Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 70 113 103
Rank change year-on-year +43 -10 -1
Contract jobs citing System Testing 1 6 15
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Bristol 0.14% 0.32% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.38% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 9
Median daily rate £350 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -27.78% +44.00%
South West median daily rate £488 £338 £450
% change year-on-year +44.44% -25.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - £43.75

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 611 1,589 1,601
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 83.36% 84.39% 84.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 1,018 1,089
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £273
90th Percentile £603 £600 £534
South West median daily rate £475 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 63 53
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -12.20% +17.14%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.85 £12.85
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.00 £51.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% -

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in Bristol

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing System Testing in Bristol.

Daily rate trend for System Testing in Bristol

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing System Testing in Bristol.

Hourly rate trend for System Testing in Bristol

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) 4G
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) Docker
1 1 (100.00%) Microservices
1 1 (100.00%) Robot Framework
1 1 (100.00%) Kubernetes
1 1 (100.00%) 5G
1 1 (100.00%) REST Assured

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) 4G
1 1 (100.00%) 5G
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) REST Assured
1 1 (100.00%) Robot Framework
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Test Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Microservices
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Python
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Kubernetes