The first table below looks at the demand for QA 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 QA over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Quality Assurance & Compliance 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 58 35 60
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +25
Contract jobs citing QA 14 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.76% 2.74% 0.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.18% 37.50% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 7
Average daily rate
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£375 £318 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.11% -14.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £405 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -46.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
34 40 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 4.27% 7.31% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 20 23
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £225 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +52.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.10 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.87% -12.50%
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QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

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Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Bristol region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing QA 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 QA.

1 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (29.41%) Selenium
3 9 (26.47%) ISEB
3 9 (26.47%) ISTQB
4 8 (23.53%) Java
4 8 (23.53%) Scrum
5 7 (20.59%) Finance
5 7 (20.59%) PRINCE2
6 5 (14.71%) JIRA
6 5 (14.71%) Test Management
6 5 (14.71%) SQL
6 5 (14.71%) Oracle
6 5 (14.71%) JUnit
6 5 (14.71%) Cucumber
7 4 (11.76%) SOA
7 4 (11.76%) JMeter
7 4 (11.76%) Project Management
7 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
7 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
7 4 (11.76%) Software Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Business Analysis
7 4 (11.76%) Ruby
8 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
8 3 (8.82%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (8.82%) WebDriver
8 3 (8.82%) Time Management
8 3 (8.82%) Degree
8 3 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (8.82%) PHP

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Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing QA 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 QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.94%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Office
2 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) LAN
1 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Discoverer
1 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (29.41%) Selenium
2 5 (14.71%) JIRA
2 5 (14.71%) JUnit
2 5 (14.71%) Cucumber
3 4 (11.76%) JMeter
4 3 (8.82%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.88%) SoapUI
5 2 (5.88%) WATIR
5 2 (5.88%) JBehave
6 1 (2.94%) Maven
6 1 (2.94%) NUnit
6 1 (2.94%) Axure RP
6 1 (2.94%) TestNG
6 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.94%) FitNesse
6 1 (2.94%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.94%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (2.94%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.94%) ClearQuest
General
1 7 (20.59%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.94%) Electronics
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Analyst
2 9 (26.47%) Tester
3 7 (20.59%) QA Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Business Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Test Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Test Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) QA Tester
5 3 (8.82%) QA Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Technical Tester
5 3 (8.82%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Software Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Programme Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Applications Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) Web Services
1 2 (5.88%) XML
2 1 (2.94%) Spring
2 1 (2.94%) RESTful
2 1 (2.94%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) STB
1 1 (2.94%) Open Source
1 1 (2.94%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Windows
1 3 (8.82%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (23.53%) Scrum
3 7 (20.59%) PRINCE2
4 5 (14.71%) Test Management
5 4 (11.76%) SOA
5 4 (11.76%) Project Management
5 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
5 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
5 4 (11.76%) Software Testing
5 4 (11.76%) Business Analysis
6 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
6 3 (8.82%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (8.82%) Time Management
6 3 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (8.82%) BDD
6 3 (8.82%) Test Strategy
6 3 (8.82%) Automation Testing
7 2 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.88%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) Java
2 5 (14.71%) SQL
3 4 (11.76%) Ruby
4 3 (8.82%) PHP
5 2 (5.88%) Python
5 2 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) ISEB
1 9 (26.47%) ISTQB
2 3 (8.82%) Degree
3 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) HND
3 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Oracle
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.94%) Casewise
3 1 (2.94%) Telerik
3 1 (2.94%) HP
3 1 (2.94%) SAP
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