The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Bristol region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 61 67 41
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 15 8 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.60% 0.89% 3.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 0.93% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 20
Median daily rate £400 £310 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £291 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £368 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £310 £303
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +2.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.69 £29.00 £14.05
% change year-on-year
+19.60% +106.40%
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
888 859 811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 94.57% 95.34% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 645 642 576
Median daily rate £375 £375 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £502 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 42 29
Median hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% -12.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £35.10 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Bristol region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 30 August 2016.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 8 (44.44%) SQL
2 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
3 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 6 (33.33%) Finance
3 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (27.78%) QA
4 5 (27.78%) Migration
4 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
4 5 (27.78%) Manual Testing
5 4 (22.22%) TestComplete
5 4 (22.22%) Waterfall
5 4 (22.22%) Functional Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
6 3 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (16.67%) Selenium
6 3 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (16.67%) Marketing
6 3 (16.67%) Electronics
6 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
6 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
6 3 (16.67%) Programme Management
6 3 (16.67%) VBScript
6 3 (16.67%) VB
6 3 (16.67%) SAP
6 3 (16.67%) Windows
6 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 3 (16.67%) HP UFT
6 3 (16.67%) Automation Testing

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) IBM Notes
1 2 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Skype
2 1 (5.56%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) Network Security
2 1 (5.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) TestComplete
2 3 (16.67%) HP UFT
2 3 (16.67%) Selenium
3 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.56%) JIRA
4 1 (5.56%) Metasploit
4 1 (5.56%) Ranorex
4 1 (5.56%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (5.56%) Sahi
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (5.56%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (5.56%) WATIR
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Electronics
2 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 3 (16.67%) Marketing
2 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Retail
4 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
1 1 (5.56%) Itk
1 1 (5.56%) SOAP
1 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (11.11%) NHS
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
3 5 (27.78%) Manual Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Migration
4 4 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Waterfall
5 3 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (16.67%) Data Migration
5 3 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (16.67%) Programme Management
6 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
6 2 (11.11%) ETL
6 2 (11.11%) Scrum
6 2 (11.11%) System Testing
6 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) VB
2 3 (16.67%) VBScript
3 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.56%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) CREST Certified
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 3 (16.67%) SAP
2 2 (11.11%) Lotus
3 1 (5.56%) Talend