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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 69 56 56
Rank change year-on-year
-13 0
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 5 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.55% 0.55% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.74% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Average daily rate
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£220 £238 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.36% -10.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - £31.25
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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
679 537 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 74.86% 74.27% 64.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 373 284
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 30 21
Average hourly rate £46.25 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £13.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014, 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 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Selenium
3 6 (50.00%) Java
4 4 (33.33%) C#
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) QA
4 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 4 (33.33%) BDD
5 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (25.00%) Finance
5 3 (25.00%) PHP
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) UNIX
6 2 (16.67%) Linux
6 2 (16.67%) ISEB
6 2 (16.67%) .NET
6 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
6 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
6 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
6 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
6 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (8.33%) System Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Kanban
7 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
7 1 (8.33%) RESTful
7 1 (8.33%) Marketing
7 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (8.33%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Selenium
2 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
5 1 (8.33%) Behat
5 1 (8.33%) FitNesse
5 1 (8.33%) JUnit
5 1 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (8.33%) WATIR
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Electronics
3 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Tester
2 4 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Automation Tester
3 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (8.33%) RESTful
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) DTV
2 1 (8.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) UNIX
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Scrum
2 4 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) System Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Kanban
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
4 1 (8.33%) OO
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) PHP
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) Ruby
4 1 (8.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) SAP
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft