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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 49 46 59
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +13
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 28 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.89% 1.58% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.93% 2.22% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 9 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £310 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £350 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -13.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £35.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+64.28% -7.89%
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
712 450 534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 73.55% 71.32% 65.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 312 311
Average daily rate £400 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £279 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 17 27
Average hourly rate £46.25 £28.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.17% -25.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.70 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.45 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 2014, 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 40 (95.24%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 35 (83.33%) Refactoring
3 34 (80.95%) PHP
4 32 (76.19%) Zend
4 32 (76.19%) Continuous Integration
4 32 (76.19%) Git (software)
5 30 (71.43%) CentOS
5 30 (71.43%) PHPUnit
5 30 (71.43%) HTML5
5 30 (71.43%) jQuery
5 30 (71.43%) Zend Framework
5 30 (71.43%) HTML
5 30 (71.43%) MySQL
5 30 (71.43%) Linux
5 30 (71.43%) Apache
5 30 (71.43%) JavaScript
5 30 (71.43%) Finance
6 28 (66.67%) Mentoring
7 8 (19.05%) Java
8 6 (14.29%) SQL
9 5 (11.90%) Test Scripting
10 4 (9.52%) Selenium
10 4 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (9.52%) Unit Testing
11 3 (7.14%) Time Management
11 3 (7.14%) Test Strategy
11 3 (7.14%) Web Services
11 3 (7.14%) Scrum
12 2 (4.76%) Telerik

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 30 (71.43%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (71.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 32 (76.19%) Git (software)
2 30 (71.43%) PHPUnit
3 4 (9.52%) Selenium
4 2 (4.76%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.76%) JIRA
5 1 (2.38%) PhpStorm
5 1 (2.38%) TestNG
5 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.38%) Behat
5 1 (2.38%) Maven
General
1 30 (71.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (45.24%) PHP Developer
1 19 (45.24%) Developer
2 14 (33.33%) Software Engineer
3 11 (26.19%) PHP Zend Developer
4 3 (7.14%) Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Tester
4 3 (7.14%) Test Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Software Tester
5 2 (4.76%) Senior PHP Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Java Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Java Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) UAT Tester
6 1 (2.38%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.38%) Test Manager
6 1 (2.38%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (71.43%) HTML5
1 30 (71.43%) jQuery
1 30 (71.43%) Zend Framework
1 30 (71.43%) HTML
2 3 (7.14%) Web Services
3 2 (4.76%) Spring
3 2 (4.76%) SOAP
3 2 (4.76%) J2EE
3 2 (4.76%) Apache CXF
3 2 (4.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.38%) User Experience
1 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 30 (71.43%) CentOS
1 30 (71.43%) Linux
2 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (95.24%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 35 (83.33%) Refactoring
3 32 (76.19%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (66.67%) Mentoring
5 5 (11.90%) Test Scripting
6 4 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (9.52%) Unit Testing
7 3 (7.14%) Time Management
7 3 (7.14%) Test Strategy
7 3 (7.14%) Scrum
8 2 (4.76%) OO
8 2 (4.76%) BDD
8 2 (4.76%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.76%) Security Testing
9 1 (2.38%) Test Planning
9 1 (2.38%) Scalability Testing
9 1 (2.38%) Performance Testing
9 1 (2.38%) Test Management
9 1 (2.38%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (80.95%) PHP
2 30 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 8 (19.05%) Java
4 6 (14.29%) SQL
5 2 (4.76%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 32 (76.19%) Zend
2 2 (4.76%) Telerik