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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 45 44 41
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 7 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.50% 2.06% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 2.82% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 4
Median daily rate £310 £438 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.14% -4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £390 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £438 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% -18.33%
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
363 355 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 77.56% 73.05% 67.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 214 167
Median daily rate £390 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 24 12
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £53.27 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

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
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 Test Automation within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 26 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -1 2 £310 -29.14% 1
Test Automation
South West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 8 (80.00%) Selenium
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (50.00%) Windows
4 5 (50.00%) Linux
4 5 (50.00%) Python
4 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 5 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 5 (50.00%) Automation Testing
4 5 (50.00%) SDLC
5 4 (40.00%) Defect Tracking
5 4 (40.00%) DevOps
5 4 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (40.00%) Cucumber
5 4 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (40.00%) Perl
5 4 (40.00%) SQL
5 4 (40.00%) Oracle
5 4 (40.00%) C
5 4 (40.00%) Validation
5 4 (40.00%) Scrum
5 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (40.00%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
5 4 (40.00%) System Testing
5 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
5 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared

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 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Selenium
2 4 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (30.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (10.00%) JMeter
5 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
5 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
5 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Integration Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) jQuery
1 2 (20.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) JSON
2 1 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) XSD
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 5 (50.00%) SDLC
2 5 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 4 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (40.00%) Defect Tracking
3 4 (40.00%) DevOps
3 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Risk Analysis
3 4 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (40.00%) System Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Validation
3 4 (40.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Python
2 4 (40.00%) C
2 4 (40.00%) Perl
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) C++
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
1 1 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) SAP