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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 68 65 60
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 4 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.47% 0.53% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.68% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
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£350 £330 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £330 £275
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - -
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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
656 730 455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 76.28% 77.74% 69.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 497 292
Average daily rate £385 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 13
Average hourly rate £37.39 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.21% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.18 £17.00 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.44 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Selenium
2 5 (62.50%) Cucumber
3 3 (37.50%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (25.00%) JIRA
4 2 (25.00%) QA
4 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) ISEB
4 2 (25.00%) Load Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (12.50%) Behat
5 1 (12.50%) Build Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
5 1 (12.50%) JMeter
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (12.50%) JUnit
5 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
5 1 (12.50%) CSS
5 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) C#
5 1 (12.50%) HTML

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
1 5 (62.50%) Cucumber
2 2 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) Behat
3 1 (12.50%) TestNG
3 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 1 (12.50%) JUnit
3 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (12.50%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 4 (50.00%) Tester
2 3 (37.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Technical Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
3 2 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Build Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
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