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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 54 39 56
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +17
Contract jobs citing QA 17 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.96% 1.77% 1.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.48% 35.48% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 11
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£388 £318 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.04% -14.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £350 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.19 £26.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-49.75% +31.25%
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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
54 31 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 6.22% 4.99% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 18 27
Average daily rate £375 £333 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -11.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £300 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £650 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -23.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%

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 2 September 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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 9 (33.33%) Finance
1 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) Scrum
2 7 (25.93%) Selenium
3 6 (22.22%) ISEB
3 6 (22.22%) Java
4 5 (18.52%) Oracle
4 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
5 4 (14.81%) JIRA
5 4 (14.81%) Business Analysis
5 4 (14.81%) Ruby
5 4 (14.81%) Test Management
5 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
6 3 (11.11%) Project Management
6 3 (11.11%) Web Services
6 3 (11.11%) Linux
6 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 3 (11.11%) PHP
6 3 (11.11%) SQL
6 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 3 (11.11%) JMeter
6 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 3 (11.11%) Time Management
6 3 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
6 3 (11.11%) Open Source
6 3 (11.11%) BDD
7 2 (7.41%) RESTful
7 2 (7.41%) Hudson
7 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy

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Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (3.70%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Receivables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Selenium
2 4 (14.81%) JIRA
3 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
3 3 (11.11%) JMeter
4 2 (7.41%) JUnit
4 2 (7.41%) Maven
4 2 (7.41%) FitNesse
4 2 (7.41%) WATIR
4 2 (7.41%) Cucumber
4 2 (7.41%) Hudson
4 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.70%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.70%) Axure RP
5 1 (3.70%) TestNG
5 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.70%) NUnit
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.41%) Electronics
2 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.41%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Tester
2 8 (29.63%) Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) QA Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) QA Tester
4 4 (14.81%) Business Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Project Manager
5 3 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Software Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Technical Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Agile Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Junior Tester
7 1 (3.70%) QA Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Non-Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Web Services
2 2 (7.41%) RESTful
3 1 (3.70%) .NET
3 1 (3.70%) XML
3 1 (3.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Open Source
2 2 (7.41%) Client/Server
2 2 (7.41%) DTV
3 1 (3.70%) STB
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) Scrum
3 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
3 4 (14.81%) Test Management
3 4 (14.81%) Business Analysis
4 3 (11.11%) BDD
4 3 (11.11%) Time Management
4 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 3 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 3 (11.11%) Project Management
4 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.41%) Validation
5 2 (7.41%) Migration
5 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.41%) Data Modelling
5 2 (7.41%) Programme Management
5 2 (7.41%) TDD
5 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) Java
2 4 (14.81%) Ruby
3 3 (11.11%) PHP
3 3 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) Python
4 1 (3.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) ISEB
2 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.70%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) HND
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) SAP
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) Telerik
3 1 (3.70%) Casewise
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