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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 61 50 54
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs citing QA 14 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.38% 0.49% 1.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.59% 30.00% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 11
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£363 £288 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.08% -21.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £258 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £318 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £359
% change year-on-year
-0.64% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.34 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-34.64% +25.00%
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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
68 10 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 6.68% 1.64% 6.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 6 27
Average daily rate £375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £303 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £650 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 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 20 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (31.25%) Finance
3 8 (25.00%) Selenium
4 6 (18.75%) Scrum
4 6 (18.75%) ISEB
4 6 (18.75%) Project Management
5 5 (15.63%) Java
5 5 (15.63%) Oracle
5 5 (15.63%) ISTQB
6 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 4 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 4 (12.50%) JIRA
6 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 4 (12.50%) BDD
6 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 3 (9.38%) SQL
7 3 (9.38%) MS Project
7 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
7 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (9.38%) Time Management
7 3 (9.38%) Cucumber
7 3 (9.38%) Test Strategy
7 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
7 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
7 3 (9.38%) WebDriver
7 3 (9.38%) Open Source
7 3 (9.38%) Test Management
7 3 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (9.38%) Requirements Analysis

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Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (3.13%) SAS
1 1 (3.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Project
2 2 (6.25%) MS Office
3 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Receivables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) Selenium
2 4 (12.50%) JIRA
3 3 (9.38%) WebDriver
3 3 (9.38%) Cucumber
4 2 (6.25%) WATIR
4 2 (6.25%) FitNesse
4 2 (6.25%) JUnit
4 2 (6.25%) NUnit
4 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.13%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (3.13%) Maven
5 1 (3.13%) MSI
5 1 (3.13%) JMeter
5 1 (3.13%) TestNG
5 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.13%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (3.13%) Moq
5 1 (3.13%) Hudson
5 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.13%) SpecFlow
General
1 10 (31.25%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.25%) Banking
2 2 (6.25%) Marketing
2 2 (6.25%) Electronics
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Tester
2 7 (21.88%) Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) QA Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Software Tester
5 3 (9.38%) Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Project Manager
5 3 (9.38%) QA Tester
5 3 (9.38%) Automation Tester
5 3 (9.38%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Coordinator
6 2 (6.25%) Project Planner
6 2 (6.25%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) XML
2 1 (3.13%) Spring
2 1 (3.13%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.13%) WPF
2 1 (3.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Open Source
2 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.25%) User Experience
2 2 (6.25%) Data Structures
2 2 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.25%) DTV
3 1 (3.13%) STB
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (18.75%) Scrum
2 6 (18.75%) Project Management
3 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 4 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 4 (12.50%) BDD
4 3 (9.38%) Test Strategy
4 3 (9.38%) Test Management
4 3 (9.38%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (9.38%) Time Management
4 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
4 3 (9.38%) TDD
4 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.25%) Validation
5 2 (6.25%) Migration
5 2 (6.25%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) Java
2 3 (9.38%) SQL
3 1 (3.13%) Ruby
3 1 (3.13%) PHP
3 1 (3.13%) C
3 1 (3.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) ISEB
2 5 (15.63%) ISTQB
3 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (3.13%) CA
4 1 (3.13%) Telerik
4 1 (3.13%) Casewise
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