The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
South West / Bristol
Rank 61 66 57
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 6 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.79% 0.89% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 1.07% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 10
Median daily rate £325 £225 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -37.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £225 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+46.55% -17.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
619 654 659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 81.23% 83.10% 76.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 498 518
Median daily rate £393 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 10
Median hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -5.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.04 £27.50 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.00 £50.00 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bristol region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Software Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing.

1 6 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 4 (44.44%) System Testing
2 4 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (33.33%) Wireframes
3 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 3 (33.33%) User Stories
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) QA
3 3 (33.33%) Test Management
3 3 (33.33%) XML
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
4 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (22.22%) Facilities Management
4 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
4 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
5 1 (11.11%) SDLC
5 1 (11.11%) Prototyping

Software Testing
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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Software Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 2 (22.22%) XML Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Pensions Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Project Leader
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Test Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 2 (22.22%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) System Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Test Management
2 3 (33.33%) User Stories
2 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 3 (33.33%) Wireframes
3 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
3 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
3 2 (22.22%) Facilities Management
3 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (11.11%) ISMS
4 1 (11.11%) Product Management
4 1 (11.11%) Prototyping
4 1 (11.11%) SDLC
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 4 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
5 1 (11.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
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