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 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 65 70
Rank change year-on-year -5 +5  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 3 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.36% 0.24% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.29% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Median daily rate £348 £230 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +51.08% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £206 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £254 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year +8.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £12.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +124.00% -67.53%  

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 677 690 759
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 81.66% 82.14% 82.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 511 585
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 £275 £279 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 18
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.26% +6.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.88 £18.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £44.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Bristol over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manual Testing in Bristol

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) QA
3 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 5 (45.45%) Java
4 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 4 (36.36%) Selenium
4 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
5 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
5 3 (27.27%) hybris
5 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 3 (27.27%) JMeter
5 3 (27.27%) ATG
5 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
5 3 (27.27%) API Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Coaching
6 2 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
6 2 (18.18%) Ant
6 2 (18.18%) CSS
6 2 (18.18%) HTML
6 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Web Development

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 1 (9.09%) Diameter Protocol
1 1 (9.09%) GPRS
1 1 (9.09%) GSM
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
1 1 (9.09%) LTE
1 1 (9.09%) PSTN
1 1 (9.09%) UMTS
1 1 (9.09%) VoIP
1 1 (9.09%) VoLTE
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
3 1 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
1 4 (36.36%) Selenium
2 3 (27.27%) JMeter
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
3 2 (18.18%) Ant
3 2 (18.18%) Gradle
3 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 2 (18.18%) Maven
4 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) QA Leader
2 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Pensions Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) QA Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
3 1 (9.09%) VoIP Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) VoIP Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) CSS
1 2 (18.18%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Unix
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 3 (27.27%) API Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Coaching
3 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
3 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) User Stories
4 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
4 2 (18.18%) Web Development
5 1 (9.09%) Open Source
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
5 1 (9.09%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) ATG
1 3 (27.27%) hybris
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco