Period
to 28 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 93 109 103
Rank change year-on-year +16 -6 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 21 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.17% 0.77% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 0.81% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 10
Bristol median daily rate £425 £350 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -0.71% +17.50%
10th Percentile £306 £325 £265
90th Percentile £520 £453 £434
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +12.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Bristol median hourly rate - £45.00 -
South West median hourly rate £43.75 £45.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -2.78% +16.13% +6.90%

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 1,691 1,984 1,787
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.42% 95.98% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,136 1,364 1,185
Bristol median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £225 £272 £250
90th Percentile £613 £575 £525
South West median daily rate £443 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.12% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 82 56
Bristol median hourly rate £33.75 £32.41 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.13% +85.21% -5.41%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.94 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £60.00 £46.88
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -9.09%

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 28 February 2020.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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 16 (76.19%) Test Automation
2 10 (47.62%) Selenium
3 9 (42.86%) C#
4 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (33.33%) BDD
5 6 (28.57%) SpecFlow
5 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 6 (28.57%) QA
6 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
6 5 (23.81%) Azure
6 5 (23.81%) .NET
6 5 (23.81%) Scrum
6 5 (23.81%) DevOps
7 4 (19.05%) API Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Technical Debt
7 4 (19.05%) Public Sector
7 4 (19.05%) Validation
7 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
7 4 (19.05%) Finance
7 4 (19.05%) TDD
7 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
7 4 (19.05%) Data Validation
7 4 (19.05%) Release Management
8 3 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (14.29%) Marketing
8 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 3 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
8 3 (14.29%) Programme Management
8 3 (14.29%) NUnit
8 3 (14.29%) Manufacturing

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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) GPRS
1 1 (4.76%) GSM
1 1 (4.76%) HSPA
1 1 (4.76%) LTE
1 1 (4.76%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (4.76%) RANAP
1 1 (4.76%) SMS
1 1 (4.76%) UMTS
1 1 (4.76%) Wireless
1 1 (4.76%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) Selenium
2 6 (28.57%) SpecFlow
3 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
4 3 (14.29%) NUnit
5 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
5 2 (9.52%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.76%) git-flow
6 1 (4.76%) Hudson
6 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
6 1 (4.76%) JIRA
6 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
1 4 (19.05%) Public Sector
1 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
2 3 (14.29%) Electronics
2 3 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 3 (14.29%) Marketing
3 1 (4.76%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) Gherkin
2 2 (9.52%) REST
2 2 (9.52%) WebdriverIO
3 1 (4.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Android
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
1 1 (4.76%) VMS
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) Test Automation
2 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) BDD
3 5 (23.81%) DevOps
3 5 (23.81%) Scrum
4 4 (19.05%) API Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Data Validation
4 4 (19.05%) Release Management
4 4 (19.05%) TDD
4 4 (19.05%) Technical Debt
4 4 (19.05%) Validation
5 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (14.29%) Programme Management
5 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 3 (14.29%) User Stories
6 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Microservices
6 2 (9.52%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) C#
2 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.52%) SQL
4 1 (4.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP ALM
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 3 (14.29%) SAP
2 1 (4.76%) Ericsson
2 1 (4.76%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) Huawei