The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Testing
South West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 42 50
Rank change year-on-year +9 +8  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 14 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 4.22% 2.00% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.95% 2.65% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 5
Median daily rate £500 £395 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.58% -9.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £43.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +20.00%  

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 283 340 362
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 85.24% 75.39% 75.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 172 217
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 26 20
Median hourly rate £30.00 £43.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.03% +7.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.40 £46.20 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire citing Software Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Gloucestershire

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Gloucestershire

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Gloucestershire

Software Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 24 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (95.83%) DV Cleared
3 21 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (83.33%) Software Engineering
4 20 (83.33%) C
5 19 (79.17%) SDLC
6 18 (75.00%) Scrum
7 17 (70.83%) Oracle
8 14 (58.33%) Python
8 14 (58.33%) Java
9 12 (50.00%) Perl
10 11 (45.83%) Selenium
11 10 (41.67%) Linux
11 10 (41.67%) Validation
12 9 (37.50%) Hibernate
12 9 (37.50%) Workflow
12 9 (37.50%) JBoss
12 9 (37.50%) JAXB
12 9 (37.50%) J2EE
12 9 (37.50%) JUnit
12 9 (37.50%) EJB
12 9 (37.50%) Web Services
12 9 (37.50%) XML
12 9 (37.50%) XSD
12 9 (37.50%) XSLT
12 9 (37.50%) Risk Analysis
12 9 (37.50%) Integration Testing
12 9 (37.50%) System Testing
12 9 (37.50%) JPA
12 9 (37.50%) EJB 3.0

Software Testing
Co-occurring 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 9 (37.50%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (45.83%) Selenium
2 9 (37.50%) Cucumber
2 9 (37.50%) JUnit
3 5 (20.83%) LoadRunner
4 3 (12.50%) Rational Functional Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Ant
5 2 (8.33%) JIRA
5 2 (8.33%) Maven
5 2 (8.33%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (8.33%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Developer
1 9 (37.50%) Integration Engineer
1 9 (37.50%) Java Developer
1 9 (37.50%) Test and Integration Engineer
1 9 (37.50%) Test Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Software Tester
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Test Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Test Leader
4 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) EJB
1 9 (37.50%) EJB 3.0
1 9 (37.50%) Hibernate
1 9 (37.50%) J2EE
1 9 (37.50%) JAXB
1 9 (37.50%) JPA
1 9 (37.50%) JSF
1 9 (37.50%) PrimeFaces
1 9 (37.50%) REST
1 9 (37.50%) Web Services
1 9 (37.50%) XML
1 9 (37.50%) XSD
1 9 (37.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Linux
2 8 (33.33%) Windows
3 5 (20.83%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (83.33%) Software Engineering
3 19 (79.17%) SDLC
4 18 (75.00%) Scrum
5 10 (41.67%) Validation
6 9 (37.50%) Defect Tracking
6 9 (37.50%) DevOps
6 9 (37.50%) Integration Testing
6 9 (37.50%) Requirements Analysis
6 9 (37.50%) Risk Analysis
6 9 (37.50%) System Integration Testing
6 9 (37.50%) System Testing
6 9 (37.50%) V-Model
6 9 (37.50%) Waterfall
6 9 (37.50%) Workflow
7 8 (33.33%) Automation Testing
7 8 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (33.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 20 (83.33%) C
2 14 (58.33%) Java
2 14 (58.33%) Python
3 12 (50.00%) Perl
4 6 (25.00%) Bash Shell
5 4 (16.67%) Ruby
6 3 (12.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (95.83%) DV Cleared
3 5 (20.83%) ISEB
3 5 (20.83%) ISTQB
4 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (8.33%) Atlassian
3 2 (8.33%) Cloudera