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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 62 50 70
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +20
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 11 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.31% 1.85% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 2.35% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 2
Median daily rate £413 £350 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -24.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £328 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £373 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +14.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +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
672 681 671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 80.10% 78.64% 80.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 513 464
Median daily rate £380 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 37
Median hourly rate £39.50 £37.04 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.64% +49.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £19.46 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 17 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (82.35%) SQL
3 13 (76.47%) Ruby
3 13 (76.47%) SpecFlow
4 12 (70.59%) JIRA
4 12 (70.59%) Capybara
4 12 (70.59%) WebDriver
4 12 (70.59%) Cucumber
4 12 (70.59%) Selenium
4 12 (70.59%) Git (software)
5 11 (64.71%) Behat
5 11 (64.71%) C#
5 11 (64.71%) Rally
6 9 (52.94%) WATIR
7 8 (47.06%) Software Delivery
7 8 (47.06%) OO
7 8 (47.06%) Software Testing
7 8 (47.06%) ISEB
7 8 (47.06%) GAP Analysis
7 8 (47.06%) ISTQB
8 5 (29.41%) Scrum
9 4 (23.53%) BDD
10 3 (17.65%) Time Management
10 3 (17.65%) Kanban
10 3 (17.65%) .NET
10 3 (17.65%) Games
11 2 (11.76%) TDD
11 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
12 1 (5.88%) DBAmp
12 1 (5.88%) Apple Swift

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 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (5.88%) CouchDB
1 1 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.88%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 13 (76.47%) SpecFlow
2 12 (70.59%) Capybara
2 12 (70.59%) Cucumber
2 12 (70.59%) Git (software)
2 12 (70.59%) JIRA
2 12 (70.59%) Selenium
2 12 (70.59%) WebDriver
3 9 (52.94%) WATIR
4 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.88%) TestComplete
General
1 3 (17.65%) Games
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Test Automation Engineer
1 8 (47.06%) Test Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Test Automation Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Test Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Developer in Test
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Expert
5 1 (5.88%) iOS Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior iOS Developer
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) Behat
2 3 (17.65%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) Cocoa
3 1 (5.88%) Cocoa Touch
3 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.88%) REST
3 1 (5.88%) SOAP
3 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) GAP Analysis
2 8 (47.06%) OO
2 8 (47.06%) Software Delivery
2 8 (47.06%) Software Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Scrum
4 4 (23.53%) BDD
5 3 (17.65%) Kanban
5 3 (17.65%) Time Management
6 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
6 2 (11.76%) TDD
7 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.88%) CRM
7 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
7 1 (5.88%) ETL
7 1 (5.88%) iOS Development
7 1 (5.88%) Progressive Enhancement
7 1 (5.88%) Test Management
7 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) SQL
2 13 (76.47%) Ruby
3 11 (64.71%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) Apple Swift
4 1 (5.88%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) Objective-C
4 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) ISEB
1 8 (47.06%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
1 1 (5.88%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) DBAmp
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Rally
2 1 (5.88%) IBM
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
Bristol, Avon
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
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Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago