The table below looks at the statistics for Automation Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 69 65 72
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 1 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.12% 0.78% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.98% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 2
Median daily rate £228 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £319
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £106.75 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+184.66% -
Automation 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
676 711 678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 80.57% 79.26% 80.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 538 475
Median daily rate £375 £388 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +5.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 38
Median hourly rate £39.50 £37.04 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.64% +51.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £19.02 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bristol region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Testing across the Bristol region.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Automation Testing
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) Telerik
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Telerik