The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 59 44 61
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +17
Contract jobs citing QA 14 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.67% 2.54% 1.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.92% 27.50% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 10
Median daily rate £413 £360 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £225 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £394 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £37.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-62.16% +72.09%
QA
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
74 80 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 8.82% 9.24% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 64 32
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £476 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 10
Median hourly rate £33.00 £150.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-78.00% +559.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £150.00 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £150.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.39% +9.52%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bristol region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 May 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

QA
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 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA 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 Bristol region with a requirement for QA.

1 17 (45.95%) Project Management
1 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (37.84%) Finance
3 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
4 8 (21.62%) SC Cleared
5 7 (18.92%) Business Analysis
6 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (13.51%) Validation
7 5 (13.51%) Requirements Management
7 5 (13.51%) SDLC
8 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (10.81%) Degree
8 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
8 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2
9 3 (8.11%) SQL
9 3 (8.11%) Quality Management
9 3 (8.11%) Marketing
9 3 (8.11%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (8.11%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (8.11%) Software Engineering
9 3 (8.11%) QMS
9 3 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (8.11%) Process Improvement
10 2 (5.41%) Project Governance
10 2 (5.41%) BDD
10 2 (5.41%) Test Strategy
10 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
10 2 (5.41%) Test Scripting
10 2 (5.41%) TDD

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Project
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.70%) Lorenzo
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Broadband
1 1 (2.70%) HbbTV
1 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) JIRA
1 1 (2.70%) Selenium
1 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
1 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (37.84%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Marketing
3 2 (5.41%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Electronics
3 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.70%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (2.70%) French Language
4 1 (2.70%) Legal
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Analyst
2 9 (24.32%) Project Planner
3 8 (21.62%) Business Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Coordinator
4 4 (10.81%) Project Coordinator
4 4 (10.81%) Quality Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Finance Business Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Financial Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Financial Business Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) PMO Coordinator
5 3 (8.11%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Service Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) PMO Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) PMO Manager
6 2 (5.41%) QA Leader
7 1 (2.70%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
1 1 (2.70%) Gherkin
1 1 (2.70%) HTML
1 1 (2.70%) J2EE
1 1 (2.70%) JSON
1 1 (2.70%) REST
1 1 (2.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) DTV
2 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) MPEG
2 1 (2.70%) NHS
2 1 (2.70%) Taxonomies
2 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (45.95%) Project Management
2 7 (18.92%) Business Analysis
3 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (13.51%) Requirements Management
4 5 (13.51%) SDLC
4 5 (13.51%) Validation
5 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2
6 3 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (8.11%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (8.11%) Process Improvement
6 3 (8.11%) QMS
6 3 (8.11%) Quality Management
6 3 (8.11%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (8.11%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.41%) BDD
7 2 (5.41%) Project Governance
7 2 (5.41%) Test Scripting
7 2 (5.41%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) Java
2 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.70%) Python
2 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
2 8 (21.62%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.81%) Degree
4 1 (2.70%) ISEB
4 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.70%) OIPF
1 1 (2.70%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle
2 2 (5.41%) SAP
3 1 (2.70%) hybris
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