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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 47 55 47
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.06% 0.41% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 0.54% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate £400 £374 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.02% +35.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
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
347 368 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 73.83% 76.35% 68.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 226 136
Average daily rate £400 £413 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £483 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 33
Average hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% +8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 18 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (73.68%) DV Cleared
2 14 (73.68%) Security Cleared
3 13 (68.42%) Selenium
4 11 (57.89%) Linux
5 9 (47.37%) Java
5 9 (47.37%) Telecoms
6 8 (42.11%) Python
6 8 (42.11%) V-Model
7 7 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (36.84%) Windows
7 7 (36.84%) SDLC
8 6 (31.58%) Programme Management
9 5 (26.32%) Finance
9 5 (26.32%) Scrum
9 5 (26.32%) LoadRunner
9 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (26.32%) Oracle
9 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
9 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
9 5 (26.32%) Bash Shell
9 5 (26.32%) Cucumber
9 5 (26.32%) Big Data
9 5 (26.32%) Automation Testing
10 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
10 4 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (21.05%) BDD
10 4 (21.05%) Open Source
10 4 (21.05%) REST

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 (5.26%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) Internet
2 1 (5.26%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) Big Data
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.26%) OLTP
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.26%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 13 (68.42%) Selenium
2 5 (26.32%) Cucumber
2 5 (26.32%) LoadRunner
3 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
3 4 (21.05%) HP UFT
3 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
4 3 (15.79%) RSpec
4 3 (15.79%) WebDriver
5 2 (10.53%) JMeter
6 1 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (5.26%) JIRA
6 1 (5.26%) Maven
6 1 (5.26%) Mercurial
6 1 (5.26%) Subversion
6 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (5.26%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (47.37%) Telecoms
2 5 (26.32%) Finance
3 4 (21.05%) Electronics
3 4 (21.05%) Manufacturing
3 4 (21.05%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Test Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Test Manager
2 5 (26.32%) Tester
3 4 (21.05%) Integration Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Software Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Software Test Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Test Automation Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Automation Tester
5 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Test Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Big Data Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Developer in Test
6 1 (5.26%) Java Automation Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) REST
1 4 (21.05%) SOAP
2 2 (10.53%) .NET
3 1 (5.26%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.26%) Middleware
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (5.26%) Web Services
3 1 (5.26%) XML
3 1 (5.26%) XML Schema
3 1 (5.26%) XSD
3 1 (5.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.26%) Replication
2 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.26%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Linux
2 7 (36.84%) Windows
3 3 (15.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) V-Model
3 7 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (36.84%) SDLC
4 6 (31.58%) Programme Management
5 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Automation Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (26.32%) Scrum
5 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (21.05%) Digital Marketing
6 4 (21.05%) Integration Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Performance Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
6 4 (21.05%) TDD
6 4 (21.05%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) Java
2 8 (42.11%) Python
3 5 (26.32%) Bash Shell
4 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 4 (21.05%) Perl
4 4 (21.05%) Ruby
5 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
5 3 (15.79%) SQL
5 3 (15.79%) VB
6 2 (10.53%) C
7 1 (5.26%) C++
7 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
7 1 (5.26%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) DV Cleared
1 14 (73.68%) Security Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) ISEB
3 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Docker
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Ansible
1 1 (5.26%) Data Guard
1 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Flashback
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle
2 4 (21.05%) HP
2 4 (21.05%) SAP
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft