The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 20 36 37
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +1
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 31 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 9.28% 0.99% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.70% 1.28% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 2 1
Average daily rate
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£320 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £324 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.47% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+64.28% -12.50%
Automated Testing
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 Somerset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
265 156 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 79.34% 76.85% 63.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 113 77
Average daily rate £330 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.39% +9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £264 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £401 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 3
Average hourly rate £35.31 £31.90 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.69% -14.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.91 £21.06 £22.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £31.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Somerset region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Somerset region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Taunton - 19 £318 - 3
Bath - - - - 2
Automated Testing
South West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 39 (84.78%) .NET
2 38 (82.61%) SQL
3 37 (80.43%) Scrum
4 36 (78.26%) C#
5 34 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (67.39%) Unit Testing
7 30 (65.22%) Security Cleared
7 30 (65.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 30 (65.22%) ASP.NET
8 29 (63.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 27 (58.70%) SC Cleared
9 27 (58.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 25 (54.35%) T-SQL
11 22 (47.83%) SQL Server
12 16 (34.78%) Back Office
12 16 (34.78%) Code Coverage
13 15 (32.61%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (23.91%) Visual Studio
15 8 (17.39%) Selenium
15 8 (17.39%) Release Management
16 7 (15.22%) BDD
16 7 (15.22%) SpecFlow
16 7 (15.22%) Gherkin
17 6 (13.04%) .NET Framework
17 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
17 6 (13.04%) ISEB
17 6 (13.04%) MVC
18 5 (10.87%) Software Testing
18 5 (10.87%) ISTQB
18 5 (10.87%) Test Automation

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (47.83%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (63.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (23.91%) Visual Studio
3 8 (17.39%) Selenium
4 7 (15.22%) SpecFlow
5 3 (6.52%) Cucumber
General
1 16 (34.78%) Back Office
2 1 (2.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (69.57%) Developer
2 31 (67.39%) .NET Developer
3 22 (47.83%) SQL Developer
4 5 (10.87%) Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Test Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) C# Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Agile .NET Developer
6 3 (6.52%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Deployment Specialist
7 2 (4.35%) Test Team Leader
7 2 (4.35%) Server Specialist
7 2 (4.35%) Team Leader
8 1 (2.17%) Development Specialist
8 1 (2.17%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (84.78%) .NET
2 30 (65.22%) ASP.NET
2 30 (65.22%) ASP.NET MVC
3 27 (58.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 7 (15.22%) Gherkin
5 6 (13.04%) .NET Framework
6 4 (8.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 4 (8.70%) LINQ
6 4 (8.70%) jQuery
6 4 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (6.52%) LINQ to SQL
8 2 (4.35%) WCF
9 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (80.43%) Scrum
2 34 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (67.39%) Unit Testing
4 16 (34.78%) Code Coverage
5 15 (32.61%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (17.39%) Release Management
7 7 (15.22%) BDD
8 6 (13.04%) MVC
9 5 (10.87%) Software Testing
9 5 (10.87%) Test Automation
9 5 (10.87%) User Stories
10 4 (8.70%) TDD
10 4 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (8.70%) Integration Testing
11 3 (6.52%) Test Management
11 3 (6.52%) Test Scripting
11 3 (6.52%) Manual Testing
12 2 (4.35%) Security Testing
12 2 (4.35%) Regression Testing
12 2 (4.35%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 38 (82.61%) SQL
2 36 (78.26%) C#
3 25 (54.35%) T-SQL
4 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 30 (65.22%) Security Cleared
2 27 (58.70%) SC Cleared
3 6 (13.04%) ISEB
4 5 (10.87%) ISTQB
5 3 (6.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) ISO 9001
1 2 (4.35%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
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