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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
South West / Bristol
Rank 36 51 49
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -2
Contract jobs citing QA 30 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 4.10% 2.67% 2.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.86% 21.21% 28.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 18
Median daily rate £383 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £170 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £383 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £28.00 £33.45
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -16.29%

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
70 99 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 9.58% 12.58% 8.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 78 65
Median daily rate £394 £364 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.24% -3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £170 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £473 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 0
Median hourly rate £52.50 £32.16 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.23% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.34 £41.75 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-44.09% +70.40%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017, 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 46 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (35.29%) Finance
3 22 (32.35%) Scrum
3 22 (32.35%) .NET
4 21 (30.88%) BDD
5 18 (26.47%) C#
6 16 (23.53%) User Experience
7 14 (20.59%) Continuous Improvement
7 14 (20.59%) TDD
8 13 (19.12%) MVC
8 13 (19.12%) Project Management
8 13 (19.12%) JavaScript
8 13 (19.12%) ASP.NET
8 13 (19.12%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (19.12%) Kanban
8 13 (19.12%) SDLC
9 12 (17.65%) Test Automation
9 12 (17.65%) Test Scripting
10 11 (16.18%) Ruby
10 11 (16.18%) Amazon AWS
11 10 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
11 10 (14.71%) Scala
11 10 (14.71%) Hadoop
11 10 (14.71%) Amazon EC2
11 10 (14.71%) TeamCity
11 10 (14.71%) NoSQL
11 10 (14.71%) RabbitMQ
11 10 (14.71%) Node.js
11 10 (14.71%) High Availability
11 10 (14.71%) CQRS

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 (14.71%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (8.82%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (10.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.94%) SAP CO
2 2 (2.94%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.94%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.47%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.18%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (14.71%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (14.71%) GitHub
2 10 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (10.29%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.47%) DHCP
2 1 (1.47%) DNS
2 1 (1.47%) Extranet
2 1 (1.47%) Firewall
2 1 (1.47%) Intranet
2 1 (1.47%) LAN
2 1 (1.47%) NAS
2 1 (1.47%) SAN
2 1 (1.47%) Skype
2 1 (1.47%) VPN
2 1 (1.47%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 10 (14.71%) Hadoop
1 10 (14.71%) NoSQL
1 10 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.47%) DTS
2 1 (1.47%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 10 (14.71%) JIRA
1 10 (14.71%) Octopus Deploy
1 10 (14.71%) TeamCity
2 9 (13.24%) Cucumber
2 9 (13.24%) Selenium
3 5 (7.35%) SoapUI
3 5 (7.35%) WebDriver
4 3 (4.41%) TestComplete
5 2 (2.94%) HP UFT
5 2 (2.94%) Sahi
5 2 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.94%) WATIR
6 1 (1.47%) Ranorex
6 1 (1.47%) SpecFlow
General
1 24 (35.29%) Finance
2 8 (11.76%) Marketing
2 8 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 7 (10.29%) Electronics
3 7 (10.29%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.47%) Advertising
4 1 (1.47%) Law
4 1 (1.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (20.59%) Tester
2 10 (14.71%) QA Tester
3 9 (13.24%) Software Tester
4 8 (11.76%) Developer
5 7 (10.29%) Software QA Tester
6 5 (7.35%) .NET Developer
6 5 (7.35%) AWS Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) C# Developer
6 5 (7.35%) Scrum Master
6 5 (7.35%) Test Leader
7 4 (5.88%) Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Agile Tester
8 3 (4.41%) AWS Developer
8 3 (4.41%) IT Manager
8 3 (4.41%) PMO Lead
8 3 (4.41%) UAT Lead
8 3 (4.41%) UAT Test Lead
9 2 (2.94%) Automation Test Lead
9 2 (2.94%) E-Commerce Developer
9 2 (2.94%) UAT Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (32.35%) .NET
2 13 (19.12%) ASP.NET
2 13 (19.12%) ASP.NET MVC
3 10 (14.71%) AngularJS
3 10 (14.71%) ASP.NET Web API
3 10 (14.71%) Ember.js
3 10 (14.71%) Node.js
3 10 (14.71%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (7.35%) SOAP
4 5 (7.35%) Velocity
5 3 (4.41%) .NET Framework
5 3 (4.41%) WPF
6 2 (2.94%) Web Services
7 1 (1.47%) SAP Fiori
7 1 (1.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.53%) User Experience
2 10 (14.71%) Blog
2 10 (14.71%) Public Cloud
3 5 (7.35%) Statistics
4 4 (5.88%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.41%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.94%) NHS
7 1 (1.47%) Clustering
7 1 (1.47%) Data Conversion
7 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.47%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.47%) Android
1 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.47%) Windows
1 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (32.35%) Scrum
3 21 (30.88%) BDD
4 14 (20.59%) Continuous Improvement
4 14 (20.59%) TDD
5 13 (19.12%) Kanban
5 13 (19.12%) MVC
5 13 (19.12%) Project Management
5 13 (19.12%) SDLC
6 12 (17.65%) Test Automation
6 12 (17.65%) Test Scripting
7 10 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (14.71%) CQRS
7 10 (14.71%) DevOps
7 10 (14.71%) E-Commerce
7 10 (14.71%) High Availability
7 10 (14.71%) Microservices
7 10 (14.71%) Programme Management
8 9 (13.24%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (11.76%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.47%) C#
2 13 (19.12%) JavaScript
3 11 (16.18%) Ruby
4 10 (14.71%) Scala
5 3 (4.41%) Python
6 1 (1.47%) ABAP
6 1 (1.47%) Java
6 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.47%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.35%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.41%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.47%) Degree
4 1 (1.47%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.47%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.47%) Firmware
1 1 (1.47%) ISA Server
1 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (14.71%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.47%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.47%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.47%) MOM
2 1 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (13.24%) SAP
2 6 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.35%) CA Agile Central
4 2 (2.94%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.47%) Citrix
5 1 (1.47%) Dell
5 1 (1.47%) HP
5 1 (1.47%) IBM
5 1 (1.47%) Veritas
5 1 (1.47%) VMware
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