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 3 months to 26 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.

Software Testing
South West / Bristol
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 59 69
Rank change year-on-year +2 +10  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 14 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.67% 0.95% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 1.16% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 5
Median daily rate £275 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.03% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £312 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £458 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £36.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% -  

Software Testing is in the process and methodology 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 process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 685 690 764
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 81.74% 82.14% 82.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 511 590
Median daily rate £388 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £279 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 18
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.26% +6.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.88 £18.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £44.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing Software Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Bristol

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Bristol

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Bristol over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Testing in Bristol

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Bristol

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing.

1 10 (38.46%) ISTQB
2 8 (30.77%) SQL
3 7 (26.92%) QA
3 7 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 6 (23.08%) Finance
5 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (19.23%) ISEB
5 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
5 5 (19.23%) System Testing
5 5 (19.23%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (19.23%) Test Strategy
5 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (15.38%) SDLC
6 4 (15.38%) User Stories
6 4 (15.38%) Selenium
6 4 (15.38%) Test Management
6 4 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (15.38%) HP
6 4 (15.38%) XML
6 4 (15.38%) Facilities Management
6 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
6 4 (15.38%) Billing
7 3 (11.54%) Scrum
7 3 (11.54%) Information Security
7 3 (11.54%) Information Security Management
7 3 (11.54%) Security Management
7 3 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (11.54%) ERP
7 3 (11.54%) Project Management

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:

Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) 3G
1 1 (3.85%) 4G
1 1 (3.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Selenium
1 4 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.69%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Billing
3 2 (7.69%) Law
3 2 (7.69%) Legal
4 1 (3.85%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.85%) Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (69.23%) Analyst
2 8 (30.77%) Test Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Support Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Financial Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Software Tester
4 3 (11.54%) SQL Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Business Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Excel Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Finance Systems Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Software Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Test Leader
5 2 (7.69%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Functional Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) XML
2 2 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.85%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) HTML5
3 1 (3.85%) jQuery
3 1 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.69%) User Experience
4 1 (3.85%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
1 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
3 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (19.23%) System Testing
3 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
3 5 (19.23%) Test Strategy
4 4 (15.38%) Facilities Management
4 4 (15.38%) SDLC
4 4 (15.38%) Test Management
4 4 (15.38%) User Stories
5 3 (11.54%) ERP
5 3 (11.54%) Information Security
5 3 (11.54%) Information Security Management
5 3 (11.54%) ISMS
5 3 (11.54%) Manual Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Project Management
5 3 (11.54%) Scrum
5 3 (11.54%) Security Management
5 3 (11.54%) Wireframes
6 2 (7.69%) Practice Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) C#
2 2 (7.69%) VBA
3 1 (3.85%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) ISTQB
2 5 (19.23%) ISEB
3 3 (11.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) CCNP
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) QA
2 3 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.85%) IFRS
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) HP
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) BT
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco
3 1 (3.85%) Juniper
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
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