Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 95 91
Rank change year-on-year -9 -4 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 15 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.77% 0.87% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 1.05% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 14
Bristol median daily rate £388 £350 £304
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +15.32% -16.28%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £267
90th Percentile £534 £595 £425
South West median daily rate £388 £381 £350
% change year-on-year +1.64% +8.93% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Bristol median hourly rate - - £37.50
South West median hourly rate £37.50 - £32.00

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 1554 1426 1402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 79.82% 83.10% 81.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1053 1033 1091
Bristol median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £263 £256 £263
90th Percentile £538 £550 £535
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 66 37
Bristol median hourly rate £23.00 £26.58 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.45% +39.87% -15.56%
10th Percentile £11.90 £12.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £48.50 £46.25 £48.50
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £38.77
% change year-on-year +11.11% -18.75% +47.70%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 8 (53.33%) Test Scripting
2 7 (46.67%) HP
2 7 (46.67%) ISTQB
3 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Selenium
4 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 4 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Finance
5 4 (26.67%) Java
6 3 (20.00%) SQL
6 3 (20.00%) .NET
6 3 (20.00%) Windows
6 3 (20.00%) SAP
6 3 (20.00%) ERP
6 3 (20.00%) Billing
6 3 (20.00%) JIRA
6 3 (20.00%) SAP ERP
6 3 (20.00%) SoapUI
6 3 (20.00%) SpecFlow
6 3 (20.00%) API Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Defect Management
6 3 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (20.00%) IFRS
7 2 (13.33%) Defect Tracking
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
7 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012

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:

Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) PuTTY
1 2 (13.33%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Selenium
2 3 (20.00%) JIRA
2 3 (20.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (20.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (13.33%) Ant
3 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (13.33%) Eclipse
3 2 (13.33%) HP UFT
3 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (13.33%) JMeter
3 2 (13.33%) LoadRunner
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (13.33%) TestNG
4 1 (6.67%) Gatling
4 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
4 1 (6.67%) TestRail
4 1 (6.67%) The Grinder
4 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Billing
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
2 7 (46.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Business Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Finance Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) HR Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Manual Tester
4 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
1 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
1 1 (6.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Test Scripting
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
5 3 (20.00%) API Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 3 (20.00%) ERP
5 3 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (13.33%) BDD
6 2 (13.33%) Change Management
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (13.33%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (13.33%) DevOps
6 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (13.33%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (13.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) F#
4 1 (6.67%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (13.33%) ISEB
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) IFRS
2 2 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) vSphere
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) HP
2 3 (20.00%) SAP
3 2 (13.33%) BT
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (13.33%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) ATG
4 1 (6.67%) hybris
4 1 (6.67%) Software AG
4 1 (6.67%) webMethods
4 1 (6.67%) Workday