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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 50 35
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -15
Contract jobs citing QA 29 23 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 3.43% 2.64% 4.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.90% 29.87% 57.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 26
Average daily rate £290 £400 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +24.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £525 £581
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.22 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+22.59% +74.16%
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
97 77 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 11.48% 8.85% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 63 44
Average daily rate £350 £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £220 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £525 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

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 10 February 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 10 February 2016, 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 15 (34.88%) Project Management
1 15 (34.88%) Finance
2 12 (27.91%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
3 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
3 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (18.60%) SC Cleared
5 7 (16.28%) Digital Marketing
5 7 (16.28%) Marketing
5 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
5 7 (16.28%) SQL
6 6 (13.95%) SAP
6 6 (13.95%) PRINCE2
6 6 (13.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (13.95%) Electronics
6 6 (13.95%) Telecoms
6 6 (13.95%) Programme Management
6 6 (13.95%) Manufacturing
7 5 (11.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (11.63%) Banking
7 5 (11.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (11.63%) T-SQL
7 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (9.30%) Jenkins
8 4 (9.30%) Change Control
8 4 (9.30%) Windows
8 4 (9.30%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (9.30%) Test Scripting
8 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (6.98%) Scrum

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (4.65%) IBM Notes
1 2 (4.65%) JBoss
1 2 (4.65%) Skype for Business
1 2 (4.65%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.98%) MS Office
3 2 (4.65%) MS Project
3 2 (4.65%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (13.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (4.65%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Office 365
2 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) Skype
2 1 (2.33%) Broadband
2 1 (2.33%) HbbTV
2 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.98%) Eclipse
3 2 (4.65%) JIRA
3 2 (4.65%) Subversion
4 1 (2.33%) Android Studio
4 1 (2.33%) Ant
4 1 (2.33%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.33%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.33%) IntelliJ
4 1 (2.33%) JUnit
4 1 (2.33%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (2.33%) Selenium
4 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (34.88%) Finance
2 7 (16.28%) Marketing
3 6 (13.95%) Electronics
3 6 (13.95%) Manufacturing
3 6 (13.95%) Telecoms
4 5 (11.63%) Banking
5 2 (4.65%) Retail
6 1 (2.33%) French Language
6 1 (2.33%) Legal
6 1 (2.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (37.21%) Analyst
2 7 (16.28%) Business Analyst
2 7 (16.28%) Project Planner
3 5 (11.63%) Data Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Business Engagement Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Business Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Coordinator
5 3 (6.98%) Customer Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Engagement Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Project Coordinator
5 3 (6.98%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Report Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Business Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Business Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Engagement Manager
5 3 (6.98%) SQL Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) SQL Data Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (2.33%) Android SDK
2 1 (2.33%) HTML
2 1 (2.33%) J2EE
2 1 (2.33%) J2ME
2 1 (2.33%) J2SE
2 1 (2.33%) JSON
2 1 (2.33%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.65%) User Experience
4 1 (2.33%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.33%) DTV
4 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.33%) MPEG
4 1 (2.33%) NHS
4 1 (2.33%) Statistics
4 1 (2.33%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Windows
2 2 (4.65%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.88%) Project Management
2 12 (27.91%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (16.28%) Digital Marketing
5 6 (13.95%) PRINCE2
5 6 (13.95%) Programme Management
6 4 (9.30%) Change Control
6 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (9.30%) Test Scripting
6 4 (9.30%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (6.98%) Business Analysis
7 3 (6.98%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (6.98%) Data Modelling
7 3 (6.98%) Migration
7 3 (6.98%) Scrum
7 3 (6.98%) SDLC
7 3 (6.98%) Workflow
8 2 (4.65%) ETL
8 2 (4.65%) Performance Optimisation
8 2 (4.65%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) SQL
2 5 (11.63%) T-SQL
3 3 (6.98%) Java
4 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
2 8 (18.60%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (4.65%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (4.65%) Degree
4 2 (4.65%) ISEB
5 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.33%) OIPF
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.95%) SAP
3 2 (4.65%) Atlassian
3 2 (4.65%) Lotus
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle
3 2 (4.65%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.33%) HP
4 1 (2.33%) hybris
4 1 (2.33%) IBM
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