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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 46 51 38
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -13
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 5 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.09% 1.16% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 1.63% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate £420 £430 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £33.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+40.15% -2.22%
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
360 368 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 78.43% 71.18% 67.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 224 97
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £306 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 17
Average hourly rate £39.27 £40.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.82% +196.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £27.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Gloucester - 3 £420 - 1
Cheltenham +4 1 - - 3
Automated Testing
South West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) Programme Management
2 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (60.00%) REST
3 3 (60.00%) SDLC
3 3 (60.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (60.00%) Electronics
3 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (60.00%) SAP
3 3 (60.00%) SOAP
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (60.00%) Marketing
3 3 (60.00%) Ruby
3 3 (60.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (60.00%) Resource Management
3 3 (60.00%) Selenium
3 3 (60.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) System Testing
4 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Unix
4 1 (20.00%) .NET

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (60.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
1 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Electronics
2 3 (60.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (60.00%) Marketing
2 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Software Manager
1 3 (60.00%) Software Test Manager
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation Manager
1 3 (60.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Software Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) REST
1 3 (60.00%) SOAP
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Programme Management
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (60.00%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (60.00%) Resource Management
3 3 (60.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) System Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) SAP