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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
South West / Bristol
Rank 62 59 60
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 10 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.18% 1.57% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.91% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 11
Median daily rate £328 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £245 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £325 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-38.27% +15.71%

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
680 734 714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 80.28% 82.56% 80.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 542 535
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 10
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.25 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 (46.15%) ISTQB
1 6 (46.15%) System Testing
2 5 (38.46%) QA
2 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (30.77%) Manual Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Facilities Management
3 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
3 4 (30.77%) Test Management
4 3 (23.08%) ISMS
4 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
4 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
4 3 (23.08%) User Stories
4 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
4 3 (23.08%) Information Security
4 3 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (23.08%) Project Management
4 3 (23.08%) XML
4 3 (23.08%) Information Security Management
4 3 (23.08%) Security Management
4 3 (23.08%) Wireframes
5 2 (15.38%) Finance
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (15.38%) ISEB
5 2 (15.38%) Degree

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 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Support Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Software Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
3 2 (15.38%) XML Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Pensions Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Project Leader
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Test Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
2 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
3 2 (15.38%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) System Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Facilities Management
2 4 (30.77%) Manual Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Test Management
3 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Information Security
3 3 (23.08%) Information Security Management
3 3 (23.08%) ISMS
3 3 (23.08%) Project Management
3 3 (23.08%) Security Management
3 3 (23.08%) User Stories
3 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
3 3 (23.08%) Wireframes
4 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
4 2 (15.38%) Defect Management
4 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 1 (7.69%) PDM
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) ISTQB
2 4 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) Degree
4 2 (15.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) QA
2 3 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
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