The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
South West / Bristol
Rank 59 68 69
Rank change year-on-year +9 +1  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 8 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.99% 0.34% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 0.41% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Median daily rate £338 £244 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -22.61%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £290
% change year-on-year - +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year -43.07% -  

Manual 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 642 734 660
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 79.55% 82.47% 78.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 528 480
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 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £498 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 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 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Bristol

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in Bristol

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Manual 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 Manual Testing.

1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) QA
3 4 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle
4 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Selenium
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
5 2 (16.67%) Gradle
5 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 2 (16.67%) Coaching
5 2 (16.67%) API Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Web Development
5 2 (16.67%) hybris
5 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Maven
5 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Ant
5 2 (16.67%) CSS
5 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (16.67%) ATG
5 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing

Manual 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) Ant
2 2 (16.67%) Gradle
2 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (16.67%) JMeter
2 2 (16.67%) Maven
2 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (8.33%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Tester
2 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) QA Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Migration Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Pensions Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) QA Leader
5 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
5 1 (8.33%) Web Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Web Applications Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) CSS
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (16.67%) API Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Coaching
3 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Web Development
4 1 (8.33%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) V-Model
4 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (8.33%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) ATG
2 2 (16.67%) hybris
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft