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 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 31 27 37
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +10
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 15 23 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 5.08% 6.65% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.00% 7.99% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 2
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£375 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £80.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-46.87% +135.29%
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
250 288 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 84.75% 83.24% 72.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 215 119
Average daily rate £365 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £290 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 12 2
Average hourly rate £42.75 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.14% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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
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 1 September 2015. 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 +7 14 £375 +15.47%
Bath - 1 - -
Automated Testing
South West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 14 (93.33%) C#
1 14 (93.33%) SQL
2 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (80.00%) Unit Testing
3 12 (80.00%) .NET
3 12 (80.00%) Oracle
3 12 (80.00%) ASP.NET
4 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
4 11 (73.33%) JavaScript
4 11 (73.33%) C++
4 11 (73.33%) HTML
5 10 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (66.67%) IIS
5 10 (66.67%) Windows
5 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (60.00%) SharePoint
7 8 (53.33%) Scrum
7 8 (53.33%) Software Engineering
7 8 (53.33%) Refactoring
7 8 (53.33%) UML
7 8 (53.33%) Service Delivery
8 7 (46.67%) ITIL
8 7 (46.67%) .NET Framework
9 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
9 5 (33.33%) Line Management
10 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
11 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
12 2 (13.33%) SpecFlow

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 10 (66.67%) IIS
2 9 (60.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (13.33%) SpecFlow
2 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (13.33%) Selenium
3 1 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (6.67%) EasyMock
3 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
3 1 (6.67%) IntelliJ
3 1 (6.67%) Subversion
3 1 (6.67%) Maven
3 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.67%) Mockito
3 1 (6.67%) JUnit
General
1 1 (6.67%) Back Office
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Developer
2 11 (73.33%) .NET Developer
3 9 (60.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (80.00%) .NET
1 12 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 11 (73.33%) HTML
3 7 (46.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (6.67%) REST
4 1 (6.67%) Spring Integration
4 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
4 1 (6.67%) SOAP
4 1 (6.67%) Web Services
4 1 (6.67%) Hibernate
4 1 (6.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
1 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (80.00%) Unit Testing
3 8 (53.33%) Refactoring
3 8 (53.33%) Software Engineering
3 8 (53.33%) UML
3 8 (53.33%) Service Delivery
3 8 (53.33%) Scrum
4 7 (46.67%) ITIL
5 5 (33.33%) Line Management
6 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
6 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Test Management
7 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
7 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Security Testing
7 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (6.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) C#
1 14 (93.33%) SQL
2 11 (73.33%) C++
2 11 (73.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) PHP
3 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (13.33%) ISEB
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
1 1 (6.67%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft