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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 62 30
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -32
Contract jobs citing QA 21 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.44% 1.20% 3.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.59% 27.03% 48.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 11
Average daily rate
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£360 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £193 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £459 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £157.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £21.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+76.74% -6.53%
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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
59 37 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 6.85% 4.43% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 27 20
Average daily rate £375 £396 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.30% +21.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £290 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £625 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £157.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -89.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +13.51%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 18 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (30.23%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (20.93%) Selenium
3 9 (20.93%) C#
3 9 (20.93%) Java
3 9 (20.93%) User Experience
4 7 (16.28%) Web Services
4 7 (16.28%) Test Scripting
5 6 (13.95%) Software Testing
5 6 (13.95%) MS Office
5 6 (13.95%) .NET
5 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
6 5 (11.63%) B2B
6 5 (11.63%) CRM
6 5 (11.63%) SQL
6 5 (11.63%) JIRA
6 5 (11.63%) iOS Development
6 5 (11.63%) Apple Swift
6 5 (11.63%) Apple iOS
7 4 (9.30%) Liferay
7 4 (9.30%) WebDriver
7 4 (9.30%) REST
7 4 (9.30%) ForgeRock
7 4 (9.30%) Marketing
7 4 (9.30%) Drupal
7 4 (9.30%) Computer Science
7 4 (9.30%) Test Management
7 4 (9.30%) Time Management
7 4 (9.30%) Ruby
7 4 (9.30%) Software Engineering

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Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 4 (9.30%) Liferay
1 4 (9.30%) Drupal
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.33%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 6 (13.95%) MS Office
2 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.33%) MS Project
3 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) Firewall
1 1 (2.33%) 2G
1 1 (2.33%) 3G
1 1 (2.33%) GSM
1 1 (2.33%) UMTS
1 1 (2.33%) HTTP
1 1 (2.33%) LTE
1 1 (2.33%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.65%) MySQL
3 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (20.93%) Selenium
2 5 (11.63%) JIRA
3 4 (9.30%) WebDriver
4 3 (6.98%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (6.98%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.65%) MSTest
5 2 (4.65%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (4.65%) NUnit
6 1 (2.33%) MSI
6 1 (2.33%) InstallShield
6 1 (2.33%) JUnit
6 1 (2.33%) TestNG
6 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.33%) FitNesse
General
1 4 (9.30%) Marketing
1 4 (9.30%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Retail
3 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.33%) Electronics
4 1 (2.33%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.33%) Legal
4 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) Analyst
2 7 (16.28%) Developer
3 6 (13.95%) Test Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) iOS Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Agile Test Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) QA Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Architect
6 3 (6.98%) Tester
6 3 (6.98%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.65%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Business Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.33%) Business Process Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Support Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Applications Packager
8 1 (2.33%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.28%) Web Services
2 6 (13.95%) .NET
3 4 (9.30%) REST
4 3 (6.98%) SOAP
5 1 (2.33%) J2EE
5 1 (2.33%) HTML
5 1 (2.33%) CSS
5 1 (2.33%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (2.33%) Application Packaging
5 1 (2.33%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) User Experience
2 4 (9.30%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.98%) FMCG
3 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.65%) Data Extraction
4 2 (4.65%) Data Structures
4 2 (4.65%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.33%) DTV
5 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.33%) Windows
2 1 (2.33%) Android
2 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (30.23%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (16.28%) Test Scripting
4 6 (13.95%) Software Testing
5 5 (11.63%) B2B
5 5 (11.63%) CRM
5 5 (11.63%) iOS Development
6 4 (9.30%) Test Management
6 4 (9.30%) Time Management
6 4 (9.30%) Software Engineering
7 3 (6.98%) Project Management
7 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2
7 3 (6.98%) Scrum
7 3 (6.98%) Test Automation
7 3 (6.98%) User Stories
7 3 (6.98%) Automation Testing
8 2 (4.65%) BDD
8 2 (4.65%) Test Strategy
8 2 (4.65%) Open Source
8 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) C#
1 9 (20.93%) Java
2 5 (11.63%) SQL
2 5 (11.63%) Apple Swift
3 4 (9.30%) Ruby
3 4 (9.30%) Objective-C
4 1 (2.33%) PHP
4 1 (2.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) ISEB
2 3 (6.98%) Degree
3 2 (4.65%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.33%) CISM
4 1 (2.33%) CISSP
4 1 (2.33%) CISMP
4 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
1 1 (2.33%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.33%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.30%) ForgeRock
2 4 (9.30%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.33%) Mapinfo
3 1 (2.33%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.33%) SAP
3 1 (2.33%) Tableau
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