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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 59 68 65
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 6 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.79% 0.36% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.44% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 9
Median daily rate £325 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +57.89%
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
614 681 707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 81.22% 81.75% 76.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 523 542
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 27
Median hourly rate £41.50 £41.13 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.91% -13.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £16.50 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.00 £54.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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
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 10 December 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 24 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (64.52%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (61.29%) Cucumber
4 18 (58.06%) E-Commerce
5 16 (51.61%) TDD
6 15 (48.39%) BDD
7 14 (45.16%) Selenium
8 13 (41.94%) Web Services
8 13 (41.94%) Java
9 12 (38.71%) Objective-C
10 11 (35.48%) Scrum
10 11 (35.48%) C#
10 11 (35.48%) SDLC
11 10 (32.26%) QA
12 9 (29.03%) Ruby
12 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
12 9 (29.03%) SpecFlow
12 9 (29.03%) Exploratory Testing
13 8 (25.81%) Apple iOS
13 8 (25.81%) SOAP
13 8 (25.81%) Automated Testing
14 7 (22.58%) Software Engineering
14 7 (22.58%) Python
15 6 (19.35%) Apple Swift
15 6 (19.35%) Mobile App
15 6 (19.35%) iOS Development
15 6 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
15 6 (19.35%) TestComplete
15 6 (19.35%) SQL
15 6 (19.35%) Pair Programming

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 (12.90%) CMS
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (16.13%) TestFlight
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) Azure SQL Database
1 5 (16.13%) CouchDB
1 5 (16.13%) MongoDB
1 5 (16.13%) MySQL
1 5 (16.13%) SQLite
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 19 (61.29%) Cucumber
2 14 (45.16%) Selenium
3 9 (29.03%) SpecFlow
4 6 (19.35%) TestComplete
5 5 (16.13%) Git (software)
5 5 (16.13%) WebDriver
6 3 (9.68%) SoapUI
7 2 (6.45%) Appium
7 2 (6.45%) HP UFT
7 2 (6.45%) Protractor
7 2 (6.45%) Robotium
7 2 (6.45%) Sahi
7 2 (6.45%) WATIR
7 2 (6.45%) Xcode
8 1 (3.23%) Ranorex
8 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (9.68%) Electronics
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
1 3 (9.68%) Manufacturing
1 3 (9.68%) Marketing
1 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Developer
2 9 (29.03%) Test Engineer
3 7 (22.58%) Test Automation Engineer
4 6 (19.35%) iOS Developer
5 5 (16.13%) Senior Developer
5 5 (16.13%) Senior iOS Developer
6 4 (12.90%) Java Developer
6 4 (12.90%) Tester
7 3 (9.68%) QA Tester
7 3 (9.68%) Software QA Tester
7 3 (9.68%) Software Tester
7 3 (9.68%) Test Leader
8 2 (6.45%) Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) Automation Test Lead
8 2 (6.45%) Consultant
8 2 (6.45%) QA Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) QA Test Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Test Analyst
9 1 (3.23%) Migration Engineer
9 1 (3.23%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (41.94%) Web Services
2 8 (25.81%) SOAP
3 5 (16.13%) .NET
3 5 (16.13%) Cocoa
3 5 (16.13%) Cocoa Touch
3 5 (16.13%) JSON
3 5 (16.13%) REST
3 5 (16.13%) RESTful
4 4 (12.90%) AngularJS
4 4 (12.90%) CSS
4 4 (12.90%) CSS3
4 4 (12.90%) Dropwizard
4 4 (12.90%) HTML
4 4 (12.90%) HTML5
4 4 (12.90%) jQuery
4 4 (12.90%) Spring
5 2 (6.45%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (6.45%) XML
6 1 (3.23%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (64.52%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (58.06%) E-Commerce
4 16 (51.61%) TDD
5 15 (48.39%) BDD
6 11 (35.48%) Scrum
6 11 (35.48%) SDLC
7 9 (29.03%) Exploratory Testing
8 8 (25.81%) Automated Testing
9 7 (22.58%) Software Engineering
10 6 (19.35%) iOS Development
10 6 (19.35%) Pair Programming
11 5 (16.13%) Progressive Enhancement
11 5 (16.13%) Unit Testing
12 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
12 4 (12.90%) Content Management
12 4 (12.90%) Enterprise Architecture
12 4 (12.90%) Kanban
12 4 (12.90%) Technical Architecture
12 4 (12.90%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (41.94%) Java
2 12 (38.71%) Objective-C
3 11 (35.48%) C#
4 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
4 9 (29.03%) Ruby
5 7 (22.58%) Python
6 6 (19.35%) Apple Swift
6 6 (19.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) ISEB
2 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (32.26%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) ATG
1 4 (12.90%) hybris
2 3 (9.68%) SAP
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
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