The median contractor rate for a Tester was £278 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 65 61
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 11 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.30% 0.70% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 0.72% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 11
Median daily rate £278 £368 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.48% -2.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £431 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £330 £300
% change year-on-year +1.89% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.54 £27.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year -50.76% -26.17%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 813 831 883
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 95.99% 97.19% 95.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1776 2049 2041
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £231 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 88 99
Median hourly rate £31.00 £13.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +133.96% -24.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.63 £9.93 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £43.00 £37.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 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 28 June 2017, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 21 (72.41%) Test Automation
2 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (51.72%) Selenium
4 14 (48.28%) BDD
5 12 (41.38%) WebDriver
5 12 (41.38%) Cucumber
5 12 (41.38%) QA
6 10 (34.48%) Java
6 10 (34.48%) SQL
6 10 (34.48%) .NET
6 10 (34.48%) Test Scripting
7 9 (31.03%) SDLC
7 9 (31.03%) C#
7 9 (31.03%) Finance
8 8 (27.59%) Scrum
8 8 (27.59%) SOAP
8 8 (27.59%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
9 7 (24.14%) SoapUI
10 6 (20.69%) Web Services
10 6 (20.69%) SAP
10 6 (20.69%) Regression Testing
11 5 (17.24%) Oracle
11 5 (17.24%) Electronics
11 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
11 5 (17.24%) Manufacturing
11 5 (17.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 5 (17.24%) Marketing
11 5 (17.24%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
11 5 (17.24%) Digital Marketing

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 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 5 (17.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.45%) Maximo
2 1 (3.45%) SAP CO
2 1 (3.45%) SAP FI
2 1 (3.45%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) PuTTY
1 2 (6.90%) WinSCP
2 1 (3.45%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (51.72%) Selenium
2 12 (41.38%) Cucumber
2 12 (41.38%) WebDriver
3 7 (24.14%) SoapUI
4 5 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
5 3 (10.34%) HP UFT
5 3 (10.34%) SpecFlow
6 2 (6.90%) Ant
6 2 (6.90%) Eclipse
6 2 (6.90%) IntelliJ
6 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
6 2 (6.90%) LoadRunner
6 2 (6.90%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (6.90%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (6.90%) Robot Framework
6 2 (6.90%) TeamCity
6 2 (6.90%) TestNG
6 2 (6.90%) Toad
7 1 (3.45%) Selenium IDE
General
1 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Electronics
2 5 (17.24%) Manufacturing
2 5 (17.24%) Marketing
2 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
3 3 (10.34%) Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (3.45%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) .NET
2 8 (27.59%) SOAP
3 6 (20.69%) Web Services
4 3 (10.34%) REST
5 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
5 2 (6.90%) XML
6 1 (3.45%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (10.34%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (6.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Windows
1 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (6.90%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (72.41%) Test Automation
2 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (48.28%) BDD
4 10 (34.48%) Test Scripting
5 9 (31.03%) SDLC
6 8 (27.59%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (27.59%) Scrum
7 6 (20.69%) Regression Testing
8 5 (17.24%) Compatibility Testing
8 5 (17.24%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 5 (17.24%) Digital Marketing
8 5 (17.24%) Programme Management
9 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (13.79%) DevOps
9 4 (13.79%) Manual Testing
10 3 (10.34%) Build Automation
10 3 (10.34%) Data Protection
10 3 (10.34%) SDET
10 3 (10.34%) Software Testing
11 2 (6.90%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) Java
1 10 (34.48%) SQL
2 9 (31.03%) C#
3 2 (6.90%) F#
3 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.45%) VB
4 1 (3.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) ISEB
2 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.90%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (41.38%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (6.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) vRealize
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) SAP
2 5 (17.24%) Oracle
3 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.90%) HP
4 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
4 2 (6.90%) VMware