The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 52 49 45
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 4 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.92% 1.79% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 2.28% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 5
Median daily rate - £410 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +40.35%
Test Automation
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
335 395 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 76.83% 78.53% 70.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 225 189
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 20 11
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 7 (77.78%) Python
1 7 (77.78%) MS Excel
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (77.78%) Selenium
1 7 (77.78%) Automation Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 6 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 6 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (66.67%) DevOps
2 6 (66.67%) System Integration Testing
2 6 (66.67%) SDLC
2 6 (66.67%) Defect Tracking
2 6 (66.67%) Risk Analysis
2 6 (66.67%) Scrum
2 6 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 6 (66.67%) System Testing
2 6 (66.67%) DV Cleared
2 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (66.67%) V-Model
2 6 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Validation
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Linux
2 6 (66.67%) C

Test Automation
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:

Applications
1 7 (77.78%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) Selenium
2 6 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 3 (33.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (11.11%) JMeter
4 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
4 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Test Engineer
2 6 (66.67%) Integration Engineer
2 6 (66.67%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) jQuery
1 2 (22.22%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) JSON
2 1 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) XSD
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Linux
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (77.78%) Automation Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (66.67%) Defect Tracking
2 6 (66.67%) DevOps
2 6 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Risk Analysis
2 6 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (66.67%) Scrum
2 6 (66.67%) SDLC
2 6 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 6 (66.67%) System Integration Testing
2 6 (66.67%) System Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Validation
2 6 (66.67%) V-Model
2 6 (66.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Python
2 6 (66.67%) C
2 6 (66.67%) Perl
3 2 (22.22%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) DV Cleared
1 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft