Period
to 23 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 23 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 33 60
Rank change year-on-year -6 +27 -27
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 89 80 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 4.51% 4.70% 2.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.67% 5.63% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 62 42
Bristol median daily rate £350 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.63% +9.33% -
10th Percentile £251 £299 £308
90th Percentile £488 £538 £543
South West median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Bristol median hourly rate - - £37.50
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% +25.00% +26.32%

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 1571 1421 1402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 79.54% 83.44% 81.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1073 1029 1094
Bristol median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £263
90th Percentile £538 £551 £534
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 65 37
Bristol median hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +31.58% -24.00%
10th Percentile £11.90 £12.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £46.75 £46.30 £48.50
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +44.44%

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 23 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 23 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 54 (60.67%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (51.69%) Selenium
3 42 (47.19%) QA
4 39 (43.82%) BDD
5 35 (39.33%) Java
6 34 (38.20%) Cucumber
7 29 (32.58%) C#
8 26 (29.21%) SoapUI
9 24 (26.97%) Test Scripting
9 24 (26.97%) .NET
10 23 (25.84%) TDD
11 22 (24.72%) SOAP
11 22 (24.72%) WebDriver
12 19 (21.35%) REST
13 18 (20.22%) SQL
13 18 (20.22%) Finance
14 16 (17.98%) SDLC
15 15 (16.85%) JavaScript
15 15 (16.85%) E-Commerce
15 15 (16.85%) SpecFlow
15 15 (16.85%) Jenkins
15 15 (16.85%) Continuous Integration
16 14 (15.73%) Git (software)
16 14 (15.73%) Scrum
16 14 (15.73%) Maven
17 12 (13.48%) Programme Management
17 12 (13.48%) Telecoms
17 12 (13.48%) Business Intelligence
17 12 (13.48%) SQL Server
17 12 (13.48%) JSON

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 (2.25%) Apache
1 2 (2.25%) CMS
1 2 (2.25%) nginx
2 1 (1.12%) Mule
2 1 (1.12%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.87%) GitHub
2 5 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.62%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.12%) BrowserStack
4 1 (1.12%) Serverless
4 1 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.12%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.62%) Internet
2 1 (1.12%) Extranet
2 1 (1.12%) Intranet
2 1 (1.12%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.12%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.48%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.49%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.25%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.25%) MySQL
3 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.25%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.12%) Firebird
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.12%) Power BI
4 1 (1.12%) Redis
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 46 (51.69%) Selenium
2 34 (38.20%) Cucumber
3 26 (29.21%) SoapUI
4 22 (24.72%) WebDriver
5 15 (16.85%) Jenkins
5 15 (16.85%) SpecFlow
6 14 (15.73%) Git (software)
6 14 (15.73%) Maven
7 9 (10.11%) Gradle
7 9 (10.11%) JIRA
8 8 (8.99%) Ant
8 8 (8.99%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (8.99%) TeamCity
9 7 (7.87%) JMeter
10 6 (6.74%) Bitbucket
10 6 (6.74%) Visual Studio
11 5 (5.62%) Codeception
12 4 (4.49%) IntelliJ
12 4 (4.49%) TestRail
13 3 (3.37%) JUnit
General
1 18 (20.22%) Finance
2 12 (13.48%) Telecoms
3 11 (12.36%) Electronics
3 11 (12.36%) Manufacturing
3 11 (12.36%) Marketing
4 10 (11.24%) Banking
5 3 (3.37%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.25%) Back Office
6 2 (2.25%) Military
7 1 (1.12%) Advertising
7 1 (1.12%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 27 (30.34%) Tester
2 21 (23.60%) Analyst
3 19 (21.35%) Test Analyst
4 16 (17.98%) QA Tester
5 15 (16.85%) Automation Test Analyst
5 15 (16.85%) Developer
5 15 (16.85%) Software Tester
6 10 (11.24%) Software QA Tester
7 7 (7.87%) QA Engineer
8 6 (6.74%) Automation Tester
9 5 (5.62%) Architect
9 5 (5.62%) Technical Architect
9 5 (5.62%) Test Automation Engineer
9 5 (5.62%) Test Engineer
10 4 (4.49%) Banking Analyst
10 4 (4.49%) Digital Analyst
10 4 (4.49%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 3 (3.37%) QA Analyst
11 3 (3.37%) Web Analyst
11 3 (3.37%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (26.97%) .NET
2 22 (24.72%) SOAP
3 19 (21.35%) REST
4 12 (13.48%) JSON
5 10 (11.24%) HTML
6 9 (10.11%) CSS
7 7 (7.87%) Ajax
8 6 (6.74%) Web Services
9 5 (5.62%) Gherkin
9 5 (5.62%) jQuery
9 5 (5.62%) Spring
10 4 (4.49%) RESTful
11 3 (3.37%) AngularJS
11 3 (3.37%) ASP.NET
11 3 (3.37%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (3.37%) HTML5
11 3 (3.37%) XML
12 2 (2.25%) CSS3
12 2 (2.25%) FFmpeg
12 2 (2.25%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.24%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (7.87%) Mobile App
3 6 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.49%) User Experience
5 1 (1.12%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.12%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.12%) Robotics
5 1 (1.12%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.12%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.74%) Linux
2 4 (4.49%) Windows
3 3 (3.37%) Unix
4 2 (2.25%) Android
4 2 (2.25%) Debian
4 2 (2.25%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.12%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (60.67%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (43.82%) BDD
3 24 (26.97%) Test Scripting
4 23 (25.84%) TDD
5 16 (17.98%) SDLC
6 15 (16.85%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (16.85%) E-Commerce
7 14 (15.73%) Scrum
8 12 (13.48%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (13.48%) Programme Management
9 11 (12.36%) Compatibility Testing
9 11 (12.36%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 11 (12.36%) Digital Marketing
10 10 (11.24%) Manual Testing
11 8 (8.99%) DevOps
11 8 (8.99%) Functional Testing
11 8 (8.99%) Performance Testing
12 7 (7.87%) Kanban
12 7 (7.87%) Microservices
12 7 (7.87%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 35 (39.33%) Java
2 29 (32.58%) C#
3 18 (20.22%) SQL
4 15 (16.85%) JavaScript
5 8 (8.99%) Python
6 7 (7.87%) Scala
7 5 (5.62%) PHP
8 3 (3.37%) Ruby
9 2 (2.25%) ES6
9 2 (2.25%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.12%) C
10 1 (1.12%) C++
10 1 (1.12%) Delphi
10 1 (1.12%) F#
10 1 (1.12%) Groovy
10 1 (1.12%) Kotlin
10 1 (1.12%) Perl
10 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (6.74%) ISTQB
1 6 (6.74%) SC Cleared
1 6 (6.74%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.62%) ISEB
3 4 (4.49%) Degree
4 3 (3.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (47.19%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 4 (4.49%) Docker
2 2 (2.25%) LXC
3 1 (1.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.25%) Ansible
1 2 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.25%) Puppet
2 1 (1.12%) HockeyApp
2 1 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.12%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.12%) Rancher
2 1 (1.12%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (12.36%) Microsoft
1 11 (12.36%) SAP
2 8 (8.99%) hybris
3 4 (4.49%) HP
4 3 (3.37%) ATG
5 2 (2.25%) Oracle
6 1 (1.12%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.12%) Blue Prism
6 1 (1.12%) New Relic
6 1 (1.12%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.12%) Software AG
6 1 (1.12%) VMware
6 1 (1.12%) webMethods