The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
South West / Bristol
Rank 57 67 62
Rank change year-on-year +10 -5  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 10 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.24% 0.45% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 0.54% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 3
Median daily rate £320 £383 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.33% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £305 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £404 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +1.24% +9.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £44.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% +23.61%  

Automated Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 642 734 660
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 79.55% 82.47% 78.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 528 480
Median daily rate £388 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £498 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 9
Median hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -4.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £31.00 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Bristol

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automated Testing in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in Bristol

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Bristol over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automated Testing in Bristol

Automated Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automated Testing in Bristol

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) Scrum
3 7 (41.18%) QA
3 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
4 6 (35.29%) Kanban
4 6 (35.29%) .NET
4 6 (35.29%) Finance
5 5 (29.41%) Selenium
5 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
5 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
5 5 (29.41%) C#
5 5 (29.41%) MVC
6 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
6 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
6 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
6 4 (23.53%) WPF
6 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
6 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (23.53%) Coaching
7 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
7 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
7 3 (17.65%) AngularJS
7 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
7 3 (17.65%) JIRA
7 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
7 3 (17.65%) CSS
7 3 (17.65%) HTML
8 2 (11.76%) HP
8 2 (11.76%) JMeter

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) BGP
1 2 (11.76%) HSRP
1 2 (11.76%) MPLS
1 2 (11.76%) OSPF
1 2 (11.76%) PPP
2 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Selenium
2 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
2 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
2 3 (17.65%) JIRA
3 2 (11.76%) Ant
3 2 (11.76%) Bitbucket
3 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 2 (11.76%) Gradle
3 2 (11.76%) JMeter
3 2 (11.76%) Maven
3 2 (11.76%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
4 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.88%) TestComplete
4 1 (5.88%) Valgrind
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Games
3 1 (5.88%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) C# Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Scrum Master
4 2 (11.76%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.88%) C++ Developer
5 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Migration Manager
5 1 (5.88%) QA Leader
5 1 (5.88%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Telephony Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) .NET
2 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
2 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
2 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (23.53%) WPF
3 3 (17.65%) AngularJS
3 3 (17.65%) CSS
3 3 (17.65%) HTML
4 2 (11.76%) Backbone.js
4 2 (11.76%) Node.js
5 1 (5.88%) Ember.js
5 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
5 1 (5.88%) JDBC
5 1 (5.88%) JSON
5 1 (5.88%) React
5 1 (5.88%) RESTful
5 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (5.88%) XML
5 1 (5.88%) XSD
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) Scrum
3 6 (35.29%) Kanban
4 5 (29.41%) MVC
4 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Coaching
5 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
6 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
7 2 (11.76%) ATDD
7 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
7 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
7 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Resilience Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Stress Testing
7 2 (11.76%) TDD
7 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (11.76%) User Stories
7 2 (11.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) C#
1 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
2 2 (11.76%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) Python
3 1 (5.88%) C++
3 1 (5.88%) Perl
3 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) ATG
1 2 (11.76%) HP
1 2 (11.76%) hybris
2 1 (5.88%) Atlassian
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