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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 42 48 66
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 30 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 3.17% 1.23% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.41% 1.37% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 3
Average daily rate
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£356 £321 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.89% +42.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-18.36% +22.50%
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
880 586 827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 93.12% 90.43% 93.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 399 495
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 £235 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 39 54
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.99 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 30 September 2014.

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 30 September 2014, 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 36 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (52.94%) Selenium
3 19 (37.25%) WebDriver
3 19 (37.25%) Finance
3 19 (37.25%) Scrum
4 18 (35.29%) JMeter
5 17 (33.33%) Performance Testing
6 16 (31.37%) Security Cleared
7 13 (25.49%) SC Cleared
7 13 (25.49%) WATIR
7 13 (25.49%) Open Source
8 12 (23.53%) Java
9 11 (21.57%) SQL
10 10 (19.61%) ISEB
11 9 (17.65%) UNIX
11 9 (17.65%) Cucumber
12 8 (15.69%) BDD
12 8 (15.69%) QA
12 8 (15.69%) Test Scripting
12 8 (15.69%) Linux
12 8 (15.69%) .NET
13 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
13 7 (13.73%) Test Automation
14 6 (11.76%) RESTful
14 6 (11.76%) Jenkins
15 5 (9.80%) Test Strategy
15 5 (9.80%) Relational Database
15 5 (9.80%) User Acceptance Testing
15 5 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
15 5 (9.80%) FitNesse

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 (3.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) SAP SRM
2 1 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) 3GPP
1 1 (1.96%) VoIP
1 1 (1.96%) STUN
1 1 (1.96%) Wireshark
1 1 (1.96%) SGSN
1 1 (1.96%) LTE
1 1 (1.96%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.88%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 27 (52.94%) Selenium
2 19 (37.25%) WebDriver
3 18 (35.29%) JMeter
4 13 (25.49%) WATIR
5 9 (17.65%) Cucumber
6 6 (11.76%) Jenkins
7 5 (9.80%) FitNesse
8 3 (5.88%) TestNG
8 3 (5.88%) JIRA
9 2 (3.92%) Maven
9 2 (3.92%) Git (software)
9 2 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (3.92%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.96%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.96%) NUnit
10 1 (1.96%) JUnit
10 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.96%) QuickTest Pro
10 1 (1.96%) LoadRunner
General
1 19 (37.25%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.96%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.96%) Marketing
4 1 (1.96%) Legal
4 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.96%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.69%) .NET
2 6 (11.76%) RESTful
3 5 (9.80%) Web Services
4 3 (5.88%) CSS
4 3 (5.88%) HTML
4 3 (5.88%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.49%) Open Source
2 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.92%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.96%) DTV
4 1 (1.96%) STB
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.65%) UNIX
2 8 (15.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (37.25%) Scrum
3 17 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 8 (15.69%) Test Scripting
4 8 (15.69%) BDD
5 7 (13.73%) Test Automation
6 5 (9.80%) Test Strategy
6 5 (9.80%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (7.84%) Automated Testing
7 4 (7.84%) Software Testing
8 3 (5.88%) Use Case
8 3 (5.88%) Automation Testing
8 3 (5.88%) Test Planning
9 2 (3.92%) Security Testing
9 2 (3.92%) TDD
9 2 (3.92%) Regression Testing
9 2 (3.92%) Validation
10 1 (1.96%) Migration
10 1 (1.96%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.53%) Java
2 11 (21.57%) SQL
3 5 (9.80%) C#
4 3 (5.88%) PHP
4 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.96%) Perl
5 1 (1.96%) Python
5 1 (1.96%) Tcl
5 1 (1.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (31.37%) Security Cleared
2 13 (25.49%) SC Cleared
3 10 (19.61%) ISEB
4 5 (9.80%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.92%) Degree
6 1 (1.96%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) Puppet
1 1 (1.96%) Cobbler
1 1 (1.96%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.88%) SAP
2 3 (5.88%) Open Text
3 2 (3.92%) VMware
3 2 (3.92%) Telerik
4 1 (1.96%) Tektronix
4 1 (1.96%) Informatica
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