Period
to 23 August 2019

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 August 2019 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 27 46
Rank change year-on-year +1 +19 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 124 131 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 6.57% 6.82% 3.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.81% 8.01% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 94 30
Bristol median daily rate £425 £356 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.30% -5.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £223 £247
90th Percentile £593 £488 £476
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Bristol median hourly rate £24.75 £40.88 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.45% +16.79% -
10th Percentile £16.38 £38.01 £34.00
90th Percentile £33.73 £41.50 £36.00
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +17.14% -22.22%

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 1,588 1,636 1,419
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 84.15% 85.12% 83.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,016 1,124 945
Bristol median daily rate £425 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% -
10th Percentile £280 £273 £250
90th Percentile £600 £538 £530
South West median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 56 38
Bristol median hourly rate £36.00 £42.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £11.85 £14.13 £12.46
90th Percentile £52.50 £68.13 £47.68
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +3.66% +3.80% +5.33%

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 August 2019.

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

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Bristol over the 6 months to 23 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Test Automation in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 August 2019, 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 73 (58.87%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (29.03%) Continuous Deployment
3 34 (27.42%) Public Sector
4 33 (26.61%) Selenium
5 30 (24.19%) Finance
6 28 (22.58%) Microsoft
6 28 (22.58%) C#
7 26 (20.97%) Python
7 26 (20.97%) Scrum
7 26 (20.97%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (19.35%) JavaScript
9 23 (18.55%) QA
10 22 (17.74%) Git (software)
11 21 (16.94%) Java
12 20 (16.13%) Software Testing
13 19 (15.32%) JIRA
14 18 (14.52%) Web Development
14 18 (14.52%) HTML
14 18 (14.52%) CSS
14 18 (14.52%) Acceptance Criteria
15 17 (13.71%) Linux
15 17 (13.71%) Manual Testing
16 16 (12.90%) .NET
16 16 (12.90%) TDD
16 16 (12.90%) DevOps
17 15 (12.10%) Ruby
18 14 (11.29%) Subversion
18 14 (11.29%) SQL Server
18 14 (11.29%) CRM
18 14 (11.29%) ISEB

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 8 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.03%) Apache
3 4 (3.23%) Confluence
4 3 (2.42%) WildFly
5 2 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.61%) NetWeaver
5 2 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.81%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.81%) Jetty
6 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.61%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 13 (10.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.81%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.48%) Azure
2 12 (9.68%) AWS
3 11 (8.87%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (6.45%) Office 365
5 5 (4.03%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (4.03%) Amazon ECS
5 5 (4.03%) Amazon ELB
5 5 (4.03%) Amazon S3
5 5 (4.03%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 5 (4.03%) AWS OpsWorks
6 2 (1.61%) IaaS
6 2 (1.61%) PaaS
7 1 (0.81%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.81%) Boomi
7 1 (0.81%) GCP
7 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.84%) HTTP
2 2 (1.61%) Wireless
3 1 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.81%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.81%) FabricPath
3 1 (0.81%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.81%) RFID
3 1 (0.81%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.45%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.03%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.61%) MySQL
4 2 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.61%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.81%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.81%) Redis
Development Applications
1 33 (26.61%) Selenium
2 22 (17.74%) Git (software)
3 19 (15.32%) JIRA
4 14 (11.29%) Subversion
5 13 (10.48%) Visual Studio
6 12 (9.68%) Cucumber
6 12 (9.68%) Jenkins
7 8 (6.45%) SpecFlow
8 6 (4.84%) JMeter
9 5 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (4.03%) WebDriver
9 5 (4.03%) Zephyr
10 4 (3.23%) SoapUI
11 3 (2.42%) JUnit
11 3 (2.42%) Maven
11 3 (2.42%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.61%) Checkstyle
12 2 (1.61%) Liquibase
12 2 (1.61%) Mockito
12 2 (1.61%) SonarQube
General
1 34 (27.42%) Public Sector
2 30 (24.19%) Finance
3 12 (9.68%) Telecoms
4 10 (8.06%) Banking
5 9 (7.26%) Electronics
5 9 (7.26%) Manufacturing
5 9 (7.26%) Marketing
6 7 (5.65%) Billing
6 7 (5.65%) Retail
7 6 (4.84%) Financial Institution
8 5 (4.03%) General Ledger
9 2 (1.61%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.81%) Games
10 1 (0.81%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (26.61%) Developer
2 30 (24.19%) Analyst
3 24 (19.35%) Test Analyst
4 12 (9.68%) Tester
5 11 (8.87%) Test Manager
6 10 (8.06%) Test Engineer
7 9 (7.26%) Test Automation Engineer
7 9 (7.26%) Test Leader
8 8 (6.45%) CRM Developer
8 8 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 7 (5.65%) AWS DevOps
9 7 (5.65%) Consultant
10 6 (4.84%) .NET Developer
10 6 (4.84%) Agile Developer
10 6 (4.84%) Automation Test Analyst
10 6 (4.84%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (4.84%) C# Developer
10 6 (4.84%) Software Developer
11 5 (4.03%) AWS Consultant
11 5 (4.03%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.52%) CSS
1 18 (14.52%) HTML
2 16 (12.90%) .NET
3 12 (9.68%) REST
4 10 (8.06%) JSON
4 10 (8.06%) SOAP
5 8 (6.45%) ASP.NET
6 7 (5.65%) Web Services
7 6 (4.84%) jQuery
8 5 (4.03%) AngularJS
8 5 (4.03%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (4.03%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (4.03%) Gherkin
8 5 (4.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (3.23%) RESTful
10 3 (2.42%) WireMock
11 2 (1.61%) JAX-RS
11 2 (1.61%) Lambda Expressions
11 2 (1.61%) React
11 2 (1.61%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.03%) Hedge funds
3 4 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.42%) Digital Media
4 3 (2.42%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.61%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.61%) PKI
6 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.81%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.81%) W3C
6 1 (0.81%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.71%) Linux
2 11 (8.87%) Unix
3 8 (6.45%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.61%) VMS
4 2 (1.61%) Windows
5 1 (0.81%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (58.87%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (29.03%) Continuous Deployment
3 26 (20.97%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (20.97%) Scrum
4 20 (16.13%) Software Testing
5 18 (14.52%) Acceptance Criteria
5 18 (14.52%) Web Development
6 17 (13.71%) Manual Testing
7 16 (12.90%) DevOps
7 16 (12.90%) TDD
8 14 (11.29%) CRM
9 13 (10.48%) Performance Testing
9 13 (10.48%) Waterfall
10 12 (9.68%) BDD
11 11 (8.87%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (8.06%) Programme Management
13 9 (7.26%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (7.26%) Digital Marketing
13 9 (7.26%) Risk Management
13 9 (7.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (22.58%) C#
2 26 (20.97%) Python
3 24 (19.35%) JavaScript
4 21 (16.94%) Java
5 15 (12.10%) Ruby
6 10 (8.06%) SQL
7 9 (7.26%) Scala
8 3 (2.42%) Java 8
9 2 (1.61%) JPQL
9 2 (1.61%) PHP
10 1 (0.81%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (11.29%) ISEB
2 7 (5.65%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.84%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.03%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (4.03%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.61%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.81%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (18.55%) QA
2 2 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.81%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (2.42%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (4.84%) Ansible
2 5 (4.03%) Terraform
3 2 (1.61%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.81%) MIIS
Vendors
1 28 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.06%) SAP
3 8 (6.45%) Oracle
4 2 (1.61%) Blue Coat
4 2 (1.61%) Cadence
4 2 (1.61%) Cisco
4 2 (1.61%) Google
4 2 (1.61%) IronPort
5 1 (0.81%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.81%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.81%) Dell
5 1 (0.81%) F5
5 1 (0.81%) HP
5 1 (0.81%) Splunk