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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 62 66 56
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 13 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.43% 0.88% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 1.10% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 12
Median daily rate £475 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £313 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £363 £355
% change year-on-year
+5.51% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.00 £42.50 £80.00
% change year-on-year
+22.35% -46.87%
Automated Testing
South West

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
748 725 680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 82.02% 79.32% 79.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 578 494
Median daily rate £400 £388 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 15 15
Median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +105.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £100.00 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bristol region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 August 2016.

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 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 12 (66.67%) Java
2 11 (61.11%) Cucumber
3 9 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 8 (44.44%) BDD
4 8 (44.44%) SpecFlow
4 8 (44.44%) Exploratory Testing
4 8 (44.44%) C#
4 8 (44.44%) E-Commerce
4 8 (44.44%) Ruby
5 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (33.33%) Objective-C
6 6 (33.33%) Web Services
7 5 (27.78%) HTML
7 5 (27.78%) JIRA
7 5 (27.78%) QA
8 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
8 4 (22.22%) jQuery
8 4 (22.22%) Spring
8 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
9 3 (16.67%) Oracle
9 3 (16.67%) JUnit
9 3 (16.67%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
9 3 (16.67%) Project Planning
9 3 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
9 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
9 3 (16.67%) PhantomJS

Automated Testing
Top Related 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 2 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) BGP
1 1 (5.56%) HSRP
1 1 (5.56%) MPLS
1 1 (5.56%) OSPF
1 1 (5.56%) PPP
1 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (61.11%) Cucumber
2 8 (44.44%) SpecFlow
3 5 (27.78%) JIRA
4 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 3 (16.67%) JUnit
4 3 (16.67%) Mockito
4 3 (16.67%) PhantomJS
5 2 (11.11%) Appium
5 2 (11.11%) Protractor
5 2 (11.11%) Robotium
5 2 (11.11%) Selenium
5 2 (11.11%) WebDriver
5 2 (11.11%) Xcode
6 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
6 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
6 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
6 1 (5.56%) TestComplete
6 1 (5.56%) TestRail
General
1 2 (11.11%) Electronics
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
1 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
1 2 (11.11%) Marketing
1 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Test Engineer
2 7 (38.89%) Test Automation Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) Developer
4 4 (22.22%) Java Developer
5 3 (16.67%) Senior Developer
5 3 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (16.67%) Test Manager
6 2 (11.11%) QA Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) QA Test Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Automation Test Expert
7 1 (5.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (5.56%) QA Automation Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Oracle Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Senior QA Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) Web Services
2 5 (27.78%) HTML
3 4 (22.22%) jQuery
3 4 (22.22%) Spring
4 3 (16.67%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (16.67%) Spring Boot
4 3 (16.67%) Thymeleaf
5 2 (11.11%) CSS
5 2 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (5.56%) .NET
6 1 (5.56%) Ajax
6 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
6 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (5.56%) Hibernate
6 1 (5.56%) JSF
6 1 (5.56%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (5.56%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (5.56%) Sass
6 1 (5.56%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Android
1 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (44.44%) BDD
2 8 (44.44%) E-Commerce
2 8 (44.44%) Exploratory Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 3 (16.67%) Defect Management
6 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Project Planning
6 3 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (16.67%) Test Planning
6 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (11.11%) Pair Programming
7 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
7 2 (11.11%) TDD
7 2 (11.11%) Test Management
8 1 (5.56%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) Java
2 8 (44.44%) C#
2 8 (44.44%) Ruby
3 6 (33.33%) Objective-C
4 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 2 (11.11%) Python
5 2 (11.11%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) IBM