Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 109 99 98
Rank change year-on-year -10 -1 -5
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 7 31 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.35% 1.45% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 1.71% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 15
Bristol median daily rate £380 £313 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.60% -21.88% +44.14%
10th Percentile £289 £219 £266
90th Percentile £415 £535 £465
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Bristol median hourly rate - £41.50 -
South West median hourly rate - £41.50 -

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 1,646 1,815 1,597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 82.22% 84.81% 82.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,054 1,259 1,071
Bristol median daily rate £425 £415 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +7.10% +3.33%
10th Percentile £300 £276 £256
90th Percentile £625 £538 £538
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 67 47
Bristol median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.26% +69.57% -8.00%
10th Percentile £14.50 £15.30 £11.90
90th Percentile £52.50 £68.00 £46.75
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year +2.41% +25.76% -

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
1 5 (71.43%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (57.14%) QA
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (28.57%) Retail Banking
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Investment Management
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Python
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (28.57%) Ethernet
3 2 (28.57%) IBM
3 2 (28.57%) VBA
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Validation
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (28.57%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (28.57%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure as Code
4 1 (14.29%) Public Cloud
4 1 (14.29%) Defect Management

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
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Integration Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Validation Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Integration Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (28.57%) Linux Command Line
1 2 (28.57%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Non-Functional Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Investment Management
3 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Validation
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
4 1 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure as Code
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) System Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Python
1 2 (28.57%) VBA
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) IBM