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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 69 61 58
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 3 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.35% 1.27% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 1.33% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 9
Average daily rate £280 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.75% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £216 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £433 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £290 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.20% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £28.50 £140.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -79.64%
Tester
South West

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
822 825 756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 96.71% 95.60% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 603 503
Average daily rate £363 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.60% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £518 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 19 48
Average hourly rate £31.00 £13.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.46% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £46.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
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 9 February 2016, 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 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
1 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 5 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (45.45%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
3 3 (27.27%) Migration
3 3 (27.27%) Programme Management
3 3 (27.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (27.27%) Marketing
3 3 (27.27%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (27.27%) Cognos
3 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Electronics
3 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
3 3 (27.27%) SAP
3 3 (27.27%) QA
3 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (27.27%) SDLC
4 2 (18.18%) Skype
4 2 (18.18%) Skype for Business
4 2 (18.18%) Office 365
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
4 2 (18.18%) Windows
4 2 (18.18%) IBM Notes
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) Lotus
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Banking

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) IBM Notes
1 2 (18.18%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Electronics
2 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
2 3 (27.27%) Marketing
2 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (27.27%) Digital Marketing
2 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Programme Management
2 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
2 3 (27.27%) SDLC
2 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
4 1 (9.09%) BDD
4 1 (9.09%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
4 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) C
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
1 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Cognos
1 3 (27.27%) SAP
2 2 (18.18%) Lotus
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