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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 67 59 60
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 6 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.71% 1.61% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 2.09% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 8
Average daily rate £328 £438 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.14% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £400 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £438 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £33.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+40.15% -2.22%
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
687 671 627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 81.30% 77.13% 77.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 509 439
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 9 28
Average hourly rate £37.50 £44.44 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.61% +77.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £13.30 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 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 11 February 2016, 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 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (76.47%) Scrum
3 10 (58.82%) .NET
3 10 (58.82%) Cucumber
4 9 (52.94%) BDD
4 9 (52.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (52.94%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (52.94%) Kanban
4 9 (52.94%) C#
4 9 (52.94%) TDD
5 8 (47.06%) NUnit
5 8 (47.06%) Software Engineering
5 8 (47.06%) Ruby
5 8 (47.06%) MVC
5 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
5 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
5 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET
5 8 (47.06%) Web Services
5 8 (47.06%) OOP
5 8 (47.06%) OO
5 8 (47.06%) MSMQ
5 8 (47.06%) E-Commerce
5 8 (47.06%) Client/Server
5 8 (47.06%) Internet
5 8 (47.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (47.06%) WCF
5 8 (47.06%) RESTful
5 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (47.06%) Rhino Mocks
5 8 (47.06%) Moq

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (5.88%) Apache
1 1 (5.88%) nginx
1 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (52.94%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server 2008
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server 2012
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) Cucumber
2 8 (47.06%) Moq
2 8 (47.06%) NUnit
2 8 (47.06%) Rhino Mocks
2 8 (47.06%) SpecFlow
3 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
4 2 (11.76%) JUnit
4 2 (11.76%) Selenium
4 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.88%) Ant
5 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
5 1 (5.88%) JIRA
5 1 (5.88%) Mockito
5 1 (5.88%) MSI
5 1 (5.88%) PhantomJS
5 1 (5.88%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.88%) WiX
General
1 1 (5.88%) Back Office
1 1 (5.88%) Electronics
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.88%) Marketing
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) AWS Engineer
1 8 (47.06%) AWS Software Engineer
1 8 (47.06%) C# Software Engineer
1 8 (47.06%) E-Commerce Engineer
1 8 (47.06%) Software Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Automated Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Development Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) .NET
2 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET
2 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET MVC
2 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 8 (47.06%) Gherkin
2 8 (47.06%) MSMQ
2 8 (47.06%) RESTful
2 8 (47.06%) WCF
2 8 (47.06%) Web Services
3 6 (35.29%) .NET Framework
3 6 (35.29%) Entity Framework
3 6 (35.29%) NHibernate
4 1 (5.88%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
4 1 (5.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Android
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (76.47%) Scrum
3 9 (52.94%) BDD
3 9 (52.94%) Kanban
3 9 (52.94%) TDD
4 8 (47.06%) E-Commerce
4 8 (47.06%) MVC
4 8 (47.06%) OO
4 8 (47.06%) OOP
4 8 (47.06%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Migration
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) Release Management
5 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.88%) DevOps
6 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) C#
2 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
2 8 (47.06%) Ruby
3 1 (5.88%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) VB
3 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (5.88%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.88%) logstash
1 1 (5.88%) Nagios
1 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.88%) Puppet
1 1 (5.88%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.76%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) Citrix
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) IBM
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Rally