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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 54 57 69
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +12
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 14 18 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.64% 1.94% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 2.39% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 1
Median daily rate £425 £350 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -39.13%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +6.66%
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
695 753 670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 81.19% 80.97% 80.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 588 479
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 34
Median hourly rate £39.50 £37.04 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.64% +51.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £17.55 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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
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 29 June 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 29 June 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 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (66.67%) Ruby
2 16 (66.67%) SpecFlow
3 15 (62.50%) Git (software)
3 15 (62.50%) Cucumber
3 15 (62.50%) Selenium
4 14 (58.33%) C#
4 14 (58.33%) SQL
4 14 (58.33%) WebDriver
5 12 (50.00%) Capybara
5 12 (50.00%) JIRA
6 11 (45.83%) Behat
6 11 (45.83%) Rally
7 9 (37.50%) WATIR
8 8 (33.33%) Software Delivery
8 8 (33.33%) ISTQB
8 8 (33.33%) Software Testing
8 8 (33.33%) OO
8 8 (33.33%) ISEB
8 8 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
9 7 (29.17%) TDD
9 7 (29.17%) BDD
10 6 (25.00%) Scrum
10 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (16.67%) Automated Testing
11 4 (16.67%) IBM
11 4 (16.67%) .NET
11 4 (16.67%) E-Commerce
11 4 (16.67%) Java
11 4 (16.67%) DevOps

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:

Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.17%) TestFlight
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (4.17%) CouchDB
2 1 (4.17%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQLite
2 1 (4.17%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 16 (66.67%) SpecFlow
2 15 (62.50%) Cucumber
2 15 (62.50%) Git (software)
2 15 (62.50%) Selenium
3 14 (58.33%) WebDriver
4 12 (50.00%) Capybara
4 12 (50.00%) JIRA
5 9 (37.50%) WATIR
6 3 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
6 3 (12.50%) Subversion
6 3 (12.50%) TeamCity
7 2 (8.33%) Appium
7 2 (8.33%) Protractor
7 2 (8.33%) Robotium
7 2 (8.33%) Xcode
8 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
8 1 (4.17%) TestComplete
8 1 (4.17%) TestRail
8 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (12.50%) Games
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Test Engineer
2 10 (41.67%) Test Automation Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Test Automation Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Test Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Build Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Configuration Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Developer in Test
5 2 (8.33%) QA Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) QA Test Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Test Automation Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior QA Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (45.83%) Behat
2 4 (16.67%) .NET
3 2 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (8.33%) Web Services
4 1 (4.17%) Cocoa
4 1 (4.17%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (4.17%) Gherkin
4 1 (4.17%) REST
4 1 (4.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 2 (8.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
2 8 (33.33%) OO
2 8 (33.33%) Software Delivery
2 8 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 7 (29.17%) BDD
3 7 (29.17%) TDD
4 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (25.00%) Scrum
5 4 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 4 (16.67%) DevOps
5 4 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 3 (12.50%) Code Coverage
6 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 3 (12.50%) Kanban
6 3 (12.50%) Process Management
6 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 3 (12.50%) Time Management
7 2 (8.33%) Pair Programming
8 1 (4.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) Ruby
2 14 (58.33%) C#
2 14 (58.33%) SQL
3 4 (16.67%) Java
4 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.33%) Objective-C
5 2 (8.33%) Python
6 1 (4.17%) Apple Swift
6 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) ISEB
1 8 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) DBAmp
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Rally
2 4 (16.67%) IBM
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
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