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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 30 31 20
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 1 3 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 0.56% 1.38% 7.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 1.81% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 6
Average daily rate £398 £398 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £325 £341
% change year-on-year
+11.92% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.66% +7.14%
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
149 166 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 83.71% 76.50% 83.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 80 101
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £498 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 8
Average hourly rate £35.50 £14.50 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+144.82% -56.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.60 £12.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £35.00 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

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 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +2 1 £398 -
Automated Testing
South West

Automated Testing
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 5 (71.43%) Cucumber
2 4 (57.14%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (57.14%) Functional Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) PHP
2 4 (57.14%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (57.14%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (42.86%) Mentoring
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
3 3 (42.86%) Gherkin
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
5 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 1 (14.29%) Web Services
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) Ruby
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) RESTful
5 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Groovy
5 1 (14.29%) Capybara
5 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Cucumber
2 4 (57.14%) Selenium
3 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
4 1 (14.29%) Capybara
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Functional Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Developer in Test
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Gherkin
2 1 (14.29%) RESTful
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (57.14%) Functional Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Mentoring
2 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) PHP
2 2 (28.57%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) Groovy
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft