Management
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (15.38%) DevOps
4 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) SDLC
4 2 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (15.38%) System Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
4 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Python
2 5 (38.46%) Perl
3 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
4 3 (23.08%) C++
4 3 (23.08%) Java
4 3 (23.08%) Ruby
5 2 (15.38%) C
6 1 (7.69%) C#
6 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) ISEB
1 7 (53.85%) ISTQB
2 6 (46.15%) DV Cleared
2 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) HP