The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 55 53 44
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 12 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.40% 1.28% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 1.39% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 7
Average daily rate
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£363 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £215 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £365 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - £27.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
796 721 580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 92.88% 92.44% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 483 342
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 49 40
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.44 £32.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 25 (67.57%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (43.24%) Selenium
3 13 (35.14%) Scrum
4 12 (32.43%) Finance
4 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
5 11 (29.73%) WebDriver
5 11 (29.73%) SQL
5 11 (29.73%) .NET
6 10 (27.03%) JMeter
6 10 (27.03%) Performance Testing
6 10 (27.03%) SC Cleared
7 9 (24.32%) Cucumber
7 9 (24.32%) Open Source
7 9 (24.32%) WATIR
8 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
8 8 (21.62%) ISEB
8 8 (21.62%) Java
8 8 (21.62%) UNIX
9 7 (18.92%) Linux
10 6 (16.22%) QA
10 6 (16.22%) BDD
10 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
10 6 (16.22%) RESTful
10 6 (16.22%) Jenkins
11 5 (13.51%) Automation Testing
11 5 (13.51%) Relational Database
11 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
11 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (13.51%) FitNesse
11 5 (13.51%) ISTQB

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) Relational Database
2 3 (8.11%) RDBMS
3 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (43.24%) Selenium
2 11 (29.73%) WebDriver
3 10 (27.03%) JMeter
4 9 (24.32%) WATIR
4 9 (24.32%) Cucumber
5 6 (16.22%) Jenkins
6 5 (13.51%) FitNesse
7 2 (5.41%) NUnit
7 2 (5.41%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.70%) Behat
8 1 (2.70%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.70%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (2.70%) Moq
General
1 12 (32.43%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Legal
2 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (29.73%) .NET
2 6 (16.22%) RESTful
3 5 (13.51%) Web Services
4 3 (8.11%) CSS
4 3 (8.11%) .NET Framework
4 3 (8.11%) HTML
4 3 (8.11%) WPF
5 2 (5.41%) WCF
6 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Open Source
2 3 (8.11%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) UNIX
2 7 (18.92%) Linux
3 2 (5.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (67.57%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (35.14%) Scrum
3 10 (27.03%) Performance Testing
4 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
4 6 (16.22%) BDD
5 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
5 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (13.51%) Automation Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Test Planning
6 3 (8.11%) Unit Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Software Engineering
6 3 (8.11%) Software Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Use Case
6 3 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (5.41%) Integration Testing
7 2 (5.41%) ETL
7 2 (5.41%) Regression Testing
7 2 (5.41%) Functional Testing
7 2 (5.41%) Manual Testing
8 1 (2.70%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (29.73%) SQL
2 8 (21.62%) Java
3 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.11%) C#
3 3 (8.11%) PHP
4 1 (2.70%) Perl
4 1 (2.70%) Python
4 1 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
2 10 (27.03%) SC Cleared
3 8 (21.62%) ISEB
4 5 (13.51%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) Open Text
3 2 (5.41%) Informatica
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle
4 1 (2.70%) Cognos
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