The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 74 64 55
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.23% 0.23% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.25% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate
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£210 £300 £231
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +29.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £280 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £320 £236
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £140.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-76.78% +1117.39%
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
795 815 615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 91.70% 93.36% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 562 369
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 39 40
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £13.24
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +17.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £28.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region that cited Software Tester in their job title 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 with Software Tester in their job title.

1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (60.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) WPF
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (20.00%) Moq
3 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Behat
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) NUnit
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) WCF

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region that cited Software Tester in their job title 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 with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) NUnit
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (20.00%) Moq
1 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (20.00%) Behat
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) WPF
2 1 (20.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle