The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Devon region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 34 18 23
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +5
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 5 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 1.86% 5.88% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 8.91% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Average daily rate
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£330 £353 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% +127.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.75 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+83.84% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Devon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
189 101 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 70.26% 66.01% 66.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 60 53
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 9
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.23 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% +4.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £11.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £42.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Automated Testing
South West

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Devon region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 July 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 -15 3 £330 -6.38%
Plymouth - - - -
Automated Testing
South West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
2 6 (31.58%) Drupal
2 6 (31.58%) PHPUnit
2 6 (31.58%) PHP
2 6 (31.58%) Content Management
2 6 (31.58%) Document Management
3 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
3 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
3 5 (26.32%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (26.32%) Management Information System
3 5 (26.32%) Scrum
3 5 (26.32%) Business Continuity
3 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
4 4 (21.05%) User Stories
4 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.79%) SOAP
5 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
5 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (15.79%) SoapUI
5 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
5 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (15.79%) Alfresco
5 3 (15.79%) Time Management
5 3 (15.79%) Kanban
5 3 (15.79%) Apache Solr
6 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (10.53%) Test Automation

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (31.58%) Drupal
2 3 (15.79%) Alfresco
2 3 (15.79%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Summit
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
1 6 (31.58%) PHPUnit
2 5 (26.32%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (15.79%) SoapUI
4 2 (10.53%) Grunt
4 2 (10.53%) JIRA
4 2 (10.53%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Drupal Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Tester
4 3 (15.79%) Automation Specialist
4 3 (15.79%) Automated Tester
4 3 (15.79%) Test Specialist
5 2 (10.53%) PHP Developer
5 2 (10.53%) PHP Drupal Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Lead Java Developer
6 1 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Lead Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) SOAP
2 1 (5.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Content Management
1 6 (31.58%) Document Management
2 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
2 5 (26.32%) Scrum
2 5 (26.32%) Business Continuity
3 4 (21.05%) User Stories
4 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
4 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (15.79%) Time Management
4 3 (15.79%) Kanban
4 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
5 2 (10.53%) SOA
5 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
5 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
5 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
6 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) PHP
2 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.53%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
2 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (10.53%) ISEB
5 1 (5.26%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) ISO 9001
1 2 (10.53%) ISO 14001
1 2 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) HP