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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 50 47 42
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 5 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.05% 0.92% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 1.20% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Median daily rate £375 £405 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +36.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £339 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £428 £316
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
359 332 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 75.10% 76.15% 66.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 207 144
Median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 34
Median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £44.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%

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
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 24 May 2016.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (64.71%) Selenium
2 11 (64.71%) DV Cleared
2 11 (64.71%) Security Cleared
3 9 (52.94%) Telecoms
4 8 (47.06%) Linux
4 8 (47.06%) V-Model
5 6 (35.29%) Programme Management
5 6 (35.29%) Finance
5 6 (35.29%) Java
5 6 (35.29%) SDLC
6 5 (29.41%) SQL
6 5 (29.41%) Oracle
6 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
6 5 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (29.41%) Python
6 5 (29.41%) Scrum
6 5 (29.41%) Windows
6 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
6 5 (29.41%) Automation Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Big Data
7 4 (23.53%) DevOps
7 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
7 4 (23.53%) Open Source
7 4 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (23.53%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (23.53%) Performance Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (23.53%) Manual Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Internet
1 2 (11.76%) SAN
2 1 (5.88%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) Big Data
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.88%) OLTP
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 11 (64.71%) Selenium
2 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
3 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
4 2 (11.76%) JMeter
4 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
5 1 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
5 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.88%) JIRA
5 1 (5.88%) Maven
5 1 (5.88%) Mercurial
5 1 (5.88%) Subversion
5 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (5.88%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (52.94%) Telecoms
2 6 (35.29%) Finance
3 4 (23.53%) Electronics
3 4 (23.53%) Manufacturing
3 4 (23.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Test Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Integration Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Test Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Test and Integration Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Test Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Software Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Software Test Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Big Data Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Big Data Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Data Model Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Developer in Test
5 1 (5.88%) Java Automation Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) REST
1 3 (17.65%) SOAP
2 2 (11.76%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.88%) Middleware
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (5.88%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) XML
3 1 (5.88%) XML Schema
3 1 (5.88%) XSD
3 1 (5.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.88%) Replication
2 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.88%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) Windows
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) V-Model
3 6 (35.29%) Programme Management
3 6 (35.29%) SDLC
4 5 (29.41%) Automation Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (29.41%) Scrum
5 4 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (23.53%) DevOps
5 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Manual Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Open Source
5 4 (23.53%) Performance Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (23.53%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
5 4 (23.53%) System Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Validation
5 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Java
2 5 (29.41%) Python
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) Perl
3 4 (23.53%) Ruby
4 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
4 2 (11.76%) C
5 1 (5.88%) C++
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.88%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) DV Cleared
1 11 (64.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
3 2 (11.76%) ISEB
4 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Ansible
1 1 (5.88%) Data Guard
1 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Flashback
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle
2 4 (23.53%) SAP
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) HP
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