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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 65 63 43
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 5 7 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.57% 0.78% 3.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.83% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 22
Average daily rate £300 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £261 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+16.00% +25.00%
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
849 848 849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 96.37% 94.64% 93.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 600 582
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £270 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 36 38
Average hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% +1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £80.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 1 May 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 4 (44.44%) SQL
1 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 3 (33.33%) Electronics
2 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 3 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) SAP
2 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (33.33%) Marketing
2 3 (33.33%) QA
2 3 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Skype for Business
3 2 (22.22%) Office 365
3 2 (22.22%) Skype
3 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Lotus
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) IBM Notes
3 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (22.22%) Banking

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (22.22%) IBM Notes
1 2 (22.22%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (33.33%) Electronics
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
1 3 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 3 (33.33%) Marketing
1 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) Itk
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
2 3 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
3 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 1 (11.11%) BDD
4 1 (11.11%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (11.11%) ETL
4 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) SDLC
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) HL7
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) SAP
2 2 (22.22%) Lotus
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft