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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
South West / Bristol
Rank 46 51 51
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs citing QA 26 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 3.07% 2.47% 2.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.62% 22.22% 26.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 19
Median daily rate £323 £310 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.03% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £203 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £379 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £372 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.47% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £32.72
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +22.24%

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
71 99 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 8.38% 11.14% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 72 61
Median daily rate £325 £350 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £216 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £42.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-49.41% +84.78%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 33 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (47.27%) Finance
3 18 (32.73%) .NET
4 15 (27.27%) C#
4 15 (27.27%) SDLC
5 13 (23.64%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (23.64%) Project Management
5 13 (23.64%) Programme Management
5 13 (23.64%) Test Scripting
5 13 (23.64%) BDD
6 12 (21.82%) Marketing
6 12 (21.82%) SAP
7 11 (20.00%) Scrum
7 11 (20.00%) Telecoms
7 11 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
7 11 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 10 (18.18%) Digital Marketing
8 10 (18.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 10 (18.18%) Test Automation
8 10 (18.18%) Electronics
8 10 (18.18%) Manufacturing
9 9 (16.36%) Cucumber
9 9 (16.36%) Selenium
10 8 (14.55%) SoapUI
10 8 (14.55%) WebDriver
10 8 (14.55%) SOAP
10 8 (14.55%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (12.73%) ASP.NET
11 7 (12.73%) MVC
11 7 (12.73%) ASP.NET MVC

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 3 (5.45%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (18.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.64%) SAP CO
2 2 (3.64%) SAP FI
2 2 (3.64%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.82%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.45%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (5.45%) GitHub
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 3 (5.45%) Hadoop
1 3 (5.45%) NoSQL
1 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) DTS
2 1 (1.82%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 9 (16.36%) Cucumber
1 9 (16.36%) Selenium
2 8 (14.55%) SoapUI
2 8 (14.55%) WebDriver
3 3 (5.45%) JIRA
3 3 (5.45%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (5.45%) TeamCity
4 2 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (47.27%) Finance
2 12 (21.82%) Marketing
3 11 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 10 (18.18%) Electronics
4 10 (18.18%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.82%) Advertising
5 1 (1.82%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (29.09%) Tester
2 13 (23.64%) QA Tester
3 12 (21.82%) Software Tester
4 10 (18.18%) Software QA Tester
5 7 (12.73%) Developer
6 5 (9.09%) C# Developer
6 5 (9.09%) Coordinator
7 4 (7.27%) Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Project Manager
8 3 (5.45%) .NET Developer
8 3 (5.45%) IT Manager
8 3 (5.45%) PMO Lead
8 3 (5.45%) PMO Manager
8 3 (5.45%) Project Coordinator
8 3 (5.45%) Quality Manager
9 2 (3.64%) Agile Tester
9 2 (3.64%) Governance Manager
9 2 (3.64%) IT Governance Manager
9 2 (3.64%) Project Governance Manager
9 2 (3.64%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (32.73%) .NET
2 8 (14.55%) SOAP
3 7 (12.73%) ASP.NET
3 7 (12.73%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (7.27%) .NET Framework
4 4 (7.27%) WPF
5 3 (5.45%) AngularJS
5 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (5.45%) Ember.js
5 3 (5.45%) Node.js
5 3 (5.45%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.82%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.82%) JFC
6 1 (1.82%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 5 (9.09%) User Experience
2 3 (5.45%) Blog
2 3 (5.45%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (5.45%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.82%) Graphic Design
3 1 (1.82%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.82%) Android
1 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (27.27%) SDLC
3 13 (23.64%) BDD
3 13 (23.64%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (23.64%) Programme Management
3 13 (23.64%) Project Management
3 13 (23.64%) Test Scripting
4 11 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
4 11 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 11 (20.00%) Scrum
5 10 (18.18%) Digital Marketing
5 10 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 8 (14.55%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (12.73%) Kanban
7 7 (12.73%) MVC
8 6 (10.91%) Business Transformation
8 6 (10.91%) Document Management
8 6 (10.91%) Manual Testing
9 5 (9.09%) Software Testing
9 5 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (27.27%) C#
2 3 (5.45%) JavaScript
2 3 (5.45%) Ruby
2 3 (5.45%) Scala
3 1 (1.82%) ABAP
3 1 (1.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.91%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.45%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.64%) Degree
4 2 (3.64%) ISEB
4 2 (3.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.82%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.82%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.82%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (21.82%) SAP
2 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.64%) Atlassian
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