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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 32 30 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 0.40% 0.57% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.73% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+9.61% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £30.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.20% -18.00%
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
192 137 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 76.49% 77.84% 72.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 79 126
Average daily rate £393 £400 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% +9.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 7 21
Average hourly rate £16.00 £34.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.94% +23.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.66 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 15 September 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
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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
Dorchester - 1 - -
Test Automation
South West

Test Automation
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (50.00%) Open Source
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Systems

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
General
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Open Source
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
1 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP