Period
to 9 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Functional Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Functional Testing over the 6 months to 9 August 2020 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.

Functional Testing
South West > Bristol
6 months to
9 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 67 114 107
Rank change year-on-year +47 -7 -10
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 7 6 13
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Bristol 0.91% 0.31% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 0.38% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
Median daily rate £557 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.53% +7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £525 £283 £248
90th Percentile £582 £468 £605
South West median daily rate £550 £385 £423
% change year-on-year +42.86% -8.88% +26.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - -

Functional 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 645 1,598 1,588
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 83.44% 83.84% 84.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 1,034 1,072
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £305 £280 £275
90th Percentile £605 £600 £538
South West median daily rate £475 £450 £415
% change year-on-year +5.56% +8.43% +4.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 62 52
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -9.43% +13.57%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.85 £12.78
90th Percentile £52.42 £52.25 £52.13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% -

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing Functional Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in Bristol

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Functional Testing in Bristol.

Daily rate trend for Functional Testing in Bristol

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Functional Testing in Bristol.

Hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in Bristol

For the 6 months to 9 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 5 (71.43%) Scrum
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) CRM
3 3 (42.86%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (42.86%) Requirements Gathering
4 2 (28.57%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (28.57%) API Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (28.57%) Ethernet
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Python
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (28.57%) VBA
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (28.57%) Law
4 2 (28.57%) IBM
4 2 (28.57%) Validation
4 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Marketing
5 1 (14.29%) JSON
5 1 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Groovy
5 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) RESTful
5 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing

Functional 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:

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Law
3 1 (14.29%) Electronics
3 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 1 (14.29%) Marketing
3 1 (14.29%) Public Sector
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Salesforce Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Validation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Expert
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) JSON
1 1 (14.29%) RESTful
1 1 (14.29%) SOAP
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) Scrum
2 3 (42.86%) CRM
2 3 (42.86%) Requirements Gathering
3 2 (28.57%) API Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Validation
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Open Source
4 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
4 1 (14.29%) SDET
4 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Python
1 2 (28.57%) VBA
2 1 (14.29%) Groovy
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (28.57%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) SAP