The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Bristol region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 56 35 55
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +20
Contract jobs citing QA 18 25 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.90% 3.87% 1.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.03% 44.64% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 9
Average daily rate £350 £310 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -25.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £258 £367
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £364 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £157.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £27.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-41.81% +103.70%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
58 56 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 6.12% 8.67% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 38 30
Average daily rate £386 £333 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.93% -15.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £248 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £157.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-89.20% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -5.63%
QA
South West

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 18 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (29.41%) Finance
3 12 (23.53%) Project Management
3 12 (23.53%) Selenium
4 10 (19.61%) Java
4 10 (19.61%) Degree
5 9 (17.65%) Cucumber
6 8 (15.69%) Matrix Management
6 8 (15.69%) Data Analysis
6 8 (15.69%) ISEB
6 8 (15.69%) Scrum
7 7 (13.73%) Data Modelling
7 7 (13.73%) JUnit
7 7 (13.73%) Test Automation
8 6 (11.76%) JBehave
8 6 (11.76%) Logistics
8 6 (11.76%) Supply Chain Management
8 6 (11.76%) Supplier Management
8 6 (11.76%) ISTQB
8 6 (11.76%) PRINCE2
8 6 (11.76%) Oracle
8 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
8 6 (11.76%) IBM
9 5 (9.80%) SQL
9 5 (9.80%) SOA
9 5 (9.80%) Automation Testing
10 4 (7.84%) Mobile App
10 4 (7.84%) Ruby
10 4 (7.84%) Information Management
10 4 (7.84%) Enterprise Architecture

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (1.96%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.96%) Summit
1 1 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) LAN
1 1 (1.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.88%) Data Mining
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (23.53%) Selenium
2 9 (17.65%) Cucumber
3 7 (13.73%) JUnit
4 6 (11.76%) JBehave
5 3 (5.88%) JMeter
6 2 (3.92%) JIRA
6 2 (3.92%) WATIR
6 2 (3.92%) jMock
6 2 (3.92%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.96%) Axure RP
7 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.96%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.96%) Hudson
7 1 (1.96%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.96%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.96%) Maven
7 1 (1.96%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (1.96%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.96%) ClearQuest
General
1 15 (29.41%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (5.88%) Publishing
3 2 (3.92%) Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Retail
4 1 (1.96%) Marketing
4 1 (1.96%) Electronics
4 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (21.57%) Analyst
2 7 (13.73%) QA Engineer
3 6 (11.76%) Project Planner
3 6 (11.76%) Test Engineer
3 6 (11.76%) Tester
3 6 (11.76%) Programme Manager
4 5 (9.80%) Architect
4 5 (9.80%) Data Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) QA Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Test Manager
5 4 (7.84%) Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Coordinator
6 3 (5.88%) Information Architect
6 3 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Technical Tester
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Data Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Project Coordinator
7 2 (3.92%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) HTML
1 3 (5.88%) HTML5
2 2 (3.92%) Web Services
2 2 (3.92%) XML
2 2 (3.92%) Spring
3 1 (1.96%) RESTful
3 1 (1.96%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.88%) Open Source
2 3 (5.88%) iPad
2 3 (5.88%) NHS
2 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.92%) Statistics
3 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.96%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.96%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.84%) Windows
2 3 (5.88%) Linux
2 3 (5.88%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (23.53%) Project Management
3 8 (15.69%) Scrum
3 8 (15.69%) Data Analysis
3 8 (15.69%) Matrix Management
4 7 (13.73%) Data Modelling
4 7 (13.73%) Test Automation
5 6 (11.76%) PRINCE2
5 6 (11.76%) Logistics
5 6 (11.76%) Supply Chain Management
5 6 (11.76%) Supplier Management
6 5 (9.80%) SOA
6 5 (9.80%) Automation Testing
7 4 (7.84%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (7.84%) UML
7 4 (7.84%) Change Management
7 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (7.84%) Information Management
8 3 (5.88%) Data Management
8 3 (5.88%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.61%) Java
2 5 (9.80%) SQL
3 4 (7.84%) Ruby
4 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.88%) PHP
5 2 (3.92%) Python
6 1 (1.96%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (19.61%) Degree
2 8 (15.69%) ISEB
3 6 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.96%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.96%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) Oracle
1 6 (11.76%) IBM
2 2 (3.92%) HP
3 1 (1.96%) SAP
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