The first table below looks at the demand for System 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 System Testing over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Gloucestershire region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 45 25 49
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +24
Contract jobs citing System Testing 2 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.47% 3.05% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 5.00% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 1
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£370 £366 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.02% +33.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -6.15%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
260 160 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 60.61% 61.07% 68.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 97 197
Average daily rate £390 £373 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.69% -6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £440 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 16 26
Average hourly rate £37.50 £21.38 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.43% -38.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £11.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
System Testing
South West

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing System Testing across the Gloucestershire region.

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Gloucestershire region.

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

System 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 System Testing within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 22 July 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
Cheltenham -8 1 £370 +2.06%
Gloucester - - - -
System Testing
South West

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire region citing System 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 System Testing.

1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) V-Model
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) XSL
2 1 (33.33%) HND
2 1 (33.33%) XHTML
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Firmware
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire region citing System 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 System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
1 1 (33.33%) Lead Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) XSL
1 1 (33.33%) XHTML
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Firmware
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) V-Model
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) HND
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle