Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 107 103 98
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5 -3
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 11 23 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.61% 1.11% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 1.31% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 8
Bristol median daily rate £410 £269 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.56% -33.64% +92.17%
10th Percentile £367 £234 £394
90th Percentile £492 £330 £458
South West median daily rate £375 £350 £418
% change year-on-year +7.14% -16.17% +28.46%
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 1,475 1,752 1,561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 81.81% 84.72% 83.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 962 1,200 1,021
Bristol median daily rate £450 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +7.59% +5.33%
10th Percentile £313 £297 £263
90th Percentile £625 £575 £531
South West median daily rate £450 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 62 35
Bristol median hourly rate £33.75 £37.53 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.06% +114.43% -30.00%
10th Percentile £15.04 £12.78 £11.20
90th Percentile £52.50 £60.23 £47.00
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -14.63% +36.67% -20.00%

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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 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 7 (63.64%) Non-Functional Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
4 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
5 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
5 3 (27.27%) Retail Banking
5 3 (27.27%) QA
5 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Test Management
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
5 3 (27.27%) Finance
5 3 (27.27%) Scrum
6 2 (18.18%) Validation
6 2 (18.18%) Linux
6 2 (18.18%) Python
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (18.18%) Ethernet
6 2 (18.18%) IBM
6 2 (18.18%) VBA
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (18.18%) Investment Management
6 2 (18.18%) Degree
6 2 (18.18%) Azure
6 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
6 2 (18.18%) Public Sector
6 2 (18.18%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (18.18%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (18.18%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 (9.09%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Azure
2 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (9.09%) Bitbucket Server
2 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) IntelliJ
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
2 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
2 1 (9.09%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
1 3 (27.27%) Retail Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Public Sector
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Electronics
3 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (9.09%) Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
1 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
1 3 (27.27%) Test Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Validation Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Web Automation Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) JSON
1 1 (9.09%) RESTful
1 1 (9.09%) SOAP
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (18.18%) Linux Command Line
1 2 (18.18%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (9.09%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Non-Functional Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
4 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Scrum
5 3 (27.27%) Test Management
5 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
6 2 (18.18%) Investment Management
6 2 (18.18%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (18.18%) Validation
7 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
7 1 (9.09%) Epics
7 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure as Code
7 1 (9.09%) Integration Acceptance Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Migration
7 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
7 1 (9.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Python
1 2 (18.18%) VBA
2 1 (9.09%) Groovy
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) Java 8
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) BT
2 1 (9.09%) SAP