The first table below looks at the demand for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation 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 Dorset 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
Test Automation
Rank - 29 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset - 2.47% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 3.08% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £295
% change year-on-year
- +10.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+21.95% -15.17%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
127 195 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 65.13% 80.25% 73.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 114 125
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £224 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 13
Average hourly rate £42.50 £14.02 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+203.13% -64.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £11.69 £31.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
Test Automation
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Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Dorset region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
1 1 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP