Period
to 21 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 21 July 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Test Engineer
South West > Bristol
6 months to
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 106 91 105
Rank change year-on-year -15 +14 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 11 23 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.58% 1.25% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 1.30% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 5
Bristol median daily rate £425 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +15.38% -23.53%
10th Percentile £271 £253 £293
90th Percentile £438 £419 £430
South West median daily rate £450 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +20.00% +2.74% -8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Bristol median hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - -
South West median hourly rate £41.75 £36.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +14.38% +0.69% -9.38%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Bristol
Contract vacancies in Bristol with a recognized job title 1,813 1,765 1,651
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.28% 95.72% 95.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,200 1,145 1,122
Bristol median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £225
90th Percentile £600 £525 £525
South West median daily rate £430 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +7.50% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 68 55
Bristol median hourly rate £34.50 £31.23 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.46% +13.57% -15.38%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.93 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £46.30
South West median hourly rate £41.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +18.57% -6.67% +10.29%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings that featured Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Bristol

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in Bristol

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Bristol over the 6 months to 21 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Engineer in Bristol

Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in Bristol

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Bristol

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Bristol region over the 6 months to 21 July 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Avonmouth - 1 - -
Test Engineer
South West

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 21 July 2019, Test Engineer contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (45.45%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) Ada
2 4 (36.36%) C
2 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
2 4 (36.36%) C++
2 4 (36.36%) Selenium
2 4 (36.36%) Avionics
2 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
2 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
2 4 (36.36%) DO-178B
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) C#
4 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
4 2 (18.18%) SMS
4 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
4 2 (18.18%) SpecFlow
4 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
4 2 (18.18%) BDD
4 2 (18.18%) LTE
4 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) QA
5 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Data Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
5 1 (9.09%) Digital Media
5 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
5 1 (9.09%) Iperf
5 1 (9.09%) SDLC

Test Engineer Skill Set
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 2 (18.18%) LTE
1 2 (18.18%) SMS
2 1 (9.09%) FTP
2 1 (9.09%) GPRS
2 1 (9.09%) GSM
2 1 (9.09%) UMTS
2 1 (9.09%) WCDMA
2 1 (9.09%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
1 4 (36.36%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 2 (18.18%) SpecFlow
2 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
3 1 (9.09%) Gatling
3 1 (9.09%) JMeter
3 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (36.36%) Avionics
2 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
3 1 (9.09%) Electronics
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
1 1 (9.09%) Jest
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Digital Media
1 1 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
1 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) BDD
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 1 (9.09%) Data Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) SDLC
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) UML
4 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) Ada
2 4 (36.36%) C
2 4 (36.36%) C++
3 2 (18.18%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) Ruby
4 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) DO-178B
2 2 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Iperf
1 1 (9.09%) PTC Integrity
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) PTC