Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 36 45
Rank change year-on-year -47 +9 +27
Contract jobs citing QA 56 90 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.57% 4.57% 4.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.02% 34.88% 35.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 59 49
Bristol median daily rate £374 £355 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.38% -15.48% +20.00%
10th Percentile £213 £287 £267
90th Percentile £571 £463 £500
South West median daily rate £406 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +2.85% +12.86% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
Bristol median hourly rate £37.50 £13.50 £8.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +177.78% +58.82% -91.50%
10th Percentile £16.63 £12.70 £7.75
90th Percentile £40.75 £24.70 £9.25
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £32.25 £33.50
% change year-on-year +16.28% -3.73% -8.22%

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 193 258 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 8.87% 13.10% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 156 132
Bristol median daily rate £406 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.20% -0.63% +14.29%
10th Percentile £213 £261 £261
90th Percentile £575 £577 £511
South West median daily rate £438 £410 £390
% change year-on-year +6.71% +5.13% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 10
Bristol median hourly rate £38.00 £19.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +97.40% -23.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £21.25 £12.19 £7.75
90th Percentile £44.38 £35.35 £68.75
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% -7.89% -6.75%

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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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for QA in Bristol

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 32 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 21 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 18 (32.14%) Selenium
5 16 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (25.00%) ISEB
7 13 (23.21%) Test Scripting
7 13 (23.21%) Workflow
7 13 (23.21%) API Testing
7 13 (23.21%) Acceptance Criteria
8 11 (19.64%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (19.64%) CMS
8 11 (19.64%) Content Management
8 11 (19.64%) Windows
9 10 (17.86%) SQL Server
9 10 (17.86%) SoapUI
10 9 (16.07%) WebDriver
10 9 (16.07%) Security Cleared
10 9 (16.07%) SDLC
11 8 (14.29%) Drupal
11 8 (14.29%) WMI
11 8 (14.29%) WCAG
11 8 (14.29%) HTML
11 8 (14.29%) VBScript
11 8 (14.29%) .NET
11 8 (14.29%) Oracle
11 8 (14.29%) PowerShell
12 7 (12.50%) ITIL
12 7 (12.50%) C#
12 7 (12.50%) 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 11 (19.64%) CMS
2 8 (14.29%) Drupal
3 6 (10.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (7.14%) Confluence
5 2 (3.57%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (5.36%) MS Visio
5 2 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (1.79%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) SAP CRM for Utilities
1 1 (1.79%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.57%) BrowserStack
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.57%) Sauce Labs
2 1 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.79%) Boomi
2 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.79%) IaaS
2 1 (1.79%) SaaS
2 1 (1.79%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (1.79%) GIS
2 1 (1.79%) MarkLogic
2 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.79%) Power BI
2 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.79%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 18 (32.14%) Selenium
2 10 (17.86%) SoapUI
3 9 (16.07%) WebDriver
4 4 (7.14%) JIRA
5 3 (5.36%) Git (software)
5 3 (5.36%) JMeter
5 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.57%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.79%) Gatling
7 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.79%) Maven
7 1 (1.79%) Protractor
7 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.79%) Subversion
General
1 7 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Law
2 3 (5.36%) Publishing
2 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.57%) Aerospace
3 2 (3.57%) Banking
3 2 (3.57%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Electronics
4 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.79%) Marketing
4 1 (1.79%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (23.21%) Tester
2 10 (17.86%) Analyst
3 9 (16.07%) Software Tester
4 6 (10.71%) Test Leader
5 4 (7.14%) Developer
5 4 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 4 (7.14%) QA Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Software Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Technical Writer
6 3 (5.36%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Agile Tester
7 2 (3.57%) Business Manager
7 2 (3.57%) Business Project Manager
7 2 (3.57%) Consultant
7 2 (3.57%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 2 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Manual Tester
7 2 (3.57%) PMO Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Security Consultant
7 2 (3.57%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.29%) .NET
1 8 (14.29%) HTML
2 6 (10.71%) REST
3 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (7.14%) RESTful
4 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET
4 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 3 (5.36%) Web Services
5 2 (3.57%) Node.js
6 1 (1.79%) LAMP
6 1 (1.79%) Spring
6 1 (1.79%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.79%) Taurus
6 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.36%) Blog
3 3 (5.36%) PMI
3 3 (5.36%) Wiki
4 2 (3.57%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.79%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.64%) Windows
2 4 (7.14%) Linux
3 2 (3.57%) Android
3 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.79%) CentOS
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 13 (23.21%) Acceptance Criteria
3 13 (23.21%) API Testing
3 13 (23.21%) Test Scripting
3 13 (23.21%) Workflow
4 11 (19.64%) Content Management
4 11 (19.64%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (16.07%) SDLC
6 7 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (12.50%) ITIL
7 6 (10.71%) DevOps
7 6 (10.71%) Manual Testing
7 6 (10.71%) Test Management
8 5 (8.93%) BDD
8 5 (8.93%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (8.93%) PRINCE2
8 5 (8.93%) Test Strategy
8 5 (8.93%) User Stories
8 5 (8.93%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 8 (14.29%) VBScript
2 7 (12.50%) C#
3 6 (10.71%) SQL
4 2 (3.57%) C
4 2 (3.57%) Java
4 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.79%) ES6
5 1 (1.79%) ES7
5 1 (1.79%) PHP
5 1 (1.79%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (25.00%) ISEB
2 9 (16.07%) Security Cleared
3 7 (12.50%) Degree
4 6 (10.71%) SC Cleared
5 5 (8.93%) ISTQB
6 3 (5.36%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (5.36%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (5.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (5.36%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (5.36%) PMI Certification
7 2 (3.57%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (3.57%) CISSP
7 2 (3.57%) PMP
8 1 (1.79%) HNC
8 1 (1.79%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.29%) WCAG
2 3 (5.36%) PMO
3 1 (1.79%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (14.29%) WMI
2 1 (1.79%) Kibana
2 1 (1.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.29%) Oracle
3 3 (5.36%) SAP
4 1 (1.79%) Cadence
4 1 (1.79%) Dell
4 1 (1.79%) HP
4 1 (1.79%) hybris
4 1 (1.79%) ILOG
4 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.79%) Siemens