Period
to 22 March 2019

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 22 March 2019 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
22 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 78 56 42
Rank change year-on-year -22 -14 +18
Contract jobs citing QA 43 51 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.15% 2.82% 4.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.90% 22.37% 34.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 36 42
Bristol median daily rate £325 £393 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.20% +20.77% -7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £290 £257
90th Percentile £494 £455 £488
South West median daily rate £440 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +17.33% +7.14% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Bristol median hourly rate £37.50 - £37.50
10th Percentile £15.70 - £13.45
90th Percentile £40.80 - £38.75
South West median hourly rate £36.25 £42.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year -14.71% +17.24% -

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 166 228 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 8.29% 12.60% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 132 114
Bristol median daily rate £400 £389 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.89% +3.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £141 £263 £213
90th Percentile £632 £523 £500
South West median daily rate £440 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +7.32% +9.33% +0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 17
Bristol median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +148.28% -12.98%
10th Percentile £11.85 £13.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.40 £43.90 £59.25
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -4.00% -10.71%

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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 22 March 2019.

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 22 March 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for QA in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 March 2019, 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 19 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (44.19%) Test Automation
2 14 (32.56%) Microsoft
3 10 (23.26%) Security Cleared
4 8 (18.60%) SC Cleared
4 8 (18.60%) Project Management
5 7 (16.28%) C#
5 7 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (16.28%) Selenium
5 7 (16.28%) Integration Testing
6 6 (13.95%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (13.95%) Manual Testing
6 6 (13.95%) Scrum
6 6 (13.95%) .NET
6 6 (13.95%) RESTful
7 5 (11.63%) Waterfall
7 5 (11.63%) REST
7 5 (11.63%) SoapUI
7 5 (11.63%) Test Strategy
7 5 (11.63%) Continuous Deployment
7 5 (11.63%) Acceptance Criteria
7 5 (11.63%) Finance
7 5 (11.63%) SQL
7 5 (11.63%) Visual Studio
8 4 (9.30%) Banking
8 4 (9.30%) Degree
8 4 (9.30%) JIRA
8 4 (9.30%) Performance Testing
8 4 (9.30%) Computer Science
8 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Project

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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 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.98%) CMS
2 3 (6.98%) Confluence
3 2 (4.65%) MS Project Server
4 1 (2.33%) Drupal
4 1 (2.33%) LiveCycle
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.33%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Primavera
1 1 (2.33%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (6.98%) Office 365
2 2 (4.65%) Boomi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) EDRMS
1 1 (2.33%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (2.33%) GIS
1 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Selenium
2 5 (11.63%) SoapUI
2 5 (11.63%) Visual Studio
3 4 (9.30%) JIRA
3 4 (9.30%) JMeter
4 3 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.33%) Subversion
6 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Law
3 2 (4.65%) Publishing
4 1 (2.33%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.33%) Legal
4 1 (2.33%) Retail
4 1 (2.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Analyst
2 8 (18.60%) Test Analyst
2 8 (18.60%) Tester
3 6 (13.95%) Developer
4 5 (11.63%) QA Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Test Manager
5 3 (6.98%) PMO Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) QA Manager
5 3 (6.98%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) QA Test Manager
5 3 (6.98%) QA Tester
5 3 (6.98%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Automation Tester
6 2 (4.65%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.65%) QA Leader
6 2 (4.65%) Quality Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Technical Writer
6 2 (4.65%) Web Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Web Test Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) .NET
1 6 (13.95%) RESTful
2 5 (11.63%) REST
3 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (6.98%) Web Services
4 2 (4.65%) SOAP
4 2 (4.65%) Taurus
5 1 (2.33%) CSS
5 1 (2.33%) JFC
5 1 (2.33%) LAMP
5 1 (2.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.98%) PMI
3 2 (4.65%) Blog
3 2 (4.65%) Wiki
4 1 (2.33%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Android
1 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.33%) Linux
1 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (44.19%) Test Automation
2 8 (18.60%) Project Management
3 7 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (16.28%) Integration Testing
4 6 (13.95%) Manual Testing
4 6 (13.95%) Scrum
4 6 (13.95%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (11.63%) Acceptance Criteria
5 5 (11.63%) Continuous Deployment
5 5 (11.63%) Test Strategy
5 5 (11.63%) Waterfall
6 4 (9.30%) Computer Science
6 4 (9.30%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (9.30%) DevOps
6 4 (9.30%) Performance Testing
6 4 (9.30%) Test Scripting
6 4 (9.30%) User Stories
7 3 (6.98%) Mathematics
7 3 (6.98%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) C#
2 5 (11.63%) SQL
3 2 (4.65%) Java
4 1 (2.33%) ES6
4 1 (2.33%) ES7
4 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.33%) PHP
4 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (23.26%) Security Cleared
2 8 (18.60%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.30%) Degree
4 3 (6.98%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (6.98%) ISEB
4 3 (6.98%) Numerate Degree
4 3 (6.98%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.33%) APMP
5 1 (2.33%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) PMO
2 1 (2.33%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 14 (32.56%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.65%) Dell
3 1 (2.33%) Cadence
3 1 (2.33%) hybris
3 1 (2.33%) ILOG
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) Remedy
3 1 (2.33%) SAP
3 1 (2.33%) Siemens
3 1 (2.33%) Sitecore