The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 61 66 58
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 10 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.10% 0.54% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 0.68% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 1
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £330 £344
% change year-on-year
+8.50% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -
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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
694 731 399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 76.69% 79.20% 66.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 498 244
Average daily rate £398 £373 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.71% +7.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 34 10
Average hourly rate £37.74 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.96% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.32 £16.50 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 7 May 2015.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Bristol region.

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 12 (80.00%) Selenium
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 5 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (26.67%) JIRA
4 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
4 4 (26.67%) OO
4 4 (26.67%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Load Testing
5 3 (20.00%) TeamCity
5 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (20.00%) Automation Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Maven
6 2 (13.33%) Open Source
6 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
6 2 (13.33%) Java
7 1 (6.67%) PHP
7 1 (6.67%) SQL
7 1 (6.67%) .NET
7 1 (6.67%) MySQL
7 1 (6.67%) CSS
7 1 (6.67%) Web Services
7 1 (6.67%) XML
7 1 (6.67%) Code Coverage
7 1 (6.67%) C#

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) Drupal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (80.00%) Selenium
2 5 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 4 (26.67%) JIRA
3 4 (26.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (20.00%) TeamCity
5 2 (13.33%) Maven
5 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
6 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
6 1 (6.67%) Subversion
6 1 (6.67%) FitNesse
6 1 (6.67%) JBehave
6 1 (6.67%) MSTest
6 1 (6.67%) Hudson
Job Titles
1 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
1 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
1 2 (13.33%) Developer
2 1 (6.67%) Architect
2 1 (6.67%) Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Environment Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
2 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) UI Developer
2 1 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Test Architect
2 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Architect
2 1 (6.67%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) CSS
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
1 1 (6.67%) XML
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) Spring
1 1 (6.67%) RESTful
1 1 (6.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Open Source
2 1 (6.67%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
3 4 (26.67%) OO
4 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Load Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Code Coverage
5 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.67%) Content Management
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
5 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Security Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Web Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) PHP
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Adobe
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