Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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.

Functional Testing
South West > Bristol
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 89 97
Rank change year-on-year -6 +8 +10
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 21 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.06% 0.82% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 0.99% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 7
Bristol median daily rate £400 £278 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.14% -10.48% -12.06%
10th Percentile £266 £219 £245
90th Percentile £465 £332 £388
South West median daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +15.38% - -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Bristol median hourly rate - £42.50 -
South West median hourly rate - £42.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year - +60.38% -

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 1571 1421 1402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 79.54% 83.44% 81.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1073 1029 1094
Bristol median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £263
90th Percentile £538 £551 £534
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 65 37
Bristol median hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +31.58% -24.00%
10th Percentile £11.90 £12.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £46.75 £46.30 £48.50
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +44.44%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Functional 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 Functional Testing.

1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 8 (38.10%) Test Automation
2 8 (38.10%) SQL
2 8 (38.10%) QA
3 7 (33.33%) Finance
3 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 7 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Defect Management
4 6 (28.57%) Project Management
4 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
5 5 (23.81%) Retail Banking
5 5 (23.81%) Banking
5 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (23.81%) E-business
5 5 (23.81%) ISEB
5 5 (23.81%) Test Management
6 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
6 4 (19.05%) BDD
6 4 (19.05%) Validation
6 4 (19.05%) Release Management
6 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Degree
7 3 (14.29%) TDD
7 3 (14.29%) Scrum
7 3 (14.29%) Unix
7 3 (14.29%) User Stories

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 1 (4.76%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Maximo
2 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) GitHub
2 1 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.76%) Firebird
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (9.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.52%) JProfiler
2 2 (9.52%) Selenium
2 2 (9.52%) SoapUI
2 2 (9.52%) VisualVM
2 2 (9.52%) YourKit
3 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.76%) JIRA
3 1 (4.76%) NeoLoad
3 1 (4.76%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.76%) TestRail
3 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Banking
2 5 (23.81%) Retail Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Tester
2 6 (28.57%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) QA Tester
2 6 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Test Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Automation Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Functional Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Functional Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Java Developer
4 2 (9.52%) QA Automation Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Functional Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Maximo Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Migration Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Test Data Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Web Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
1 2 (9.52%) JAX-RS
2 1 (4.76%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.76%) JSON
2 1 (4.76%) REST
2 1 (4.76%) SOAP
2 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Unix
2 2 (9.52%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 8 (38.10%) Test Automation
3 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (28.57%) Defect Management
3 6 (28.57%) Project Management
3 6 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (23.81%) E-business
4 5 (23.81%) Test Management
4 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (19.05%) BDD
5 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Release Management
5 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Validation
5 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
6 3 (14.29%) Data Validation
6 3 (14.29%) Scrum
6 3 (14.29%) SDLC
6 3 (14.29%) TDD
6 3 (14.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) C#
2 2 (9.52%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 5 (23.81%) ISEB
3 3 (14.29%) Degree
3 3 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (38.10%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 15288
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) IBM