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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 64 47 51
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 10 20 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.17% 2.35% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 2.52% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 8
Average daily rate
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£363 £325 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +9.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £283 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £371 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +12.78%
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
782 795 593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 91.46% 93.53% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 554 366
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 £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 35
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.44% +28.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £29.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 16 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (44.00%) Selenium
3 10 (40.00%) .NET
4 8 (32.00%) ISEB
4 8 (32.00%) Scrum
4 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (24.00%) Cucumber
5 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (24.00%) JMeter
5 6 (24.00%) Finance
5 6 (24.00%) SQL
5 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (24.00%) Performance Testing
5 6 (24.00%) WebDriver
6 5 (20.00%) Open Source
6 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 5 (20.00%) QA
6 5 (20.00%) WATIR
6 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
6 5 (20.00%) Java
6 5 (20.00%) Automation Testing
7 4 (16.00%) BDD
7 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Open Text
8 3 (12.00%) .NET Framework
8 3 (12.00%) WPF
8 3 (12.00%) Use Case
8 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
8 3 (12.00%) JavaScript

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (8.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (44.00%) Selenium
2 6 (24.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (24.00%) JMeter
2 6 (24.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (20.00%) WATIR
4 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (8.00%) SpecFlow
5 2 (8.00%) FitNesse
5 2 (8.00%) NUnit
6 1 (4.00%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (4.00%) Moq
6 1 (4.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (4.00%) Behat
6 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) .NET
2 3 (12.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (12.00%) WPF
2 3 (12.00%) HTML
2 3 (12.00%) CSS
2 3 (12.00%) RESTful
3 2 (8.00%) Web Services
3 2 (8.00%) WCF
4 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Open Source
2 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) UNIX
1 3 (12.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (32.00%) Scrum
3 6 (24.00%) Performance Testing
4 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 4 (16.00%) BDD
5 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Use Case
6 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (12.00%) Test Planning
7 2 (8.00%) Functional Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Regression Testing
7 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (8.00%) Manual Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Integration Testing
8 1 (4.00%) TDD
8 1 (4.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) Java
3 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.00%) C#
4 2 (8.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) ISEB
1 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) Open Text
3 1 (4.00%) Informatica
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Cognos
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