Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 35 60
Rank change year-on-year +10 +25 -25
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 103 77 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 5.47% 4.94% 2.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.95% 6.00% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 56 37
Bristol median daily rate £350 £395 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.39% +9.72% -10.00%
10th Percentile £263 £295 £282
90th Percentile £492 £544 £505
South West median daily rate £384 £355 £375
% change year-on-year +8.10% -5.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Bristol median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £37.50 £36.25 £36.25
90th Percentile £42.50 £38.75 £38.75
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +29.82%

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 1,483 1,283 1,381
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 78.80% 82.30% 82.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 968 886 1,051
Bristol median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - -3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £260
90th Percentile £538 £563 £525
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 54 49
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -9.09% -15.38%
10th Percentile £11.55 £12.75 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.50 £48.38 £52.25
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £36.75 £39.25
% change year-on-year -15.65% -6.37% +37.72%

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 20 January 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 20 January 2018, 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 57 (55.34%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (44.66%) Selenium
3 45 (43.69%) BDD
3 45 (43.69%) Java
4 36 (34.95%) QA
5 34 (33.01%) Cucumber
6 30 (29.13%) REST
7 29 (28.16%) C#
8 28 (27.18%) .NET
9 27 (26.21%) TDD
9 27 (26.21%) Test Scripting
10 24 (23.30%) SOAP
10 24 (23.30%) Finance
10 24 (23.30%) SoapUI
11 22 (21.36%) WebDriver
12 19 (18.45%) SQL
13 16 (15.53%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (15.53%) Scala
13 16 (15.53%) SDLC
13 16 (15.53%) Greenfield Project
14 15 (14.56%) Maven
14 15 (14.56%) JSON
15 14 (13.59%) Scrum
15 14 (13.59%) Banking
15 14 (13.59%) JavaScript
16 13 (12.62%) Ajax
16 13 (12.62%) Telecoms
16 13 (12.62%) SpecFlow
16 13 (12.62%) Jenkins
17 12 (11.65%) Programme Management

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 (5.83%) Apache Spark
2 5 (4.85%) Apache
3 1 (0.97%) CMS
3 1 (0.97%) Mule
3 1 (0.97%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Simulink
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.71%) GitHub
2 3 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.97%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.97%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (0.97%) Serverless
3 1 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.97%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.80%) Internet
2 5 (4.85%) HTTP
3 1 (0.97%) Extranet
3 1 (0.97%) Intranet
3 1 (0.97%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.97%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.71%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.74%) NoSQL
3 5 (4.85%) CouchDB
3 5 (4.85%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.85%) MySQL
3 5 (4.85%) Neo4j
3 5 (4.85%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (4.85%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.85%) Riak
4 2 (1.94%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.97%) Firebird
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.97%) Power BI
5 1 (0.97%) Redis
5 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 46 (44.66%) Selenium
2 34 (33.01%) Cucumber
3 24 (23.30%) SoapUI
4 22 (21.36%) WebDriver
5 15 (14.56%) Maven
6 13 (12.62%) Jenkins
6 13 (12.62%) SpecFlow
7 11 (10.68%) TeamCity
8 8 (7.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (6.80%) Git (software)
9 7 (6.80%) Gradle
9 7 (6.80%) IntelliJ
9 7 (6.80%) JIRA
10 6 (5.83%) Ant
10 6 (5.83%) JMeter
10 6 (5.83%) Visual Studio
11 5 (4.85%) Jasmine
11 5 (4.85%) Karma Test Runner
11 5 (4.85%) Mocha
11 5 (4.85%) SonarQube
General
1 24 (23.30%) Finance
2 14 (13.59%) Banking
3 13 (12.62%) Telecoms
4 11 (10.68%) Electronics
4 11 (10.68%) Manufacturing
4 11 (10.68%) Marketing
5 3 (2.91%) Back Office
6 2 (1.94%) Military
6 2 (1.94%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.97%) Advertising
7 1 (0.97%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 26 (25.24%) Developer
1 26 (25.24%) Tester
2 24 (23.30%) Analyst
3 23 (22.33%) Test Analyst
4 18 (17.48%) Automation Test Analyst
5 16 (15.53%) QA Tester
6 15 (14.56%) Software Tester
7 10 (9.71%) Software QA Tester
8 7 (6.80%) QA Engineer
8 7 (6.80%) Scala Developer
9 6 (5.83%) Digital Analyst
9 6 (5.83%) Java Developer
10 5 (4.85%) Automation Tester
10 5 (4.85%) Banking Analyst
10 5 (4.85%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 5 (4.85%) Test Automation Engineer
10 5 (4.85%) Test Engineer
11 4 (3.88%) UI Developer
11 4 (3.88%) Web Analyst
11 4 (3.88%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (29.13%) REST
2 28 (27.18%) .NET
3 24 (23.30%) SOAP
4 15 (14.56%) JSON
5 13 (12.62%) Ajax
6 10 (9.71%) Web Services
7 9 (8.74%) CSS
7 9 (8.74%) HTML
8 8 (7.77%) Spring
9 6 (5.83%) Kafka
9 6 (5.83%) Spring Boot
9 6 (5.83%) XML
10 5 (4.85%) Apache Wicket
10 5 (4.85%) DOM
10 5 (4.85%) Play Framework
10 5 (4.85%) SAX
10 5 (4.85%) Servlets
10 5 (4.85%) XML Schema
11 4 (3.88%) jQuery
11 4 (3.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.53%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (6.80%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.88%) User Experience
5 2 (1.94%) CAN bus
5 2 (1.94%) Robotics
6 1 (0.97%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.97%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.97%) iSeries
6 1 (0.97%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.97%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.88%) Linux
1 4 (3.88%) Windows
2 2 (1.94%) Android
3 1 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.97%) Unix
3 1 (0.97%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (55.34%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (43.69%) BDD
3 27 (26.21%) TDD
3 27 (26.21%) Test Scripting
4 16 (15.53%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (15.53%) SDLC
5 14 (13.59%) Scrum
6 12 (11.65%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (11.65%) E-Commerce
6 12 (11.65%) Programme Management
7 11 (10.68%) Compatibility Testing
7 11 (10.68%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 11 (10.68%) Digital Marketing
8 10 (9.71%) Microservices
8 10 (9.71%) Pair Programming
9 9 (8.74%) Functional Programming
9 9 (8.74%) Manual Testing
9 9 (8.74%) MVC
9 9 (8.74%) Open Source
10 8 (7.77%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (43.69%) Java
2 29 (28.16%) C#
3 19 (18.45%) SQL
4 16 (15.53%) Scala
5 14 (13.59%) JavaScript
6 11 (10.68%) Python
7 8 (7.77%) Ruby
8 6 (5.83%) Groovy
8 6 (5.83%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.91%) PHP
10 2 (1.94%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.97%) C++
11 1 (0.97%) Delphi
11 1 (0.97%) F#
11 1 (0.97%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.97%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.97%) RPG
Qualifications
1 9 (8.74%) Degree
2 7 (6.80%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.83%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.85%) ISEB
4 5 (4.85%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (34.95%) QA
2 1 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 2 (1.94%) Docker
2 1 (0.97%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.94%) Ansible
1 2 (1.94%) Puppet
2 1 (0.97%) HockeyApp
2 1 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.97%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.97%) Rancher
2 1 (0.97%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (10.68%) SAP
2 9 (8.74%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.85%) hybris
4 4 (3.88%) Blue Prism
4 4 (3.88%) HP
5 2 (1.94%) ATG
5 2 (1.94%) Oracle
5 2 (1.94%) Serena
6 1 (0.97%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.97%) New Relic
6 1 (0.97%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.97%) Software AG
6 1 (0.97%) VMware
6 1 (0.97%) webMethods