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 4 December 2016 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 38 51 59
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +8
Contract jobs citing QA 29 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 3.90% 2.55% 1.57%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 23.33% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 9
Median daily rate £420 £331 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.79% -5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £180 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £444 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
- +7.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £8.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.39 £22.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-19.16% -31.06%
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
58 90 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 7.80% 10.95% 8.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 74 64
Median daily rate £400 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £170 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Median hourly rate £18.50 £13.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.30% -59.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £11.40 £19.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £98.60 £44.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +13.63%

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 4 December 2016.

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 4 December 2016, 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 42 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (31.43%) Finance
2 22 (31.43%) BDD
3 21 (30.00%) Scrum
4 18 (25.71%) .NET
5 17 (24.29%) TDD
5 17 (24.29%) User Experience
6 16 (22.86%) C#
7 15 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
7 15 (21.43%) Test Scripting
8 14 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 14 (20.00%) Ruby
9 13 (18.57%) E-Commerce
9 13 (18.57%) Project Management
9 13 (18.57%) RabbitMQ
10 11 (15.71%) Node.js
10 11 (15.71%) High Availability
10 11 (15.71%) CQRS
10 11 (15.71%) NoSQL
10 11 (15.71%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (15.71%) Kanban
10 11 (15.71%) TeamCity
10 11 (15.71%) Scala
10 11 (15.71%) Hadoop
10 11 (15.71%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (15.71%) Microsoft Azure
10 11 (15.71%) Amazon AWS
10 11 (15.71%) Microservices
10 11 (15.71%) ASP.NET Web API
10 11 (15.71%) Octopus Deploy

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 11 (15.71%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (4.29%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.86%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (2.86%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.86%) SAP CO
2 2 (2.86%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.86%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.43%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.71%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (15.71%) Amazon EC2
1 11 (15.71%) GitHub
1 11 (15.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (14.29%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) Skype
2 2 (2.86%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.43%) DHCP
3 1 (1.43%) DNS
3 1 (1.43%) Extranet
3 1 (1.43%) Firewall
3 1 (1.43%) Intranet
3 1 (1.43%) LAN
3 1 (1.43%) NAS
3 1 (1.43%) SAN
3 1 (1.43%) VPN
3 1 (1.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 11 (15.71%) Hadoop
1 11 (15.71%) NoSQL
1 11 (15.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.43%) DTS
2 1 (1.43%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 11 (15.71%) Octopus Deploy
1 11 (15.71%) TeamCity
2 10 (14.29%) JIRA
3 9 (12.86%) Cucumber
3 9 (12.86%) Selenium
4 5 (7.14%) WebDriver
5 3 (4.29%) SoapUI
5 3 (4.29%) SpecFlow
5 3 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.29%) TestComplete
6 2 (2.86%) Appium
6 2 (2.86%) HP UFT
6 2 (2.86%) Protractor
6 2 (2.86%) Robotium
6 2 (2.86%) Sahi
6 2 (2.86%) WATIR
6 2 (2.86%) Xcode
7 1 (1.43%) Ranorex
General
1 22 (31.43%) Finance
2 8 (11.43%) Marketing
3 7 (10.00%) Electronics
3 7 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 7 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.43%) Advertising
4 1 (1.43%) Law
4 1 (1.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (18.57%) Tester
2 8 (11.43%) Software Tester
3 7 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
4 6 (8.57%) QA Tester
5 5 (7.14%) Analyst
5 5 (7.14%) Scrum Master
5 5 (7.14%) Software QA Tester
5 5 (7.14%) Test Leader
6 4 (5.71%) .NET Developer
6 4 (5.71%) Developer
6 4 (5.71%) Test Manager
7 3 (4.29%) AWS Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Coordinator
7 3 (4.29%) E-Commerce Developer
7 3 (4.29%) IT Manager
7 3 (4.29%) QA Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Quality Manager
7 3 (4.29%) Test Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) UAT Lead
7 3 (4.29%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (25.71%) .NET
2 13 (18.57%) RabbitMQ
3 11 (15.71%) AngularJS
3 11 (15.71%) ASP.NET
3 11 (15.71%) ASP.NET MVC
3 11 (15.71%) ASP.NET Web API
3 11 (15.71%) Ember.js
3 11 (15.71%) Node.js
4 5 (7.14%) Velocity
5 3 (4.29%) SOAP
6 1 (1.43%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (1.43%) Web Services
6 1 (1.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (24.29%) User Experience
2 11 (15.71%) Blog
2 11 (15.71%) Public Cloud
3 5 (7.14%) Statistics
4 4 (5.71%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (5.71%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.86%) NHS
6 1 (1.43%) Clustering
6 1 (1.43%) Data Conversion
6 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.43%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.29%) Android
1 3 (4.29%) Apple iOS
1 3 (4.29%) Windows
2 2 (2.86%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (31.43%) BDD
3 21 (30.00%) Scrum
4 17 (24.29%) TDD
5 15 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
5 15 (21.43%) Test Scripting
6 13 (18.57%) E-Commerce
6 13 (18.57%) Project Management
7 11 (15.71%) CQRS
7 11 (15.71%) DevOps
7 11 (15.71%) High Availability
7 11 (15.71%) Kanban
7 11 (15.71%) Microservices
7 11 (15.71%) MVC
7 11 (15.71%) SDLC
8 10 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (14.29%) Test Automation
9 9 (12.86%) Programme Management
9 9 (12.86%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (10.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (22.86%) C#
2 14 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 14 (20.00%) Ruby
3 11 (15.71%) Scala
4 5 (7.14%) Python
5 3 (4.29%) Java
6 1 (1.43%) ABAP
6 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.71%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.43%) Degree
4 1 (1.43%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.86%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.43%) Firmware
1 1 (1.43%) ISA Server
1 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (15.71%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.43%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.43%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.43%) MOM
2 1 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (12.86%) SAP
2 6 (8.57%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.14%) CA Agile Central
4 2 (2.86%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.86%) Lotus
5 1 (1.43%) Citrix
5 1 (1.43%) Dell
5 1 (1.43%) HP
5 1 (1.43%) IBM
5 1 (1.43%) Veritas
5 1 (1.43%) VMware
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