Period
to 21 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Specialist was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

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 Specialist
South West > Bristol
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.24% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Bristol median daily rate £350 - -
South West median daily rate £350 £325 £406
% change year-on-year +7.69% -19.95% +18.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - -

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 2,032 1,869 1,607
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.58% 95.02% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,385 1,276 1,140
Bristol median daily rate £405 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% - -
10th Percentile £262 £215 £231
90th Percentile £538 £525 £550
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 61 80
Bristol median hourly rate £37.55 £17.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +114.57% -28.57% +48.48%
10th Percentile £15.47 £11.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £64.06 £50.25 £47.50
South West median hourly rate £38.29 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +27.62% +20.00% -10.71%

Test Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Specialist in Bristol

Test Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Specialist in Bristol

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, Test Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) JUnit
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) JMeter
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 5 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 5 (100.00%) NUnit
1 5 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 5 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 5 (100.00%) Visual Studio Coded UI
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) Fintech
3 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) Advertising
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (20.00%) Problem-Solving

Test Specialist 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:

Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 5 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 5 (100.00%) JMeter
1 5 (100.00%) JUnit
1 5 (100.00%) NUnit
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 5 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (100.00%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Fintech
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft