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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 61 59 50
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 5 13 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.67% 1.59% 3.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 1.95% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 24
Median daily rate £425 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £315 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £400 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £44.25 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-2.25% -23.04%
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
600 666 731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 80.86% 81.32% 75.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 505 558
Median daily rate £388 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 26
Median hourly rate £41.50 £41.25 £46.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £16.50 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.00 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 10 (55.56%) Java
2 9 (50.00%) Ruby
2 9 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 8 (44.44%) BDD
3 8 (44.44%) SpecFlow
3 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 8 (44.44%) Exploratory Testing
3 8 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (44.44%) C#
3 8 (44.44%) E-Commerce
4 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (33.33%) Objective-C
5 6 (33.33%) QA
5 6 (33.33%) Web Services
6 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
7 4 (22.22%) Python
7 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
7 4 (22.22%) Manual Testing
8 3 (16.67%) DV Cleared
8 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 3 (16.67%) Selenium
8 3 (16.67%) Project Planning
8 3 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (16.67%) Scrum
8 3 (16.67%) Test Planning
8 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
8 3 (16.67%) Defect Management
9 2 (11.11%) Protractor

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) Confluence
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%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 8 (44.44%) SpecFlow
3 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 3 (16.67%) Selenium
4 2 (11.11%) Appium
4 2 (11.11%) Bitbucket
4 2 (11.11%) JIRA
4 2 (11.11%) Protractor
4 2 (11.11%) Robotium
4 2 (11.11%) WebDriver
4 2 (11.11%) Xcode
5 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
5 1 (5.56%) Valgrind
General
1 1 (5.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Test Engineer
2 7 (38.89%) Test Automation Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Test Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (11.11%) QA Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) QA Test Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared Java Developer
6 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (5.56%) HTML Developer
6 1 (5.56%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior QA Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) CSS
2 2 (11.11%) HTML
2 2 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (5.56%) Ajax
3 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.56%) Ember.js
3 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.56%) JDBC
3 1 (5.56%) JSON
3 1 (5.56%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (5.56%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (5.56%) React
3 1 (5.56%) Sass
3 1 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (5.56%) WCF
3 1 (5.56%) XML
3 1 (5.56%) XSD
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Android
1 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) BDD
1 8 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
1 8 (44.44%) E-Commerce
1 8 (44.44%) Exploratory Testing
1 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
4 4 (22.22%) Manual Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 3 (16.67%) Project Planning
5 3 (16.67%) Scrum
5 3 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (16.67%) Test Planning
5 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 2 (11.11%) MVC
6 2 (11.11%) Pair Programming
6 2 (11.11%) TDD
7 1 (5.56%) Migration
7 1 (5.56%) OO
7 1 (5.56%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) Java
2 9 (50.00%) Ruby
3 8 (44.44%) C#
4 6 (33.33%) Objective-C
5 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 4 (22.22%) Python
6 2 (11.11%) Bash Shell
7 1 (5.56%) C++
7 1 (5.56%) Perl
7 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) DV Cleared
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Atlassian
1 1 (5.56%) HP