Period
to 15 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a QA Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Quality Assurance Analyst
South West > Bristol
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 - 107
Rank change year-on-year - +107 -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.15% - 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% - 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Bristol median daily rate £450 - £400
South West median daily rate £400 £250 £325
% change year-on-year +60.00% -23.08% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - £25.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Bristol
Contract vacancies in Bristol with a recognized job title 1861 1597 1652
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 94.61% 95.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1259 1121 1228
Bristol median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £213 £238 £240
90th Percentile £525 £560 £538
South West median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 81 82
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.08% +47.69% -2.99%
10th Percentile £11.78 £12.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.23 £47.50 £41.38
South West median hourly rate £27.75 £26.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year +5.71% -12.50% +50.00%

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings that featured QA Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for QA Analyst in Bristol

QA Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Analyst in Bristol

QA Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA Analyst in Bristol over the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA Analyst in Bristol

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, QA Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) JMeter
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Scala
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) QA Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Gatling
2 2 (66.67%) The Grinder
3 1 (33.33%) Travis CI
3 1 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Stress Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Kanban
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (33.33%) OO

QA Analyst Skill Set
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:

Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Gatling
1 2 (66.67%) JMeter
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) The Grinder
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (33.33%) Travis CI
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio Team System
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) BDD
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) QA Automation
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Kanban
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (33.33%) Pair Programming
2 1 (33.33%) Refactoring
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Stress Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA