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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 65 39 47
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 8 28 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.87% 3.29% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 3.55% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 20 5
Average daily rate
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£310 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £307 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £379 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £302 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.78% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £14.05 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+106.40% -51.96%
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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
869 788 549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 94.05% 92.60% 89.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 566 354
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 27 36
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.67% +18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015, 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 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) SQL
3 6 (30.00%) BDD
4 5 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 5 (25.00%) .NET
4 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (20.00%) ISEB
5 4 (20.00%) NHS
5 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 4 (20.00%) OpenText
5 4 (20.00%) Scrum
5 4 (20.00%) C#
5 4 (20.00%) HTML
5 4 (20.00%) Java
5 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (20.00%) CSS
5 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 4 (20.00%) Ruby
5 4 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 4 (20.00%) Selenium
5 4 (20.00%) Use Case
5 4 (20.00%) Android
5 4 (20.00%) Apple iOS
5 4 (20.00%) Mobile App
6 3 (15.00%) Automation Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Calabash
6 3 (15.00%) Mobile Development
6 3 (15.00%) SpecFlow

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (20.00%) Selenium
3 3 (15.00%) SpecFlow
3 3 (15.00%) Calabash
4 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.00%) MSTest
5 1 (5.00%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (5.00%) TestNG
5 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.00%) JUnit
5 1 (5.00%) NUnit
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) .NET
2 4 (20.00%) CSS
2 4 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) REST
3 1 (5.00%) SOAP
3 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) NHS
1 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 4 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Android
1 4 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) BDD
3 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Use Case
4 4 (20.00%) Scrum
4 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (15.00%) TDD
5 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (15.00%) Automation Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Mobile Development
5 3 (15.00%) Kanban
6 2 (10.00%) SDLC
6 2 (10.00%) Test Planning
6 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (10.00%) Project Management
7 1 (5.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) Ruby
2 4 (20.00%) C#
2 4 (20.00%) Java
2 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.00%) Objective-C
4 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) OpenText
3 1 (5.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) Informatica