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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 50 48 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 19 21 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.19% 2.52% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 3.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £330 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £36.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -14.70%
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
659 654 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 76.10% 78.51% 65.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 451 208
Average daily rate £390 £373 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.69% +14.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 38 8
Average hourly rate £37.04 £25.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.16% -30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.46 £16.70 £24.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (62.50%) Software Engineering
2 20 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (59.38%) JavaScript
4 18 (56.25%) HTML
5 17 (53.13%) MySQL
5 17 (53.13%) Git (software)
5 17 (53.13%) HTML5
6 16 (50.00%) PHPUnit
6 16 (50.00%) CentOS
6 16 (50.00%) Mentoring
6 16 (50.00%) Doctrine
6 16 (50.00%) Refactoring
6 16 (50.00%) Zend
6 16 (50.00%) Zend Framework
6 16 (50.00%) jQuery
6 16 (50.00%) PHP
6 16 (50.00%) Linux
6 16 (50.00%) Apache
7 11 (34.38%) Finance
8 9 (28.13%) Selenium
9 8 (25.00%) Test Automation
10 7 (21.88%) SQL
10 7 (21.88%) Cucumber
11 6 (18.75%) Java
11 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
12 5 (15.63%) Load Testing
12 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (15.63%) JIRA
12 5 (15.63%) Regression Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 16 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (3.13%) Confluence
2 1 (3.13%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (53.13%) MySQL
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (53.13%) Git (software)
2 16 (50.00%) PHPUnit
3 9 (28.13%) Selenium
4 7 (21.88%) Cucumber
5 5 (15.63%) JIRA
6 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.13%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 11 (34.38%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Software Engineer
2 9 (28.13%) Senior Software Engineer
3 8 (25.00%) Developer
4 6 (18.75%) PHP Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Test Leader
6 2 (6.25%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Development Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Agile Development Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Android Software Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) QA Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) UX Designer
7 1 (3.13%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (56.25%) HTML
2 17 (53.13%) HTML5
3 16 (50.00%) Doctrine
3 16 (50.00%) Zend Framework
3 16 (50.00%) jQuery
4 4 (12.50%) .NET
5 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
5 2 (6.25%) CSS
5 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.13%) REST
6 1 (3.13%) Android SDK
6 1 (3.13%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Data Integration
1 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 2 (6.25%) Data Structures
1 2 (6.25%) Algorithms
1 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (50.00%) CentOS
1 16 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (62.50%) Software Engineering
2 20 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 16 (50.00%) Refactoring
4 8 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
6 5 (15.63%) Load Testing
6 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (15.63%) Regression Testing
6 5 (15.63%) Automation Testing
7 3 (9.38%) Scrum
7 3 (9.38%) TDD
7 3 (9.38%) Manual Testing
8 2 (6.25%) Kanban
8 2 (6.25%) Integration Testing
8 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (6.25%) Release Management
8 2 (6.25%) Project Management
8 2 (6.25%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 19 (59.38%) JavaScript
2 16 (50.00%) PHP
3 7 (21.88%) SQL
4 6 (18.75%) Java
5 3 (9.38%) C#
6 1 (3.13%) Python
6 1 (3.13%) Objective-C
6 1 (3.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.13%) ISEB
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) NDS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) Zend
2 1 (3.13%) HP
2 1 (3.13%) Nokia
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago