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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
South West / Bristol
Rank 67 75 71
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 2 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.24% 0.11% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.13% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Median daily rate - £260 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.12%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £106.75 £32.25
% change year-on-year
- +231.00%

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
687 743 709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 81.11% 82.92% 80.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 552 532
Median daily rate £380 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 30 10
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.25 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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 17 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) VBScript
1 2 (66.67%) VB
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) HP UFT
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) TestComplete
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SAP FI
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (33.33%) SAP CO

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SAP CO
1 1 (33.33%) SAP FI
1 1 (33.33%) SAP FI/CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) HP UFT
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) TestComplete
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Financial Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Test Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) VB
1 2 (66.67%) VBScript
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) SAP