Period
to 19 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a QA Analyst was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 108 107
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.22% 0.058% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.061% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Bristol median daily rate £250 £250 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -37.50% -
South West median daily rate £250 £314 £275
% change year-on-year -20.32% +14.09% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £175.00 - -

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 1,749 1,642 1,776
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 95.52% 96.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,131 1,120 1,256
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% -2.67%
10th Percentile £255 £225 £238
90th Percentile £525 £525 £538
South West median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 54 73
Bristol median hourly rate £31.23 £27.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.55% -14.62% +91.18%
10th Percentile £12.93 £11.00 £11.35
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.35 £48.30
South West median hourly rate £34.25 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -11.04% +10.00% +66.67%

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, QA Analyst contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Selenium
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) Retail
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (25.00%) DevOps
4 1 (25.00%) QA Automation
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Deployment Automation
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) QA Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft