Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 101 95
Rank change year-on-year +14 -6 +1
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 32 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.64% 0.52% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 0.63% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 8
Bristol median daily rate £273 £303 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.92% -2.42% -11.43%
10th Percentile £103 £269 £246
90th Percentile £400 £481 £462
South West median daily rate £290 £325 £335
% change year-on-year -10.77% -2.99% +3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate £11.00 - -
South West median hourly rate £26.75 - £45.00

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 1554 1426 1402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 79.82% 83.10% 81.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1053 1033 1091
Bristol median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £263 £256 £263
90th Percentile £538 £550 £535
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 66 37
Bristol median hourly rate £23.00 £26.58 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.45% +39.87% -15.56%
10th Percentile £11.90 £12.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £48.50 £46.25 £48.50
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £38.77
% change year-on-year +11.11% -18.75% +47.70%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 13 (40.63%) Test Scripting
2 12 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (37.50%) ISTQB
3 10 (31.25%) SQL
4 8 (25.00%) ISEB
4 8 (25.00%) Finance
4 8 (25.00%) QA
4 8 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (21.88%) HP
6 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (18.75%) Facilities Management
6 6 (18.75%) Project Management
6 6 (18.75%) SDLC
6 6 (18.75%) Test Strategy
6 6 (18.75%) Relational Database
6 6 (18.75%) System Testing
6 6 (18.75%) Computer Science
6 6 (18.75%) Selenium
7 5 (15.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (15.63%) JIRA
7 5 (15.63%) ISMS
7 5 (15.63%) User Stories
7 5 (15.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (15.63%) Information Security Management
7 5 (15.63%) Security Management
7 5 (15.63%) Information Security
8 4 (12.50%) Scrum
8 4 (12.50%) Billing
8 4 (12.50%) MS Visio

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 1 (3.13%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.13%) GIS
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Selenium
2 5 (15.63%) JIRA
3 3 (9.38%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (6.25%) Codeception
4 2 (6.25%) NeoLoad
4 2 (6.25%) SpecFlow
4 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.25%) TestRail
4 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.13%) LoadUI
5 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.13%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Billing
3 3 (9.38%) Banking
4 2 (6.25%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.13%) Law
5 1 (3.13%) Legal
5 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (65.63%) Analyst
2 10 (31.25%) Test Analyst
3 8 (25.00%) Tester
4 6 (18.75%) Software Tester
4 6 (18.75%) Support Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Applications Support
6 2 (6.25%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Applications Tester
6 2 (6.25%) Business Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) SQL Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Excel Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Finance Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) SAP Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Software Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) SQL Support Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) .NET
1 1 (3.13%) Gherkin
1 1 (3.13%) REST
1 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (18.75%) Computer Science
3 3 (9.38%) User Experience
4 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) Test Scripting
2 12 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (18.75%) Facilities Management
4 6 (18.75%) Project Management
4 6 (18.75%) SDLC
4 6 (18.75%) System Testing
4 6 (18.75%) Test Strategy
5 5 (15.63%) Information Security
5 5 (15.63%) Information Security Management
5 5 (15.63%) ISMS
5 5 (15.63%) Security Management
5 5 (15.63%) User Stories
6 4 (12.50%) Functional Testing
6 4 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 4 (12.50%) Scrum
6 4 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 4 (12.50%) Wireframes
7 3 (9.38%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) C#
2 2 (6.25%) PHP
3 1 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 8 (25.00%) ISEB
3 5 (15.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.13%) Degree
4 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.00%) QA
2 5 (15.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (6.25%) IFRS
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) HP
2 3 (9.38%) SAP
3 2 (6.25%) BT
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.13%) Salesforce.com