The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 62 71 48
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -23
Contract jobs citing System Testing 3 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.34% 0.22% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.28% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Average daily rate
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£325 - £344
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 - £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 - £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%
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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
679 720 404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 76.72% 78.86% 66.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 488 254
Average daily rate £390 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 30 10
Average hourly rate £37.74 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.96% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.10 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing System Testing also 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 that cited System Testing.

1 6 (75.00%) Project Management
1 6 (75.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) QA
3 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
3 3 (37.50%) ISEB
3 3 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (37.50%) Dependency Management
3 3 (37.50%) Software Delivery
4 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (25.00%) JIRA
5 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (12.50%) Marketing
5 1 (12.50%) Electronics
5 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (12.50%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
5 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
5 1 (12.50%) DTV
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing System Testing also 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 that cited System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (12.50%) Marketing
1 1 (12.50%) Electronics
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Programme Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Programme Test Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Programme Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Test Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) CRM Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Project Management
1 6 (75.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
3 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (37.50%) Dependency Management
3 3 (37.50%) Software Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) SAP