The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bristol region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 52 59 53
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 22 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.32% 0.15% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.07% 0.23% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 13
Average daily rate £350 £225 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -42.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £225 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £225 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
717 444 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 75.71% 68.73% 66.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 286 439
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 13 38
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £13.70 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Automated Testing
South West

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 19 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (52.00%) Maven
3 10 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (36.00%) Test Scripting
5 8 (32.00%) Selenium
6 7 (28.00%) FitNesse
6 7 (28.00%) Zend
6 7 (28.00%) Zend Framework
6 7 (28.00%) PHP5
6 7 (28.00%) Refactoring
6 7 (28.00%) Software Engineering
6 7 (28.00%) Apache
6 7 (28.00%) PHP
6 7 (28.00%) Security Testing
6 7 (28.00%) CentOS
6 7 (28.00%) TestNG
6 7 (28.00%) Time Management
6 7 (28.00%) WebDriver
7 6 (24.00%) Puppet
7 6 (24.00%) Digital Media
7 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
7 6 (24.00%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (24.00%) JIRA
7 6 (24.00%) Telecoms
7 6 (24.00%) Configuration Management
7 6 (24.00%) LAMP
8 5 (20.00%) ISEB
9 4 (16.00%) BDD
10 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 1 (4.00%) Umbraco

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (28.00%) Apache
2 1 (4.00%) Umbraco
Development Applications
1 13 (52.00%) Maven
2 8 (32.00%) Selenium
3 7 (28.00%) FitNesse
3 7 (28.00%) TestNG
3 7 (28.00%) WebDriver
4 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
4 6 (24.00%) JIRA
General
1 6 (24.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Tester
2 8 (32.00%) Software Engineer
3 7 (28.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 7 (28.00%) UAT Tester
4 6 (24.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) UAT Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Test Leader
5 2 (8.00%) Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Quality Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.00%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Developer
6 1 (4.00%) UAT Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Software Quality Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) Zend Framework
2 6 (24.00%) LAMP
3 1 (4.00%) HTML
3 1 (4.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (4.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (36.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (28.00%) Security Testing
4 7 (28.00%) Time Management
4 7 (28.00%) Refactoring
4 7 (28.00%) Software Engineering
5 6 (24.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (16.00%) BDD
7 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (4.00%) Scrum
8 1 (4.00%) SEO
8 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
8 1 (4.00%) Web Development
8 1 (4.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) PHP
1 7 (28.00%) PHP5
2 1 (4.00%) C#
2 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (4.00%) BC Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) Puppet
1 6 (24.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Zend
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