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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 45 46 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 11 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.25% 1.53% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.08% 2.53% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 0
Average daily rate
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£438 £465 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.91% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.64% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £38.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-18.33% +32.75%
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
357 277 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 73.01% 60.35% 63.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 132 72
Average daily rate £406 £390 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £507 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 17
Average hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £14.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +178.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £24.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.27 £42.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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
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 28 August 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
Gloucester 0 5 £438 -
Cheltenham - 2 £418 -
Test Automation
South West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (80.00%) Selenium
3 11 (73.33%) Java
4 10 (66.67%) C++
4 10 (66.67%) Python
4 10 (66.67%) ISEB
4 10 (66.67%) LoadRunner
4 10 (66.67%) DV Cleared
4 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
4 10 (66.67%) TDD
5 8 (53.33%) JBehave
5 8 (53.33%) Cucumber
5 8 (53.33%) JMeter
5 8 (53.33%) HTML
5 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
5 8 (53.33%) SQL
5 8 (53.33%) XML
5 8 (53.33%) Jenkins
5 8 (53.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (53.33%) Test Planning
6 7 (46.67%) Mathematics
6 7 (46.67%) Degree
7 6 (40.00%) Automated Testing
8 3 (20.00%) NUnit
8 3 (20.00%) Ruby
8 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
8 3 (20.00%) C#
8 3 (20.00%) SpecFlow
8 3 (20.00%) MSTest
9 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) 3GPP
1 1 (6.67%) UMTS
1 1 (6.67%) VoIP
1 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
1 1 (6.67%) FTP
1 1 (6.67%) RTP
1 1 (6.67%) Telnet
1 1 (6.67%) Wireless
1 1 (6.67%) VLAN
1 1 (6.67%) LTE
1 1 (6.67%) 4G
1 1 (6.67%) Multicast
Development Applications
1 12 (80.00%) Selenium
2 10 (66.67%) LoadRunner
3 8 (53.33%) JMeter
3 8 (53.33%) JBehave
3 8 (53.33%) Cucumber
3 8 (53.33%) Jenkins
4 3 (20.00%) MSTest
4 3 (20.00%) SpecFlow
4 3 (20.00%) NUnit
5 2 (13.33%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Electronics
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Test Manager
2 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Tester
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Software Tester
3 4 (26.67%) Software Manager
3 4 (26.67%) Software Test Manager
4 3 (20.00%) Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) AWS Developer
6 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) HTML
1 8 (53.33%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) REST
2 1 (6.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Mathematics
2 1 (6.67%) DTV
2 1 (6.67%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) UNIX
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) TDD
3 8 (53.33%) Test Planning
4 6 (40.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Test Management
6 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
6 2 (13.33%) Scrum
7 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
7 1 (6.67%) Project Management
7 1 (6.67%) Validation
7 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
7 1 (6.67%) SDLC
7 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (6.67%) Resource Management
7 1 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) Java
2 10 (66.67%) C++
2 10 (66.67%) Python
3 8 (53.33%) SQL
3 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (20.00%) C#
4 3 (20.00%) Ruby
5 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
5 2 (13.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) ISEB
1 10 (66.67%) DV Cleared
1 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (53.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (46.67%) Degree
4 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Iperf
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) SAP