Period
to 23 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 6 months to 23 April 2019 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.

Test Strategy
South West > Bristol
6 months to
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 96 93 85
Rank change year-on-year -3 -8 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 28 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.39% 0.58% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 0.70% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 15
Bristol median daily rate £306 £300 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.08% -29.08% +5.75%
10th Percentile £261 £254 £296
90th Percentile £399 £521 £473
South West median daily rate £425 £350 £425
% change year-on-year +21.43% -17.65% +18.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate £40.00 - -
South West median hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year +4.67% - -

Test Strategy is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,696 1,435 1,350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 84.09% 83.33% 84.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,159 937 912
Bristol median daily rate £438 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +3.90% +5.48%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £525 £550
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 30 40
Bristol median hourly rate £37.50 £19.25 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.81% -46.90% -3.33%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.17 £13.58
90th Percentile £60.25 £47.63 £49.25
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £30.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% -22.08% -3.75%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Bristol

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Bristol

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Bristol over the 6 months to 23 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in Bristol

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 16 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 15 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (46.43%) Defect Management
4 12 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (39.29%) Manual Testing
6 9 (32.14%) Functional Testing
6 9 (32.14%) Scrum
7 8 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (25.00%) System Testing
8 7 (25.00%) ISTQB
8 7 (25.00%) PRINCE2
9 6 (21.43%) SOAP
9 6 (21.43%) SQL
9 6 (21.43%) ISEB
9 6 (21.43%) Management Information System
9 6 (21.43%) SoapUI
10 5 (17.86%) Selenium
10 5 (17.86%) Performance Testing
10 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
11 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
11 4 (14.29%) Windows
11 4 (14.29%) Regression Testing
11 4 (14.29%) QA
11 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
11 4 (14.29%) WebDriver
11 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
12 3 (10.71%) Gherkin
12 3 (10.71%) Waterfall
12 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing

Test Strategy
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 2 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.57%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Boomi
2 1 (3.57%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) Firewall
2 1 (3.57%) LAN
2 1 (3.57%) LTE
2 1 (3.57%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (3.57%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (3.57%) UTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) Big Data
2 2 (7.14%) MongoDB
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) SoapUI
2 5 (17.86%) Selenium
3 4 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 3 (10.71%) JMeter
5 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
5 2 (7.14%) HP UFT
5 2 (7.14%) JIRA
5 2 (7.14%) SpecFlow
5 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.57%) JUnit
6 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
6 1 (3.57%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (3.57%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (3.57%) Subversion
6 1 (3.57%) TestComplete
6 1 (3.57%) TestNG
6 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (3.57%) WATIR
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Marketing
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Analyst
1 15 (53.57%) Test Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Test Leader
2 5 (17.86%) Tester
3 3 (10.71%) Manual Test Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Mobile Test Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Automation Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Designer
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Software Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Leader
5 1 (3.57%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) SOAP
2 3 (10.71%) Gherkin
2 3 (10.71%) Web Services
3 2 (7.14%) REST
3 2 (7.14%) Taurus
3 2 (7.14%) XML
4 1 (3.57%) Qt
4 1 (3.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
3 2 (7.14%) Linux
3 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 15 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (46.43%) Defect Management
4 12 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (39.29%) Manual Testing
6 9 (32.14%) Functional Testing
6 9 (32.14%) Scrum
7 8 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (25.00%) PRINCE2
8 7 (25.00%) System Testing
9 5 (17.86%) Performance Testing
10 4 (14.29%) Regression Testing
10 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
11 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
11 3 (10.71%) TDD
11 3 (10.71%) Test Management
11 3 (10.71%) Waterfall
12 2 (7.14%) Analytics
12 2 (7.14%) BDD
12 2 (7.14%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (3.57%) Ada
3 1 (3.57%) Ada 95
3 1 (3.57%) C++
3 1 (3.57%) Java
3 1 (3.57%) Ruby
3 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (21.43%) ISEB
3 2 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.57%) Master's Degree
4 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) Section 508
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Dell
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle
2 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
2 2 (7.14%) VMware