Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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.

Manual Testing
South West > Bristol
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 97 99
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2 +7
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 18 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.92% 0.76% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 0.91% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 1
Bristol median daily rate £270 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.82% -8.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £210 £195 £288
90th Percentile £381 £307 £313
South West median daily rate £348 £290 £325
% change year-on-year +19.83% -10.77% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - £37.50

Manual 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 1554 1426 1402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 79.82% 83.10% 81.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1053 1033 1091
Bristol median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £263 £256 £263
90th Percentile £538 £550 £535
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 66 37
Bristol median hourly rate £23.00 £26.58 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.45% +39.87% -15.56%
10th Percentile £11.90 £12.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £48.50 £46.25 £48.50
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £38.77
% change year-on-year +11.11% -18.75% +47.70%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Bristol over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manual Testing in Bristol

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 11 (61.11%) Selenium
2 10 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (44.44%) QA
4 7 (38.89%) Mobile App
5 6 (33.33%) Scrum
5 6 (33.33%) Java
6 5 (27.78%) HP
6 5 (27.78%) JIRA
6 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
6 5 (27.78%) TestRail
7 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
7 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 4 (22.22%) Kanban
7 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
7 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
8 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
8 3 (16.67%) ISEB
8 3 (16.67%) JMeter
8 3 (16.67%) Finance
8 3 (16.67%) ATG
8 3 (16.67%) CSS
8 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
8 3 (16.67%) HTML
8 3 (16.67%) SQL
8 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
8 3 (16.67%) BDD
8 3 (16.67%) SoapUI
8 3 (16.67%) hybris

Manual 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (5.56%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (5.56%) GPRS
2 1 (5.56%) GSM
2 1 (5.56%) LAN
2 1 (5.56%) LTE
2 1 (5.56%) PSTN
2 1 (5.56%) UMTS
2 1 (5.56%) VoIP
2 1 (5.56%) VoLTE
2 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (61.11%) Selenium
2 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
2 5 (27.78%) JIRA
2 5 (27.78%) TestRail
3 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
4 3 (16.67%) JMeter
4 3 (16.67%) SoapUI
5 2 (11.11%) Ant
5 2 (11.11%) Appium
5 2 (11.11%) Gradle
5 2 (11.11%) Maven
5 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
5 2 (11.11%) WebDriver
6 1 (5.56%) Bugzilla
6 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
6 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Analyst
1 9 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) QA Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Software Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Software Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) QA Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Software Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) VoIP Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) VoIP Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) CSS
1 3 (16.67%) HTML
2 2 (11.11%) RESTful
3 1 (5.56%) .NET
3 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Mobile App
2 2 (11.11%) User Experience
3 1 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Unix
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 6 (33.33%) Scrum
3 4 (22.22%) Kanban
3 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 3 (16.67%) API Testing
4 3 (16.67%) BDD
4 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Acceptance Criteria
5 2 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 2 (11.11%) OO
5 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 2 (11.11%) User Stories
5 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 3 (16.67%) ISEB
2 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (44.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) HP
2 3 (16.67%) ATG
2 3 (16.67%) hybris
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco