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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 17 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 22 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 7.59% 3.54% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.78% 5.34% -
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 0
Average daily rate
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£331 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
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
204 131 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 70.34% 66.16% 65.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 93 74
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £675 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 18
Average hourly rate £27.25 £27.50 £12.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.90% +126.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.60 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.25 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 18 £338 -
Paignton - - - -
Automated Testing
South West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 23 (76.67%) SC Cleared
1 23 (76.67%) Security Cleared
2 19 (63.33%) HP
2 19 (63.33%) ISEB
2 19 (63.33%) ISTQB
3 18 (60.00%) JIRA
3 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 18 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 18 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
4 16 (53.33%) User Stories
5 14 (46.67%) Java
5 14 (46.67%) Selenium
6 9 (30.00%) OO
7 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
8 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
9 5 (16.67%) ISO 9001
9 5 (16.67%) ISO 14001
9 5 (16.67%) Summit
9 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
10 4 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (13.33%) Scrum
10 4 (13.33%) E-Commerce
11 3 (10.00%) Clojure
11 3 (10.00%) Grunt
11 3 (10.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (6.67%) Automation Testing
12 2 (6.67%) SOA
12 2 (6.67%) LoadRunner
12 2 (6.67%) Project Management

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 5 (16.67%) Summit
Development Applications
1 18 (60.00%) JIRA
1 18 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 14 (46.67%) Selenium
3 3 (10.00%) Grunt
4 2 (6.67%) LoadRunner
5 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 16 (53.33%) Tester
2 13 (43.33%) Automation Tester
3 7 (23.33%) Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Test Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Lead Java Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Lead Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Front-End Web Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Automation Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) Security Tester
7 1 (3.33%) Testing Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) LoadRunner Tester
7 1 (3.33%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) Spring
2 1 (3.33%) Hibernate
2 1 (3.33%) HTML
2 1 (3.33%) CSS
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) HTML5
2 1 (3.33%) CSS3
2 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 16 (53.33%) User Stories
3 9 (30.00%) OO
4 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
5 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 4 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (13.33%) Scrum
6 4 (13.33%) E-Commerce
7 2 (6.67%) Automation Testing
7 2 (6.67%) SOA
7 2 (6.67%) Project Management
7 2 (6.67%) Load Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Strategic Planning
8 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) Java
2 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.00%) Clojure
4 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (76.67%) SC Cleared
1 23 (76.67%) Security Cleared
2 19 (63.33%) ISEB
2 19 (63.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) ISO 9001
1 5 (16.67%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 18 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (63.33%) HP