Period
to 19 September 2020

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 19 September 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.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 55 66 79
Rank change year-on-year +11 +13 -31
Contract jobs citing QA 5 52 46
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Bristol 0.89% 2.70% 2.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.87% 28.11% 24.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 37 36
Median daily rate £413 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +13.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £285 £224 £213
90th Percentile £473 £625 £663
South West median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
South West median hourly rate - £29.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year - -29.70% +18.71%

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 46 185 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 8.23% 9.60% 9.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 112 123
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £300 £214 £227
90th Percentile £775 £637 £611
South West median daily rate £455 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +7.06% +1.19% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 5
Median hourly rate £55.00 £39.13 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.58% -5.72% +115.58%
10th Percentile £38.13 £15.00 £37.05
90th Percentile £70.50 £52.50 £44.13
Median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +21.43%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Bristol

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing QA in Bristol.

Daily rate trend for QA in Bristol

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Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing QA in Bristol over the 6 months to 19 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for QA in Bristol

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing QA in Bristol.

Hourly rate trend for QA in Bristol

For the 6 months to 19 September 2020, IT contractor jobs citing QA 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 QA.

1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Front End Development
1 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) User Experience
2 1 (20.00%) React
2 1 (20.00%) API Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Regulatory Compliance
2 1 (20.00%) Resource Allocation
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 17025
2 1 (20.00%) Sprint Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) RESTful
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (20.00%) HTML5
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) Sass
2 1 (20.00%) LESS
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Ext JS
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
2 1 (20.00%) Migration

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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:

Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (20.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) LIMS Developer
3 1 (20.00%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) Ext JS
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) HTML5
2 1 (20.00%) LESS
2 1 (20.00%) React
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) RESTful
2 1 (20.00%) Sass
2 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) LIMS
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (20.00%) API Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Regulatory Compliance
2 1 (20.00%) Resource Allocation
2 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Sprint Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) GLP
1 1 (20.00%) GxP
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 17025