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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
South West / Devon
Rank 25 36 28
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -8
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 17 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 6.30% 1.87% 3.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.17% 2.18% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 1
Median daily rate £380 £313 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.60% -26.47%
UK excluding London median daily rate £376 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.48% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.88 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+26.40% +36.36%

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
237 229 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 87.78% 85.45% 74.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 176 103
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £300 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 9
Median hourly rate £20.00 £43.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.02% +19.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Devon region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 February 2017.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Devon region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Plymouth +21 13 £400 -5.88%
Exeter -4 4 £350 +7.69% 1
Automated Testing
South West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Devon region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 16 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (76.47%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (64.71%) ISEB
4 10 (58.82%) Software Testing
5 9 (52.94%) ISTQB
6 8 (47.06%) QA
6 8 (47.06%) Ruby
6 8 (47.06%) Test Scripting
7 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
7 7 (41.18%) Cucumber
7 7 (41.18%) GitHub
7 7 (41.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (41.18%) Mentoring
8 6 (35.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 6 (35.29%) Continuous Deployment
9 5 (29.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (29.41%) Java
10 4 (23.53%) Refactoring
10 4 (23.53%) Selenium
10 4 (23.53%) User Stories
10 4 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
11 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
11 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
11 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
11 3 (17.65%) Vagrant
11 3 (17.65%) Python
11 3 (17.65%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (17.65%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (11.76%) Translating Business Requirements

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 7 (41.18%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Cucumber
2 4 (23.53%) Selenium
2 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
3 3 (17.65%) Vagrant
4 1 (5.88%) Calabash
4 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.88%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Test Manager
2 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Test Leader
4 2 (11.76%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Lead Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Test Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Analytics Manager
5 1 (5.88%) OAT Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Automation Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) CSS
1 2 (11.76%) Flask
1 2 (11.76%) HTML
1 2 (11.76%) RESTful
2 1 (5.88%) Ajax
2 1 (5.88%) CSS3
2 1 (5.88%) HTML5
2 1 (5.88%) J2EE
2 1 (5.88%) SQLAlchemy
2 1 (5.88%) XHTML
2 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (76.47%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (58.82%) Software Testing
4 8 (47.06%) Test Scripting
5 7 (41.18%) Mentoring
6 6 (35.29%) Continuous Deployment
6 6 (35.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (23.53%) Refactoring
7 4 (23.53%) User Stories
8 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
8 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
9 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
9 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
9 2 (11.76%) Translating Business Requirements
10 1 (5.88%) OO
10 1 (5.88%) OOA/OOD
10 1 (5.88%) OOD
10 1 (5.88%) OOP
10 1 (5.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) Ruby
2 5 (29.41%) Java
3 3 (17.65%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) ISEB
2 9 (52.94%) ISTQB
3 7 (41.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
4 5 (29.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (17.65%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) QA
2 2 (11.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (5.88%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.88%) Docker