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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 49 - 47
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 7 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.33% - 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% - 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate
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£456 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £328 £313
% change year-on-year
+14.50% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +167.85%
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
349 153 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 66.22% 52.04% 74.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 80 124
Average daily rate £420 £375 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 38
Average hourly rate £27.50 £18.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.77% -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014. 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 - 5 £450 -
Gloucester - - - - 2
Tewkesbury - - - -
Test Automation
South West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 8 (47.06%) Java
1 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
2 7 (41.18%) Software Testing
2 7 (41.18%) UNIX
2 7 (41.18%) Python
3 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) Bash Shell
3 6 (35.29%) DV Cleared
4 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
4 5 (29.41%) ISEB
5 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
5 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
5 4 (23.53%) C++
5 4 (23.53%) Perl
5 4 (23.53%) Linux
5 4 (23.53%) Ruby
6 3 (17.65%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Selenium
6 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Test Management
6 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
6 3 (17.65%) Rational Functional Tester
6 3 (17.65%) TDD
6 3 (17.65%) Banking
6 3 (17.65%) Retail
6 3 (17.65%) Automated Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
6 3 (17.65%) Windows

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Wireless
1 3 (17.65%) 3GPP
2 1 (5.88%) AMQP
2 1 (5.88%) VSAT
2 1 (5.88%) LDAP
2 1 (5.88%) DVB
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 2 (11.76%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.88%) OLTP
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.88%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Selenium
1 3 (17.65%) Rational Functional Tester
1 3 (17.65%) LoadRunner
1 3 (17.65%) Toad
2 1 (5.88%) Mercurial
2 1 (5.88%) Valgrind
2 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.88%) Subversion
2 1 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (5.88%) WinRunner
2 1 (5.88%) TestDirector
2 1 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (5.88%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (5.88%) Hudson
2 1 (5.88%) Gerrit
2 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
2 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 3 (17.65%) Banking
2 3 (17.65%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Avionics
3 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Electronics
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Law
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Developer
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Test Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Test Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Developer Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) RF Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) RF Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Wireless Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Technology Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Teradata Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) JPA
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) SOAP
1 1 (5.88%) XML
1 1 (5.88%) XSD
1 1 (5.88%) XSLT
1 1 (5.88%) Middleware
1 1 (5.88%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.88%) Open Source
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.88%) Physics
2 1 (5.88%) PDA
2 1 (5.88%) Replication
2 1 (5.88%) W3C
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) UNIX
2 4 (23.53%) Linux
3 3 (17.65%) Windows
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.88%) AIX
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Software Testing
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
4 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Test Management
4 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
4 3 (17.65%) TDD
4 3 (17.65%) Automated Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
4 3 (17.65%) Scrum
4 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
5 2 (11.76%) User Stories
5 2 (11.76%) Information Management
5 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Release Management
6 1 (5.88%) Dimensional Modelling
6 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) Java
2 7 (41.18%) Python
3 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 6 (35.29%) Bash Shell
4 4 (23.53%) C++
4 4 (23.53%) Perl
4 4 (23.53%) Ruby
5 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
5 2 (11.76%) C
5 2 (11.76%) C#
6 1 (5.88%) XPath
6 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.88%) VB
6 1 (5.88%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
2 6 (35.29%) DV Cleared
3 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
3 5 (29.41%) ISEB
4 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) Degree
5 1 (5.88%) MCTS
5 1 (5.88%) MCITP
5 1 (5.88%) MCSE
5 1 (5.88%) MCSA
5 1 (5.88%) HND
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) DO-160
2 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (5.88%) Data Guard
1 1 (5.88%) Netcool
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Business Objects
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Teradata
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) McAfee
3 1 (5.88%) Veritas
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix