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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 73 65 52
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -13
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.22% 0.58% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.77% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Average daily rate
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£378 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.15% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 - £32.50
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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
703 649 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 75.84% 75.20% 72.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 461 319
Average daily rate £400 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £282 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £514 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 11
Average hourly rate £41.00 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.00% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £15.70 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £33.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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 10 (100.00%) Selenium
2 7 (70.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (70.00%) Cucumber
2 7 (70.00%) Regression Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Automated Testing
3 6 (60.00%) JIRA
3 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Load Testing
3 6 (60.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) .NET
4 2 (20.00%) BDD
4 2 (20.00%) QA
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (10.00%) MSBuild
5 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (10.00%) Build Automation
5 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) Android
5 1 (10.00%) TestNG
5 1 (10.00%) JUnit
5 1 (10.00%) IIS
5 1 (10.00%) CSS
5 1 (10.00%) SOAP
5 1 (10.00%) JavaScript

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (10.00%) IIS
Development Applications
1 10 (100.00%) Selenium
2 7 (70.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (60.00%) JIRA
4 1 (10.00%) JUnit
4 1 (10.00%) TestNG
4 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (10.00%) MSBuild
4 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Tester
1 3 (30.00%) Automation Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Regression Testing
1 7 (70.00%) Test Scripting
1 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (60.00%) SDLC
2 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Load Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (10.00%) Build Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) MVC
4 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C#
1 2 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) PHP
2 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA