The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 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 Somerset 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 33 - 27
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 15 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 4.29% - 2.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.12% - 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 1
Average daily rate
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£350 - £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+21.53% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
293 119 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 83.71% 62.63% 68.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 69 56
Average daily rate £350 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £236 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.84 £10.20 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.36 £19.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Automated Testing
South West

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 22 July 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 - 12 £338 - 1
Bath - - - -
Bridgwater - - - -
Street - - - -
Automated Testing
South West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 12 (70.59%) .NET
2 11 (64.71%) Security Cleared
2 11 (64.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (58.82%) SC Cleared
3 10 (58.82%) SQL Server
3 10 (58.82%) Visual Studio
4 9 (52.94%) SQL
4 9 (52.94%) Scrum
5 8 (47.06%) C#
5 8 (47.06%) Release Management
6 5 (29.41%) Selenium
6 5 (29.41%) ISEB
7 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
7 4 (23.53%) Back Office
7 4 (23.53%) MVC
7 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
7 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
7 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
7 4 (23.53%) jQuery
7 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (23.53%) LINQ
7 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
7 4 (23.53%) BDD
7 4 (23.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 4 (23.53%) SpecFlow
7 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (23.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (17.65%) Gherkin
8 3 (17.65%) User Stories
8 3 (17.65%) LINQ to SQL

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (58.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (64.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (58.82%) Visual Studio
3 5 (29.41%) Selenium
4 4 (23.53%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (23.53%) Back Office
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) .NET Developer
1 5 (29.41%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Deployment Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Server Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Development Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (70.59%) .NET
2 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
2 4 (23.53%) jQuery
2 4 (23.53%) LINQ
2 4 (23.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 3 (17.65%) Gherkin
3 3 (17.65%) LINQ to SQL
3 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
4 2 (11.76%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Scrum
2 8 (47.06%) Release Management
3 4 (23.53%) MVC
3 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
3 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
3 4 (23.53%) BDD
4 3 (17.65%) User Stories
4 3 (17.65%) Test Management
4 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.76%) Security Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
6 1 (5.88%) TDD
6 1 (5.88%) Service Management
6 1 (5.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 8 (47.06%) C#
3 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) Security Cleared
2 10 (58.82%) SC Cleared
3 5 (29.41%) ISEB
4 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
4 4 (23.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) ISO 9001
1 2 (11.76%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
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