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 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 54 41 49
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +8
Contract jobs citing System Testing 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.42% 0.29% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.40% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
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£420 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £396 - £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 - £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -29.14%
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
346 249 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 73.46% 71.55% 75.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 124 171
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 24 25
Average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £12.48 £25.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 30 March 2015. 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
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System Testing
South West

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Kanban
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) V-Model
2 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Manager
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Report Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) XSL
1 1 (25.00%) XHTML
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Kanban
2 1 (25.00%) V-Model
2 1 (25.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (25.00%) HND
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle