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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 64 69 48
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -21
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 11 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.22% 0.38% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 0.48% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.16% +15.38%
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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
703 623 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 78.11% 77.97% 74.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 463 272
Average daily rate £388 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 11
Average hourly rate £41.00 £21.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.69% -44.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.60 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 17 (80.95%) Selenium
2 11 (52.38%) JIRA
2 11 (52.38%) Test Scripting
3 10 (47.62%) Cucumber
4 9 (42.86%) Automated Testing
5 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (33.33%) Regression Testing
6 7 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (33.33%) Automation Testing
6 7 (33.33%) SDLC
7 6 (28.57%) Load Testing
8 5 (23.81%) QA
8 5 (23.81%) Java
9 4 (19.05%) SOAP
9 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
10 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
10 3 (14.29%) PHP
10 3 (14.29%) SQL
10 3 (14.29%) .NET
10 3 (14.29%) MySQL
10 3 (14.29%) Scrum
10 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
10 3 (14.29%) BDD
10 3 (14.29%) WebDriver
10 3 (14.29%) REST
11 2 (9.52%) Behat
11 2 (9.52%) PhpStorm
11 2 (9.52%) GitLab
11 2 (9.52%) TDD

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (4.76%) IIS
1 1 (4.76%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) MySQL
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.76%) SQLite
3 1 (4.76%) CouchDB
3 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.76%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (80.95%) Selenium
2 11 (52.38%) JIRA
3 10 (47.62%) Cucumber
4 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
5 3 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 2 (9.52%) Behat
6 2 (9.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (9.52%) TestNG
6 2 (9.52%) JUnit
6 2 (9.52%) PhpStorm
6 2 (9.52%) GitLab
7 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
7 1 (4.76%) Subversion
7 1 (4.76%) Maven
7 1 (4.76%) JBehave
7 1 (4.76%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (4.76%) MSTest
7 1 (4.76%) MSBuild
7 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Developer
2 3 (14.29%) Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Test Leader
3 2 (9.52%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) QA Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Developer Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Environment Manager
4 1 (4.76%) iOS Developer
4 1 (4.76%) UI Programmer
4 1 (4.76%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) AWS Developer
4 1 (4.76%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) SOAP
2 3 (14.29%) .NET
2 3 (14.29%) REST
3 2 (9.52%) CSS
3 2 (9.52%) Web Services
4 1 (4.76%) XML
4 1 (4.76%) Spring
4 1 (4.76%) RESTful
4 1 (4.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Data Integration
2 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Test Scripting
2 9 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 7 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 7 (33.33%) SDLC
5 6 (28.57%) Load Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 3 (14.29%) Scrum
6 3 (14.29%) BDD
7 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
7 2 (9.52%) ETL
7 2 (9.52%) TDD
7 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
7 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Integration Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Web Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) PHP
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) C#
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) VB
4 1 (4.76%) Python
4 1 (4.76%) Objective-C
4 1 (4.76%) Ruby
4 1 (4.76%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Adobe
1 1 (4.76%) Atlassian