Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 44 46
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 -16
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 64 80 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 3.73% 4.37% 3.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.57% 5.29% 4.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 56 47
Bristol median daily rate £372 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.75% +2.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £296 £288 £293
90th Percentile £460 £488 £464
South West median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate £35.00 - -
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year -19.54% +3.57% -

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1401 1512 1404
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 81.74% 82.58% 80.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 944 1100 1068
Bristol median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £250 £260 £263
90th Percentile £530 £538 £530
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +1.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 55 31
Bristol median hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.33% +3.02% +99.45%
10th Percentile £11.95 £12.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £48.11 £52.22 £45.00
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% +45.83%

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 July 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 20 July 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 43 (67.19%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (48.44%) Selenium
3 25 (39.06%) QA
4 24 (37.50%) Java
4 24 (37.50%) Cucumber
5 23 (35.94%) BDD
6 20 (31.25%) JavaScript
7 19 (29.69%) C#
7 19 (29.69%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (26.56%) SQL
8 17 (26.56%) CSS
9 16 (25.00%) Git (software)
10 15 (23.44%) Jenkins
10 15 (23.44%) Scrum
10 15 (23.44%) .NET
11 14 (21.88%) SOAP
11 14 (21.88%) TDD
11 14 (21.88%) REST
12 13 (20.31%) HTML
13 12 (18.75%) Test Scripting
13 12 (18.75%) DevOps
14 11 (17.19%) User Stories
14 11 (17.19%) WebDriver
14 11 (17.19%) Ant
15 10 (15.63%) Windows
15 10 (15.63%) E-Commerce
15 10 (15.63%) Spring
15 10 (15.63%) hybris
15 10 (15.63%) CSS3
15 10 (15.63%) SoapUI

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 (3.13%) Apache
1 2 (3.13%) nginx
2 1 (1.56%) CMS
2 1 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.94%) GitHub
2 3 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.69%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) HTTP
1 2 (3.13%) Internet
1 2 (3.13%) PuTTY
1 2 (3.13%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.69%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.13%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.13%) MySQL
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.56%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 31 (48.44%) Selenium
2 24 (37.50%) Cucumber
3 16 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 15 (23.44%) Jenkins
5 11 (17.19%) Ant
5 11 (17.19%) WebDriver
6 10 (15.63%) SoapUI
7 9 (14.06%) Gradle
7 9 (14.06%) Maven
8 7 (10.94%) Bitbucket
8 7 (10.94%) TeamCity
9 6 (9.38%) Karma Test Runner
9 6 (9.38%) Mocha
9 6 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (7.81%) JMeter
11 4 (6.25%) Robot Framework
11 4 (6.25%) SpecFlow
12 3 (4.69%) GoCD
12 3 (4.69%) HP UFT
12 3 (4.69%) JIRA
General
1 7 (10.94%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Banking
3 4 (6.25%) Electronics
3 4 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.25%) Marketing
3 4 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.69%) Retail
4 3 (4.69%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (34.38%) Developer
2 16 (25.00%) Tester
3 9 (14.06%) Automation Tester
4 8 (12.50%) Analyst
4 8 (12.50%) Software Tester
5 6 (9.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 5 (7.81%) Java Developer
6 5 (7.81%) Test Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) UI Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) C# Developer
7 4 (6.25%) QA Tester
7 4 (6.25%) Software QA Tester
8 3 (4.69%) Architect
8 3 (4.69%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Python Developer
8 3 (4.69%) SQL Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Technical Leader
8 3 (4.69%) Test Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.56%) CSS
2 15 (23.44%) .NET
3 14 (21.88%) REST
3 14 (21.88%) SOAP
4 13 (20.31%) HTML
5 10 (15.63%) CSS3
5 10 (15.63%) Spring
6 8 (12.50%) React
7 6 (9.38%) Chai
7 6 (9.38%) Redux
7 6 (9.38%) XML
8 5 (7.81%) HTML5
8 5 (7.81%) Web Services
9 4 (6.25%) AngularJS
9 4 (6.25%) Gherkin
10 3 (4.69%) .NET Framework
10 3 (4.69%) jQuery
10 3 (4.69%) Kafka
10 3 (4.69%) RabbitMQ
11 2 (3.13%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) User Experience
2 4 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.63%) Windows
2 8 (12.50%) Linux
3 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.69%) Debian
4 3 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (4.69%) Unix
5 2 (3.13%) Ubuntu
5 2 (3.13%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (67.19%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (35.94%) BDD
3 19 (29.69%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (23.44%) Scrum
5 14 (21.88%) TDD
6 12 (18.75%) DevOps
6 12 (18.75%) Test Scripting
7 11 (17.19%) User Stories
8 10 (15.63%) E-Commerce
9 9 (14.06%) Web Development
10 8 (12.50%) SDLC
11 7 (10.94%) Coaching
11 7 (10.94%) Front End Development
11 7 (10.94%) Unit Testing
12 6 (9.38%) API Testing
12 6 (9.38%) MVC
12 6 (9.38%) Performance Testing
12 6 (9.38%) Software Testing
12 6 (9.38%) Test Strategy
13 5 (7.81%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (37.50%) Java
2 20 (31.25%) JavaScript
3 19 (29.69%) C#
4 17 (26.56%) SQL
5 8 (12.50%) ES6
5 8 (12.50%) Python
6 4 (6.25%) Ruby
7 3 (4.69%) Scala
8 2 (3.13%) F#
8 2 (3.13%) PHP
9 1 (1.56%) C
9 1 (1.56%) Perl
9 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (6.25%) ISEB
2 3 (4.69%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.13%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (39.06%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Docker
1 3 (4.69%) LXC
2 2 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) Puppet
2 2 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.13%) vRealize
3 1 (1.56%) Ansible
3 1 (1.56%) Graphite
3 1 (1.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (15.63%) hybris
2 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.25%) SAP
4 3 (4.69%) ATG
5 2 (3.13%) HP
5 2 (3.13%) Oracle
5 2 (3.13%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.13%) VMware
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