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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 28 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 10 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 3.30% 5.66% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.69% 7.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
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
213 161 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 70.30% 75.94% 58.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 101 73
Average daily rate £450 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £209 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £675 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 9
Average hourly rate £36.50 £27.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.72% +107.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.75 £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 2015. 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
Paignton - - - -
Automated Testing
South West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 28 (93.33%) SC Cleared
1 28 (93.33%) Security Cleared
2 21 (70.00%) ISTQB
2 21 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (70.00%) JIRA
2 21 (70.00%) HP
2 21 (70.00%) ISEB
3 20 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 20 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
4 18 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 16 (53.33%) User Stories
6 14 (46.67%) Selenium
7 13 (43.33%) Java
8 10 (33.33%) Test Scripting
9 9 (30.00%) OO
10 8 (26.67%) ISO 9001
10 8 (26.67%) ISO 14001
10 8 (26.67%) Summit
11 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
12 4 (13.33%) Linux
12 4 (13.33%) Scrum
12 4 (13.33%) LoadRunner
12 4 (13.33%) Load Testing
13 3 (10.00%) Unit Testing
13 3 (10.00%) C
13 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
13 3 (10.00%) PL/SQL
13 3 (10.00%) SQL
13 3 (10.00%) Oracle
13 3 (10.00%) PostgreSQL

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (26.67%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (70.00%) JIRA
2 18 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (46.67%) Selenium
4 4 (13.33%) LoadRunner
5 1 (3.33%) Grunt
5 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 18 (60.00%) Tester
2 13 (43.33%) Automation Tester
3 6 (20.00%) Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Test Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) LoadRunner Tester
5 3 (10.00%) Database Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.33%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Automated Tester
7 1 (3.33%) Automation Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) Security Tester
7 1 (3.33%) Testing Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) HTML
1 1 (3.33%) CSS
1 1 (3.33%) Web Services
1 1 (3.33%) XML
1 1 (3.33%) Hibernate
1 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (3.33%) HTML5
1 1 (3.33%) CSS3
1 1 (3.33%) Spring
1 1 (3.33%) JSON
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 16 (53.33%) User Stories
4 10 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 9 (30.00%) OO
6 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 4 (13.33%) Scrum
7 4 (13.33%) Load Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Unit Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Project Management
9 2 (6.67%) Automation Testing
10 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
10 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
10 1 (3.33%) Strategic Planning
10 1 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) Java
2 3 (10.00%) C
2 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (10.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 28 (93.33%) SC Cleared
1 28 (93.33%) Security Cleared
2 21 (70.00%) ISTQB
2 21 (70.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (26.67%) ISO 9001
1 8 (26.67%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 20 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 21 (70.00%) HP
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle