The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bristol region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 65 49 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.38% 0.18% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
605 396 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 75.91% 72.53% 72.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 268 383
Average daily rate £375 £358 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.74% -1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 11 34
Average hourly rate £21.50 £36.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.49% +47.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £13.10 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
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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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014, 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 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Scrum
3 6 (60.00%) Selenium
4 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 5 (50.00%) JBehave
4 5 (50.00%) Java
4 5 (50.00%) Oracle
4 5 (50.00%) JUnit
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (40.00%) QA
6 3 (30.00%) Kanban
7 2 (20.00%) Spring
7 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
7 2 (20.00%) Finance
7 2 (20.00%) Degree
7 2 (20.00%) JIRA
7 2 (20.00%) Open Source
7 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
8 1 (10.00%) User Stories
8 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
8 1 (10.00%) jMock
8 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Compatibility Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Scalability Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Web Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Test Management
8 1 (10.00%) Android

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Selenium
2 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (50.00%) JBehave
2 5 (50.00%) JUnit
3 2 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (10.00%) jMock
4 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Developer
1 3 (30.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) QA Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Spring
2 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) Kanban
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) User Stories
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Scalability Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Web Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Management
5 1 (10.00%) BDD
5 1 (10.00%) SOA
5 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Data Management
5 1 (10.00%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Telerik