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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 63 58 69
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 10 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.05% 0.30% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 0.44% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 1
Average daily rate £330 £325 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £105.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+162.50% -5.88%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
716 451 668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 75.45% 68.65% 67.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 289 440
Average daily rate £375 £350 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 13 40
Average hourly rate £29.50 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £13.70 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Test Automation
South West

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
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 16 April 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 11 (84.62%) Scrum
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (84.62%) Selenium
2 10 (76.92%) JBehave
2 10 (76.92%) Cucumber
2 10 (76.92%) JUnit
2 10 (76.92%) Java
3 9 (69.23%) Oracle
3 9 (69.23%) SQL Server
4 7 (53.85%) QA
5 6 (46.15%) Finance
5 6 (46.15%) Kanban
6 4 (30.77%) Spring
6 4 (30.77%) Open Source
6 4 (30.77%) jMock
6 4 (30.77%) Automation Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Degree
7 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
8 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (15.38%) JIRA
8 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
8 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
8 2 (15.38%) User Stories
8 2 (15.38%) BDD
8 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
8 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
8 2 (15.38%) HP
8 2 (15.38%) ISEB
8 2 (15.38%) UNIX
8 2 (15.38%) Windows

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (69.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (84.62%) Selenium
2 10 (76.92%) JBehave
2 10 (76.92%) Cucumber
2 10 (76.92%) JUnit
3 4 (30.77%) jMock
4 2 (15.38%) JIRA
5 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
5 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
5 1 (7.69%) JMeter
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
1 6 (46.15%) Java Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) QA Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) QA Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Database Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Spring
2 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) UNIX
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Scrum
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Kanban
3 4 (30.77%) Automation Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
5 2 (15.38%) User Stories
5 2 (15.38%) BDD
5 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
5 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
6 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Test Management
6 1 (7.69%) TDD
6 1 (7.69%) BPEL
6 1 (7.69%) Kimball Methodology
6 1 (7.69%) SOA
6 1 (7.69%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) ISEB
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) HP
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