Period
to 19 October 2019

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 October 2019 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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 97 113 78
Rank change year-on-year +16 -35 +20
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 23 15 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.20% 0.72% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 0.85% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 19
Bristol median daily rate £375 £255 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.06% -7.27% -15.38%
10th Percentile £300 £237 £103
90th Percentile £588 £595 £398
South West median daily rate £400 £475 £275
% change year-on-year -15.79% +72.73% -11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Bristol median hourly rate - - £11.00
South West median hourly rate - - £26.75

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 1,619 1,765 1,579
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 84.41% 84.73% 83.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,046 1,185 1,068
Bristol median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% -
10th Percentile £288 £275 £255
90th Percentile £603 £538 £538
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 60 43
Bristol median hourly rate £35.00 £41.25 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +47.32% -0.53%
10th Percentile £13.35 £12.68 £12.40
90th Percentile £52.50 £67.63 £49.50
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +2.41% +18.57% -

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 October 2019.

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 October 2019, 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 21 (91.30%) Test Automation
2 19 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (56.52%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (47.83%) ISEB
4 11 (47.83%) Acceptance Criteria
5 10 (43.48%) SQL
6 9 (39.13%) JIRA
6 9 (39.13%) Waterfall
7 8 (34.78%) QA
8 7 (30.43%) Risk Management
8 7 (30.43%) Selenium
8 7 (30.43%) Performance Testing
8 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (26.09%) SDLC
9 6 (26.09%) .NET
9 6 (26.09%) Web Services
10 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
10 5 (21.74%) DSDM
10 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
10 5 (21.74%) C#
10 5 (21.74%) Scrum
10 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
10 5 (21.74%) Integration Testing
10 5 (21.74%) Manual Testing
10 5 (21.74%) V-Model
10 5 (21.74%) JSON
10 5 (21.74%) TDD
10 5 (21.74%) Continuous Deployment
10 5 (21.74%) Workshop Facilitation
10 5 (21.74%) REST

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 (17.39%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) JIRA
2 7 (30.43%) Selenium
3 4 (17.39%) JMeter
3 4 (17.39%) SpecFlow
3 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
3 4 (17.39%) Zephyr
4 1 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
1 3 (13.04%) Public Sector
2 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
1 8 (34.78%) Test Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Test Leader
3 4 (17.39%) Test Automation Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Test Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Test Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Test Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (4.35%) QA Manager
5 1 (4.35%) QA Test Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Senior SAP Test Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (4.35%) UAT Manager
5 1 (4.35%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) .NET
1 6 (26.09%) Web Services
2 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
2 5 (21.74%) JSON
2 5 (21.74%) REST
3 4 (17.39%) CSS
3 4 (17.39%) HTML
4 1 (4.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (91.30%) Test Automation
2 19 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (56.52%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (47.83%) Acceptance Criteria
5 9 (39.13%) Waterfall
6 7 (30.43%) Performance Testing
6 7 (30.43%) Risk Management
7 6 (26.09%) SDLC
8 5 (21.74%) Continuous Deployment
8 5 (21.74%) DSDM
8 5 (21.74%) Integration Testing
8 5 (21.74%) Manual Testing
8 5 (21.74%) Scrum
8 5 (21.74%) TDD
8 5 (21.74%) V-Model
8 5 (21.74%) Workshop Facilitation
9 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
9 4 (17.39%) TMMi
10 3 (13.04%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) C#
2 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.70%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.35%) Java 8
4 1 (4.35%) Python
4 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) ISEB
2 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Apple
2 1 (4.35%) Cadence
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) SAP