The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Devon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 26 18 29
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +11
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 4 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 1.87% 5.64% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% 6.83% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
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£398 £288 £143
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.26% +101.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £36.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -14.70%
Automated Testing
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Devon region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Devon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
149 161 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 69.63% 82.56% 73.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 89 86
Average daily rate £350 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £19.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -32.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

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

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Devon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Devon region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Devon

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Devon region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Devon region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Exeter -7 4 £398 +22.30% 1
Automated Testing
South West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Devon region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 13 (92.86%) SC Cleared
1 13 (92.86%) Security Cleared
2 10 (71.43%) JIRA
3 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (50.00%) HP
4 7 (50.00%) Java
5 6 (42.86%) Oracle
5 6 (42.86%) PL/SQL
5 6 (42.86%) SQL
5 6 (42.86%) ISO 9001
5 6 (42.86%) ISEB
5 6 (42.86%) ISO 14001
5 6 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (42.86%) Summit
5 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
5 6 (42.86%) ISTQB
5 6 (42.86%) Unit Testing
5 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
5 6 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
6 5 (35.71%) XML
7 4 (28.57%) Linux
7 4 (28.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (28.57%) LoadRunner
7 4 (28.57%) Load Testing
7 4 (28.57%) JSON
7 4 (28.57%) MongoDB
7 4 (28.57%) NoSQL
8 3 (21.43%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (21.43%) C

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Devon region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (28.57%) MongoDB
2 4 (28.57%) NoSQL
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
4 1 (7.14%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (71.43%) JIRA
2 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
3 4 (28.57%) LoadRunner
4 3 (21.43%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) Database Developer
3 5 (35.71%) Tester
4 3 (21.43%) LoadRunner Tester
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Automation Tester
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Testing Specialist
6 1 (7.14%) Automation Specialist
6 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) XML
2 4 (28.57%) JSON
3 1 (7.14%) RESTful
3 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
3 1 (7.14%) J2EE
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) SOAP
3 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Unit Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 4 (28.57%) Load Testing
4 2 (14.29%) OO
4 2 (14.29%) Scrum
4 2 (14.29%) User Stories
5 1 (7.14%) DevOps
5 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.14%) Big Data Analytics
5 1 (7.14%) Analytics
5 1 (7.14%) Web Development
5 1 (7.14%) TDD
5 1 (7.14%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Java
2 6 (42.86%) PL/SQL
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) C
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (92.86%) SC Cleared
1 13 (92.86%) Security Cleared
2 6 (42.86%) ISEB
2 6 (42.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) ISO 9001
1 6 (42.86%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) HP
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle