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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
South West / Bristol
Rank 68 63 69
Rank change year-on-year -5 +6  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 2 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.24% 0.99% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 1.21% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 3
Median daily rate £199 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.28% -6.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £46.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +14.66%  

Functional Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 656 742 658
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 79.71% 81.99% 78.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 533 477
Median daily rate £388 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £282 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £493 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 9
Median hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -4.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £31.00 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing Functional Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in Bristol

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (77.78%) Test Scripting
1 7 (77.78%) Waterfall
2 6 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 6 (66.67%) TDD
3 5 (55.56%) Defect Management
4 4 (44.44%) SAP
4 4 (44.44%) SAP HR
5 2 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 1 (11.11%) SQL
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
6 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Finance
6 1 (11.11%) Advertising
6 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Marketing
6 1 (11.11%) QA
6 1 (11.11%) Use Case
6 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
6 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 1 (11.11%) User Stories
6 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
6 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (11.11%) SDLC
6 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 1 (11.11%) System Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) Android
6 1 (11.11%) Open Source

Functional Testing
Top Related 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:

Business Applications
1 4 (44.44%) SAP HR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Advertising
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Test Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) HR Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Pensions Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) QA Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Android
1 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (77.78%) Test Scripting
1 7 (77.78%) Waterfall
2 6 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 6 (66.67%) TDD
3 5 (55.56%) Defect Management
4 2 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Open Source
5 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 1 (11.11%) SDLC
5 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 1 (11.11%) System Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
5 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 1 (11.11%) Use Case
5 1 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) SAP