The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 56 51 40
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Contract jobs citing QA 17 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.84% 1.88% 1.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.96% 34.04% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 6
Average daily rate
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£380 £400 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +25.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £595 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £100.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.71 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+36.25% -31.45%
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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
46 47 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 4.98% 5.52% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 30 16
Average daily rate £355 £400 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +20.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £325 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £548 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £15.00 £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.25 £15.00 £15.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015, 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 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (28.95%) Selenium
3 8 (21.05%) Web Services
3 8 (21.05%) C#
3 8 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (18.42%) Finance
4 7 (18.42%) .NET
5 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
5 6 (15.79%) BDD
5 6 (15.79%) Jenkins
6 5 (13.16%) iOS Development
6 5 (13.16%) Apple iOS
6 5 (13.16%) WebDriver
6 5 (13.16%) Test Automation
6 5 (13.16%) User Experience
6 5 (13.16%) Apple Swift
6 5 (13.16%) Java
6 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
6 5 (13.16%) B2B
6 5 (13.16%) JIRA
7 4 (10.53%) Test Scripting
7 4 (10.53%) SOAP
7 4 (10.53%) Objective-C
7 4 (10.53%) Retail
7 4 (10.53%) Ruby
7 4 (10.53%) PHP
7 4 (10.53%) SQL
7 4 (10.53%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (10.53%) Project Management
7 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills

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Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 2 (5.26%) WebLogic
1 2 (5.26%) IIS
1 2 (5.26%) JBoss
2 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Office
2 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) GSM
1 1 (2.63%) UMTS
1 1 (2.63%) HTTP
1 1 (2.63%) SAN
1 1 (2.63%) Internet
1 1 (2.63%) 3G
1 1 (2.63%) 2G
1 1 (2.63%) LTE
1 1 (2.63%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (28.95%) Selenium
2 6 (15.79%) Jenkins
3 5 (13.16%) JIRA
3 5 (13.16%) WebDriver
4 4 (10.53%) Cucumber
4 4 (10.53%) PhpStorm
4 4 (10.53%) GitLab
4 4 (10.53%) Behat
5 2 (5.26%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (5.26%) MSTest
5 2 (5.26%) Eclipse
5 2 (5.26%) NUnit
5 2 (5.26%) Subversion
6 1 (2.63%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.63%) TestNG
6 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.63%) JUnit
6 1 (2.63%) MSBuild
6 1 (2.63%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Retail
3 3 (7.89%) Marketing
4 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.26%) Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Electronics
5 1 (2.63%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.63%) Legal
5 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Developer
2 6 (15.79%) Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) iOS Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Project Planner
4 4 (10.53%) QA Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Business Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) QA Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) TIBCO Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Business Manager
6 2 (5.26%) AWS Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior iOS Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Security Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Senior QA Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Performance Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Compliance Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) Web Services
2 7 (18.42%) .NET
3 4 (10.53%) REST
3 4 (10.53%) SOAP
4 2 (5.26%) JFC
4 2 (5.26%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (2.63%) CSS
5 1 (2.63%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) User Experience
2 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.89%) FMCG
4 2 (5.26%) Data Extraction
4 2 (5.26%) Data Structures
4 2 (5.26%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.63%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.63%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Apple iOS
2 3 (7.89%) Windows
3 1 (2.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (15.79%) BDD
4 5 (13.16%) iOS Development
4 5 (13.16%) Test Automation
4 5 (13.16%) B2B
4 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
5 4 (10.53%) Project Management
5 4 (10.53%) Test Scripting
6 3 (7.89%) CRM
6 3 (7.89%) Workflow
6 3 (7.89%) User Stories
7 2 (5.26%) Automation Testing
7 2 (5.26%) Build Automation
7 2 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (5.26%) Line Management
7 2 (5.26%) Coaching
7 2 (5.26%) Scrum
7 2 (5.26%) Service Management
7 2 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) C#
2 5 (13.16%) Java
2 5 (13.16%) Apple Swift
3 4 (10.53%) Objective-C
3 4 (10.53%) Ruby
3 4 (10.53%) PHP
3 4 (10.53%) SQL
4 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.63%) VBScript
5 1 (2.63%) VB
5 1 (2.63%) Python
5 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Degree
1 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
1 3 (7.89%) APMP
2 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) ISEB
3 1 (2.63%) CISSP
3 1 (2.63%) CISM
3 1 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (2.63%) CISMP
3 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.63%) Terminal Services
1 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (5.26%) TIBCO
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.63%) Tableau
3 1 (2.63%) Nimble Storage
3 1 (2.63%) SAP
3 1 (2.63%) HP
3 1 (2.63%) NetApp
3 1 (2.63%) Mapinfo
3 1 (2.63%) VMware
3 1 (2.63%) LANDesk
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £435 per day
Posted: 25 days ago