Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 21 November 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 > Gloucestershire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 26 51
Rank change year-on-year -8 +25 -15
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 29 58 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 4.37% 6.32% 3.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.38% 7.97% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 34 28
Gloucestershire median daily rate £428 £394 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -5.12% -7.52%
10th Percentile £301 £297 £354
90th Percentile £663 £510 £502
South West median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £40.00 - -
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% +26.76% +24.56%

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 539 728 769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 81.30% 79.30% 77.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 426 468
Gloucestershire median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £235 £216 £213
90th Percentile £554 £550 £503
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 67 41
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £31.00 £38.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.42% -8.43% +15.28%
10th Percentile £10.50 £13.20 £26.25
90th Percentile £56.23 £46.60 £54.90
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +47.17%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Gloucestershire

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Automation in Gloucestershire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Gloucestershire

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Gloucestershire

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation in Gloucestershire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Gloucestershire

Test Automation
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Gloucestershire region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester +1 9 £350 -6.29% 2
Cheltenham -5 9 £575 +55.41% 1
Cirencester +1 2 £300 +6.67%
Tewkesbury - 1 - -
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 16 (55.17%) Security Cleared
2 14 (48.28%) DV Cleared
3 12 (41.38%) Java
4 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (31.03%) JavaScript
6 8 (27.59%) C#
6 8 (27.59%) .NET
6 8 (27.59%) Google
6 8 (27.59%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (24.14%) TDD
7 7 (24.14%) MVC
7 7 (24.14%) SQL
7 7 (24.14%) Visual Studio
8 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
8 6 (20.69%) Python
8 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
8 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (17.24%) JIRA
9 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
9 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (17.24%) AngularJS
9 5 (17.24%) React
9 5 (17.24%) SDLC
9 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET
9 5 (17.24%) Scrum
10 4 (13.79%) HP UFT

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 1 (3.45%) Apache
1 1 (3.45%) IIS
1 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 8 (27.59%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) HTTP
2 1 (3.45%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (10.34%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.45%) Big Data
4 1 (3.45%) Firebird
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Visual Studio
2 5 (17.24%) JIRA
3 4 (13.79%) HP UFT
3 4 (13.79%) Selenium
3 4 (13.79%) SoapUI
4 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
5 2 (6.90%) Ant
5 2 (6.90%) Cucumber
5 2 (6.90%) Eclipse
5 2 (6.90%) JMeter
5 2 (6.90%) JUnit
5 2 (6.90%) LoadRunner
5 2 (6.90%) Maven
6 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.45%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (3.45%) VersionOne
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Developer
2 5 (17.24%) .NET Developer
2 5 (17.24%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Test Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Automation Test Lead
4 3 (10.34%) QA Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) QA Automation Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) QA Test Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Test Leader
5 2 (6.90%) DV Cleared Java Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) GUI Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Security Researcher
6 1 (3.45%) Test Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) .NET
2 5 (17.24%) AngularJS
2 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET
2 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET Web API
2 5 (17.24%) React
3 4 (13.79%) CSS
3 4 (13.79%) HTML
3 4 (13.79%) SOAP
3 4 (13.79%) XML
4 3 (10.34%) Angular 2
5 2 (6.90%) Gherkin
5 2 (6.90%) JDBC
5 2 (6.90%) jQuery
5 2 (6.90%) JSON
5 2 (6.90%) REST
5 2 (6.90%) RESTful
5 2 (6.90%) XSD
6 1 (3.45%) J2EE
6 1 (3.45%) Node.js
6 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Linux
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Unix
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (24.14%) MVC
2 7 (24.14%) TDD
3 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
4 5 (17.24%) Scrum
4 5 (17.24%) SDLC
4 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Functional Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (13.79%) Waterfall
6 3 (10.34%) Acceptance Criteria
6 3 (10.34%) Analytical Thinking
6 3 (10.34%) QA Automation
6 3 (10.34%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Test Planning
7 2 (6.90%) BDD
7 2 (6.90%) OOP
7 2 (6.90%) Test Strategy
7 2 (6.90%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) Java
2 9 (31.03%) JavaScript
3 8 (27.59%) C#
4 7 (24.14%) SQL
5 6 (20.69%) Python
6 3 (10.34%) C
7 2 (6.90%) C++
7 2 (6.90%) Groovy
7 2 (6.90%) Ruby
7 2 (6.90%) VBScript
8 1 (3.45%) Delphi
8 1 (3.45%) Jython
8 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (55.17%) Security Cleared
2 14 (48.28%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) Degree
3 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Google
2 2 (6.90%) CA
2 2 (6.90%) HP
3 1 (3.45%) Atlassian