The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Bristol region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 62 76 74
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 6 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.80% 0.12% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.13% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £290 £228
% change year-on-year
+12.06% +27.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £39.37 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +38.14%
Software Tester
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
716 791 901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 95.21% 96.00% 96.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 569 657
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £274 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 40 49
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Bristol region that featured Software Tester in the job title.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Software Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Tester across the Bristol region.

Software Tester Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Software Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Tester across the Bristol region.

Software Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, Software Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Finance
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (62.50%) Marketing
2 5 (62.50%) BDD
2 5 (62.50%) Digital Marketing
2 5 (62.50%) Compatibility Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 5 (62.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (62.50%) Manufacturing
2 5 (62.50%) Programme Management
2 5 (62.50%) Electronics
2 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
2 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) SAP
2 5 (62.50%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (62.50%) SDLC
2 5 (62.50%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
3 3 (37.50%) Wireframes
3 3 (37.50%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) SOAP
3 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
3 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
3 3 (37.50%) System Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Data Protection
3 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server

Software Tester Skill Set
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:

Business Applications
1 5 (62.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
1 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
1 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) Electronics
2 5 (62.50%) Manufacturing
2 5 (62.50%) Marketing
2 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) BDD
2 5 (62.50%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (62.50%) Compatibility Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 5 (62.50%) Digital Marketing
2 5 (62.50%) Programme Management
2 5 (62.50%) SDLC
2 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) Data Protection
3 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) System Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) User Stories
3 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
3 3 (37.50%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
1 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) SAP
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
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