The median contractor rate for a Software Tester was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Software Tester
South West / Bristol
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 - 72
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 6 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.71% - 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% - 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £325 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £325 £286
% change year-on-year -2.30% +13.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 - £92.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 813 828 871
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 95.99% 97.41% 95.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 586 640
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £508 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 33 38
Median hourly rate £31.00 £12.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +148.00% -28.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £42.10 £38.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol that featured Software Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Bristol

Software Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Tester in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Tester in Bristol

Software Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Tester in Bristol over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Tester in Bristol

Software Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Tester in Bristol

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Software Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 9 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) QA
3 7 (70.00%) C#
3 7 (70.00%) SDLC
4 6 (60.00%) Finance
5 5 (50.00%) Manufacturing
5 5 (50.00%) Electronics
5 5 (50.00%) Telecoms
5 5 (50.00%) Programme Management
5 5 (50.00%) .NET
5 5 (50.00%) SAP
5 5 (50.00%) SOAP
5 5 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (50.00%) Marketing
5 5 (50.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (50.00%) WebDriver
5 5 (50.00%) Selenium
5 5 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
5 5 (50.00%) Compatibility Testing
5 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
5 5 (50.00%) BDD
5 5 (50.00%) SoapUI
5 5 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Scrum
7 2 (20.00%) ISEB

Software Tester Skill Set
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:

Business Applications
1 5 (50.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 5 (50.00%) Selenium
1 5 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 5 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (20.00%) Robot Framework
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) Electronics
2 5 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 5 (50.00%) Marketing
2 5 (50.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
1 5 (50.00%) SOAP
2 2 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (20.00%) User Experience
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (70.00%) SDLC
4 5 (50.00%) BDD
4 5 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (50.00%) Compatibility Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 5 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
4 5 (50.00%) Programme Management
4 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (30.00%) Scrum
5 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (20.00%) SDET
6 2 (20.00%) Usability Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
7 1 (10.00%) User Stories
7 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 1 (10.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (80.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft