Period
to 18 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 18 September 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.

Software Testing
South West > Bristol
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 55 95 110
Rank change year-on-year +40 +15 -27
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 3 25 14
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Bristol 0.53% 1.29% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 1.52% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 20 9
Median daily rate £375 £375 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +47.06% -7.27%
10th Percentile £363 £298 £237
90th Percentile £388 £589 £595
South West median daily rate £350 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.68% - -
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 -
% change year-on-year -9.68% - -

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 471 1,641 1,690
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 82.49% 84.89% 84.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 1,050 1,137
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £284 £281 £274
90th Percentile £600 £606 £538
South West median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 65 52
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -15.29% +37.10%
10th Percentile £22.48 £13.65 £13.47
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £68.63
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.53
% change year-on-year -17.65% +2.34% +5.14%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Bristol

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Software Testing in Bristol.

Daily rate trend for Software Testing in Bristol

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Software Testing in Bristol.

Hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 September 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) Azure
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) V-Model
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) BlazeMeter
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Zephyr
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) LoadRunner
2 2 (66.67%) JMeter
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Kanban
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing

Software Testing
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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Azure
2 2 (66.67%) BlazeMeter
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) JMeter
1 2 (66.67%) LoadRunner
1 2 (66.67%) Zephyr
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Azure Test Lead
2 1 (33.33%) Test Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Testing
1 2 (66.67%) BDD
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps
1 2 (66.67%) Kanban
1 2 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Test Management
1 2 (66.67%) User Stories
1 2 (66.67%) V-Model
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Strategic Thinking
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared