The median contractor rate for a Tester was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 67 69
Rank change year-on-year +13 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 16 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.97% 0.44% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.07% 0.46% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 4
Median daily rate £325 £290 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.06% -17.73%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -1.53% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.57 £44.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year -42.22% +36.15%  

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 773 879 792
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 95.20% 96.70% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 617 546
Median daily rate £375 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 39 27
Median hourly rate £20.18 £35.00 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.34% +152.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.69 £50.00 £95.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol that featured Tester in the job title.

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 29 March 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 27 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (54.55%) Selenium
3 17 (51.52%) Test Scripting
4 16 (48.48%) BDD
4 16 (48.48%) QA
5 15 (45.45%) Cucumber
5 15 (45.45%) WebDriver
6 13 (39.39%) SDLC
6 13 (39.39%) SAP
7 12 (36.36%) SOAP
7 12 (36.36%) .NET
7 12 (36.36%) Finance
8 11 (33.33%) Java
8 11 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (33.33%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 11 (33.33%) Test Automation
8 11 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
9 10 (30.30%) Digital Marketing
9 10 (30.30%) C#
9 10 (30.30%) Programme Management
9 10 (30.30%) Manufacturing
9 10 (30.30%) Electronics
9 10 (30.30%) Telecoms
9 10 (30.30%) Marketing
9 10 (30.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 9 (27.27%) SQL
10 9 (27.27%) SoapUI
11 6 (18.18%) Manual Testing
11 6 (18.18%) Scrum
12 5 (15.15%) Regression Testing

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (30.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (6.06%) SAP CO
2 2 (6.06%) SAP FI
2 2 (6.06%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (3.03%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) PuTTY
1 1 (3.03%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (54.55%) Selenium
2 15 (45.45%) Cucumber
2 15 (45.45%) WebDriver
3 9 (27.27%) SoapUI
4 3 (9.09%) HP UFT
4 3 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.06%) IntelliJ
5 2 (6.06%) TestComplete
6 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.03%) JMeter
6 1 (3.03%) LoadRunner
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (3.03%) Robot Framework
6 1 (3.03%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (3.03%) SpecFlow
6 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
6 1 (3.03%) TestNG
6 1 (3.03%) Toad
General
1 12 (36.36%) Finance
2 10 (30.30%) Electronics
2 10 (30.30%) Manufacturing
2 10 (30.30%) Marketing
2 10 (30.30%) Telecoms
3 3 (9.09%) Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Retail
4 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (36.36%) .NET
1 12 (36.36%) SOAP
2 5 (15.15%) Web Services
3 4 (12.12%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Linux
1 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
1 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
1 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (51.52%) Test Scripting
3 16 (48.48%) BDD
4 13 (39.39%) SDLC
5 11 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
5 11 (33.33%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 11 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 10 (30.30%) Digital Marketing
6 10 (30.30%) Programme Management
7 6 (18.18%) Manual Testing
7 6 (18.18%) Scrum
8 5 (15.15%) Regression Testing
9 4 (12.12%) Build Automation
10 3 (9.09%) Automated Testing
10 3 (9.09%) DevOps
11 2 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (6.06%) Integration Testing
11 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) Java
2 10 (30.30%) C#
3 9 (27.27%) SQL
4 3 (9.09%) PL/SQL
5 2 (6.06%) VB
5 2 (6.06%) VBScript
6 1 (3.03%) F#
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) ISEB
2 1 (3.03%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (48.48%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) vRealize
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) SAP
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.03%) HP
4 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.03%) VMware
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