The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 55 38 37
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -1
Contract jobs citing System Testing 2 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.38% 0.34% 2.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.66% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £358
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £36.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.66% +30.90%
System 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
343 151 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 65.96% 51.71% 74.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 79 131
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 £200 £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 17 38
Average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -54.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 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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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
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Gloucester - - - -
System Testing
South West

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) V-Model
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Management
2 2 (50.00%) HND
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Wireshark
2 2 (50.00%) Use Case
2 2 (50.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (25.00%) Spring
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) Web Development
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) XSL

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Junior
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (25.00%) Spring
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) XSL
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) V-Model
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Management
2 2 (50.00%) Use Case
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 1 (25.00%) Web Development
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) HND
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle