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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 52 66 58
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 23 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.57% 0.45% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.17% 0.58% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 11
Median daily rate £488 £368 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.65% -8.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £309 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £524 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% -18.33%
Test Automation
South West

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
725 688 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 81.10% 76.96% 77.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 535 518
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 18 20
Median hourly rate £41.50 £41.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% +105.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.60 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £72.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bristol region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 September 2016.

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 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 28 (75.68%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (64.86%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (56.76%) Cucumber
4 20 (54.05%) TDD
5 19 (51.35%) E-Commerce
6 16 (43.24%) Selenium
7 15 (40.54%) Scrum
8 14 (37.84%) Ruby
8 14 (37.84%) Web Services
8 14 (37.84%) Git (software)
8 14 (37.84%) SpecFlow
9 13 (35.14%) C#
9 13 (35.14%) Java
9 13 (35.14%) SQL
9 13 (35.14%) Objective-C
10 12 (32.43%) JavaScript
10 12 (32.43%) BDD
11 9 (24.32%) Automated Testing
11 9 (24.32%) Apple iOS
11 9 (24.32%) Exploratory Testing
12 8 (21.62%) SDLC
12 8 (21.62%) Software Engineering
13 7 (18.92%) QA
13 7 (18.92%) WATIR
13 7 (18.92%) Configuration Management
13 7 (18.92%) Python
13 7 (18.92%) Mobile App
13 7 (18.92%) iOS Development
13 7 (18.92%) WebDriver
13 7 (18.92%) Kanban

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.81%) CMS
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (16.22%) TestFlight
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) Azure SQL Database
1 6 (16.22%) CouchDB
1 6 (16.22%) MongoDB
1 6 (16.22%) MySQL
1 6 (16.22%) SQLite
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 21 (56.76%) Cucumber
2 16 (43.24%) Selenium
3 14 (37.84%) Git (software)
3 14 (37.84%) SpecFlow
4 7 (18.92%) TestComplete
4 7 (18.92%) WATIR
4 7 (18.92%) WebDriver
5 6 (16.22%) JIRA
6 5 (13.51%) Capybara
7 3 (8.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (8.11%) Jenkins
7 3 (8.11%) Subversion
7 3 (8.11%) TeamCity
8 2 (5.41%) Appium
8 2 (5.41%) HP UFT
8 2 (5.41%) Protractor
8 2 (5.41%) Robotium
8 2 (5.41%) Sahi
8 2 (5.41%) Xcode
9 1 (2.70%) TestRail
General
1 3 (8.11%) Games
2 1 (2.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Developer
2 10 (27.03%) Test Engineer
3 9 (24.32%) Test Automation Engineer
4 7 (18.92%) iOS Developer
5 6 (16.22%) Senior Developer
5 6 (16.22%) Senior iOS Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) Java Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Test Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Test Leader
8 2 (5.41%) Automation Test Lead
8 2 (5.41%) Build Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Configuration Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Consultant
8 2 (5.41%) QA Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) QA Test Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Automation Test Expert
9 1 (2.70%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (37.84%) Web Services
2 6 (16.22%) Cocoa
2 6 (16.22%) Cocoa Touch
2 6 (16.22%) REST
2 6 (16.22%) SOAP
3 5 (13.51%) Behat
3 5 (13.51%) JSON
3 5 (13.51%) RESTful
4 4 (10.81%) AngularJS
4 4 (10.81%) CSS
4 4 (10.81%) CSS3
4 4 (10.81%) Dropwizard
4 4 (10.81%) HTML
4 4 (10.81%) HTML5
4 4 (10.81%) jQuery
4 4 (10.81%) Spring
5 2 (5.41%) .NET
5 2 (5.41%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (5.41%) XML
6 1 (2.70%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (75.68%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (64.86%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (54.05%) TDD
4 19 (51.35%) E-Commerce
5 15 (40.54%) Scrum
6 12 (32.43%) BDD
7 9 (24.32%) Automated Testing
7 9 (24.32%) Exploratory Testing
8 8 (21.62%) SDLC
8 8 (21.62%) Software Engineering
9 7 (18.92%) Configuration Management
9 7 (18.92%) iOS Development
9 7 (18.92%) Kanban
10 6 (16.22%) OO
10 6 (16.22%) Pair Programming
10 6 (16.22%) Progressive Enhancement
10 6 (16.22%) Unit Testing
11 5 (13.51%) GAP Analysis
11 5 (13.51%) Software Delivery
11 5 (13.51%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (37.84%) Ruby
2 13 (35.14%) C#
2 13 (35.14%) Java
2 13 (35.14%) Objective-C
2 13 (35.14%) SQL
3 12 (32.43%) JavaScript
4 7 (18.92%) Apple Swift
4 7 (18.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) ISEB
1 5 (13.51%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Rally
2 4 (10.81%) ATG
2 4 (10.81%) hybris
2 4 (10.81%) IBM
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft