Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 49 37
Rank change year-on-year +17 -12 +10
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 106 63 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 5.80% 3.66% 4.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.93% 4.43% 5.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 34 57
Bristol median daily rate £369 £369 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.07% -1.73% -
10th Percentile £225 £296 £288
90th Percentile £468 £464 £488
South West median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Bristol median hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% - -
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year +17.14% -19.54% +3.57%

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 1,529 1,421 1,536
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 83.69% 82.66% 83.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,003 961 1,116
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £273 £250 £260
90th Percentile £530 £530 £538
South West median daily rate £413 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.60% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 37 58
Bristol median hourly rate £39.75 £34.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.91% -9.33% +5.63%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.95 £12.00
90th Percentile £54.60 £48.11 £52.25
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £39.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year +0.63% +1.92% +11.43%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 74 (69.81%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (58.49%) Selenium
3 35 (33.02%) C#
4 30 (28.30%) SQL
4 30 (28.30%) Git (software)
5 28 (26.42%) Cucumber
6 26 (24.53%) Analytical Skills
7 24 (22.64%) Scrum
7 24 (22.64%) Problem-Solving
8 23 (21.70%) SQL Server
9 22 (20.75%) HTML
9 22 (20.75%) Java
9 22 (20.75%) SpecFlow
10 21 (19.81%) Gherkin
10 21 (19.81%) .NET
10 21 (19.81%) QA
11 19 (17.92%) Microsoft
11 19 (17.92%) Oracle
12 16 (15.09%) Test Scripting
13 15 (14.15%) WebDriver
14 14 (13.21%) API Testing
14 14 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (13.21%) JSON
14 14 (13.21%) NUnit
14 14 (13.21%) JavaScript
14 14 (13.21%) ASP.NET
14 14 (13.21%) XML
15 13 (12.26%) CSS
15 13 (12.26%) Finance
15 13 (12.26%) DevOps

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 9 (8.49%) CMS
2 8 (7.55%) Drupal
3 4 (3.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (2.83%) Confluence
5 1 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (8.49%) npm
3 8 (7.55%) NuGet
4 6 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.89%) BrowserStack
5 2 (1.89%) GitHub
5 2 (1.89%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.49%) HTTP
2 1 (0.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (21.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.94%) MySQL
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 62 (58.49%) Selenium
2 30 (28.30%) Git (software)
3 28 (26.42%) Cucumber
4 22 (20.75%) SpecFlow
5 15 (14.15%) WebDriver
6 14 (13.21%) NUnit
7 12 (11.32%) JIRA
8 10 (9.43%) Jenkins
8 10 (9.43%) JUnit
8 10 (9.43%) SoapUI
9 9 (8.49%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (7.55%) JMeter
10 8 (7.55%) Moq
10 8 (7.55%) XMLUnit
10 8 (7.55%) xUnit.net
11 6 (5.66%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (4.72%) HP UFT
12 5 (4.72%) JIRA Agile
13 4 (3.77%) Hudson
13 4 (3.77%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (12.26%) Finance
2 6 (5.66%) Banking
3 5 (4.72%) Advertising
4 4 (3.77%) Back Office
5 3 (2.83%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.83%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.94%) Billing
6 1 (0.94%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.94%) Marketing
6 1 (0.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (23.58%) Analyst
2 24 (22.64%) Test Analyst
3 22 (20.75%) Tester
4 20 (18.87%) Developer
5 14 (13.21%) Automation Test Analyst
6 12 (11.32%) Test Engineer
7 11 (10.38%) Automation Tester
8 8 (7.55%) Test Leader
9 7 (6.60%) .NET Developer
9 7 (6.60%) Test Automation Engineer
10 6 (5.66%) Software Tester
11 5 (4.72%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 5 (4.72%) Selenium Tester
12 4 (3.77%) Lead Developer
13 3 (2.83%) Agile Test Analyst
13 3 (2.83%) Integration Engineer
13 3 (2.83%) Java Automation Tester
13 3 (2.83%) QA Analyst
13 3 (2.83%) QA Test Analyst
14 2 (1.89%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (20.75%) HTML
2 21 (19.81%) .NET
2 21 (19.81%) Gherkin
3 14 (13.21%) ASP.NET
3 14 (13.21%) JSON
3 14 (13.21%) XML
4 13 (12.26%) CSS
5 10 (9.43%) ASP.NET Web API
5 10 (9.43%) Node.js
6 9 (8.49%) .NET Framework
6 9 (8.49%) Entity Framework
7 8 (7.55%) ASP.NET Core
7 8 (7.55%) Autofac
7 8 (7.55%) Code First Entity Framework
7 8 (7.55%) D3.js
7 8 (7.55%) React
7 8 (7.55%) Redux
8 5 (4.72%) Web Services
9 4 (3.77%) HTML5
9 4 (3.77%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (24.53%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (11.32%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (4.72%) Fintech
4 4 (3.77%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (2.83%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.89%) User Experience
7 1 (0.94%) Digital TV
7 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.94%) MPEG
7 1 (0.94%) Robotics
7 1 (0.94%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.55%) Windows
2 5 (4.72%) Linux
3 4 (3.77%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (69.81%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (22.64%) Problem-Solving
2 24 (22.64%) Scrum
3 16 (15.09%) Test Scripting
4 14 (13.21%) API Testing
4 14 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (12.26%) DevOps
6 12 (11.32%) SDLC
6 12 (11.32%) Unit Testing
7 11 (10.38%) MVC
7 11 (10.38%) TDD
8 10 (9.43%) Acceptance Criteria
9 9 (8.49%) SDET
9 9 (8.49%) Test Strategy
10 8 (7.55%) Dependency Injection
10 8 (7.55%) Front End Development
10 8 (7.55%) Manual Testing
10 8 (7.55%) Migration
10 8 (7.55%) Strategic Thinking
10 8 (7.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (33.02%) C#
2 30 (28.30%) SQL
3 22 (20.75%) Java
4 14 (13.21%) JavaScript
5 12 (11.32%) VBScript
6 9 (8.49%) PowerShell
7 8 (7.55%) C++
8 7 (6.60%) Python
9 5 (4.72%) VB
10 3 (2.83%) Java 8
11 2 (1.89%) C
11 2 (1.89%) PHP
11 2 (1.89%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.94%) Ruby
12 1 (0.94%) Scala
12 1 (0.94%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (9.43%) ISEB
2 9 (8.49%) Degree
3 7 (6.60%) Security Cleared
4 6 (5.66%) ISTQB
5 5 (4.72%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (19.81%) QA
2 7 (6.60%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (4.72%) Docker
2 1 (0.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (6.60%) WMI
2 4 (3.77%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 19 (17.92%) Microsoft
1 19 (17.92%) Oracle
2 4 (3.77%) Blue Prism
2 4 (3.77%) Cadence
2 4 (3.77%) UiPath
3 3 (2.83%) Automation Anywhere
4 1 (0.94%) Cisco
4 1 (0.94%) Google
4 1 (0.94%) Juniper
4 1 (0.94%) Ruckus Wireless
4 1 (0.94%) Siemens
4 1 (0.94%) Sitecore