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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 57 51 66
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +15
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 14 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.66% 0.34% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 0.47% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 1
Average daily rate
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£388 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +60.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.57% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £34.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+131.88% -13.75%
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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
624 425 643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 73.93% 71.31% 72.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 301 406
Average daily rate £375 £358 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.74% -0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 39
Average hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.57% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 (91.43%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (48.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (45.71%) Test Scripting
4 15 (42.86%) Software Engineering
4 15 (42.86%) Refactoring
5 14 (40.00%) Maven
6 13 (37.14%) Selenium
6 13 (37.14%) Security Testing
6 13 (37.14%) TestNG
6 13 (37.14%) WebDriver
7 11 (31.43%) PHP
8 10 (28.57%) JIRA
9 9 (25.71%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (25.71%) BDD
10 8 (22.86%) Finance
10 8 (22.86%) Zend
10 8 (22.86%) Zend Framework
10 8 (22.86%) Time Management
11 7 (20.00%) Git (software)
12 6 (17.14%) MySQL
12 6 (17.14%) Apache
12 6 (17.14%) ISEB
12 6 (17.14%) Unit Testing
12 6 (17.14%) CentOS
13 5 (14.29%) HTML
13 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
13 5 (14.29%) Linux
13 5 (14.29%) jQuery
13 5 (14.29%) PHPUnit
13 5 (14.29%) HTML5

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (17.14%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (40.00%) Maven
2 13 (37.14%) Selenium
2 13 (37.14%) TestNG
2 13 (37.14%) WebDriver
3 10 (28.57%) JIRA
4 7 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 5 (14.29%) PHPUnit
6 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.86%) FitNesse
General
1 8 (22.86%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Tester
2 9 (25.71%) UAT Tester
3 7 (20.00%) Test Leader
4 5 (14.29%) PHP Developer
4 5 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Java Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Java Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) PHP Zend Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Software Tester
7 2 (5.71%) Senior PHP Developer
7 2 (5.71%) UAT Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) UAT Test Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Architect
8 1 (2.86%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) Zend Framework
2 5 (14.29%) jQuery
2 5 (14.29%) HTML5
2 5 (14.29%) HTML
3 4 (11.43%) J2EE
3 4 (11.43%) SOAP
3 4 (11.43%) Web Services
3 4 (11.43%) REST
3 4 (11.43%) Apache CXF
3 4 (11.43%) Spring
4 1 (2.86%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
1 1 (2.86%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) CentOS
2 5 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (91.43%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (48.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (45.71%) Test Scripting
4 15 (42.86%) Refactoring
4 15 (42.86%) Software Engineering
5 13 (37.14%) Security Testing
6 9 (25.71%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (25.71%) BDD
7 8 (22.86%) Time Management
8 6 (17.14%) Unit Testing
9 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (5.71%) Scrum
10 2 (5.71%) OO
10 2 (5.71%) Software Testing
10 2 (5.71%) Test Strategy
10 2 (5.71%) DevOps
11 1 (2.86%) Build Automation
11 1 (2.86%) Test Automation
11 1 (2.86%) Incident Management
11 1 (2.86%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) PHP
2 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 4 (11.43%) Java
4 3 (8.57%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) ISEB
2 2 (5.71%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) BC Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Puppet
1 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Zend
2 2 (5.71%) Telerik
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