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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 54 57 48
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 18 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.05% 1.86% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.60% 2.41% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £334 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% -16.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.28% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £38.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +18.46%
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
691 622 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 78.79% 77.17% 70.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 444 217
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 34 9
Average hourly rate £37.04 £24.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.18% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.96 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 18 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (58.62%) Software Engineering
3 15 (51.72%) JavaScript
4 13 (44.83%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (41.38%) HTML
6 11 (37.93%) MySQL
6 11 (37.93%) Refactoring
6 11 (37.93%) Git (software)
6 11 (37.93%) HTML5
7 10 (34.48%) PHPUnit
7 10 (34.48%) Mentoring
7 10 (34.48%) Doctrine
7 10 (34.48%) jQuery
7 10 (34.48%) CentOS
7 10 (34.48%) Selenium
7 10 (34.48%) Zend
7 10 (34.48%) Zend Framework
7 10 (34.48%) PHP
7 10 (34.48%) Linux
7 10 (34.48%) Apache
8 9 (31.03%) Test Automation
9 8 (27.59%) Cucumber
10 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
11 6 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (20.69%) Load Testing
11 6 (20.69%) JIRA
11 6 (20.69%) Regression Testing
11 6 (20.69%) .NET
11 6 (20.69%) SDLC
11 6 (20.69%) Automation Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 10 (34.48%) Apache
2 1 (3.45%) Confluence
2 1 (3.45%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (37.93%) MySQL
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (37.93%) Git (software)
2 10 (34.48%) PHPUnit
2 10 (34.48%) Selenium
3 8 (27.59%) Cucumber
4 6 (20.69%) JIRA
5 1 (3.45%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Software Engineer
2 9 (31.03%) Senior Software Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Developer
4 4 (13.79%) .NET Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.45%) Agile Development Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Android Software Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Development Manager
6 1 (3.45%) PHP Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) QA Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) UX Designer
6 1 (3.45%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (41.38%) HTML
2 11 (37.93%) HTML5
3 10 (34.48%) Zend Framework
3 10 (34.48%) jQuery
3 10 (34.48%) Doctrine
4 6 (20.69%) .NET
5 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
5 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (6.90%) CSS
7 1 (3.45%) Web Services
7 1 (3.45%) JSON
7 1 (3.45%) RESTful
7 1 (3.45%) REST
7 1 (3.45%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
1 4 (13.79%) Data Structures
1 4 (13.79%) Algorithms
2 2 (6.90%) Data Integration
2 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.45%) User Experience
3 1 (3.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Linux
1 10 (34.48%) CentOS
2 1 (3.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (58.62%) Software Engineering
3 13 (44.83%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (37.93%) Refactoring
5 10 (34.48%) Mentoring
6 9 (31.03%) Test Automation
7 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
8 6 (20.69%) SDLC
8 6 (20.69%) Automation Testing
8 6 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (20.69%) Load Testing
8 6 (20.69%) Regression Testing
9 5 (17.24%) TDD
10 4 (13.79%) MVC
11 3 (10.34%) Manual Testing
11 3 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
12 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
12 2 (6.90%) Scrum
13 1 (3.45%) RAD
13 1 (3.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (51.72%) JavaScript
2 10 (34.48%) PHP
3 5 (17.24%) C#
4 2 (6.90%) SQL
5 1 (3.45%) Python
5 1 (3.45%) Objective-C
5 1 (3.45%) Ruby
5 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) NDS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) Zend
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) HP
2 1 (3.45%) Nokia