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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 37 44 52
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +8
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 15 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 4.26% 2.17% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.00% 2.75% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 3
Median daily rate £475 £420 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.09% -20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £43.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-38.27% +15.71%

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
300 364 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 85.23% 78.96% 72.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 197 226
Median daily rate £415 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 31 21
Median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £25.25 £29.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £46.20 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 28 (96.55%) Security Cleared
2 27 (93.10%) DV Cleared
3 25 (86.21%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (79.31%) Software Engineering
5 20 (68.97%) C
5 20 (68.97%) Python
5 20 (68.97%) SDLC
6 18 (62.07%) Scrum
7 17 (58.62%) Selenium
7 17 (58.62%) Oracle
8 15 (51.72%) Java
9 14 (48.28%) Perl
10 13 (44.83%) Linux
11 12 (41.38%) Validation
11 12 (41.38%) Defect Tracking
12 11 (37.93%) System Integration Testing
12 11 (37.93%) System Testing
12 11 (37.93%) V-Model
12 11 (37.93%) Waterfall
12 11 (37.93%) Cucumber
12 11 (37.93%) DevOps
12 11 (37.93%) Risk Analysis
12 11 (37.93%) Integration Testing
12 11 (37.93%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (34.48%) Manual Testing
13 10 (34.48%) Performance Testing
13 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
13 10 (34.48%) Windows
13 10 (34.48%) MS Excel
13 10 (34.48%) Automation Testing

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 7 (24.14%) JBoss
Applications
1 10 (34.48%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.24%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 17 (58.62%) Selenium
2 11 (37.93%) Cucumber
3 8 (27.59%) LoadRunner
4 7 (24.14%) JUnit
5 5 (17.24%) Ant
5 5 (17.24%) JIRA
5 5 (17.24%) Maven
5 5 (17.24%) Selenium IDE
5 5 (17.24%) WebDriver
6 3 (10.34%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (3.45%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Test Engineer
2 11 (37.93%) Integration Engineer
2 11 (37.93%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) Developer
3 7 (24.14%) Java Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Test Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Lead Test Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Test Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Tester
7 1 (3.45%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.45%) Software Tester
7 1 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Systems Test Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.45%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) EJB
1 7 (24.14%) EJB 3.0
1 7 (24.14%) Hibernate
1 7 (24.14%) J2EE
1 7 (24.14%) JAXB
1 7 (24.14%) JPA
1 7 (24.14%) JSF
1 7 (24.14%) PrimeFaces
1 7 (24.14%) REST
1 7 (24.14%) Web Services
1 7 (24.14%) XML
1 7 (24.14%) XSD
1 7 (24.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
1 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (44.83%) Linux
2 10 (34.48%) Windows
3 8 (27.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (86.21%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (79.31%) Software Engineering
3 20 (68.97%) SDLC
4 18 (62.07%) Scrum
5 12 (41.38%) Defect Tracking
5 12 (41.38%) Validation
6 11 (37.93%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (37.93%) DevOps
6 11 (37.93%) Integration Testing
6 11 (37.93%) Risk Analysis
6 11 (37.93%) System Integration Testing
6 11 (37.93%) System Testing
6 11 (37.93%) V-Model
6 11 (37.93%) Waterfall
7 10 (34.48%) Automation Testing
7 10 (34.48%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (34.48%) Manual Testing
7 10 (34.48%) Performance Testing
7 10 (34.48%) Root Cause Analysis
7 10 (34.48%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 20 (68.97%) C
1 20 (68.97%) Python
2 15 (51.72%) Java
3 14 (48.28%) Perl
4 10 (34.48%) Bash Shell
5 4 (13.79%) Ruby
6 3 (10.34%) C++
Qualifications
1 28 (96.55%) Security Cleared
2 27 (93.10%) DV Cleared
3 8 (27.59%) ISEB
3 8 (27.59%) ISTQB
4 5 (17.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (6.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) Oracle
2 7 (24.14%) HP
3 5 (17.24%) Atlassian
3 5 (17.24%) Cloudera