Period
to 24 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 24 April 2018 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.

Automated Testing
South West > Bristol
6 months to
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 30 38
Rank change year-on-year +1 +8 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 88 82 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 5.13% 5.16% 4.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.26% 6.20% 4.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 51 51
Bristol median daily rate £352 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.90% +6.62% -20.00%
10th Percentile £263 £288 £263
90th Percentile £488 £494 £438
South West median daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +3.31% -3.20% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Bristol median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £37.50 £34.45 £36.25
90th Percentile £42.50 £38.75 £38.75
South West median hourly rate £41.75 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +11.33% -6.25% +40.35%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,406 1,323 1,434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 81.89% 83.21% 84.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 913 892 1,054
Bristol median daily rate £400 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.16% -3.95%
10th Percentile £270 £250 £246
90th Percentile £525 £551 £500
South West median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 38 56
Bristol median hourly rate £19.25 £36.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.90% -3.33% +3.02%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.23 £13.49
90th Percentile £47.63 £50.25 £52.38
South West median hourly rate £30.25 £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -22.44% -2.50% +23.08%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Bristol

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Bristol

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Bristol over the 6 months to 24 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Bristol

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 52 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (50.00%) Java
3 41 (46.59%) Selenium
4 28 (31.82%) TDD
5 26 (29.55%) BDD
6 23 (26.14%) REST
7 22 (25.00%) Cucumber
8 18 (20.45%) QA
9 17 (19.32%) Test Scripting
10 16 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (18.18%) .NET
11 15 (17.05%) SQL
11 15 (17.05%) C#
11 15 (17.05%) Scala
12 14 (15.91%) Finance
12 14 (15.91%) Banking
13 13 (14.77%) JSON
13 13 (14.77%) Jenkins
14 12 (13.64%) WebDriver
14 12 (13.64%) Scrum
14 12 (13.64%) SOAP
15 11 (12.50%) JIRA
15 11 (12.50%) Open Source
16 10 (11.36%) Python
16 10 (11.36%) Web Services
16 10 (11.36%) Greenfield Project
17 9 (10.23%) XML
17 9 (10.23%) Ajax
17 9 (10.23%) JMeter
17 9 (10.23%) SoapUI

Test Automation
Co-occurring 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 6 (6.82%) Apache Spark
2 5 (5.68%) Apache
3 3 (3.41%) Confluence
4 1 (1.14%) CMS
4 1 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Simulink
2 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.95%) GitHub
2 4 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.41%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.27%) BrowserStack
4 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.27%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.14%) Serverless
5 1 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.82%) HTTP
2 3 (3.41%) Internet
3 1 (1.14%) PuTTY
3 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.14%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.09%) NoSQL
2 5 (5.68%) CouchDB
2 5 (5.68%) MongoDB
2 5 (5.68%) MySQL
2 5 (5.68%) Neo4j
2 5 (5.68%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (5.68%) Relational Database
2 5 (5.68%) Riak
2 5 (5.68%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.14%) Redis
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 41 (46.59%) Selenium
2 22 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 13 (14.77%) Jenkins
4 12 (13.64%) WebDriver
5 11 (12.50%) JIRA
6 9 (10.23%) JMeter
6 9 (10.23%) SoapUI
7 8 (9.09%) Git (software)
8 7 (7.95%) Maven
8 7 (7.95%) NUnit
8 7 (7.95%) SpecFlow
9 6 (6.82%) HP UFT
10 5 (5.68%) git-flow
10 5 (5.68%) IntelliJ
10 5 (5.68%) Jasmine
10 5 (5.68%) JUnit
10 5 (5.68%) Karma Test Runner
10 5 (5.68%) Mocha
10 5 (5.68%) TeamCity
10 5 (5.68%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (15.91%) Banking
1 14 (15.91%) Finance
2 6 (6.82%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.27%) Electronics
3 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.27%) Marketing
4 1 (1.14%) Back Office
4 1 (1.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (25.00%) Developer
2 21 (23.86%) Analyst
3 20 (22.73%) Test Analyst
4 13 (14.77%) Automation Test Analyst
5 11 (12.50%) Tester
6 9 (10.23%) Automation Tester
6 9 (10.23%) Test Automation Engineer
6 9 (10.23%) Test Engineer
7 6 (6.82%) QA Engineer
7 6 (6.82%) Scala Developer
8 5 (5.68%) Java Developer
9 4 (4.55%) QA Analyst
9 4 (4.55%) QA Test Analyst
10 3 (3.41%) Architect
10 3 (3.41%) Banking Analyst
10 3 (3.41%) Consultant
10 3 (3.41%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (3.41%) Lead Developer
10 3 (3.41%) Technical Architect
10 3 (3.41%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (26.14%) REST
2 16 (18.18%) .NET
3 13 (14.77%) JSON
4 12 (13.64%) SOAP
5 10 (11.36%) Web Services
6 9 (10.23%) Ajax
6 9 (10.23%) XML
7 6 (6.82%) Gherkin
7 6 (6.82%) HTML
7 6 (6.82%) Kafka
7 6 (6.82%) Spring
8 5 (5.68%) Apache Wicket
8 5 (5.68%) DOM
8 5 (5.68%) Play Framework
8 5 (5.68%) SAX
8 5 (5.68%) Servlets
8 5 (5.68%) Spring Boot
8 5 (5.68%) XML Schema
9 4 (4.55%) CSS
9 4 (4.55%) React
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.36%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.55%) Digital Media
2 4 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.27%) CAN bus
3 2 (2.27%) Robotics
4 1 (1.14%) Digital TV
4 1 (1.14%) iSeries
4 1 (1.14%) MPEG
4 1 (1.14%) User Experience
4 1 (1.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.41%) Linux
1 3 (3.41%) Windows
2 2 (2.27%) Android
3 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.14%) Unix
3 1 (1.14%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (31.82%) TDD
3 26 (29.55%) BDD
4 17 (19.32%) Test Scripting
5 16 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (13.64%) Scrum
7 11 (12.50%) Open Source
8 8 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (9.09%) Performance Testing
8 8 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (7.95%) DevOps
9 7 (7.95%) Functional Programming
9 7 (7.95%) MVC
9 7 (7.95%) OO
10 6 (6.82%) Microservices
10 6 (6.82%) Pair Programming
10 6 (6.82%) Unit Testing
11 5 (5.68%) Kanban
11 5 (5.68%) SDLC
11 5 (5.68%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 44 (50.00%) Java
2 15 (17.05%) C#
2 15 (17.05%) Scala
2 15 (17.05%) SQL
3 10 (11.36%) Python
4 8 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.95%) Ruby
6 5 (5.68%) Groovy
6 5 (5.68%) VB
6 5 (5.68%) VB.NET
6 5 (5.68%) VBScript
7 2 (2.27%) C++
7 2 (2.27%) MATLAB
7 2 (2.27%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.14%) C
8 1 (1.14%) F#
8 1 (1.14%) Java 8
8 1 (1.14%) PHP
8 1 (1.14%) RPG
8 1 (1.14%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (9.09%) Degree
2 2 (2.27%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.27%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.14%) ISEB
3 1 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (20.45%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.14%) Docker
1 1 (1.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.27%) Puppet
2 1 (1.14%) Ansible
2 1 (1.14%) HockeyApp
2 1 (1.14%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (7.95%) Blue Prism
2 3 (3.41%) Automation Anywhere
2 3 (3.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.27%) SAP
3 2 (2.27%) Serena
4 1 (1.14%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.14%) HP
4 1 (1.14%) hybris
4 1 (1.14%) New Relic
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle
4 1 (1.14%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.14%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.14%) Software AG
4 1 (1.14%) VMware
4 1 (1.14%) webMethods