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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 54 45
Rank change year-on-year +1 -9  
Contract jobs citing QA 20 16 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.41% 1.89% 3.06%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.03% 16.00% 24.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 24
Median daily rate £284 £400 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.12% +7.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £350 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £480 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +2.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +38.70% -58.38%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 74 100 115
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 8.93% 11.79% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 68 98
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £565 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 1
Median hourly rate £28.04 £33.60 £150.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.56% -77.60%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 31 (58.49%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (47.17%) Test Automation
3 16 (30.19%) Cucumber
3 16 (30.19%) Selenium
4 15 (28.30%) BDD
5 13 (24.53%) .NET
6 12 (22.64%) Project Management
7 11 (20.75%) Finance
8 10 (18.87%) C#
8 10 (18.87%) JavaScript
8 10 (18.87%) E-Commerce
8 10 (18.87%) Security Cleared
8 10 (18.87%) User Stories
8 10 (18.87%) SDLC
9 9 (16.98%) Test Scripting
9 9 (16.98%) SC Cleared
9 9 (16.98%) SoapUI
9 9 (16.98%) SOAP
10 8 (15.09%) Ant
10 8 (15.09%) Java
10 8 (15.09%) hybris
10 8 (15.09%) Jenkins
10 8 (15.09%) DevOps
11 7 (13.21%) Gradle
11 7 (13.21%) GitHub
11 7 (13.21%) TeamCity
11 7 (13.21%) Programme Management
11 7 (13.21%) Manufacturing
11 7 (13.21%) Scrum
11 7 (13.21%) TDD

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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 2 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.89%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 5 (9.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.89%) Maximo
2 1 (1.89%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.89%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.89%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.89%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.21%) GitHub
2 3 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) PuTTY
1 1 (1.89%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (1.89%) Skype
1 1 (1.89%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (3.77%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.77%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (30.19%) Cucumber
1 16 (30.19%) Selenium
2 9 (16.98%) SoapUI
3 8 (15.09%) Ant
3 8 (15.09%) Jenkins
4 7 (13.21%) Gradle
4 7 (13.21%) Maven
4 7 (13.21%) TeamCity
5 6 (11.32%) WebDriver
6 5 (9.43%) Bitbucket
6 5 (9.43%) Git (software)
7 4 (7.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (5.66%) JMeter
9 2 (3.77%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 2 (3.77%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (3.77%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.89%) JIRA
10 1 (1.89%) JIRA Agile
10 1 (1.89%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (1.89%) TestNG
General
1 11 (20.75%) Finance
2 7 (13.21%) Manufacturing
2 7 (13.21%) Telecoms
3 6 (11.32%) Marketing
4 5 (9.43%) Electronics
5 1 (1.89%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.89%) Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Military
5 1 (1.89%) Retail
5 1 (1.89%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (22.64%) Tester
2 8 (15.09%) Analyst
2 8 (15.09%) Software Tester
3 7 (13.21%) Developer
3 7 (13.21%) QA Tester
4 5 (9.43%) Software QA Tester
5 4 (7.55%) C# Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Coordinator
6 3 (5.66%) Project Coordinator
6 3 (5.66%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) .NET Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Design Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Project Planner
7 2 (3.77%) Quality Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Senior Design Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.53%) .NET
2 9 (16.98%) SOAP
3 7 (13.21%) HTML
4 6 (11.32%) CSS
5 5 (9.43%) .NET Framework
5 5 (9.43%) ASP.NET
5 5 (9.43%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (9.43%) Spring
6 4 (7.55%) REST
7 3 (5.66%) WPF
8 2 (3.77%) AngularJS
8 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (3.77%) Ember.js
8 2 (3.77%) Gherkin
8 2 (3.77%) jQuery
8 2 (3.77%) Node.js
8 2 (3.77%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (3.77%) Web Services
8 2 (3.77%) XML
9 1 (1.89%) JFC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) User Experience
2 5 (9.43%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.77%) Blog
4 2 (3.77%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.89%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.89%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.89%) NHS
5 1 (1.89%) PMI
5 1 (1.89%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) Windows
1 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.89%) Linux
2 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (58.49%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (47.17%) Test Automation
3 15 (28.30%) BDD
4 12 (22.64%) Project Management
5 10 (18.87%) E-Commerce
5 10 (18.87%) SDLC
5 10 (18.87%) User Stories
6 9 (16.98%) Test Scripting
7 8 (15.09%) DevOps
8 7 (13.21%) Programme Management
8 7 (13.21%) Scrum
8 7 (13.21%) Software Testing
8 7 (13.21%) TDD
9 6 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (11.32%) Manual Testing
9 6 (11.32%) Test Strategy
10 5 (9.43%) Compatibility Testing
10 5 (9.43%) Digital Marketing
10 5 (9.43%) Kanban
10 5 (9.43%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.87%) C#
1 10 (18.87%) JavaScript
2 8 (15.09%) Java
3 6 (11.32%) SQL
4 4 (7.55%) Ruby
5 2 (3.77%) Scala
6 1 (1.89%) F#
Qualifications
1 10 (18.87%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.98%) SC Cleared
3 6 (11.32%) ISEB
4 3 (5.66%) Degree
5 2 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.77%) PMP
6 1 (1.89%) APMP
6 1 (1.89%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (1.89%) HND
6 1 (1.89%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) ISO 14001
1 1 (1.89%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.89%) PMO
1 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.89%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (15.09%) hybris
2 6 (11.32%) SAP
3 4 (7.55%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.66%) ATG
5 2 (3.77%) VMware
6 1 (1.89%) HP
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle
6 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.89%) Siemens