Period
to 18 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 18 July 2019.

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.

Tester
South West > Bristol
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 83 83 87
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 33 27 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.75% 1.47% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 1.54% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 19 10
Bristol median daily rate £365 £250 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.00% -23.08% +2.36%
10th Percentile £254 £211 £259
90th Percentile £430 £440 £379
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +14.29% +6.06% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - £42.50 -

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 1,816 1,753 1,638
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.34% 95.64% 95.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,204 1,132 1,124
Bristol median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £225
90th Percentile £600 £525 £525
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.19% +1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 69 54
Bristol median hourly rate £35.00 £32.97 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.17% +18.79% -14.62%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.95 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £46.35
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +17.14% -9.09% +10.00%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Bristol

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Bristol

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Bristol over the 6 months to 18 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in Bristol

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Bristol

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 19 (57.58%) Test Automation
2 13 (39.39%) Selenium
3 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (30.30%) Performance Testing
4 10 (30.30%) QA
4 10 (30.30%) Java
5 9 (27.27%) Scrum
6 8 (24.24%) Test Scripting
6 8 (24.24%) Manual Testing
7 7 (21.21%) JMeter
7 7 (21.21%) Finance
8 6 (18.18%) Validation
8 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 6 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (18.18%) WebDriver
8 6 (18.18%) Office 365
8 6 (18.18%) SDET
9 5 (15.15%) Taurus
9 5 (15.15%) RESTful
9 5 (15.15%) Oracle
9 5 (15.15%) OOP
9 5 (15.15%) OO
10 4 (12.12%) SAP
10 4 (12.12%) ISEB
10 4 (12.12%) Manufacturing
10 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
10 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
10 4 (12.12%) Exploratory Testing
10 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills

Tester 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (6.06%) NetWeaver
2 1 (3.03%) CMS
2 1 (3.03%) Drupal
2 1 (3.03%) LiveCycle
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (3.03%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (3.03%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.18%) Office 365
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.03%) Boomi
3 1 (3.03%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (39.39%) Selenium
2 7 (21.21%) JMeter
3 6 (18.18%) WebDriver
4 3 (9.09%) Cucumber
5 2 (6.06%) SoapUI
5 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.03%) JIRA
6 1 (3.03%) JUnit
6 1 (3.03%) Maven
6 1 (3.03%) Subversion
6 1 (3.03%) TestNG
6 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.03%) WATIR
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.06%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Law
4 1 (3.03%) Legal
4 1 (3.03%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) RESTful
1 5 (15.15%) Taurus
2 2 (6.06%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.03%) React
3 1 (3.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
1 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (57.58%) Test Automation
2 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (30.30%) Performance Testing
4 9 (27.27%) Scrum
5 8 (24.24%) Manual Testing
5 8 (24.24%) Test Scripting
6 6 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (18.18%) SDET
6 6 (18.18%) Validation
7 5 (15.15%) OO
7 5 (15.15%) OOP
8 4 (12.12%) Exploratory Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Data Encryption
9 3 (9.09%) DevOps
9 3 (9.09%) Test Strategy
10 2 (6.06%) API Testing
10 2 (6.06%) High Availability
10 2 (6.06%) IT Strategy
10 2 (6.06%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) Java
2 3 (9.09%) SQL
3 2 (6.06%) C#
3 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.06%) Ruby
4 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) ISEB
1 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
2 3 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (30.30%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) Section 508
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) Oracle
3 4 (12.12%) SAP
4 1 (3.03%) Dell
4 1 (3.03%) Sitecore