Period
to 17 May 2021

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 May 2021 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 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 73 84 113
Rank change year-on-year +11 +29 -9
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 2 13 12
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Bristol 0.22% 0.99% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 1.20% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 5
10th Percentile £251 " £256
25th Percentile £281 £525 £256
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £338 £550 £275
Median % change year-on-year -38.64% +100.00% -19.71%
75th Percentile £394 £582 £288
90th Percentile £424 " £408
South West median daily rate £439 £525 £400
% change year-on-year -16.43% +31.25% -5.33%

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 776 1,082 1,620
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 83.71% 82.28% 84.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 753 1,121
10th Percentile £305 £311 £300
25th Percentile £363 £370 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
75th Percentile £524 £575 £526
90th Percentile £588 £635 £588
South West median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 28 64
10th Percentile £13.50 £14.43 £11.85
25th Percentile £19.73 £18.99 £16.00
Median hourly rate £42.50 £20.50 £36.90
Median % change year-on-year +107.32% -44.44% +11.94%
75th Percentile £51.75 £47.81 £47.50
90th Percentile £57.10 £50.63 £59.70
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +7.51% -5.89% +37.10%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in Bristol

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Functional Testing in Bristol.

Daily rate trend for Functional Testing in Bristol

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Functional Testing in Bristol over the 6 months to 17 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Functional Testing in Bristol

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Functional Testing in Bristol.

Hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in Bristol

For the 6 months to 17 May 2021, 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 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Node.js
2 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Postman
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Postman
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Software Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (50.00%) Node.js
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL