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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 57 45 63
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 22 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.19% 1.30% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.34% 1.42% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 4
Average daily rate
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£363 £318 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.17% +38.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £373 £274
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.16% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £25.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +27.50%
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
942 562 866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 93.64% 91.38% 93.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 378 494
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 £525 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 42 63
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -58.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.17 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £23.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (54.00%) Selenium
3 19 (38.00%) WebDriver
3 19 (38.00%) Finance
3 19 (38.00%) Scrum
4 17 (34.00%) JMeter
4 17 (34.00%) Performance Testing
5 16 (32.00%) Security Cleared
6 13 (26.00%) SC Cleared
6 13 (26.00%) WATIR
6 13 (26.00%) Open Source
7 11 (22.00%) ISEB
7 11 (22.00%) Java
7 11 (22.00%) SQL
8 9 (18.00%) UNIX
8 9 (18.00%) Cucumber
9 8 (16.00%) BDD
9 8 (16.00%) QA
9 8 (16.00%) Test Scripting
9 8 (16.00%) Linux
9 8 (16.00%) .NET
10 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
10 7 (14.00%) Test Automation
11 6 (12.00%) Jenkins
11 6 (12.00%) RESTful
11 6 (12.00%) ISTQB
12 5 (10.00%) FitNesse
12 5 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (10.00%) Test Strategy

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) SAP SRM
2 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 27 (54.00%) Selenium
2 19 (38.00%) WebDriver
3 17 (34.00%) JMeter
4 13 (26.00%) WATIR
5 9 (18.00%) Cucumber
6 6 (12.00%) Jenkins
7 5 (10.00%) FitNesse
8 3 (6.00%) TestNG
9 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (4.00%) Maven
9 2 (4.00%) JIRA
9 2 (4.00%) SpecFlow
10 1 (2.00%) NUnit
10 1 (2.00%) JUnit
10 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
10 1 (2.00%) QuickTest Pro
10 1 (2.00%) LoadRunner
10 1 (2.00%) SoapUI
10 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (38.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Banking
3 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.00%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.00%) .NET
2 6 (12.00%) RESTful
3 5 (10.00%) Web Services
4 3 (6.00%) CSS
4 3 (6.00%) HTML
4 3 (6.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.00%) Open Source
2 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.00%) DTV
4 1 (2.00%) STB
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) UNIX
2 8 (16.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (38.00%) Scrum
3 17 (34.00%) Performance Testing
4 8 (16.00%) Test Scripting
4 8 (16.00%) BDD
5 7 (14.00%) Test Automation
6 5 (10.00%) Test Strategy
6 5 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (8.00%) Automation Testing
7 4 (8.00%) Software Testing
7 4 (8.00%) Automated Testing
8 3 (6.00%) Use Case
8 3 (6.00%) Test Planning
9 2 (4.00%) Security Testing
9 2 (4.00%) TDD
9 2 (4.00%) Regression Testing
10 1 (2.00%) Validation
10 1 (2.00%) Migration
10 1 (2.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.00%) Java
1 11 (22.00%) SQL
2 5 (10.00%) C#
3 3 (6.00%) PHP
3 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.00%) Perl
4 1 (2.00%) Python
4 1 (2.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (32.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (26.00%) SC Cleared
3 11 (22.00%) ISEB
4 6 (12.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (4.00%) Degree
6 1 (2.00%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Puppet
1 1 (2.00%) Cobbler
1 1 (2.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.00%) Open Text
2 3 (6.00%) SAP
3 2 (4.00%) VMware
3 2 (4.00%) Telerik
4 1 (2.00%) Informatica
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