Period
to 18 July 2018

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 18 July 2018 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 85 93
Rank change year-on-year -7 +8 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 18 24 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.98% 1.40% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.70% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 15
Bristol median daily rate £298 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £253 £330 £303
90th Percentile £688 £488 £497
South West median daily rate £380 £424 £411
% change year-on-year -10.38% +3.10% -8.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £44.50 £47.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -6.32% +72.73% -

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 1,535 1,413 1,537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 83.74% 82.54% 83.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,006 961 1,115
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £273 £250 £255
90th Percentile £528 £530 £538
South West median daily rate £413 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 37 58
Bristol median hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -9.33% +5.63%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.95 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.90 £48.11 £52.25
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +11.43%

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 18 July 2018.

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 18 July 2018, 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 9 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (33.33%) Scrum
3 6 (33.33%) SQL
4 5 (27.78%) CruiseControl
4 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (27.78%) TeamCity
4 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
4 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
4 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (27.78%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (27.78%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
5 4 (22.22%) Hudson
5 4 (22.22%) SpecFlow
5 4 (22.22%) Gherkin
5 4 (22.22%) Selenium
5 4 (22.22%) Cadence
5 4 (22.22%) NUnit
5 4 (22.22%) Degree
5 4 (22.22%) QA
5 4 (22.22%) Back Office
5 4 (22.22%) Advertising
5 4 (22.22%) Validation
5 4 (22.22%) .NET
5 4 (22.22%) C#
5 4 (22.22%) JUnit

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 1 (5.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon EMR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Big Data
1 1 (5.56%) Hadoop
1 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) CruiseControl
1 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
1 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
1 5 (27.78%) TeamCity
2 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
2 4 (22.22%) Hudson
2 4 (22.22%) JUnit
2 4 (22.22%) NUnit
2 4 (22.22%) Selenium
2 4 (22.22%) SpecFlow
3 2 (11.11%) TestRail
4 1 (5.56%) ClearCase
4 1 (5.56%) JIRA
4 1 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Advertising
2 4 (22.22%) Back Office
3 2 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Billing
4 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) Test Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) Test Leader
2 5 (27.78%) Test Manager
3 4 (22.22%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Test Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Environment And Release Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Environment Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Finance Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Head of Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Release Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) .NET
1 4 (22.22%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (27.78%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (5.56%) Smart Meter
3 1 (5.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (33.33%) Scrum
4 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (27.78%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Validation
6 3 (16.67%) Line Management
6 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 2 (11.11%) Collaborative Working
7 2 (11.11%) ITIL
7 2 (11.11%) Security Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
7 2 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Test Management
8 1 (5.56%) Change Management
8 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
8 1 (5.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) C#
3 2 (11.11%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) Perl
4 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
2 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) ISEB
4 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) HP ALM
2 1 (5.56%) Ansible
2 1 (5.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Cadence
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) HP
2 2 (11.11%) Siemens
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco
3 1 (5.56%) Informatica
3 1 (5.56%) Juniper
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) Ruckus Wireless
3 1 (5.56%) Sybase