The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 42 - 39
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 10 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.09% - 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.41% - 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
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£458 - £271
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 - £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 - £272
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £332 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +7.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
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 Gloucestershire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
293 154 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 61.30% 60.63% 72.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 83 128
Average daily rate £400 £363 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -2.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £214 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 32
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+158.06% -46.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £12.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Test Automation
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 19 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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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
Gloucester - 2 - - 7
Cheltenham - - - - 3
Test Automation
South West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) .NET
3 4 (26.67%) QA
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
3 4 (26.67%) DV Cleared
4 3 (20.00%) Banking
4 3 (20.00%) Retail
4 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (20.00%) Selenium
4 3 (20.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 3 (20.00%) Linux
4 3 (20.00%) Python
4 3 (20.00%) 3GPP
4 3 (20.00%) Toad
4 3 (20.00%) C
4 3 (20.00%) Business Objects
4 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (20.00%) Wireless
4 3 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (13.33%) Teradata
5 2 (13.33%) ETL
5 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (13.33%) Internet
5 2 (13.33%) ISEB
5 2 (13.33%) C#
5 2 (13.33%) C++
5 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) 3GPP
1 3 (20.00%) Wireless
2 2 (13.33%) Internet
3 1 (6.67%) VSAT
3 1 (6.67%) LDAP
3 1 (6.67%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (13.33%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.67%) TKPROF
3 1 (6.67%) ProClarity
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (6.67%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Selenium
1 3 (20.00%) Toad
2 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.67%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (6.67%) Mercurial
3 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
3 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (6.67%) Subversion
3 1 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (20.00%) Banking
1 3 (20.00%) Retail
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Avionics
3 1 (6.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) RF Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Developer Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (13.33%) RF Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Automated Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Teradata Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Wireless Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) JPA
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (6.67%) XML Schema
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.67%) SOAP
2 1 (6.67%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) XSD
2 1 (6.67%) XSLT
2 1 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Open Source
2 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
2 1 (6.67%) Physics
2 1 (6.67%) W3C
2 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) UNIX
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
2 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (13.33%) ETL
3 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) Reverse Engineering
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Analytics
4 1 (6.67%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.67%) Resilience Testing
4 1 (6.67%) High Availability
4 1 (6.67%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) BPEL
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) Java
3 3 (20.00%) Python
3 3 (20.00%) C
4 2 (13.33%) C#
4 2 (13.33%) C++
4 2 (13.33%) Ruby
4 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (6.67%) XPath
5 1 (6.67%) Perl
5 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
5 1 (6.67%) VB
5 1 (6.67%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) DV Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) ISEB
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (6.67%) BC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) DO-160
2 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.67%) Data Guard
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Business Objects
2 2 (13.33%) Teradata
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
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