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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 52 60 53
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 19 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.21% 0.51% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.98% 0.67% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 2
Average daily rate
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£438 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +12.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
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
638 594 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 74.27% 76.06% 66.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 403 272
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 29 13
Average hourly rate £44.44 £24.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.16% -31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £13.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015, 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 41 (97.62%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (92.86%) PHP
3 38 (90.48%) Software Engineering
3 38 (90.48%) Refactoring
3 38 (90.48%) Zend
3 38 (90.48%) Git (software)
3 38 (90.48%) Doctrine
4 37 (88.10%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (85.71%) jQuery
5 36 (85.71%) PHPUnit
5 36 (85.71%) CentOS
5 36 (85.71%) HTML5
5 36 (85.71%) Zend Framework
5 36 (85.71%) HTML
5 36 (85.71%) MySQL
5 36 (85.71%) Linux
5 36 (85.71%) Apache
5 36 (85.71%) JavaScript
6 34 (80.95%) Finance
6 34 (80.95%) Mentoring
7 11 (26.19%) Java
7 11 (26.19%) SQL
8 3 (7.14%) Selenium
9 2 (4.76%) JIRA
9 2 (4.76%) Scrum
9 2 (4.76%) OO
9 2 (4.76%) BDD
9 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (4.76%) Unit Testing
9 2 (4.76%) PHP5

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 36 (85.71%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (85.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 38 (90.48%) Git (software)
2 36 (85.71%) PHPUnit
3 3 (7.14%) Selenium
4 2 (4.76%) JIRA
5 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.38%) Behat
5 1 (2.38%) PhpStorm
General
1 34 (80.95%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (57.14%) Developer
1 24 (57.14%) PHP Developer
2 14 (33.33%) Software Engineer
3 11 (26.19%) PHP Zend Developer
4 3 (7.14%) Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Test Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Senior PHP Developer
6 1 (2.38%) Agile Development Manager
6 1 (2.38%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (90.48%) Doctrine
2 36 (85.71%) HTML
2 36 (85.71%) Zend Framework
2 36 (85.71%) jQuery
2 36 (85.71%) HTML5
3 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (85.71%) Linux
1 36 (85.71%) CentOS
2 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (97.62%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (90.48%) Software Engineering
2 38 (90.48%) Refactoring
3 37 (88.10%) Continuous Integration
4 34 (80.95%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.76%) BDD
5 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (4.76%) Unit Testing
5 2 (4.76%) Scrum
5 2 (4.76%) Test Scripting
5 2 (4.76%) OO
6 1 (2.38%) Project Management
6 1 (2.38%) Regression Testing
6 1 (2.38%) Migration
6 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (2.38%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (2.38%) Web Development
6 1 (2.38%) Integration Testing
6 1 (2.38%) Security Testing
6 1 (2.38%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (92.86%) PHP
2 36 (85.71%) JavaScript
3 11 (26.19%) Java
3 11 (26.19%) SQL
4 2 (4.76%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
Vendors
1 38 (90.48%) Zend
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