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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 42 47 68
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 29 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 3.34% 0.82% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.61% 0.91% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.05 £29.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-51.96% +77.27%
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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
803 548 837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 92.41% 89.54% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 355 526
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 £265 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 52
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 31 (57.41%) Selenium
2 25 (46.30%) WebDriver
3 22 (40.74%) Finance
4 20 (37.04%) JMeter
5 19 (35.19%) Performance Testing
6 18 (33.33%) Scrum
6 18 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (25.93%) WATIR
7 14 (25.93%) Open Source
7 14 (25.93%) Security Cleared
8 12 (22.22%) SC Cleared
9 11 (20.37%) Test Scripting
9 11 (20.37%) Automated Testing
10 10 (18.52%) ISEB
10 10 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (16.67%) TestNG
11 9 (16.67%) Java
12 8 (14.81%) BDD
12 8 (14.81%) Security Testing
12 8 (14.81%) QA
12 8 (14.81%) Maven
13 6 (11.11%) SQL
13 6 (11.11%) UNIX
13 6 (11.11%) Linux
13 6 (11.11%) JIRA
14 5 (9.26%) ISTQB
14 5 (9.26%) Cucumber
14 5 (9.26%) Web Services
15 4 (7.41%) C#
15 4 (7.41%) LoadRunner

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) SAP SRM
2 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) LTE
1 1 (1.85%) NAS
1 1 (1.85%) STUN
1 1 (1.85%) Wireshark
1 1 (1.85%) SGSN
1 1 (1.85%) 3GPP
1 1 (1.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.70%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 31 (57.41%) Selenium
2 25 (46.30%) WebDriver
3 20 (37.04%) JMeter
4 14 (25.93%) WATIR
5 9 (16.67%) TestNG
6 8 (14.81%) Maven
7 6 (11.11%) JIRA
8 5 (9.26%) Cucumber
9 4 (7.41%) LoadRunner
10 3 (5.56%) Jenkins
10 3 (5.56%) FitNesse
11 2 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
11 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
12 1 (1.85%) Axure RP
12 1 (1.85%) SoapUI
12 1 (1.85%) NUnit
12 1 (1.85%) JUnit
12 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (40.74%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Banking
3 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.85%) Marketing
4 1 (1.85%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.85%) Electronics
4 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.85%) Legal
4 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) Web Services
2 4 (7.41%) RESTful
3 3 (5.56%) .NET
4 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.93%) Open Source
2 2 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.85%) STB
3 1 (1.85%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.11%) UNIX
1 6 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (1.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.19%) Performance Testing
2 18 (33.33%) Scrum
2 18 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (20.37%) Test Scripting
3 11 (20.37%) Automated Testing
4 10 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (14.81%) BDD
5 8 (14.81%) Security Testing
6 4 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (7.41%) Test Strategy
6 4 (7.41%) Test Automation
7 3 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (3.70%) Test Management
8 2 (3.70%) Load Testing
8 2 (3.70%) Stress Testing
8 2 (3.70%) Software Testing
8 2 (3.70%) Automation Testing
9 1 (1.85%) Agile Testing
9 1 (1.85%) Scalability Testing
9 1 (1.85%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.67%) Java
2 6 (11.11%) SQL
3 4 (7.41%) C#
4 3 (5.56%) Ruby
5 2 (3.70%) PHP
5 2 (3.70%) Python
6 1 (1.85%) Tcl
6 1 (1.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (25.93%) Security Cleared
2 12 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 10 (18.52%) ISEB
4 5 (9.26%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.70%) BC Cleared
5 2 (3.70%) Degree
6 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.81%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) Vagrant
1 1 (1.85%) Cobbler
1 1 (1.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (5.56%) SAP
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.70%) VMware
2 2 (3.70%) Telerik
3 1 (1.85%) Tektronix
3 1 (1.85%) Citrix
3 1 (1.85%) Informatica
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