Period
to 17 November 2018

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 17 November 2018 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 100 101
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -5
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 29 21 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.38% 1.06% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 1.29% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 8
Bristol median daily rate £313 £400 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.88% +44.14% -10.48%
10th Percentile £219 £266 £219
90th Percentile £535 £465 £332
South West median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Bristol median hourly rate £41.50 - £42.50
10th Percentile £36.15 - £41.25
90th Percentile £47.00 - £43.75
South West median hourly rate £41.50 - £42.50

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 1,785 1,628 1,488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 84.96% 82.47% 85.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,215 1,107 1,069
Bristol median daily rate £413 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.55% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £275 £259 £255
90th Percentile £538 £531 £550
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 47 72
Bristol median hourly rate £41.50 £23.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.43% -8.00% +51.52%
10th Percentile £15.39 £11.90 £12.00
90th Percentile £67.75 £48.50 £46.45
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £29.60
% change year-on-year +18.66% +18.24% -22.11%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in Bristol

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in Bristol

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Bristol over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Testing in Bristol

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in Bristol

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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 15 (51.72%) Test Automation
2 14 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (31.03%) ISEB
3 9 (31.03%) Test Scripting
3 9 (31.03%) Defect Management
4 8 (27.59%) SQL
4 8 (27.59%) ISTQB
5 6 (20.69%) Migration
5 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
5 6 (20.69%) Test Strategy
5 6 (20.69%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (20.69%) Test Management
5 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (17.24%) Selenium
6 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Manual Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Defect Tracking
6 5 (17.24%) CRM
6 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
7 4 (13.79%) JIRA
7 4 (13.79%) Regression Testing
7 4 (13.79%) JMeter
7 4 (13.79%) Finance
7 4 (13.79%) SAP
7 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (13.79%) Performance Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
8 3 (10.34%) hybris
8 3 (10.34%) Waterfall

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (6.90%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.45%) AutoCAD
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.45%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) BrowserStack
2 1 (3.45%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Big Data
1 2 (6.90%) MongoDB
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Selenium
2 4 (13.79%) JIRA
2 4 (13.79%) JMeter
2 4 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
3 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
3 3 (10.34%) JUnit
3 3 (10.34%) NUnit
3 3 (10.34%) SoapUI
3 3 (10.34%) SpecFlow
3 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio Coded UI
4 2 (6.90%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (3.45%) Gatling
5 1 (3.45%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.45%) TestRail
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Advertising
2 2 (6.90%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Local Government
3 1 (3.45%) Military
3 1 (3.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Analyst
1 14 (48.28%) Test Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Test Leader
3 5 (17.24%) Agile Test Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Digital Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) SAP Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) SAP Functional Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) SAP Test Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Test Automation Specialist
4 3 (10.34%) Test Specialist
4 3 (10.34%) Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Automation Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) CRM Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Head of Test
6 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Validation Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Web Automation Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Gherkin
1 3 (10.34%) Web Services
2 2 (6.90%) REST
2 2 (6.90%) SOAP
2 2 (6.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.34%) Fintech
3 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.45%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Linux
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.45%) Android
3 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Test Automation
2 14 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (31.03%) Defect Management
3 9 (31.03%) Test Scripting
4 6 (20.69%) Migration
4 6 (20.69%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (20.69%) Test Management
4 6 (20.69%) Test Strategy
5 5 (17.24%) CRM
5 5 (17.24%) Defect Tracking
5 5 (17.24%) Manual Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
5 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Performance Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Regression Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
7 3 (10.34%) Scrum
7 3 (10.34%) System Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) C
3 1 (3.45%) Java
3 1 (3.45%) Python
3 1 (3.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) ISEB
2 8 (27.59%) ISTQB
3 3 (10.34%) Degree
3 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) SAP
3 3 (10.34%) hybris
4 2 (6.90%) IBM
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle
4 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
4 2 (6.90%) VMware
5 1 (3.45%) EMC
5 1 (3.45%) MuleSoft