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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 54 58 34
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -24
Contract jobs citing QA 21 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.33% 1.75% 2.77%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.50% 42.42% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 8
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£363 £375 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +18.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £550 £405
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 £28.00 £18.13 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+54.48% +22.88%
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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
56 33 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 6.22% 4.13% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 24 20
Average daily rate £356 £408 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.63% +25.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £320 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £545 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £15.00 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £84.50 £15.00 £21.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +17.14%

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 July 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 July 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 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (27.50%) Selenium
3 9 (22.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (20.00%) C#
4 8 (20.00%) Web Services
5 7 (17.50%) .NET
6 6 (15.00%) Java
6 6 (15.00%) BDD
7 5 (12.50%) WebDriver
7 5 (12.50%) Apple iOS
7 5 (12.50%) iOS Development
7 5 (12.50%) User Experience
7 5 (12.50%) Apple Swift
7 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 5 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 5 (12.50%) B2B
7 5 (12.50%) Project Management
7 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 5 (12.50%) JIRA
8 4 (10.00%) Ruby
8 4 (10.00%) Retail
8 4 (10.00%) Finance
8 4 (10.00%) Test Scripting
8 4 (10.00%) SOAP
8 4 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (10.00%) Objective-C
8 4 (10.00%) CRM
8 4 (10.00%) PHP
8 4 (10.00%) SQL
8 4 (10.00%) GitLab

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Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (7.50%) Drupal
1 3 (7.50%) Liferay
2 2 (5.00%) IIS
3 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Office
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) GSM
1 1 (2.50%) UMTS
1 1 (2.50%) HTTP
1 1 (2.50%) SAN
1 1 (2.50%) Internet
1 1 (2.50%) 3G
1 1 (2.50%) 2G
1 1 (2.50%) LTE
1 1 (2.50%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (27.50%) Selenium
2 5 (12.50%) JIRA
2 5 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 4 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (10.00%) Behat
3 4 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (10.00%) PhpStorm
3 4 (10.00%) GitLab
4 2 (5.00%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (5.00%) MSTest
4 2 (5.00%) NUnit
5 1 (2.50%) MSBuild
5 1 (2.50%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.50%) TestNG
5 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.50%) JUnit
5 1 (2.50%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.50%) MSI
5 1 (2.50%) InstallShield
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
1 4 (10.00%) Retail
2 3 (7.50%) Marketing
3 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Electronics
4 1 (2.50%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.50%) Legal
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Developer
2 7 (17.50%) Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) iOS Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Project Planner
4 4 (10.00%) QA Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Business Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Test Manager
5 3 (7.50%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) QA Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Business Manager
6 2 (5.00%) AWS Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Senior iOS Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Security Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Senior QA Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Performance Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Banking Business Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Business Test Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) Web Services
2 7 (17.50%) .NET
3 4 (10.00%) REST
3 4 (10.00%) SOAP
4 2 (5.00%) JFC
5 1 (2.50%) Application Packaging
5 1 (2.50%) CSS
5 1 (2.50%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) User Experience
2 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.50%) FMCG
4 2 (5.00%) Data Extraction
4 2 (5.00%) Data Structures
4 2 (5.00%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.50%) DTV
5 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.50%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.00%) Windows
3 1 (2.50%) Android
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (22.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (15.00%) BDD
4 5 (12.50%) iOS Development
4 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 5 (12.50%) Project Management
4 5 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 5 (12.50%) B2B
5 4 (10.00%) CRM
5 4 (10.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (7.50%) User Stories
7 2 (5.00%) Automation Testing
7 2 (5.00%) Line Management
7 2 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.00%) Data Protection
7 2 (5.00%) Automated Testing
7 2 (5.00%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.00%) Business Analysis
7 2 (5.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (5.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) C#
2 6 (15.00%) Java
3 5 (12.50%) Apple Swift
4 4 (10.00%) Objective-C
4 4 (10.00%) Ruby
4 4 (10.00%) PHP
4 4 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (2.50%) VBScript
5 1 (2.50%) VB
5 1 (2.50%) Python
5 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.50%) Perl
5 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Degree
1 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
1 3 (7.50%) APMP
2 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) ISEB
3 1 (2.50%) CISSP
3 1 (2.50%) CISM
3 1 (2.50%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (2.50%) CISMP
3 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) WSUS
1 1 (2.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (7.50%) ForgeRock
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.50%) HP
4 1 (2.50%) NetApp
4 1 (2.50%) Mapinfo
4 1 (2.50%) VMware
4 1 (2.50%) LANDesk
4 1 (2.50%) Tableau
4 1 (2.50%) Nimble Storage
4 1 (2.50%) SAP
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