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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 30 24 30
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 6 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 2.33% 4.22% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.08% 5.29% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
Average daily rate
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£411 £325 £143
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.53% +128.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.15% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -18.75%
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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 Devon region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Devon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
195 189 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 75.88% 79.75% 65.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 97 76
Average daily rate £375 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £175 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 3
Average hourly rate £36.00 £31.75 £19.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.38% +63.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £9.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £175.00 £51.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 19 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 19 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (84.21%) JIRA
3 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (68.42%) HP
5 12 (63.16%) ISEB
5 12 (63.16%) Software Testing
5 12 (63.16%) ISTQB
5 12 (63.16%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (52.63%) Java
7 9 (47.37%) QuickTest Pro
8 8 (42.11%) ISO 14001
8 8 (42.11%) ISO 9001
8 8 (42.11%) Summit
8 8 (42.11%) User Stories
8 8 (42.11%) Test Scripting
9 6 (31.58%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (31.58%) Selenium
9 6 (31.58%) Unit Testing
9 6 (31.58%) PL/SQL
9 6 (31.58%) SQL
9 6 (31.58%) Oracle
10 5 (26.32%) OO
11 4 (21.05%) XML
11 4 (21.05%) Linux
11 4 (21.05%) LoadRunner
11 4 (21.05%) Load Testing
11 4 (21.05%) JSON
11 4 (21.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (21.05%) Git (software)

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 8 (42.11%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (21.05%) MongoDB
2 4 (21.05%) NoSQL
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (84.21%) JIRA
2 9 (47.37%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (31.58%) Selenium
4 4 (21.05%) LoadRunner
4 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Tester
2 6 (31.58%) Automation Tester
2 6 (31.58%) Database Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Developer
3 3 (15.79%) LoadRunner Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Automated Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Testing Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Automation Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) XML
1 4 (21.05%) JSON
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) Software Testing
3 8 (42.11%) User Stories
3 8 (42.11%) Test Scripting
4 6 (31.58%) Unit Testing
5 5 (26.32%) OO
6 4 (21.05%) Load Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
8 2 (10.53%) Scrum
9 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
9 1 (5.26%) Automation Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) Java
2 6 (31.58%) PL/SQL
2 6 (31.58%) SQL
3 3 (15.79%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 19 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (63.16%) ISEB
2 12 (63.16%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (42.11%) ISO 14001
1 8 (42.11%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 12 (63.16%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) HP
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle