The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bristol region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 54 49 61
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +12
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 14 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.76% 0.18% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 0.25% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 0
Average daily rate
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£368 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £328 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.39% +9.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.75 £33.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+79.69% -16.87%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
605 396 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 75.91% 72.53% 72.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 268 383
Average daily rate £375 £358 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.74% -1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 11 34
Average hourly rate £21.50 £36.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.49% +47.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £13.10 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 July 2014, 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 32 (82.05%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (46.15%) Maven
3 17 (43.59%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (41.03%) Test Scripting
5 15 (38.46%) Software Engineering
5 15 (38.46%) Refactoring
6 13 (33.33%) Time Management
6 13 (33.33%) Security Testing
6 13 (33.33%) Selenium
6 13 (33.33%) TestNG
6 13 (33.33%) WebDriver
7 11 (28.21%) PHP
8 10 (25.64%) JIRA
9 9 (23.08%) BDD
10 8 (20.51%) Zend
10 8 (20.51%) Zend Framework
10 8 (20.51%) PHP5
11 6 (15.38%) CentOS
11 6 (15.38%) FitNesse
11 6 (15.38%) Unit Testing
11 6 (15.38%) Apache
11 6 (15.38%) ISEB
11 6 (15.38%) DevOps
12 5 (12.82%) Jenkins
12 5 (12.82%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (12.82%) Configuration Management
12 5 (12.82%) Telecoms
12 5 (12.82%) LAMP
12 5 (12.82%) Puppet
12 5 (12.82%) Digital Media

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 6 (15.38%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (46.15%) Maven
2 13 (33.33%) Selenium
2 13 (33.33%) TestNG
2 13 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 10 (25.64%) JIRA
4 6 (15.38%) FitNesse
5 5 (12.82%) Jenkins
6 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
6 2 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (12.82%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Tester
2 9 (23.08%) UAT Tester
3 8 (20.51%) Senior Software Engineer
3 8 (20.51%) Software Engineer
4 7 (17.95%) Test Leader
5 5 (12.82%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Java Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Senior Java Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Software Tester
7 2 (5.13%) PHP Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Senior PHP Developer
7 2 (5.13%) UAT Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Architect
8 1 (2.56%) UAT Manager
8 1 (2.56%) UAT Test Manager
8 1 (2.56%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) Zend Framework
2 5 (12.82%) LAMP
3 4 (10.26%) REST
3 4 (10.26%) Apache CXF
3 4 (10.26%) Spring
3 4 (10.26%) J2EE
3 4 (10.26%) SOAP
3 4 (10.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (82.05%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (43.59%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (41.03%) Test Scripting
4 15 (38.46%) Software Engineering
4 15 (38.46%) Refactoring
5 13 (33.33%) Time Management
5 13 (33.33%) Security Testing
6 9 (23.08%) BDD
7 6 (15.38%) Unit Testing
7 6 (15.38%) DevOps
8 5 (12.82%) Configuration Management
9 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (5.13%) OO
10 2 (5.13%) Scrum
10 2 (5.13%) Software Testing
10 2 (5.13%) Test Strategy
11 1 (2.56%) Build Automation
11 1 (2.56%) Test Automation
11 1 (2.56%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) PHP
2 8 (20.51%) PHP5
3 4 (10.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) ISEB
2 2 (5.13%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) BC Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (12.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) Zend
2 2 (5.13%) Telerik