The first table below looks at the demand for Agile Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Testing over the 3 months to 16 April 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 Bristol 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Testing
Rank 72 59 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.11% 0.15% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £300 £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £425
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +60.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
716 451 668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 75.45% 68.65% 67.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 289 440
Average daily rate £375 £350 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 13 40
Average hourly rate £29.50 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £13.70 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Agile Testing
South West

Agile Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Agile Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Agile Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Agile Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Agile 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 Agile Testing.

1 4 (66.67%) User Stories
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (33.33%) SaaS
3 2 (33.33%) HTML5
3 2 (33.33%) iPad
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) NHS
3 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (16.67%) DTV
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Hudson
4 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (16.67%) FitNesse
4 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Kanban
4 1 (16.67%) RESTful
4 1 (16.67%) PHP

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Agile 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 Agile Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) SaaS
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (16.67%) Hudson
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) FitNesse
2 1 (16.67%) JUnit
2 1 (16.67%) Maven
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) WATIR
General
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) HTML5
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) RESTful
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) iPad
1 2 (33.33%) NHS
1 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (16.67%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) User Stories
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Kanban
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) PHP
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) SAP
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