The median contractor rate for a QA Tester was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 3 months to 28 March 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 Tester
South West / Bristol
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.62% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £305 £320
% change year-on-year +14.75% -4.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 773 882 799
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 95.20% 96.60% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 616 551
Median daily rate £375 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 41 27
Median hourly rate £20.18 £37.50 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.18% +170.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.69 £50.00 £95.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol that featured QA Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in Bristol

QA Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Tester in Bristol

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, QA Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (100.00%) QA
2 11 (84.62%) Compatibility Testing
2 11 (84.62%) Test Scripting
2 11 (84.62%) SDLC
2 11 (84.62%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 11 (84.62%) .NET
3 10 (76.92%) SAP
3 10 (76.92%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (76.92%) Electronics
3 10 (76.92%) Telecoms
3 10 (76.92%) Finance
3 10 (76.92%) Manufacturing
3 10 (76.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (76.92%) Marketing
3 10 (76.92%) Programme Management
3 10 (76.92%) BDD
3 10 (76.92%) Test Automation
3 10 (76.92%) Digital Marketing
4 8 (61.54%) Selenium
4 8 (61.54%) WebDriver
4 8 (61.54%) SoapUI
4 8 (61.54%) C#
4 8 (61.54%) Cucumber
4 8 (61.54%) SOAP
5 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
6 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing

QA Tester 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:

Business Applications
1 10 (76.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Cucumber
1 8 (61.54%) Selenium
1 8 (61.54%) SoapUI
1 8 (61.54%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (76.92%) Electronics
1 10 (76.92%) Finance
1 10 (76.92%) Manufacturing
1 10 (76.92%) Marketing
1 10 (76.92%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (84.62%) .NET
2 8 (61.54%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (84.62%) Compatibility Testing
2 11 (84.62%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 11 (84.62%) SDLC
2 11 (84.62%) Test Scripting
3 10 (76.92%) BDD
3 10 (76.92%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (76.92%) Digital Marketing
3 10 (76.92%) Programme Management
3 10 (76.92%) Test Automation
4 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) SAP
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft