Period
to 29 January 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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 103 115 96
Rank change year-on-year +12 -19 -6
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 16 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.85% 0.69% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.81% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 12
Bristol median daily rate £375 £255 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.06% +36.00% -33.04%
10th Percentile £280 £249 £103
90th Percentile £415 £291 £408
South West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Bristol median hourly rate - £45.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +91.49% +113.64%
South West median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year +11.76% +15.65% +5.00%

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 1,539 1,862 1,531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 81.73% 86.12% 82.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,000 1,300 1,003
Bristol median daily rate £438 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +8.97% +4.00%
10th Percentile £303 £285 £257
90th Percentile £625 £575 £538
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 69 36
Bristol median hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +120.00% -30.00%
10th Percentile £14.88 £14.20 £11.78
90th Percentile £52.50 £61.45 £48.75
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +25.00% -11.72%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

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 6 months to 29 January 2020.

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 29 January 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 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (81.25%) Test Automation
2 9 (56.25%) SQL
3 7 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (37.50%) SDLC
4 6 (37.50%) .NET
5 5 (31.25%) C#
5 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
5 5 (31.25%) Web Services
5 5 (31.25%) JSON
5 5 (31.25%) Selenium
5 5 (31.25%) Postman
5 5 (31.25%) REST
6 4 (25.00%) SpecFlow
6 4 (25.00%) Functional Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Zephyr
6 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 4 (25.00%) JIRA
6 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (25.00%) JMeter
6 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (25.00%) ISEB
6 4 (25.00%) CSS
6 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Azure
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Postman
1 5 (31.25%) Selenium
2 4 (25.00%) JIRA
2 4 (25.00%) JMeter
2 4 (25.00%) SpecFlow
2 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (25.00%) Zephyr
3 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (18.75%) Public Sector
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Analyst
1 8 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Cloud Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle HRMS Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) .NET
2 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
2 5 (31.25%) JSON
2 5 (31.25%) REST
2 5 (31.25%) Web Services
3 4 (25.00%) CSS
3 4 (25.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
1 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (81.25%) Test Automation
2 6 (37.50%) SDLC
3 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (18.75%) Acceptance Criteria
4 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
5 2 (12.50%) Investment Management
5 2 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (12.50%) Test Management
6 1 (6.25%) BPR
6 1 (6.25%) Migration
6 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
6 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) C#
3 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) ISEB
2 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
3 2 (12.50%) Degree
3 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle