Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 23 November 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.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 37 72
Rank change year-on-year 0 +35 +8
Contract jobs citing QA 91 75 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 4.61% 4.40% 2.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.97% 34.88% 18.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 57 31
Bristol median daily rate £350 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +20.00% -6.67%
10th Percentile £272 £269 £160
90th Percentile £463 £496 £456
South West median daily rate £388 £400 £345
% change year-on-year -3.13% +15.94% -1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Bristol median hourly rate £19.25 £8.50 £100.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +126.47% -91.50% -
10th Percentile £12.80 £7.75 £95.00
90th Percentile £31.88 £9.25 £105.00
South West median hourly rate £36.00 £8.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +323.53% -76.71% -

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance 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 quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 253 215 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 12.81% 12.62% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 148 159
Bristol median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £244 £159
90th Percentile £592 £521 £488
South West median daily rate £410 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +5.13% +4.00% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 9
Bristol median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +36.36%
10th Percentile £12.38 £7.75 £12.10
90th Percentile £35.00 £67.50 £110.00
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% -1.23% +58.82%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Bristol

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Bristol

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Bristol over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Bristol

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Bristol

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Bristol over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for QA in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QA 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 QA.

1 42 (46.15%) Test Automation
2 36 (39.56%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (35.16%) Selenium
4 25 (27.47%) Cucumber
5 23 (25.27%) BDD
6 21 (23.08%) Test Scripting
7 19 (20.88%) Finance
7 19 (20.88%) SDLC
8 18 (19.78%) C#
8 18 (19.78%) Java
9 16 (17.58%) SoapUI
10 15 (16.48%) WebDriver
10 15 (16.48%) .NET
10 15 (16.48%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (14.29%) SOAP
11 13 (14.29%) Telecoms
12 12 (13.19%) Manufacturing
12 12 (13.19%) SAP
12 12 (13.19%) Compatibility Testing
13 11 (12.09%) Degree
13 11 (12.09%) E-Commerce
13 11 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (12.09%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
14 10 (10.99%) Greenfield Project
14 10 (10.99%) Coaching
14 10 (10.99%) Oracle
14 10 (10.99%) SQL
14 10 (10.99%) Electronics
14 10 (10.99%) Programme Management
14 10 (10.99%) Scrum

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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 6 (6.59%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.20%) SAS
3 1 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.10%) Mule
Applications
1 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.30%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.20%) SPSS
4 1 (1.10%) Siemens NX
4 1 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.10%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.10%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.59%) GitHub
1 6 (6.59%) PaaS
2 5 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.49%) IaaS
3 2 (2.20%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.59%) Firewall
1 6 (6.59%) HTTP
2 2 (2.20%) 2G
2 2 (2.20%) 3G
2 2 (2.20%) 4G
2 2 (2.20%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.79%) Relational Database
2 7 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.59%) Oracle Database
4 5 (5.49%) MySQL
4 5 (5.49%) RDBMS
5 4 (4.40%) Amazon Redshift
5 4 (4.40%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.20%) Endeca
6 2 (2.20%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.20%) QlikView
7 1 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.10%) Big Data
7 1 (1.10%) Data Lake
7 1 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.10%) Firebird
7 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.10%) MS Access
7 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (35.16%) Selenium
2 25 (27.47%) Cucumber
3 16 (17.58%) SoapUI
4 15 (16.48%) WebDriver
5 10 (10.99%) Jenkins
5 10 (10.99%) SpecFlow
6 9 (9.89%) Git (software)
7 7 (7.69%) Ant
7 7 (7.69%) Gradle
7 7 (7.69%) Maven
8 6 (6.59%) JMeter
8 6 (6.59%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (5.49%) Artifactory
9 5 (5.49%) Bitbucket
9 5 (5.49%) Hudson
10 3 (3.30%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 3 (3.30%) gulp
10 3 (3.30%) JIRA
10 3 (3.30%) TeamCity
10 3 (3.30%) webpack
General
1 19 (20.88%) Finance
2 13 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 12 (13.19%) Manufacturing
4 10 (10.99%) Electronics
4 10 (10.99%) Marketing
5 6 (6.59%) Banking
6 2 (2.20%) Back Office
6 2 (2.20%) Military
7 1 (1.10%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.10%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (24.18%) Tester
2 20 (21.98%) Analyst
3 18 (19.78%) QA Tester
4 14 (15.38%) Developer
5 13 (14.29%) Software Tester
6 10 (10.99%) Software QA Tester
7 7 (7.69%) QA Engineer
8 6 (6.59%) Administrator
8 6 (6.59%) Test Analyst
9 5 (5.49%) Data Analyst
9 5 (5.49%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (4.40%) Automation Test Analyst
10 4 (4.40%) Business Analyst
10 4 (4.40%) QA Analyst
10 4 (4.40%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (3.30%) Automation Tester
11 3 (3.30%) Banking Analyst
11 3 (3.30%) QA Test Analyst
11 3 (3.30%) Web Developer
12 2 (2.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.48%) .NET
2 13 (14.29%) SOAP
3 7 (7.69%) RESTful
4 5 (5.49%) HTML
5 4 (4.40%) AngularJS
5 4 (4.40%) CSS
5 4 (4.40%) Node.js
5 4 (4.40%) Spring
6 3 (3.30%) React
6 3 (3.30%) REST
7 2 (2.20%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.20%) Gherkin
7 2 (2.20%) jQuery
8 1 (1.10%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.10%) Ember.js
8 1 (1.10%) Entity Framework
8 1 (1.10%) Middleware
8 1 (1.10%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.99%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (9.89%) Virtual Team
4 7 (7.69%) Public Cloud
4 7 (7.69%) User Experience
5 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.30%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.10%) Blog
7 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.10%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.10%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.10%) Taxonomies
7 1 (1.10%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.59%) Linux
2 5 (5.49%) Unix
3 3 (3.30%) Android
3 3 (3.30%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.10%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (46.15%) Test Automation
2 36 (39.56%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (25.27%) BDD
4 21 (23.08%) Test Scripting
5 19 (20.88%) SDLC
6 15 (16.48%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (13.19%) Compatibility Testing
8 11 (12.09%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 11 (12.09%) E-Commerce
9 10 (10.99%) Coaching
9 10 (10.99%) Digital Marketing
9 10 (10.99%) Programme Management
9 10 (10.99%) Scrum
9 10 (10.99%) TDD
9 10 (10.99%) User Stories
10 9 (9.89%) Project Management
11 8 (8.79%) DevOps
11 8 (8.79%) Functional Testing
11 8 (8.79%) Manual Testing
11 8 (8.79%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.78%) C#
1 18 (19.78%) Java
2 10 (10.99%) SQL
3 9 (9.89%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.59%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 4 (4.40%) Scala
6 3 (3.30%) ES6
6 3 (3.30%) PHP
7 2 (2.20%) Python
7 2 (2.20%) Ruby
8 1 (1.10%) Delphi
8 1 (1.10%) Perl
8 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (12.09%) Degree
2 8 (8.79%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.59%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.49%) MySQL Certification
5 3 (3.30%) ISEB
5 3 (3.30%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.10%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (1.10%) HND
7 1 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.49%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.30%) ISO 9001
2 3 (3.30%) PMO
3 1 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.10%) FINREP
3 1 (1.10%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 6 (6.59%) Kibana
1 6 (6.59%) logstash
2 4 (4.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (13.19%) SAP
2 10 (10.99%) Oracle
3 9 (9.89%) Microsoft
4 8 (8.79%) hybris
5 7 (7.69%) Tableau
6 3 (3.30%) ATG
7 2 (2.20%) Microgen
8 1 (1.10%) Remedy
8 1 (1.10%) Siemens