Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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.

Automated Testing
South West > Bristol
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 38 60
Rank change year-on-year +1 +22 -28
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 92 79 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 4.68% 4.67% 2.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.87% 5.61% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 62 43
Bristol median daily rate £350 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +12.00% -
10th Percentile £253 £310 £308
90th Percentile £488 £538 £535
South West median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Bristol median hourly rate - - £37.50
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% +26.76% +24.56%

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 1568 1407 1387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 79.72% 83.16% 80.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1063 1019 1080
Bristol median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £263
90th Percentile £538 £550 £535
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 66 37
Bristol median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +31.58% -20.00%
10th Percentile £11.93 £12.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £48.25 £46.25 £48.50
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +47.17%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017, 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 56 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (52.17%) Selenium
3 43 (46.74%) QA
4 40 (43.48%) BDD
5 36 (39.13%) Java
6 34 (36.96%) Cucumber
7 29 (31.52%) C#
8 27 (29.35%) SoapUI
9 25 (27.17%) Test Scripting
9 25 (27.17%) .NET
10 23 (25.00%) TDD
11 22 (23.91%) SOAP
11 22 (23.91%) WebDriver
12 19 (20.65%) REST
12 19 (20.65%) SQL
13 18 (19.57%) Finance
14 17 (18.48%) SDLC
15 16 (17.39%) Scrum
15 16 (17.39%) SpecFlow
15 16 (17.39%) Jenkins
15 16 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (16.30%) JavaScript
16 15 (16.30%) E-Commerce
17 14 (15.22%) Maven
17 14 (15.22%) Git (software)
18 13 (14.13%) SQL Server
19 12 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
19 12 (13.04%) Microsoft
19 12 (13.04%) Programme Management
19 12 (13.04%) Telecoms

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 2 (2.17%) Apache
1 2 (2.17%) CMS
1 2 (2.17%) nginx
2 1 (1.09%) Mule
2 1 (1.09%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.61%) GitHub
2 5 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.43%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.09%) BrowserStack
4 1 (1.09%) Serverless
4 1 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.09%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.43%) Internet
2 2 (2.17%) PuTTY
2 2 (2.17%) WinSCP
3 1 (1.09%) Extranet
3 1 (1.09%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.35%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.17%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.17%) MySQL
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.17%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.09%) Firebird
5 1 (1.09%) Power BI
5 1 (1.09%) Redis
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 48 (52.17%) Selenium
2 34 (36.96%) Cucumber
3 27 (29.35%) SoapUI
4 22 (23.91%) WebDriver
5 16 (17.39%) Jenkins
5 16 (17.39%) SpecFlow
6 14 (15.22%) Git (software)
6 14 (15.22%) Maven
7 10 (10.87%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (9.78%) Ant
8 9 (9.78%) Gradle
8 9 (9.78%) JIRA
8 9 (9.78%) TeamCity
9 7 (7.61%) JMeter
10 6 (6.52%) Bitbucket
10 6 (6.52%) Visual Studio
11 5 (5.43%) Codeception
12 4 (4.35%) IntelliJ
12 4 (4.35%) TestRail
13 3 (3.26%) HP UFT
General
1 18 (19.57%) Finance
2 12 (13.04%) Telecoms
3 11 (11.96%) Electronics
3 11 (11.96%) Manufacturing
3 11 (11.96%) Marketing
4 10 (10.87%) Banking
5 3 (3.26%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.17%) Back Office
6 2 (2.17%) Military
7 1 (1.09%) Advertising
7 1 (1.09%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 29 (31.52%) Tester
2 22 (23.91%) Analyst
3 19 (20.65%) Test Analyst
4 16 (17.39%) QA Tester
4 16 (17.39%) Software Tester
5 15 (16.30%) Automation Test Analyst
5 15 (16.30%) Developer
6 10 (10.87%) Software QA Tester
7 7 (7.61%) Automation Tester
7 7 (7.61%) QA Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) Architect
8 5 (5.43%) Technical Architect
8 5 (5.43%) Test Automation Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) Test Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Banking Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) Digital Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 3 (3.26%) .NET Developer
10 3 (3.26%) QA Analyst
10 3 (3.26%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (27.17%) .NET
2 22 (23.91%) SOAP
3 19 (20.65%) REST
4 12 (13.04%) JSON
5 10 (10.87%) HTML
6 9 (9.78%) CSS
7 7 (7.61%) Ajax
7 7 (7.61%) Web Services
8 5 (5.43%) Gherkin
8 5 (5.43%) jQuery
8 5 (5.43%) Spring
9 4 (4.35%) RESTful
9 4 (4.35%) XML
10 3 (3.26%) AngularJS
10 3 (3.26%) ASP.NET
10 3 (3.26%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (3.26%) HTML5
11 2 (2.17%) OpenCV
11 2 (2.17%) RabbitMQ
11 2 (2.17%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.87%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (7.61%) Mobile App
3 6 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.43%) User Experience
5 1 (1.09%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.09%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.09%) Robotics
5 1 (1.09%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.09%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.61%) Linux
2 6 (6.52%) Windows
3 3 (3.26%) Unix
3 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.17%) Android
4 2 (2.17%) Debian
4 2 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.17%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (43.48%) BDD
3 25 (27.17%) Test Scripting
4 23 (25.00%) TDD
5 17 (18.48%) SDLC
6 16 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (17.39%) Scrum
7 15 (16.30%) E-Commerce
8 12 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (13.04%) Programme Management
9 11 (11.96%) Compatibility Testing
9 11 (11.96%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 11 (11.96%) Digital Marketing
10 10 (10.87%) Manual Testing
11 9 (9.78%) DevOps
11 9 (9.78%) Performance Testing
12 8 (8.70%) Functional Testing
12 8 (8.70%) Software Testing
13 7 (7.61%) Pair Programming
13 7 (7.61%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (39.13%) Java
2 29 (31.52%) C#
3 19 (20.65%) SQL
4 15 (16.30%) JavaScript
5 8 (8.70%) Python
6 7 (7.61%) Scala
7 5 (5.43%) PHP
8 3 (3.26%) Ruby
9 2 (2.17%) ES6
9 2 (2.17%) F#
9 2 (2.17%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.09%) C
10 1 (1.09%) C++
10 1 (1.09%) Delphi
10 1 (1.09%) Groovy
10 1 (1.09%) Kotlin
10 1 (1.09%) Perl
10 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (7.61%) ISEB
1 7 (7.61%) ISTQB
2 6 (6.52%) SC Cleared
2 6 (6.52%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.35%) Degree
3 4 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.09%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (46.74%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 4 (4.35%) Docker
2 2 (2.17%) LXC
2 2 (2.17%) vSphere
3 1 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (2.17%) Ansible
1 2 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.17%) Puppet
2 1 (1.09%) HockeyApp
2 1 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.09%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.09%) Rancher
2 1 (1.09%) Terraform
2 1 (1.09%) vRealize
Vendors
1 12 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.96%) SAP
3 8 (8.70%) hybris
4 5 (5.43%) HP
5 3 (3.26%) ATG
5 3 (3.26%) Oracle
6 2 (2.17%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.17%) VMware
7 1 (1.09%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.09%) Blue Prism
7 1 (1.09%) New Relic
7 1 (1.09%) Software AG
7 1 (1.09%) webMethods