Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 83 90
Rank change year-on-year -20 +7 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 8 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.42% 0.83% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 1.00% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 11
Bristol median daily rate £468 £335 £297
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.55% +12.79% -21.58%
10th Percentile £259 £263 £265
90th Percentile £554 £610 £425
South West median daily rate £425 £370 £345
% change year-on-year +14.86% +7.25% -9.21%
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 1,499 1,294 1,343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 79.14% 82.79% 82.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 980 892 1,025
Bristol median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - -3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £263
90th Percentile £538 £562 £525
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 57 46
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £28.15 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.83% +8.27% -13.33%
10th Percentile £11.55 £12.75 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.50 £49.35 £50.00
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £36.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year -15.65% -5.77% +36.84%

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 17 January 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 17 January 2018, 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 4 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) JIRA
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) QA
3 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) PuTTY
4 1 (12.50%) WinSCP
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) API Testing
4 1 (12.50%) C#

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) PuTTY
1 1 (12.50%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) JIRA
3 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (12.50%) Ant
4 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
4 1 (12.50%) Gatling
4 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
4 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (12.50%) JMeter
4 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
4 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (12.50%) TestNG
4 1 (12.50%) TestRail
4 1 (12.50%) The Grinder
4 1 (12.50%) Travis CI
4 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Finance Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) HR Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Tester
3 1 (12.50%) QA Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Automation Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Workday Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
1 1 (12.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
1 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (12.50%) API Testing
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) QA Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Requirements Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) F#
2 1 (12.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) IFRS
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
2 1 (12.50%) Software AG
2 1 (12.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) webMethods
2 1 (12.50%) Workday