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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 70 59 62
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 5 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.56% 1.23% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 1.60% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 9
Median daily rate £280 £310 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -17.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £37.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-59.86% +9.62%
Software Testing
South West

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
725 688 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 81.10% 76.96% 77.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 535 518
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 18 20
Median hourly rate £41.50 £41.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% +105.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.60 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £72.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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
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 30 September 2016, 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 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 9 (64.29%) ISTQB
3 7 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 7 (50.00%) Scrum
4 6 (42.86%) ISEB
4 6 (42.86%) JIRA
4 6 (42.86%) Manual Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Functional Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Capybara
5 5 (35.71%) SpecFlow
5 5 (35.71%) Behat
5 5 (35.71%) Rally
5 5 (35.71%) Software Delivery
5 5 (35.71%) Cucumber
5 5 (35.71%) Ruby
5 5 (35.71%) WebDriver
5 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
5 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
5 5 (35.71%) WATIR
5 5 (35.71%) Selenium
5 5 (35.71%) C#
5 5 (35.71%) OO
5 5 (35.71%) GAP Analysis
6 4 (28.57%) Finance
6 4 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (21.43%) User Stories
7 3 (21.43%) Wireframes
7 3 (21.43%) Exploratory Testing

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:

Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) JIRA
2 5 (35.71%) Capybara
2 5 (35.71%) Cucumber
2 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
2 5 (35.71%) Selenium
2 5 (35.71%) SpecFlow
2 5 (35.71%) WATIR
2 5 (35.71%) WebDriver
3 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (7.14%) JIRA Agile
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Games
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
1 7 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Tester
3 3 (21.43%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Functional Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Functional Test Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Software Tester
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Functional Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Manual Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Pensions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) Behat
2 1 (7.14%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (21.43%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Scrum
2 7 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 6 (42.86%) Functional Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Manual Testing
4 5 (35.71%) GAP Analysis
4 5 (35.71%) OO
4 5 (35.71%) Software Delivery
4 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
5 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
5 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
5 3 (21.43%) Exploratory Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Kanban
5 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
5 3 (21.43%) System Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Time Management
5 3 (21.43%) User Stories
5 3 (21.43%) Wireframes
6 1 (7.14%) BDD
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) ISTQB
2 6 (42.86%) ISEB
3 4 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Rally
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle