The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 28 March 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.

System Testing
South West / Bristol
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 69 68
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 6 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.74% 0.33% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.40% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Median daily rate £236 £338 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +14.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £328 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £348 £299
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +8.92% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -78.00% +42.85%  

System 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 644 750 662
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 79.31% 82.15% 78.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 538 477
Median daily rate £390 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £282 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £493 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 27 10
Median hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -4.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £31.00 £16.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £44.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in Bristol

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in Bristol

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing in Bristol over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for System Testing in Bristol

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing System 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 System Testing.

1 4 (44.44%) SQL
1 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Facilities Management
1 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 3 (33.33%) ISMS
2 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (33.33%) Information Security
2 3 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) Information Security Management
2 3 (33.33%) Security Management
3 2 (22.22%) Law
3 2 (22.22%) Legal
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Volume Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Management
3 2 (22.22%) Data Conversion
3 2 (22.22%) Reuters
3 2 (22.22%) Case Management
4 1 (11.11%) Service Design
4 1 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (11.11%) SDLC
4 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Android
4 1 (11.11%) Open Source

System 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (22.22%) Law
1 2 (22.22%) Legal
2 1 (11.11%) Advertising
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Business Change Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Business Change Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Process Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) QA Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Android
1 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Facilities Management
1 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Information Security
2 3 (33.33%) Information Security Management
2 3 (33.33%) ISMS
2 3 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) Security Management
2 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Case Management
3 2 (22.22%) Data Conversion
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Management
3 2 (22.22%) Volume Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Practice Management
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 1 (11.11%) SOA
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Chartered Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) HNC
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Reuters