Period
to 18 January 2020

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 6 months to 18 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.

System Testing
South West > Bristol
6 months to
18 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 113 122 95
Rank change year-on-year +9 -27 -5
Contract jobs citing System Testing 4 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.21% 0.28% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.33% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 9
Bristol median daily rate £413 £313 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.00% +42.05% -20.00%
10th Percentile £299 £258 £103
90th Percentile £464 £386 £436
South West median daily rate £420 £366 £400
% change year-on-year +14.68% -8.44% +25.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Bristol median hourly rate - - £11.00
South West median hourly rate - - £11.00

System 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 1,536 1,815 1,565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 81.18% 85.57% 82.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 990 1,274 1,029
Bristol median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £256
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 70 67 37
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 £14.50 £14.50 £11.55
90th Percentile £52.50 £62.28 £48.50
South West median hourly rate £37.75 £40.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -5.63% +29.03% -13.89%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

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 6 months to 18 January 2020.

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 18 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing System 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 System Testing.

1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (25.00%) HP ALM
3 1 (25.00%) Commercial Awareness
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Leadership
3 1 (25.00%) Public Sector

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (50.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Manager
3 1 (25.00%) UAT Lead
3 1 (25.00%) UAT Manager
3 1 (25.00%) UAT Test Lead
3 1 (25.00%) UAT Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Commercial Awareness
3 1 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Leadership
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft