Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 February 2020 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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 53 22 31
Rank change year-on-year -31 +9 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 63 156 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 3.52% 7.55% 5.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.31% 8.91% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 104 70
Bristol median daily rate £425 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.43% -3.45%
10th Percentile £311 £300 £281
90th Percentile £553 £550 £491
South West median daily rate £428 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -4.93% +20.00% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Bristol median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% +6.67%
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +9.76% +9.33%

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 1,463 1,751 1,577
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 81.69% 84.71% 83.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 956 1,200 1,035
Bristol median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
90th Percentile £625 £575 £528
South West median daily rate £450 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 64 36
Bristol median hourly rate £35.00 £37.53 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.73% +114.43% -30.00%
10th Percentile £15.04 £12.23 £11.21
90th Percentile £52.50 £60.18 £46.88
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +33.33% -20.00%

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 2020, 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 33 (52.38%) Selenium
2 30 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (25.40%) Java
3 16 (25.40%) DevOps
4 14 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 14 (22.22%) C#
5 13 (20.63%) .NET
5 13 (20.63%) Scrum
5 13 (20.63%) Azure
6 11 (17.46%) SC Cleared
6 11 (17.46%) Security Cleared
6 11 (17.46%) BDD
7 9 (14.29%) QA
7 9 (14.29%) SpecFlow
7 9 (14.29%) API Testing
8 8 (12.70%) Microservices
8 8 (12.70%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (12.70%) Manual Testing
8 8 (12.70%) Cucumber
8 8 (12.70%) TDD
8 8 (12.70%) ISTQB
9 7 (11.11%) JIRA
9 7 (11.11%) WebDriver
9 7 (11.11%) Finance
9 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
9 7 (11.11%) Jenkins
10 6 (9.52%) SQL
10 6 (9.52%) Validation
10 6 (9.52%) Waterfall
10 6 (9.52%) Test Scripting

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 (3.17%) Confluence
1 2 (3.17%) Jetty
1 2 (3.17%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.63%) Azure
2 3 (4.76%) AWS
2 3 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
2 3 (4.76%) GitHub
3 2 (3.17%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.17%) GCP
3 2 (3.17%) IaaS
3 2 (3.17%) PaaS
3 2 (3.17%) Power Platform
4 1 (1.59%) npm
4 1 (1.59%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) DHCP
1 2 (3.17%) DNS
1 2 (3.17%) FTP
1 2 (3.17%) HTTP
1 2 (3.17%) IPsec
1 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) Power BI
1 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.59%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 33 (52.38%) Selenium
2 9 (14.29%) SpecFlow
3 8 (12.70%) Cucumber
4 7 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 7 (11.11%) JIRA
4 7 (11.11%) WebDriver
5 6 (9.52%) NUnit
6 5 (7.94%) Git (software)
7 3 (4.76%) Gatling
7 3 (4.76%) Postman
7 3 (4.76%) SoapUI
8 2 (3.17%) JMeter
8 2 (3.17%) Katalon Studio
8 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.17%) Zephyr
9 1 (1.59%) git-flow
9 1 (1.59%) GitLab
9 1 (1.59%) IntelliJ
9 1 (1.59%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.59%) SonarQube
General
1 7 (11.11%) Finance
2 5 (7.94%) Public Sector
3 4 (6.35%) Electronics
3 4 (6.35%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.35%) Marketing
3 4 (6.35%) Retail Banking
3 4 (6.35%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.17%) Banking
4 2 (3.17%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (3.17%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.17%) Police
4 2 (3.17%) Retail
5 1 (1.59%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (31.75%) Analyst
1 20 (31.75%) Test Analyst
2 16 (25.40%) Test Engineer
3 13 (20.63%) Automation Test Analyst
4 10 (15.87%) Developer
5 9 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 5 (7.94%) Java Developer
7 5 (7.94%) Manual Test Analyst
8 4 (6.35%) Senior Test Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Test Leader
8 4 (6.35%) Tester
9 3 (4.76%) Automation Tester
9 3 (4.76%) Integration Developer
9 3 (4.76%) Test Manager
10 2 (3.17%) Automation Test Lead
10 2 (3.17%) DevOps Engineer
10 2 (3.17%) Technical Analyst
10 2 (3.17%) Technical Test Analyst
11 1 (1.59%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.63%) .NET
2 5 (7.94%) Spring Boot
3 4 (6.35%) Middleware
3 4 (6.35%) Web Services
3 4 (6.35%) WebdriverIO
4 3 (4.76%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (4.76%) AngularJS
4 3 (4.76%) Apache Camel
4 3 (4.76%) CSS
4 3 (4.76%) HTML
4 3 (4.76%) JSON
4 3 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (4.76%) REST
4 3 (4.76%) RESTful
4 3 (4.76%) Spring
5 2 (3.17%) Gherkin
5 2 (3.17%) Node.js
5 2 (3.17%) SOAP
6 1 (1.59%) HTML5
6 1 (1.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.17%) PKI
2 2 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.59%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.35%) Linux
1 4 (6.35%) Windows
2 1 (1.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (25.40%) DevOps
3 13 (20.63%) Scrum
4 11 (17.46%) BDD
5 9 (14.29%) API Testing
6 8 (12.70%) Manual Testing
6 8 (12.70%) Microservices
6 8 (12.70%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (12.70%) TDD
7 6 (9.52%) Test Scripting
7 6 (9.52%) Validation
7 6 (9.52%) Waterfall
8 5 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (7.94%) Data Validation
8 5 (7.94%) Functional Testing
8 5 (7.94%) Software Testing
9 4 (6.35%) Change Management
9 4 (6.35%) Digital Marketing
9 4 (6.35%) Release Management
9 4 (6.35%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.40%) Java
2 14 (22.22%) C#
2 14 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 6 (9.52%) SQL
4 3 (4.76%) Java 8
4 3 (4.76%) Scala
5 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.17%) Python
6 1 (1.59%) ES6
6 1 (1.59%) Groovy
6 1 (1.59%) PHP
6 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.59%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (17.46%) SC Cleared
1 11 (17.46%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.70%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.76%) MBA
4 2 (3.17%) Degree
4 2 (3.17%) ISEB
4 2 (3.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (3.17%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (6.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (6.35%) Ansible
2 2 (3.17%) HP ALM
2 2 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.17%) Puppet
2 2 (3.17%) Salt
2 2 (3.17%) Terraform
3 1 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.59%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.35%) SAP
3 2 (3.17%) Google
3 2 (3.17%) HP
3 2 (3.17%) IBM