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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 72 68
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.35% 0.12% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.14% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Median daily rate £385 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 - £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 - £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £26.57
% change year-on-year +4.00% +41.13%  

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 692 700 749
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 81.80% 82.06% 82.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 516 575
Median daily rate £388 £378 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.64% -3.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 18
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.26% +6.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £13.25 £18.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £44.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Facilities Management
3 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
3 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (33.33%) Information Security Management
4 3 (33.33%) Security Management
4 3 (33.33%) Information Security
4 3 (33.33%) Project Management
4 3 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 3 (33.33%) ISMS
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
6 1 (11.11%) Data Structures
6 1 (11.11%) Service Design
6 1 (11.11%) Wireframes
6 1 (11.11%) Prototyping
6 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (11.11%) Scrum
6 1 (11.11%) Essbase
6 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
6 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
6 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
6 1 (11.11%) CSS
6 1 (11.11%) XML
6 1 (11.11%) HNC

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) HFM
1 1 (11.11%) Hyperion Planning
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) Essbase
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (11.11%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Change Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Change Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Data Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Data Integration Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Process Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (11.11%) Data Structures
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Facilities Management
3 3 (33.33%) Information Security
3 3 (33.33%) Information Security Management
3 3 (33.33%) ISMS
3 3 (33.33%) Project Management
3 3 (33.33%) Security Management
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Data Integration
5 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) User Stories
5 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) Tcl
3 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 1 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Chartered Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) HNC
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
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%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Hyperion
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft