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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 26 February 2015 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 54 41 52
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +11
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.63% 0.94% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 1.32% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
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£390 - £213
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 - £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 - £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £39.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.45% -1.25%
Automated Testing
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 Gloucestershire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
330 227 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 68.89% 70.94% 76.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 108 188
Average daily rate £400 £390 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 38
Average hourly rate £40.00 £14.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+175.86% -61.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.40 £12.75 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.30 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham -10 3 £390 - 2
Cirencester - - - -
Gloucester - - - - 1
Automated Testing
South West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 7 (87.50%) DV Cleared
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (75.00%) Ruby
2 6 (75.00%) Python
2 6 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 6 (75.00%) Bash Shell
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) ISEB
4 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner
4 3 (37.50%) C++
4 3 (37.50%) Java
4 3 (37.50%) Perl
4 3 (37.50%) UNIX
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) Linux
4 3 (37.50%) TDD
4 3 (37.50%) Maven
4 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
4 3 (37.50%) Project Planning
4 3 (37.50%) CentOS
4 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (37.50%) Rational Functional Tester
4 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 3 (37.50%) RESTful
4 3 (37.50%) Puppet
4 3 (37.50%) NoSQL
4 3 (37.50%) Change Control
4 3 (37.50%) vCloud
4 3 (37.50%) OpenStack

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) OpenStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) NoSQL
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner
1 3 (37.50%) Maven
1 3 (37.50%) Rational Functional Tester
1 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Project Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) RESTful
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) UNIX
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
1 3 (37.50%) CentOS
1 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Project Planning
3 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Management
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Change Control
3 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Python
1 6 (75.00%) Ruby
1 6 (75.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (37.50%) C++
2 3 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) Perl
3 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) DV Cleared
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) ISEB
2 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Puppet
1 3 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle