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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 35 21 21
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 5 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 1.90% 5.92% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.66% 9.09% 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 £360 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+21.53% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Devon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
188 99 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 71.48% 65.13% 66.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 59 51
Average daily rate £375 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £200 £187
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 10 12 10
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.23 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% +6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £11.00 £14.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £42.50 £17.45
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 25 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 25 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 -14 3 £330 -6.38% 2
Plymouth - - - -
Automated Testing
South West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 25 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 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 8 (36.36%) SC Cleared
2 8 (36.36%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (36.36%) Scrum
3 7 (31.82%) Software Testing
3 7 (31.82%) User Stories
3 7 (31.82%) ISTQB
4 6 (27.27%) Drupal
4 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
4 6 (27.27%) PHPUnit
4 6 (27.27%) Content Management
4 6 (27.27%) Document Management
4 6 (27.27%) PHP
5 5 (22.73%) HP
5 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
5 5 (22.73%) Business Continuity
5 5 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (22.73%) Selenium
5 5 (22.73%) JIRA
6 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 4 (18.18%) ISEB
6 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 3 (13.64%) SOAP
7 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
7 3 (13.64%) Summit
7 3 (13.64%) ISO 9001
7 3 (13.64%) ISO 14001
7 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (13.64%) SoapUI

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 (27.27%) Drupal
2 3 (13.64%) Alfresco
2 3 (13.64%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Summit
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 6 (27.27%) PHPUnit
3 5 (22.73%) JIRA
3 5 (22.73%) Selenium
4 3 (13.64%) SoapUI
5 2 (9.09%) Grunt
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Drupal Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Tester
4 4 (18.18%) Automation Specialist
4 4 (18.18%) Test Specialist
5 3 (13.64%) Automated Tester
6 2 (9.09%) PHP Drupal Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Test Automation Specialist
6 2 (9.09%) PHP Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Lead Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Software Tester
7 1 (4.55%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Lead Java Developer
7 1 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Test Automation Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) SOAP
2 1 (4.55%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Scrum
2 7 (31.82%) Software Testing
2 7 (31.82%) User Stories
3 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 6 (27.27%) Content Management
3 6 (27.27%) Document Management
4 5 (22.73%) Business Continuity
5 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (13.64%) Time Management
6 3 (13.64%) Kanban
6 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
7 2 (9.09%) SOA
7 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
7 2 (9.09%) Project Planning
7 2 (9.09%) Automation Testing
8 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) PHP
2 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.09%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 8 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 7 (31.82%) ISTQB
4 4 (18.18%) ISEB
5 3 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (4.55%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) ISO 9001
1 3 (13.64%) ISO 14001
2 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) HP