The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 57 48 60
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +12
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 15 22 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.74% 2.34% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 3.01% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 18 1
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£375 £350 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +55.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
Automated Testing
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
656 730 455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 76.28% 77.74% 69.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 497 292
Average daily rate £385 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 13
Average hourly rate £37.39 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.21% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.18 £17.00 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.44 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Bristol region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing.

1 31 (91.18%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (79.41%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (76.47%) Software Engineering
3 26 (76.47%) JavaScript
3 26 (76.47%) PHP
3 26 (76.47%) HTML
4 25 (73.53%) Linux
4 25 (73.53%) Apache
4 25 (73.53%) MySQL
4 25 (73.53%) jQuery
4 25 (73.53%) Refactoring
4 25 (73.53%) Zend
4 25 (73.53%) Zend Framework
4 25 (73.53%) CentOS
4 25 (73.53%) Git (software)
4 25 (73.53%) PHPUnit
4 25 (73.53%) HTML5
4 25 (73.53%) Mentoring
4 25 (73.53%) Doctrine
5 20 (58.82%) Finance
6 11 (32.35%) SQL
6 11 (32.35%) Java
7 4 (11.76%) JIRA
7 4 (11.76%) Selenium
8 3 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (8.82%) Degree
8 3 (8.82%) Cucumber
8 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
8 3 (8.82%) Scrum
8 3 (8.82%) Regression Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (73.53%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (73.53%) MySQL
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (73.53%) Git (software)
1 25 (73.53%) PHPUnit
2 4 (11.76%) JIRA
2 4 (11.76%) Selenium
3 3 (8.82%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (58.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Software Engineer
1 13 (38.24%) Developer
2 12 (35.29%) PHP Developer
3 9 (26.47%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Agile Development Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Test Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Development Manager
5 1 (2.94%) .NET Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Test Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) UX Designer
5 1 (2.94%) Designer
5 1 (2.94%) PHP Zend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (76.47%) HTML
2 25 (73.53%) Zend Framework
2 25 (73.53%) jQuery
2 25 (73.53%) HTML5
2 25 (73.53%) Doctrine
3 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.94%) .NET
3 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.94%) CSS
3 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
1 2 (5.88%) User Experience
2 1 (2.94%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.94%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 25 (73.53%) Linux
1 25 (73.53%) CentOS
2 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (91.18%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (79.41%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (76.47%) Software Engineering
4 25 (73.53%) Refactoring
4 25 (73.53%) Mentoring
5 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
5 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
5 3 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (8.82%) Scrum
5 3 (8.82%) Regression Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Project Management
6 2 (5.88%) Migration
6 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (5.88%) Integration Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Load Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Release Management
6 2 (5.88%) Kanban
6 2 (5.88%) BDD
6 2 (5.88%) Business Transformation
6 2 (5.88%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (76.47%) JavaScript
1 26 (76.47%) PHP
2 11 (32.35%) SQL
2 11 (32.35%) Java
3 1 (2.94%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) NDS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (73.53%) Zend
2 1 (2.94%) HP
2 1 (2.94%) Nokia
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