Period
to 26 January 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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 86 79 42
Rank change year-on-year -7 -37 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 28 49 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.50% 2.29% 3.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.59% 26.92% 29.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 28 54
Bristol median daily rate £410 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +5.63% +9.23%
10th Percentile £316 £263 £297
90th Percentile £460 £508 £471
South West median daily rate £425 £438 £375
% change year-on-year -2.86% +16.67% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Bristol median hourly rate - £37.50 -
South West median hourly rate £23.28 £37.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -37.93% -8.54% +17.14%

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 136 182 252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 7.27% 8.49% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 116 146
Bristol median daily rate £410 £423 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.96% +8.33% +0.65%
10th Percentile £269 £172 £255
90th Percentile £558 £575 £538
South West median daily rate £425 £450 £410
% change year-on-year -5.56% +9.76% +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 6
Bristol median hourly rate £27.50 £38.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.10% +194.23% -53.82%
10th Percentile £12.78 £22.60 £11.44
90th Percentile £63.75 £44.31 £26.31
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +40.74% -28.95%

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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 26 January 2020.

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) Test Automation
3 8 (28.57%) DevOps
4 7 (25.00%) Release Management
4 7 (25.00%) Finance
4 7 (25.00%) Project Management
5 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
6 5 (17.86%) ITIL
6 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2
6 5 (17.86%) Change Management
6 5 (17.86%) Risk Management
6 5 (17.86%) Mentoring
6 5 (17.86%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (14.29%) Coaching
7 4 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (14.29%) JIRA
7 4 (14.29%) Data Validation
7 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 4 (14.29%) Confluence
7 4 (14.29%) Validation
7 4 (14.29%) Business Analysis
7 4 (14.29%) ISTQB
7 4 (14.29%) Service Management
7 4 (14.29%) DSDM
8 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Excel
8 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (10.71%) Adobe
8 3 (10.71%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (10.71%) 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (14.29%) Confluence
2 3 (10.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (7.14%) CMS
3 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.57%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Magento
2 1 (3.57%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Office 365
2 2 (7.14%) AWS
2 2 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (7.14%) GCP
2 2 (7.14%) OneDrive
3 1 (3.57%) Azure
3 1 (3.57%) SaaS
3 1 (3.57%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Extranet
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
1 1 (3.57%) Intranet
1 1 (3.57%) Skype
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) JIRA
2 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
2 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.57%) Selenium
3 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Public Sector
2 2 (7.14%) Retail Banking
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Billing
3 1 (3.57%) Electronics
3 1 (3.57%) Law
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) Test Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Release Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Project Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Test Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Coordinator
4 2 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Digital Project Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Floorwalker
4 2 (7.14%) Project Coordinator
4 2 (7.14%) QA Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Trainer
5 1 (3.57%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Data Quality Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) JavaScript Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Project Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) Gherkin
1 1 (3.57%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
1 2 (7.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) Test Automation
3 8 (28.57%) DevOps
4 7 (25.00%) Project Management
4 7 (25.00%) Release Management
5 5 (17.86%) Change Management
5 5 (17.86%) ITIL
5 5 (17.86%) Mentoring
5 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2
5 5 (17.86%) Risk Management
6 4 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 4 (14.29%) Coaching
6 4 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (14.29%) Data Validation
6 4 (14.29%) DSDM
6 4 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (14.29%) Service Management
6 4 (14.29%) Validation
7 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure as Code
7 3 (10.71%) Technical Debt
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.14%) C#
2 2 (7.14%) Python
2 2 (7.14%) Ruby
3 1 (3.57%) PHP
3 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.57%) JSP 440
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Ansible
1 2 (7.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Adobe
1 3 (10.71%) hybris
1 3 (10.71%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) New Relic
2 2 (7.14%) SAP