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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 33 59 53
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -6
Contract jobs citing QA 46 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 4.90% 1.78% 1.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.20% 23.19% 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 14 13
Median daily rate £400 £386 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% -3.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £324 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £434 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £8.50 £100.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-91.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £18.68 £13.71
% change year-on-year
+33.83% +36.25%
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
109 69 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 11.61% 7.66% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 54 40
Median daily rate £400 £355 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -20.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £170 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £409 £380
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +7.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 3
Median hourly rate £28.15 £22.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.11% +50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.29% +20.00%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 33 (55.93%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (30.51%) TDD
2 18 (30.51%) Scrum
3 17 (28.81%) BDD
4 16 (27.12%) Finance
5 15 (25.42%) User Experience
6 14 (23.73%) Project Management
7 13 (22.03%) JavaScript
7 13 (22.03%) Ruby
8 12 (20.34%) C#
8 12 (20.34%) .NET
8 12 (20.34%) E-Commerce
8 12 (20.34%) RabbitMQ
8 12 (20.34%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (18.64%) High Availability
9 11 (18.64%) Microservices
10 10 (16.95%) Public Cloud
10 10 (16.95%) Ember.js
10 10 (16.95%) AngularJS
10 10 (16.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 10 (16.95%) Elasticsearch
10 10 (16.95%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (16.95%) ASP.NET Web API
10 10 (16.95%) Octopus Deploy
10 10 (16.95%) DevOps
10 10 (16.95%) CQRS
10 10 (16.95%) GitHub
10 10 (16.95%) Node.js
10 10 (16.95%) NoSQL
10 10 (16.95%) ASP.NET MVC

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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (16.95%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (5.08%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.39%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.95%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (16.95%) Amazon EC2
1 10 (16.95%) Amazon S3
1 10 (16.95%) GitHub
1 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) Skype
2 2 (3.39%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.69%) DHCP
3 1 (1.69%) DNS
3 1 (1.69%) Extranet
3 1 (1.69%) Firewall
3 1 (1.69%) Intranet
3 1 (1.69%) LAN
3 1 (1.69%) NAS
3 1 (1.69%) SAN
3 1 (1.69%) VPN
3 1 (1.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 10 (16.95%) Hadoop
1 10 (16.95%) NoSQL
1 10 (16.95%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (16.95%) Octopus Deploy
1 10 (16.95%) TeamCity
2 7 (11.86%) JIRA
2 7 (11.86%) Selenium
3 6 (10.17%) Cucumber
4 4 (6.78%) SpecFlow
5 3 (5.08%) TestComplete
5 3 (5.08%) WebDriver
6 2 (3.39%) Appium
6 2 (3.39%) HP UFT
6 2 (3.39%) Protractor
6 2 (3.39%) Robotium
6 2 (3.39%) Sahi
6 2 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.39%) WATIR
6 2 (3.39%) Xcode
7 1 (1.69%) Ranorex
General
1 16 (27.12%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Electronics
2 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.39%) Marketing
2 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (11.86%) Analyst
1 7 (11.86%) AWS Engineer
2 6 (10.17%) Test Leader
3 5 (8.47%) Project Manager
3 5 (8.47%) Scrum Master
3 5 (8.47%) Tester
4 4 (6.78%) Business Analyst
4 4 (6.78%) Developer
4 4 (6.78%) Test Manager
5 3 (5.08%) .NET Developer
5 3 (5.08%) AWS Developer
5 3 (5.08%) E-Commerce Developer
5 3 (5.08%) Financial Analyst
5 3 (5.08%) Financial Business Analyst
5 3 (5.08%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 3 (5.08%) QA Leader
5 3 (5.08%) Quality Manager
5 3 (5.08%) Service Analyst
5 3 (5.08%) Test Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.34%) .NET
1 12 (20.34%) RabbitMQ
2 10 (16.95%) AngularJS
2 10 (16.95%) ASP.NET
2 10 (16.95%) ASP.NET MVC
2 10 (16.95%) ASP.NET Web API
2 10 (16.95%) Ember.js
2 10 (16.95%) Node.js
3 5 (8.47%) Velocity
4 1 (1.69%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.69%) J2EE
4 1 (1.69%) JSON
4 1 (1.69%) REST
4 1 (1.69%) RESTful
4 1 (1.69%) Web Services
4 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.42%) User Experience
2 10 (16.95%) Blog
2 10 (16.95%) Public Cloud
3 5 (8.47%) Statistics
4 3 (5.08%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (5.08%) Virtual Team
5 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.39%) NHS
6 1 (1.69%) Clustering
6 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.69%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.78%) Windows
2 2 (3.39%) Android
2 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.39%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (55.93%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (30.51%) Scrum
2 18 (30.51%) TDD
3 17 (28.81%) BDD
4 14 (23.73%) Project Management
5 12 (20.34%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (20.34%) E-Commerce
6 11 (18.64%) High Availability
6 11 (18.64%) Microservices
7 10 (16.95%) CQRS
7 10 (16.95%) DevOps
7 10 (16.95%) Kanban
7 10 (16.95%) MVC
8 8 (13.56%) Test Automation
9 7 (11.86%) PRINCE2
9 7 (11.86%) Test Scripting
10 6 (10.17%) Test Strategy
10 6 (10.17%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (8.47%) SDLC
11 5 (8.47%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.03%) JavaScript
1 13 (22.03%) Ruby
2 12 (20.34%) C#
3 10 (16.95%) Scala
4 5 (8.47%) Python
5 4 (6.78%) Java
6 1 (1.69%) C
6 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.17%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.08%) Degree
4 2 (3.39%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.69%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.69%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.69%) SDET
2 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.69%) Docker
1 1 (1.69%) Firmware
1 1 (1.69%) ISA Server
1 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (16.95%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.69%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.69%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.69%) MOM
2 1 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (8.47%) Rally
2 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.39%) Lotus
3 2 (3.39%) SAP
4 1 (1.69%) Citrix
4 1 (1.69%) Dell
4 1 (1.69%) HP
4 1 (1.69%) IBM
4 1 (1.69%) Veritas
4 1 (1.69%) VMware