Period
to 19 January 2020

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 January 2020 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 101 98 97
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 18 32 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.96% 1.52% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 1.77% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 8
Bristol median daily rate £400 £350 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +41.41% -10.00%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £209
90th Percentile £515 £445 £375
South West median daily rate £430 £425 £335
% change year-on-year +1.18% +26.87% +3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Bristol median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - -
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year -12.50% - -

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 1,521 1,808 1,562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 81.12% 85.69% 82.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 981 1,270 1,028
Bristol median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £256
90th Percentile £625 £575 £538
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 67 38
Bristol median hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +120.00% -30.00%
10th Percentile £14.50 £14.50 £11.60
90th Percentile £52.50 £62.28 £48.25
South West median hourly rate £37.75 £40.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -5.63% +29.03% -13.89%

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 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manual Testing in Bristol

Manual Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Manual Testing in Bristol

For the 6 months to 19 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (72.22%) Test Automation
3 7 (38.89%) Selenium
3 7 (38.89%) Public Sector
4 6 (33.33%) JIRA
4 6 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 6 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
5 5 (27.78%) Java
5 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
5 5 (27.78%) Finance
5 5 (27.78%) Waterfall
5 5 (27.78%) Acceptance Criteria
5 5 (27.78%) Zephyr
6 4 (22.22%) Azure
6 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
6 4 (22.22%) JMeter
6 4 (22.22%) SQL
6 4 (22.22%) HTML
6 4 (22.22%) CSS
6 4 (22.22%) ISEB
7 3 (16.67%) Middleware
7 3 (16.67%) SAP
7 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (16.67%) Electronics
7 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
7 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
7 3 (16.67%) Programme Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.11%) Jetty
2 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Azure
2 2 (11.11%) IaaS
2 2 (11.11%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Selenium
2 6 (33.33%) JIRA
2 6 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 5 (27.78%) Zephyr
4 4 (22.22%) JMeter
5 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
6 1 (5.56%) Bugzilla
6 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (38.89%) Public Sector
2 5 (27.78%) Finance
3 3 (16.67%) Electronics
3 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 3 (16.67%) Marketing
3 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Test Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Test Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Integration Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) User Researcher
6 1 (5.56%) Azure Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) QA Test Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) CSS
1 4 (22.22%) HTML
2 3 (16.67%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (16.67%) Apache Camel
2 3 (16.67%) Middleware
2 3 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (16.67%) Spring Boot
3 2 (11.11%) WebdriverIO
4 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
4 1 (5.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) PKI
2 1 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (72.22%) Test Automation
3 6 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Acceptance Criteria
4 5 (27.78%) Waterfall
5 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
6 3 (16.67%) API Development
6 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (16.67%) DevOps
6 3 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (16.67%) Programme Management
6 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (11.11%) API Testing
7 2 (11.11%) ETL
7 2 (11.11%) Microservices
7 2 (11.11%) Open Source
7 2 (11.11%) User Stories
8 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (27.78%) Java
3 4 (22.22%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) ISEB
2 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) CBAP
3 1 (5.56%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
2 2 (11.11%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) SAP