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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 67 64 63
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 6 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.65% 1.00% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 1.26% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 7
Median daily rate £280 £310 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -17.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £20.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-25.75% -44.82%
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
756 712 684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 81.38% 78.94% 79.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 566 493
Median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 15 15
Median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +105.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £100.00 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.53 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.26% +26.36%

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 29 August 2016.

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 29 August 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 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) SQL
2 10 (62.50%) ISTQB
3 8 (50.00%) ISEB
4 7 (43.75%) JIRA
5 6 (37.50%) WATIR
5 6 (37.50%) Selenium
5 6 (37.50%) Ruby
5 6 (37.50%) Git (software)
5 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
5 6 (37.50%) WebDriver
5 6 (37.50%) Waterfall
5 6 (37.50%) Cucumber
5 6 (37.50%) GAP Analysis
5 6 (37.50%) Scrum
5 6 (37.50%) C#
5 6 (37.50%) OO
5 6 (37.50%) SpecFlow
5 6 (37.50%) Behat
5 6 (37.50%) Capybara
5 6 (37.50%) Software Delivery
5 6 (37.50%) Rally
6 5 (31.25%) Functional Testing
6 5 (31.25%) Manual Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Finance
7 4 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (18.75%) Exploratory Testing
8 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
8 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) JIRA
2 6 (37.50%) Capybara
2 6 (37.50%) Cucumber
2 6 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 6 (37.50%) Selenium
2 6 (37.50%) SpecFlow
2 6 (37.50%) WATIR
2 6 (37.50%) WebDriver
3 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (6.25%) JIRA Agile
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Games
3 2 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Retail
3 2 (12.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Analyst
1 8 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Tester
3 3 (18.75%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Functional Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Functional Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Test Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Digital Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Functional Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Manual Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Software Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Software Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) Behat
2 1 (6.25%) OpenDaylight
2 1 (6.25%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (12.50%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) GAP Analysis
2 6 (37.50%) OO
2 6 (37.50%) Scrum
2 6 (37.50%) Software Delivery
2 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 6 (37.50%) Waterfall
3 5 (31.25%) Functional Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Manual Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
4 3 (18.75%) Exploratory Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Kanban
4 3 (18.75%) Time Management
5 2 (12.50%) Analytics
5 2 (12.50%) Data Analytics
5 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
5 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 2 (12.50%) System Testing
5 2 (12.50%) User Stories
5 2 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) C#
2 6 (37.50%) Ruby
3 1 (6.25%) C
3 1 (6.25%) C++
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) ISTQB
2 8 (50.00%) ISEB
3 4 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Rally
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle