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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 69 57 52
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -5
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 6 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.65% 1.51% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 2.00% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.28% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £80.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-46.87% +131.88%
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
703 649 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 75.84% 75.20% 72.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 461 319
Average daily rate £400 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £282 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £514 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 11
Average hourly rate £41.00 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.00% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £15.70 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £33.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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
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 4 September 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 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (53.85%) Software Engineering
2 13 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 11 (42.31%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (38.46%) Selenium
5 9 (34.62%) Test Automation
6 8 (30.77%) HTML
6 8 (30.77%) Linux
6 8 (30.77%) Apache
6 8 (30.77%) HTML5
7 7 (26.92%) Cucumber
7 7 (26.92%) Test Scripting
7 7 (26.92%) .NET
7 7 (26.92%) MySQL
7 7 (26.92%) Git (software)
7 7 (26.92%) Refactoring
7 7 (26.92%) TDD
8 6 (23.08%) Zend
8 6 (23.08%) Zend Framework
8 6 (23.08%) jQuery
8 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (23.08%) JIRA
8 6 (23.08%) Load Testing
8 6 (23.08%) CentOS
8 6 (23.08%) Regression Testing
8 6 (23.08%) C#
8 6 (23.08%) PHP
8 6 (23.08%) PHPUnit
8 6 (23.08%) Automation Testing
8 6 (23.08%) Mentoring

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 8 (30.77%) Apache
2 2 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 2 (7.69%) nginx
2 2 (7.69%) Node.js
3 1 (3.85%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) MySQL
2 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
3 3 (11.54%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (7.69%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) Selenium
2 7 (26.92%) Git (software)
2 7 (26.92%) Cucumber
3 6 (23.08%) PHPUnit
3 6 (23.08%) JIRA
4 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.85%) HP UFT
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Software Engineer
1 7 (26.92%) Developer
2 5 (19.23%) .NET Developer
2 5 (19.23%) Senior Software Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Test Leader
4 2 (7.69%) Web Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Android Software Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) AWS Developer
5 1 (3.85%) PHP Developer
5 1 (3.85%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) HTML
1 8 (30.77%) HTML5
2 7 (26.92%) .NET
3 6 (23.08%) Zend Framework
3 6 (23.08%) jQuery
3 6 (23.08%) Doctrine
4 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET
5 2 (7.69%) CSS
6 1 (3.85%) Web Services
6 1 (3.85%) Ajax
6 1 (3.85%) JSON
6 1 (3.85%) REST
6 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (3.85%) Android SDK
6 1 (3.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Computer Science
1 5 (19.23%) Data Structures
1 5 (19.23%) Algorithms
2 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Linux
2 6 (23.08%) CentOS
3 1 (3.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (53.85%) Software Engineering
2 11 (42.31%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (34.62%) Test Automation
4 7 (26.92%) Test Scripting
4 7 (26.92%) Refactoring
4 7 (26.92%) TDD
5 6 (23.08%) Regression Testing
5 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (23.08%) Load Testing
5 6 (23.08%) Automation Testing
5 6 (23.08%) Mentoring
5 6 (23.08%) SDLC
6 5 (19.23%) MVC
7 4 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (11.54%) Manual Testing
9 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
9 2 (7.69%) Scrum
9 2 (7.69%) ITIL
9 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (23.08%) PHP
2 6 (23.08%) C#
3 2 (7.69%) SQL
4 1 (3.85%) Python
4 1 (3.85%) Objective-C
4 1 (3.85%) Ruby
4 1 (3.85%) Clojure
4 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Nagios
1 2 (7.69%) ZABBIX
1 2 (7.69%) Puppet
1 2 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (7.69%) logstash
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Zend
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle