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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 57 51 69
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +18
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 13 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.46% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 0.23% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £325 £317
% change year-on-year
+9.61% +2.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £30.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.20% -18.00%
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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
649 441 666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 72.76% 70.79% 73.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 322 431
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 34
Average hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £14.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 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 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) Java
2 10 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 9 (60.00%) SQL
4 8 (53.33%) Relational Database
5 7 (46.67%) Jenkins
5 7 (46.67%) RESTful
5 7 (46.67%) UNIX
5 7 (46.67%) Linux
6 6 (40.00%) Scrum
6 6 (40.00%) FitNesse
6 6 (40.00%) Web Services
6 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (26.67%) BDD
7 4 (26.67%) RDBMS
7 4 (26.67%) Selenium
8 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (20.00%) PHP
8 3 (20.00%) .NET
9 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
9 2 (13.33%) SpecFlow
9 2 (13.33%) C#
9 2 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
10 1 (6.67%) Telerik
10 1 (6.67%) Data Management
10 1 (6.67%) Spring
10 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
10 1 (6.67%) JIRA
10 1 (6.67%) QA

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) Relational Database
2 4 (26.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 7 (46.67%) Jenkins
3 6 (40.00%) FitNesse
4 4 (26.67%) Selenium
5 2 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (13.33%) SpecFlow
6 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (6.67%) JBehave
6 1 (6.67%) JIRA
6 1 (6.67%) JUnit
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Developer
2 7 (46.67%) Tester
3 6 (40.00%) Java Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Agile Java Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Agile Tester
5 2 (13.33%) Automation Tester
5 2 (13.33%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
6 1 (6.67%) Test Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) QA Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (6.67%) Software Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) RESTful
2 6 (40.00%) Web Services
3 3 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (6.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Open Source
1 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) UNIX
1 7 (46.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Android
2 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Scrum
2 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (26.67%) BDD
4 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.67%) Kanban
5 1 (6.67%) Data Management
5 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Scalability Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Web Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) Java
2 9 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) PHP
4 2 (13.33%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Telerik
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
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