Period
to 18 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Exploratory Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Exploratory Testing over the 6 months to 18 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Exploratory Testing
South West > Bristol
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 91 103
Rank change year-on-year -16 +12 +3
Contract jobs citing Exploratory Testing 4 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.20% 0.66% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.79% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 3
Bristol median daily rate £300 £475 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.84% +53.23% -22.50%
South West median daily rate £335 £350 £316
% change year-on-year -4.29% +10.67% -11.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - -

Exploratory Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1561 1393 1395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 79.56% 83.26% 81.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1031 983 1091
Bristol median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - -0.66%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £256
90th Percentile £538 £568 £538
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 62 41
Bristol median hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +51.52% -40.00%
10th Percentile £11.90 £12.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.50 £46.45 £47.50
South West median hourly rate £33.00 £34.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year -4.35% -12.10% +42.73%

Exploratory Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing Exploratory Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Exploratory Testing in Bristol

Exploratory Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Exploratory Testing in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for Exploratory Testing in Bristol

Exploratory Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Exploratory Testing in Bristol over the 6 months to 18 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Exploratory Testing in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Exploratory Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Exploratory Testing.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) JMeter
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) Scala
3 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (50.00%) Gatling
3 2 (50.00%) The Grinder
3 2 (50.00%) QA Automation
3 2 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (50.00%) QA
3 2 (50.00%) JUnit
4 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (25.00%) MVC
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (25.00%) OO
4 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (25.00%) Internet
4 1 (25.00%) Pair Programming
4 1 (25.00%) NUnit
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) JSON
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA

Exploratory Testing
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) JMeter
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Gatling
2 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (50.00%) JUnit
2 2 (50.00%) The Grinder
2 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (25.00%) Fiddler
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) NUnit
3 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (25.00%) TestNG
3 1 (25.00%) Travis CI
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Java Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) QA Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) QA Automation Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) QA Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) QA Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
1 1 (25.00%) REST
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) QA Automation
3 2 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (25.00%) API Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (25.00%) Kanban
4 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Microservices
4 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Stress Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Scala
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA