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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 48 60
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +12
Contract jobs citing QA 16 29 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.90% 3.14% 1.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.28% 31.87% 26.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 25 12
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £561
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £37.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-58.38% +86.25%
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
83 91 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 9.88% 9.84% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 79 34
Median daily rate £378 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £175 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £597 £460 £589
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 7
Median hourly rate £33.60 £150.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.60% +782.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.60 £150.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £150.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £24.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.15% +17.85%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 20 (51.28%) Project Management
2 18 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (35.90%) Security Cleared
4 12 (30.77%) Finance
5 10 (25.64%) SC Cleared
6 7 (17.95%) PRINCE2
7 6 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (15.38%) Business Analysis
8 5 (12.82%) Requirements Management
8 5 (12.82%) Validation
9 4 (10.26%) TDD
9 4 (10.26%) BDD
9 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (10.26%) SDLC
10 3 (7.69%) Virtual Team
10 3 (7.69%) SpecFlow
10 3 (7.69%) Project Governance
10 3 (7.69%) WebDriver
10 3 (7.69%) Test Automation
10 3 (7.69%) Degree
10 3 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
10 3 (7.69%) Selenium
10 3 (7.69%) Programme Management
10 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
10 3 (7.69%) E-Commerce
10 3 (7.69%) Java
11 2 (5.13%) SQL
11 2 (5.13%) Oracle
11 2 (5.13%) MS Project
11 2 (5.13%) Data Modelling

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:

Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Project
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
2 1 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Lorenzo
1 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Selenium
1 3 (7.69%) SpecFlow
1 3 (7.69%) WebDriver
2 2 (5.13%) Appium
2 2 (5.13%) Cucumber
2 2 (5.13%) Protractor
2 2 (5.13%) Robotium
2 2 (5.13%) Xcode
General
1 12 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Banking
2 1 (2.56%) Corporate Banking
2 1 (2.56%) Electronics
2 1 (2.56%) French Language
2 1 (2.56%) Legal
2 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.56%) Marketing
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
2 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) Analyst
1 9 (23.08%) Project Planner
2 7 (17.95%) Project Manager
3 5 (12.82%) Business Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Coordinator
4 4 (10.26%) Project Coordinator
4 4 (10.26%) Quality Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Finance Business Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Financial Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Financial Business Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) PMO Coordinator
5 3 (7.69%) Service Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) PMO Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) QA Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) QA Manager
6 2 (5.13%) QA Test Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (2.56%) .NET
2 1 (2.56%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.56%) J2EE
2 1 (2.56%) JSON
2 1 (2.56%) REST
2 1 (2.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) NHS
3 1 (2.56%) Taxonomies
3 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Android
1 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (51.28%) Project Management
2 18 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (17.95%) PRINCE2
4 6 (15.38%) Business Analysis
4 6 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (12.82%) Requirements Management
5 5 (12.82%) Validation
6 4 (10.26%) BDD
6 4 (10.26%) SDLC
6 4 (10.26%) TDD
7 3 (7.69%) E-Commerce
7 3 (7.69%) Programme Management
7 3 (7.69%) Project Governance
7 3 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (7.69%) Test Automation
8 2 (5.13%) Automated Testing
8 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (5.13%) Data Modelling
8 2 (5.13%) Pair Programming
8 2 (5.13%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) Java
2 2 (5.13%) C#
2 2 (5.13%) Python
2 2 (5.13%) Ruby
2 2 (5.13%) SQL
3 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (35.90%) Security Cleared
2 10 (25.64%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.69%) Degree
4 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.56%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.56%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) hybris
3 1 (2.56%) SAP
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