The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Bristol region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 43 48 63
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 26 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 3.28% 0.38% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.53% 0.41% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 2 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £305 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £345 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.13 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-57.08% +124.03%
Job Titles Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
737 485 792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 93.06% 91.17% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 315 488
Average daily rate £368 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 21 43
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.35 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -25.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £44.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Tester
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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 28 July 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 28 July 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 30 (56.60%) Selenium
2 22 (41.51%) WebDriver
3 21 (39.62%) JMeter
4 19 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (35.85%) Performance Testing
5 18 (33.96%) Finance
6 16 (30.19%) Scrum
7 13 (24.53%) ISEB
7 13 (24.53%) WATIR
7 13 (24.53%) Test Scripting
8 12 (22.64%) Open Source
8 12 (22.64%) Automated Testing
9 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
10 10 (18.87%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (16.98%) QA
11 9 (16.98%) TestNG
11 9 (16.98%) SC Cleared
12 8 (15.09%) Maven
12 8 (15.09%) LoadRunner
12 8 (15.09%) Security Testing
13 7 (13.21%) JIRA
14 6 (11.32%) Java
14 6 (11.32%) ISTQB
14 6 (11.32%) BDD
14 6 (11.32%) Load Testing
15 5 (9.43%) Linux
16 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
16 4 (7.55%) Banking
16 4 (7.55%) Stress Testing
16 4 (7.55%) Test Strategy

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1 (1.89%) MS Office
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) SAP SRM
2 1 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) 3GPP
1 1 (1.89%) VoIP
1 1 (1.89%) STUN
1 1 (1.89%) Wireshark
1 1 (1.89%) SGSN
1 1 (1.89%) LTE
1 1 (1.89%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 30 (56.60%) Selenium
2 22 (41.51%) WebDriver
3 21 (39.62%) JMeter
4 13 (24.53%) WATIR
5 9 (16.98%) TestNG
6 8 (15.09%) Maven
6 8 (15.09%) LoadRunner
7 7 (13.21%) JIRA
8 3 (5.66%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (3.77%) Git (software)
9 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.89%) JUnit
10 1 (1.89%) ClearQuest
10 1 (1.89%) Bugzilla
10 1 (1.89%) NUnit
10 1 (1.89%) Axure RP
10 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
10 1 (1.89%) SoapUI
General
1 18 (33.96%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.89%) Marketing
3 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.89%) Electronics
3 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) .NET
1 2 (3.77%) Web Services
2 1 (1.89%) XML
2 1 (1.89%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.64%) Open Source
2 2 (3.77%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.89%) DTV
3 1 (1.89%) STB
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.43%) Linux
2 2 (3.77%) UNIX
2 2 (3.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (35.85%) Performance Testing
2 16 (30.19%) Scrum
3 13 (24.53%) Test Scripting
4 12 (22.64%) Automated Testing
5 10 (18.87%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (15.09%) Security Testing
7 6 (11.32%) Load Testing
7 6 (11.32%) BDD
8 4 (7.55%) Test Strategy
8 4 (7.55%) Stress Testing
8 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (5.66%) Software Testing
10 2 (3.77%) Test Management
11 1 (1.89%) Agile Testing
11 1 (1.89%) Automation Testing
11 1 (1.89%) Black-Box Testing
11 1 (1.89%) Digital Marketing
11 1 (1.89%) TDD
11 1 (1.89%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.32%) Java
2 3 (5.66%) SQL
2 3 (5.66%) C#
2 3 (5.66%) Ruby
3 2 (3.77%) Python
3 2 (3.77%) PHP
4 1 (1.89%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 13 (24.53%) ISEB
2 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
3 9 (16.98%) SC Cleared
4 6 (11.32%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.77%) Degree
5 2 (3.77%) BC Cleared
5 2 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.98%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) Puppet
1 3 (5.66%) Cobbler
1 3 (5.66%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 3 (5.66%) SAP
2 2 (3.77%) VMware
2 2 (3.77%) Telerik
3 1 (1.89%) Tektronix
3 1 (1.89%) Citrix
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