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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 51 46
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire - 0.42% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.55% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £438 £296
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +47.67%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% -  

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 256 366 344
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 79.50% 76.41% 76.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 211 226
Median daily rate £350 £413 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +1.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 14 19
Median hourly rate £45.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.63% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing in Gloucestershire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 14 (100.00%) C
1 14 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 14 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (78.57%) SDLC
2 11 (78.57%) Oracle
2 11 (78.57%) Scrum
2 11 (78.57%) Software Engineering
3 10 (71.43%) Java
4 7 (50.00%) Perl
4 7 (50.00%) J2EE
4 7 (50.00%) JUnit
4 7 (50.00%) EJB
4 7 (50.00%) Web Services
4 7 (50.00%) XML
4 7 (50.00%) XSD
4 7 (50.00%) XSLT
4 7 (50.00%) JBoss
4 7 (50.00%) Python
4 7 (50.00%) JAXB
4 7 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 7 (50.00%) Workflow
4 7 (50.00%) Hibernate
4 7 (50.00%) PrimeFaces
4 7 (50.00%) JSF
4 7 (50.00%) JPA
4 7 (50.00%) EJB 3.0
4 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 7 (50.00%) REST
5 4 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement

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 7 (50.00%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) JUnit
2 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 4 (28.57%) Selenium
3 3 (21.43%) LoadRunner
3 3 (21.43%) Rational Functional Tester
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
1 7 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Integration Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Test and Integration Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Test Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Lead Test Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) EJB
1 7 (50.00%) EJB 3.0
1 7 (50.00%) Hibernate
1 7 (50.00%) J2EE
1 7 (50.00%) JAXB
1 7 (50.00%) JPA
1 7 (50.00%) JSF
1 7 (50.00%) PrimeFaces
1 7 (50.00%) REST
1 7 (50.00%) Web Services
1 7 (50.00%) XML
1 7 (50.00%) XSD
1 7 (50.00%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (78.57%) Scrum
1 11 (78.57%) SDLC
1 11 (78.57%) Software Engineering
2 7 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (50.00%) Workflow
3 4 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
3 4 (28.57%) DevOps
3 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Risk Analysis
3 4 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (28.57%) System Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Validation
3 4 (28.57%) V-Model
3 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) C
2 10 (71.43%) Java
3 7 (50.00%) Perl
3 7 (50.00%) Python
4 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
4 3 (21.43%) C++
4 3 (21.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 14 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) ISEB
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Oracle