The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bournemouth region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 22 - 21
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 1.65% - 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% - 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £38.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-18.33% +32.75%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bournemouth region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bournemouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
90 81 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 74.38% 71.68% 74.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 51 45
Average daily rate £400 £365 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £237 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £483 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 1
Average hourly rate £37.00 £29.81 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.12% +170.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Bournemouth

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Bournemouth region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Bournemouth

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Bournemouth

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Bournemouth

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bournemouth

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bournemouth region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (66.67%) Line Management
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) TestComplete
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) JBehave
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) BDD

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bournemouth by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bournemouth region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) TestComplete
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) JBehave
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Leader
1 2 (66.67%) QA Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Test Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (66.67%) Line Management
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) ATDD
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle