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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 33 33
Rank change year-on-year
-16 0
Contract jobs citing QA 23 34 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.63% 4.42% 2.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.59% 62.96% 40.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 26 16
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£335 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.87% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £569 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £19.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+73.68% -37.19%
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
54 54 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 6.16% 7.02% 7.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 39 28
Average daily rate £335 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £242 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £553 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 22 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.03%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (27.03%) Finance
3 9 (24.32%) Selenium
4 8 (21.62%) JIRA
4 8 (21.62%) ISEB
4 8 (21.62%) Java
5 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
5 7 (18.92%) Project Management
5 7 (18.92%) ISTQB
5 7 (18.92%) Test Scripting
6 5 (13.51%) Regression Testing
6 5 (13.51%) Software Testing
6 5 (13.51%) User Experience
7 4 (10.81%) Automation Testing
7 4 (10.81%) BDD
7 4 (10.81%) Software Engineering
7 4 (10.81%) Marketing
7 4 (10.81%) Test Management
7 4 (10.81%) Time Management
7 4 (10.81%) Open Source
7 4 (10.81%) Scrum
7 4 (10.81%) MS Office
8 3 (8.11%) SAP
8 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (8.11%) Programme Management
8 3 (8.11%) Electronics
8 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
8 3 (8.11%) Manufacturing
8 3 (8.11%) Migration

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (5.41%) Drupal
1 2 (5.41%) Liferay
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.70%) Confluence
2 1 (2.70%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Office
2 3 (8.11%) MS Project
3 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.70%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.70%) MySQL
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Selenium
2 8 (21.62%) JIRA
3 3 (8.11%) WebDriver
3 3 (8.11%) FitNesse
3 3 (8.11%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.41%) WATIR
4 2 (5.41%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.70%) MSI
5 1 (2.70%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (2.70%) Moq
5 1 (2.70%) NUnit
5 1 (2.70%) Maven
5 1 (2.70%) Hudson
5 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Marketing
3 3 (8.11%) Electronics
3 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.11%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (18.92%) Analyst
2 6 (16.22%) Tester
3 5 (13.51%) Test Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Agile Test Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Test Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Architect
5 3 (8.11%) QA Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Test Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Software Tester
5 3 (8.11%) Automation Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Test Programme Manager
6 2 (5.41%) QA Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (5.41%) Programme Test Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.41%) QA Leader
6 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) Web Services
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) HTML
2 1 (2.70%) J2EE
2 1 (2.70%) XML
2 1 (2.70%) CSS
2 1 (2.70%) RESTful
2 1 (2.70%) WPF
2 1 (2.70%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.70%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) User Experience
2 4 (10.81%) Open Source
3 3 (8.11%) DTV
3 3 (8.11%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.41%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
1 2 (5.41%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) UNIX
2 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.03%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (18.92%) Project Management
3 7 (18.92%) Test Scripting
4 5 (13.51%) Regression Testing
4 5 (13.51%) Software Testing
5 4 (10.81%) Automation Testing
5 4 (10.81%) BDD
5 4 (10.81%) Software Engineering
5 4 (10.81%) Test Management
5 4 (10.81%) Time Management
5 4 (10.81%) Scrum
6 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (8.11%) Programme Management
6 3 (8.11%) Migration
6 3 (8.11%) System Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (8.11%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (8.11%) Integration Testing
6 3 (8.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) Java
2 2 (5.41%) Ruby
2 2 (5.41%) PHP
2 2 (5.41%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) C#
3 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) ISEB
2 7 (18.92%) ISTQB
3 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
1 1 (2.70%) Solvency II
1 1 (2.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) SAP
3 2 (5.41%) ForgeRock
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle
4 1 (2.70%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.70%) CA
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