Period
to 17 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Load Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Load Testing over the 6 months to 17 December 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.

Load Testing
South West > Bristol
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 - 105
Rank change year-on-year - +105 0
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 6 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.31% - 0.058%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% - 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Bristol median daily rate £450 - £315
10th Percentile £431 - £283
90th Percentile £533 - £348
South West median daily rate £450 £334 £347
% change year-on-year +34.83% -3.82% +6.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - £45.00

Load 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 1552 1394 1394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 79.59% 83.27% 81.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1026 984 1089
Bristol median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - -
10th Percentile £263 £260 £256
90th Percentile £538 £567 £538
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 62 40
Bristol median hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +40.85% -32.38%
10th Percentile £11.90 £12.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.50 £46.45 £47.75
South West median hourly rate £33.00 £34.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year -4.35% -12.10% +42.73%

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing Load Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Load Testing in Bristol

Load Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Load Testing in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Testing in Bristol

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Load 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 Load Testing.

1 6 (100.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (83.33%) PowerShell
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (83.33%) DevOps
2 5 (83.33%) Visual Studio
2 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (83.33%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) JMeter
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Pair Programming
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) Refactoring
3 1 (16.67%) QA
3 1 (16.67%) Wiki
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (16.67%) QA Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Gatling
3 1 (16.67%) The Grinder
3 1 (16.67%) Travis CI
3 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy

Load 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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (83.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (16.67%) Gatling
3 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) JMeter
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) The Grinder
3 1 (16.67%) Travis CI
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) QA Automation Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Continuous Deployment
1 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (83.33%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) BDD
2 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
2 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (16.67%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (16.67%) Pair Programming
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) QA Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Refactoring
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA