Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 88 92
Rank change year-on-year +11 +4 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 40 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.03% 1.36% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.14% 1.43% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 15 12
Bristol median daily rate £325 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.52% -5.71%
10th Percentile £221 £227 £291
90th Percentile £450 £433 £471
South West median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - £30.00

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 1866 1606 1640
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 94.92% 95.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1273 1140 1208
Bristol median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £213 £231 £235
90th Percentile £525 £550 £538
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 80 83
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +48.48% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.25 £47.50 £41.50
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -10.71% +40.00%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 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 29 (72.50%) Test Automation
2 23 (57.50%) QA
3 20 (50.00%) Selenium
4 19 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (42.50%) Test Scripting
5 17 (42.50%) SDLC
6 15 (37.50%) BDD
6 15 (37.50%) Finance
7 14 (35.00%) C#
7 14 (35.00%) .NET
7 14 (35.00%) Cucumber
8 13 (32.50%) WebDriver
8 13 (32.50%) SoapUI
9 12 (30.00%) Compatibility Testing
10 11 (27.50%) SOAP
10 11 (27.50%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (27.50%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
11 10 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
11 10 (25.00%) SAP
11 10 (25.00%) SQL
11 10 (25.00%) Manufacturing
11 10 (25.00%) Electronics
11 10 (25.00%) Telecoms
11 10 (25.00%) Marketing
11 10 (25.00%) Programme Management
11 10 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
11 10 (25.00%) SpecFlow
12 8 (20.00%) Functional Testing
12 8 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (20.00%) Software 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.50%) BrowserStack
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Extranet
1 1 (2.50%) Intranet
1 1 (2.50%) PuTTY
1 1 (2.50%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) Firebird
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (50.00%) Selenium
2 14 (35.00%) Cucumber
3 13 (32.50%) SoapUI
3 13 (32.50%) WebDriver
4 10 (25.00%) SpecFlow
5 8 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (10.00%) Codeception
7 3 (7.50%) JIRA
8 2 (5.00%) HP UFT
8 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
8 2 (5.00%) NeoLoad
8 2 (5.00%) TestNG
8 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
9 1 (2.50%) Ant
9 1 (2.50%) Eclipse
9 1 (2.50%) JMeter
9 1 (2.50%) JUnit
9 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner
9 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
9 1 (2.50%) Toad
General
1 15 (37.50%) Finance
2 10 (25.00%) Electronics
2 10 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 10 (25.00%) Marketing
2 10 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Advertising
4 1 (2.50%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (35.00%) .NET
2 11 (27.50%) SOAP
3 5 (12.50%) Web Services
4 2 (5.00%) Gherkin
4 2 (5.00%) REST
5 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.50%) CSS
5 1 (2.50%) HTML
5 1 (2.50%) jQuery
5 1 (2.50%) JSON
5 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (5.00%) Fintech
3 2 (5.00%) User Experience
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.50%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.50%) Linux
3 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (72.50%) Test Automation
2 19 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (42.50%) SDLC
3 17 (42.50%) Test Scripting
4 15 (37.50%) BDD
5 12 (30.00%) Compatibility Testing
6 11 (27.50%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (27.50%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 10 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
7 10 (25.00%) Programme Management
8 8 (20.00%) Functional Testing
8 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
9 6 (15.00%) E-Commerce
10 5 (12.50%) E-business
10 5 (12.50%) Project Management
11 4 (10.00%) API Testing
11 4 (10.00%) Regression Testing
11 4 (10.00%) System Testing
12 3 (7.50%) Data Validation
12 3 (7.50%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.00%) C#
2 10 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (7.50%) Java
4 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.50%) C
5 1 (2.50%) C++
5 1 (2.50%) Delphi
5 1 (2.50%) F#
5 1 (2.50%) PHP
5 1 (2.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Degree
2 3 (7.50%) ISEB
2 3 (7.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.50%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (57.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) vRealize
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) SAP
2 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.00%) HP
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle
4 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.50%) VMware