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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 38 36 33
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 6 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.92% 3.86% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.64% 5.84% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 1
Average daily rate
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£313 £363 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.65% +29.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -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
227 154 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 72.52% 66.09% 68.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 110 64
Average daily rate £400 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £698 £413 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 4
Average hourly rate £36.40 £31.90 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.10% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £19.30 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £32.44 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 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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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
Bath - - - -
Automated Testing
South West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 38 (97.44%) SQL
2 37 (94.87%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (92.31%) Scrum
4 35 (89.74%) C#
5 34 (87.18%) .NET
6 32 (82.05%) ASP.NET
6 32 (82.05%) ASP.NET MVC
6 32 (82.05%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 31 (79.49%) Unit Testing
8 30 (76.92%) T-SQL
9 25 (64.10%) Security Cleared
10 23 (58.97%) Team Foundation Server
11 22 (56.41%) SC Cleared
12 19 (48.72%) Code Coverage
12 19 (48.72%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (30.77%) Back Office
13 12 (30.77%) SQL Server
14 7 (17.95%) BDD
14 7 (17.95%) SpecFlow
15 6 (15.38%) Integration Testing
15 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
16 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
16 5 (12.82%) ISEB
16 5 (12.82%) TDD
16 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
16 5 (12.82%) Gherkin
17 4 (10.26%) Selenium
17 4 (10.26%) Cucumber
17 4 (10.26%) User Stories
17 4 (10.26%) Manual Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (58.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (17.95%) SpecFlow
3 4 (10.26%) Selenium
3 4 (10.26%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio
5 2 (5.13%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.56%) Hudson
General
1 12 (30.77%) Back Office
2 2 (5.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (82.05%) Developer
2 31 (79.49%) .NET Developer
3 22 (56.41%) SQL Developer
4 6 (15.38%) Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) Test Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Agile .NET Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) C# Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.56%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (87.18%) .NET
2 32 (82.05%) ASP.NET
2 32 (82.05%) ASP.NET MVC
2 32 (82.05%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 5 (12.82%) Gherkin
4 3 (7.69%) Web Services
5 2 (5.13%) .NET Framework
5 2 (5.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (94.87%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (92.31%) Scrum
3 31 (79.49%) Unit Testing
4 19 (48.72%) Code Coverage
4 19 (48.72%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (17.95%) BDD
6 6 (15.38%) Integration Testing
6 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 5 (12.82%) TDD
7 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (10.26%) User Stories
8 4 (10.26%) Manual Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Regression Testing
9 3 (7.69%) Software Testing
10 2 (5.13%) Automation Testing
10 2 (5.13%) System Testing
10 2 (5.13%) Compatibility Testing
10 2 (5.13%) Security Testing
10 2 (5.13%) MVC
11 1 (2.56%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (97.44%) SQL
2 35 (89.74%) C#
3 30 (76.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (64.10%) Security Cleared
2 22 (56.41%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.82%) ISEB
4 2 (5.13%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft