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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 17 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 2.25% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.74% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £313 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £35.63
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +5.26%
Test Automation
Dorset

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
73 79 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 82.02% 78.22% 78.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 48 34
Average daily rate £425 £418 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.79% -0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £32.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +45.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 29 Related IT Skills in Bournemouth

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (50.00%) Issue Tracking
2 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 2 (50.00%) TestComplete
2 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Line Management
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) CRM
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) Law
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bournemouth by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (50.00%) TestComplete
1 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (50.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) QA Leader
1 4 (100.00%) Test Leader
2 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Automation Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Automation Test Lead
2 2 (50.00%) Lead Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) QA Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Senior QA Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Senior QA Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Test Automation Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) Gherkin
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) CRM
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Issue Tracking
2 2 (50.00%) Line Management
2 2 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft