Period
to 27 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 27 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 Lead
South West > Bristol
6 months to
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 107 109 107
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 13 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.72% 0.87% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.91% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 7
Bristol median daily rate £488 £300 £297
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +62.58% +1.01% -13.91%
10th Percentile £401 £263 £281
90th Percentile £549 £425 £326
South West median daily rate £463 £438 £369
% change year-on-year +5.77% +18.64% +1.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 1,700 1,979 1,785
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 95.79% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,139 1,358 1,183
Bristol median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £225 £270 £250
90th Percentile £613 £575 £525
South West median daily rate £441 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.82% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 80 56
Bristol median hourly rate £32.50 £32.41 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.27% +85.21% -5.41%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.66 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £60.03 £46.88
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -9.09%

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Bristol

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Leader in Bristol

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in Bristol over the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Leader in Bristol

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, Test Leader 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 Leader in the job title.

1 5 (38.46%) Selenium
2 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
2 4 (30.77%) Scala
2 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
3 3 (23.08%) Azure
3 3 (23.08%) Gatling
3 3 (23.08%) Finance
3 3 (23.08%) Security Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Test Management
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Load Testing
4 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
4 2 (15.38%) ERP
4 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (15.38%) B2C
4 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
4 2 (15.38%) Slack
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
4 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 2 (15.38%) System Testing
4 2 (15.38%) OWASP
4 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
4 2 (15.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (7.69%) SDLC
5 1 (7.69%) Defect Management

Test Leader 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Azure
2 2 (15.38%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) Slack
3 1 (7.69%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) DSL
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Selenium
2 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
3 3 (23.08%) Gatling
4 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
4 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
5 1 (7.69%) Bugzilla
5 1 (7.69%) JIRA
5 1 (7.69%) NUnit
5 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
1 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Security Testing
3 2 (15.38%) B2C
3 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (15.38%) ERP
3 2 (15.38%) Load Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
3 2 (15.38%) OWASP
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) System Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Test Management
4 1 (7.69%) Defect Management
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) Microservices
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
1 4 (30.77%) Scala
2 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP ALM
1 1 (7.69%) Kibana
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) HP
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft