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 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 40 46 50
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 10 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.85% 1.30% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.37% 1.64% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 2
Median daily rate £465 £420 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £354 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £629 £420 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £376 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.48% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.88 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+26.40% +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
297 366 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 84.62% 79.22% 73.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 198 221
Median daily rate £425 £416 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% +4.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 30 23
Median hourly rate £27.50 £42.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.91% +5.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £23.75 £29.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £46.20 £44.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 February 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
Cheltenham +10 3 £300 -7.69%
Gloucester -6 2 £643 +52.97%
Automated Testing
South West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 11 (64.71%) Python
1 11 (64.71%) Security Cleared
2 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 9 (52.94%) Selenium
3 7 (41.18%) Ruby
3 7 (41.18%) DV Cleared
4 6 (35.29%) JIRA
4 6 (35.29%) HTML
4 6 (35.29%) Java
4 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
4 6 (35.29%) CSS
5 5 (29.41%) OOP
6 4 (23.53%) JDBC
6 4 (23.53%) ISEB
6 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
6 4 (23.53%) MVC
6 4 (23.53%) JMeter
6 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
6 4 (23.53%) RESTful
6 4 (23.53%) Test Planning
6 4 (23.53%) SDLC
7 3 (17.65%) Issue Tracking
7 3 (17.65%) Bash Shell
7 3 (17.65%) Confluence
7 3 (17.65%) AMQP
7 3 (17.65%) Android
7 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
7 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Docker
7 3 (17.65%) Bitbucket

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 3 (17.65%) Apache Qpid
1 3 (17.65%) CMS
1 3 (17.65%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) AMQP
1 3 (17.65%) Internet
1 3 (17.65%) VoIP
1 3 (17.65%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Big Data
1 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (11.76%) dBASE
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Selenium
2 6 (35.29%) JIRA
3 4 (23.53%) JMeter
4 3 (17.65%) Bitbucket
4 3 (17.65%) CMake
4 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
4 3 (17.65%) GoogleTest
4 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
4 3 (17.65%) LoadRunner
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.88%) Valgrind
5 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) Architect
1 4 (23.53%) Developer
1 4 (23.53%) Software Test Engineer
1 4 (23.53%) Test Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) Test Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Applications Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Applications Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle Applications Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Tester
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Big Data Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Data Architect
4 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Java Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Web Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) CSS
1 6 (35.29%) HTML
2 4 (23.53%) JDBC
2 4 (23.53%) RESTful
3 3 (17.65%) XML
4 2 (11.76%) JSON
5 1 (5.88%) .NET
5 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
5 1 (5.88%) Dapper ORM
5 1 (5.88%) HTML5
5 1 (5.88%) jQuery
5 1 (5.88%) LINQ
5 1 (5.88%) SOAP
5 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (5.88%) WebSockets
5 1 (5.88%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Android
1 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) OOP
2 4 (23.53%) MVC
2 4 (23.53%) SDLC
2 4 (23.53%) Test Planning
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) Content Management
3 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
3 3 (17.65%) Issue Tracking
3 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
3 3 (17.65%) OO
4 2 (11.76%) Data Protection
4 2 (11.76%) Defect Management
4 2 (11.76%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (11.76%) ETL
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Smoke Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Multichannel Retail
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) Python
2 9 (52.94%) SQL
3 7 (41.18%) Ruby
4 6 (35.29%) Java
4 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
5 3 (17.65%) Bash Shell
5 3 (17.65%) Perl
5 3 (17.65%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) Security Cleared
2 7 (41.18%) DV Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) ISEB
3 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
3 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Google
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) IBM
2 2 (11.76%) IBM Sterling
3 1 (5.88%) RedGate
3 1 (5.88%) Twitter