The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 43 44 49
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 4 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.13% 1.10% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.39% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Median daily rate £603 £420 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.45% -4.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £420 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £420 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £358
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +36.36%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
284 360 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 80.00% 79.47% 72.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 203 203
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 27 18
Median hourly rate £27.50 £41.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.92% +5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Gloucestershire region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Gloucestershire region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Gloucestershire region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester -6 2 £643 +52.97% 1
Automated Testing
South West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 13 (72.22%) Selenium
2 12 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 11 (61.11%) DV Cleared
4 10 (55.56%) Python
5 9 (50.00%) Java
6 7 (38.89%) SQL
7 6 (33.33%) ISEB
7 6 (33.33%) OOP
7 6 (33.33%) JMeter
7 6 (33.33%) Ruby
7 6 (33.33%) ISTQB
7 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
7 6 (33.33%) SDLC
8 5 (27.78%) Finance
8 5 (27.78%) XML
9 4 (22.22%) JDBC
9 4 (22.22%) MVC
9 4 (22.22%) JSON
9 4 (22.22%) Data Protection
9 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (22.22%) Performance Testing
9 4 (22.22%) Test Planning
9 4 (22.22%) RESTful
9 4 (22.22%) Defect Management
9 4 (22.22%) Defect Tracking
10 3 (16.67%) Big Data
10 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
10 3 (16.67%) OO
10 3 (16.67%) LoadRunner
10 3 (16.67%) HTML

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 2 (11.11%) Apache Solr
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Big Data
2 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
2 2 (11.11%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 13 (72.22%) Selenium
2 6 (33.33%) JMeter
3 3 (16.67%) LoadRunner
4 2 (11.11%) Ant
4 2 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (11.11%) ClearCase
4 2 (11.11%) Eclipse
4 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 2 (11.11%) JIRA
4 2 (11.11%) JUnit
4 2 (11.11%) Maven
5 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Test Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Architect
3 4 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Applications Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Big Data Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Data Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Java Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) XML
2 4 (22.22%) JDBC
2 4 (22.22%) JSON
2 4 (22.22%) RESTful
3 3 (16.67%) CSS
3 3 (16.67%) HTML
4 2 (11.11%) REST
5 1 (5.56%) .NET
5 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
5 1 (5.56%) Dapper ORM
5 1 (5.56%) HTML5
5 1 (5.56%) jQuery
5 1 (5.56%) LINQ
5 1 (5.56%) SOAP
5 1 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (5.56%) WebSockets
5 1 (5.56%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) OOP
1 6 (33.33%) SDLC
1 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 4 (22.22%) Data Protection
2 4 (22.22%) Defect Management
2 4 (22.22%) Defect Tracking
2 4 (22.22%) MVC
2 4 (22.22%) Performance Testing
2 4 (22.22%) Test Planning
2 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (16.67%) OO
3 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.11%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (5.56%) TDD
5 1 (5.56%) Web Accessibility
5 1 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) Python
2 9 (50.00%) Java
3 7 (38.89%) SQL
4 6 (33.33%) Ruby
5 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
7 1 (5.56%) C#
7 1 (5.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 11 (61.11%) DV Cleared
3 6 (33.33%) ISEB
3 6 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.56%) Degree
4 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) RedGate
2 1 (5.56%) Twitter