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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 27 26 25
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 3 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 1.55% 4.22% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 6.60% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
- £353 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +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 £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
145 106 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 74.74% 63.86% 70.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 62 70
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 £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 11
Average hourly rate £19.50 £11.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.27% -31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £30.40 £17.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
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
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 11 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
(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 3 - -
Plymouth - - - -
Automated Testing
South West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 11 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 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
2 10 (52.63%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (52.63%) Scrum
3 9 (47.37%) Software Testing
3 9 (47.37%) ISTQB
4 8 (42.11%) SC Cleared
5 7 (36.84%) Selenium
5 7 (36.84%) User Stories
6 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
6 6 (31.58%) PHPUnit
6 6 (31.58%) PHP
6 6 (31.58%) Management Information System
6 6 (31.58%) Drupal
6 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
6 6 (31.58%) Content Management
6 6 (31.58%) Document Management
7 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (26.32%) JIRA
7 5 (26.32%) Time Management
7 5 (26.32%) Kanban
7 5 (26.32%) Business Continuity
7 5 (26.32%) HP
7 5 (26.32%) Performance Testing
7 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
8 4 (21.05%) ISEB
9 3 (15.79%) Summit
9 3 (15.79%) SOAP
9 3 (15.79%) ISO 9001
9 3 (15.79%) Alfresco

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 3 (15.79%) Summit
Development Applications
1 10 (52.63%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (36.84%) Selenium
3 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
3 6 (31.58%) PHPUnit
4 5 (26.32%) JIRA
5 3 (15.79%) SoapUI
6 2 (10.53%) Capybara
6 2 (10.53%) LoadRunner
6 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Tester
2 6 (31.58%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Drupal Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Automation Specialist
3 4 (21.05%) Test Specialist
4 3 (15.79%) Automated Tester
5 2 (10.53%) PHP Drupal Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Test Automation Specialist
5 2 (10.53%) PHP Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Scrum
2 9 (47.37%) Software Testing
3 7 (36.84%) User Stories
4 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
4 6 (31.58%) Content Management
4 6 (31.58%) Document Management
5 5 (26.32%) Business Continuity
5 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (26.32%) Performance Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Time Management
5 5 (26.32%) Kanban
6 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
7 3 (15.79%) Automation Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
8 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
9 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
2 9 (47.37%) ISTQB
3 8 (42.11%) SC Cleared
4 4 (21.05%) ISEB
5 1 (5.26%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) ISO 9001
1 3 (15.79%) ISO 14001
2 2 (10.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) HP