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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 53 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.82% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£310 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -1.23%
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
335 226 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 68.93% 70.85% 77.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 107 181
Average daily rate £400 £393 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 37
Average hourly rate £40.00 £14.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+175.86% -61.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.40 £12.75 £34.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.30 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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
Cheltenham - 1 £310 - 1
Gloucester - 1 £400 - 2
Tewkesbury - - - -
Test Automation
South West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 7 (50.00%) Python
2 6 (42.86%) UNIX
2 6 (42.86%) Java
2 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) DV Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) Bash Shell
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Wireless
4 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
4 4 (28.57%) C++
4 4 (28.57%) Windows
4 4 (28.57%) Linux
4 4 (28.57%) ISEB
4 4 (28.57%) LoadRunner
5 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
5 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
5 3 (21.43%) Ethernet
5 3 (21.43%) 3GPP
5 3 (21.43%) Perl
5 3 (21.43%) Ruby
5 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
5 3 (21.43%) TDD
5 3 (21.43%) Validation
5 3 (21.43%) Scrum
5 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
5 3 (21.43%) VLAN
5 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
5 3 (21.43%) Selenium

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) Wireless
2 3 (21.43%) VLAN
2 3 (21.43%) 3GPP
2 3 (21.43%) Ethernet
3 2 (14.29%) FTP
3 2 (14.29%) VoIP
3 2 (14.29%) RTP
3 2 (14.29%) Telnet
3 2 (14.29%) Multicast
4 1 (7.14%) AMQP
4 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) LoadRunner
2 3 (21.43%) Selenium
2 3 (21.43%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) Valgrind
3 1 (7.14%) Hudson
3 1 (7.14%) Gerrit
3 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (7.14%) JMeter
3 1 (7.14%) WinRunner
3 1 (7.14%) TestDirector
3 1 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Law
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Test Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Systems Test Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Tester
3 3 (21.43%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Automation Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) RF Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Wireless Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) RF Test Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Technology Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Client/Server
1 2 (14.29%) Streaming Video
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) PDA
2 1 (7.14%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) UNIX
2 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) TDD
3 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
3 3 (21.43%) Validation
3 3 (21.43%) Scrum
3 3 (21.43%) Test Management
3 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
4 2 (14.29%) User Stories
4 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Release Management
4 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 2 (14.29%) Information Management
5 1 (7.14%) Change Management
5 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Python
2 6 (42.86%) Java
3 5 (35.71%) Bash Shell
4 4 (28.57%) C++
5 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
5 3 (21.43%) Ruby
5 3 (21.43%) Perl
6 1 (7.14%) SQL
6 1 (7.14%) VB
6 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 1 (7.14%) C
6 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) DV Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) ISEB
4 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
5 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) MCSE
5 1 (7.14%) MCSA
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (7.14%) MCTS
5 1 (7.14%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
1 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Netcool
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) Citrix
1 1 (7.14%) Veritas
1 1 (7.14%) McAfee
1 1 (7.14%) VMware
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