The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank - 27 25
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset - 0.50% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.63% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £500 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Test Automation
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 Dorset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
207 158 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 79.62% 78.22% 72.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 85 80
Median daily rate £440 £353 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.82% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 13
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Dorset region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation across the Dorset region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Dorset region.

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

Test Automation
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) CRM
1 2 (100.00%) Law
1 2 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (100.00%) Mentoring

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (100.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (100.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Automation Test Lead
1 2 (100.00%) Lead Test Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) QA Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) QA Automation Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) QA Leader
1 2 (100.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Senior QA Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Senior QA Test Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Test Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) CRM
1 2 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA