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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 67 53 48
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -5
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 5 18 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.57% 2.05% 2.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 2.60% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 21
Average daily rate £370 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £350 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £425 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.66% +7.14%
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
704 693 724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 80.00% 79.11% 80.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 512 496
Average daily rate £375 £385 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £287 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £550 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 17 24
Average hourly rate £39.50 £37.74 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.13 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) Cucumber
3 7 (53.85%) Scrum
3 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
4 6 (46.15%) .NET
5 5 (38.46%) C#
5 5 (38.46%) Java
5 5 (38.46%) Spring
5 5 (38.46%) Kanban
6 4 (30.77%) WCF
6 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (30.77%) BDD
6 4 (30.77%) Rhino Mocks
6 4 (30.77%) Moq
6 4 (30.77%) Mockito
6 4 (30.77%) RESTful
6 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (30.77%) SpecFlow
6 4 (30.77%) Gherkin
6 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
6 4 (30.77%) PhantomJS
6 4 (30.77%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 4 (30.77%) JIRA
6 4 (30.77%) TDD

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (23.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Cucumber
2 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
2 4 (30.77%) JIRA
2 4 (30.77%) JUnit
2 4 (30.77%) Mockito
2 4 (30.77%) Moq
2 4 (30.77%) NUnit
2 4 (30.77%) PhantomJS
2 4 (30.77%) Rhino Mocks
2 4 (30.77%) SpecFlow
3 1 (7.69%) Selenium
3 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (23.08%) Electronics
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
1 3 (23.08%) Manufacturing
1 3 (23.08%) Marketing
1 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
1 5 (38.46%) Java Developer
2 4 (30.77%) AWS Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) AWS Software Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) C# Software Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Senior Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Senior Java Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Development Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Oracle Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) .NET
2 5 (38.46%) Spring
3 4 (30.77%) ActiveMQ
3 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
3 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 4 (30.77%) Gherkin
3 4 (30.77%) HTML
3 4 (30.77%) MSMQ
3 4 (30.77%) RESTful
3 4 (30.77%) WCF
3 4 (30.77%) Web Services
4 3 (23.08%) jQuery
4 3 (23.08%) Spring Boot
4 3 (23.08%) Thymeleaf
5 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
5 2 (15.38%) Entity Framework
5 2 (15.38%) Hibernate
5 2 (15.38%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Scrum
3 5 (38.46%) Kanban
4 4 (30.77%) BDD
4 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
4 4 (30.77%) MVC
4 4 (30.77%) OO
4 4 (30.77%) OOP
4 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
4 4 (30.77%) TDD
5 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (23.08%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (23.08%) Programme Management
6 2 (15.38%) Release Management
7 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
7 1 (7.69%) DevOps
7 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
7 1 (7.69%) Migration
7 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
2 5 (38.46%) C#
2 5 (38.46%) Java
3 4 (30.77%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft