Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 103 95 90
Rank change year-on-year -8 -5 +13
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 28 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.34% 0.96% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.17% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 10
Bristol median daily rate £294 £400 £211
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.56% +89.80% -29.75%
10th Percentile £221 £309 £181
90th Percentile £518 £470 £331
South West median daily rate £350 £405 £325
% change year-on-year -13.58% +24.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
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 1,792 1,534 1,318
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 85.58% 81.51% 84.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,258 1,007 906
Bristol median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £284 £256 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £563
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 38 59
Bristol median hourly rate £38.50 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.00% -30.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £14.50 £11.60 £12.75
90th Percentile £62.28 £48.25 £47.75
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +29.03% -11.43% -10.26%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019, 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 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (46.43%) Test Automation
3 11 (39.29%) ISEB
4 10 (35.71%) ISTQB
4 10 (35.71%) Defect Management
5 8 (28.57%) Test Strategy
6 7 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 7 (25.00%) CRM
6 7 (25.00%) SQL
6 7 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
7 6 (21.43%) SAP
7 6 (21.43%) Scrum
8 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
8 5 (17.86%) Software Testing
8 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2
8 5 (17.86%) System Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
8 5 (17.86%) JIRA
8 5 (17.86%) hybris
8 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (17.86%) SAP Hybris
9 4 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (14.29%) Regression Testing
9 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
9 4 (14.29%) Finance
10 3 (10.71%) Migration
10 3 (10.71%) Windows
10 3 (10.71%) Linux

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 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (7.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.57%) AutoCAD
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (17.86%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.57%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Big Data
1 2 (7.14%) MongoDB
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) JIRA
2 3 (10.71%) Cucumber
2 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.71%) Selenium
2 3 (10.71%) SoapUI
2 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (7.14%) HP UFT
3 2 (7.14%) JMeter
3 2 (7.14%) JUnit
3 2 (7.14%) NUnit
3 2 (7.14%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (7.14%) SpecFlow
3 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio Coded UI
4 1 (3.57%) Android Studio
4 1 (3.57%) Appium
4 1 (3.57%) fastlane
4 1 (3.57%) IntelliJ
4 1 (3.57%) TestRail
4 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.57%) Xcode
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Advertising
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.57%) Military
3 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (64.29%) Analyst
1 18 (64.29%) Test Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Agile Test Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Digital Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) SAP Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) SAP Functional Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) SAP Test Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Manual Test Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Test Leader
3 3 (10.71%) Tester
4 2 (7.14%) Automation Tester
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Test Automation Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Test Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Head of Test
5 1 (3.57%) Validation Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Web Automation Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) Web Services
2 2 (7.14%) Gherkin
2 2 (7.14%) REST
2 2 (7.14%) SOAP
2 2 (7.14%) XML
3 1 (3.57%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.57%) Fintech
4 1 (3.57%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Linux
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Android
2 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (46.43%) Test Automation
3 10 (35.71%) Defect Management
4 8 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 7 (25.00%) CRM
5 7 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
5 7 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 7 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (21.43%) Scrum
7 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2
7 5 (17.86%) Software Testing
7 5 (17.86%) System Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
8 4 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (14.29%) Regression Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Migration
9 3 (10.71%) Performance Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Test Management
9 3 (10.71%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) C#
2 2 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (3.57%) Apple Swift
3 1 (3.57%) C
3 1 (3.57%) Kotlin
3 1 (3.57%) Python
3 1 (3.57%) Ruby
3 1 (3.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) ISEB
2 10 (35.71%) ISTQB
3 3 (10.71%) Degree
3 3 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.57%) HNC
4 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) SAP
2 5 (17.86%) hybris
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) IBM
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
3 2 (7.14%) VMware
4 1 (3.57%) EMC
4 1 (3.57%) MuleSoft