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 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 20 37 29
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -8
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 26 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 7.78% 0.46% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.66% 0.66% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 1 1
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£325 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
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
244 151 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 73.05% 69.27% 62.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 101 58
Average daily rate £325 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £400 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 8
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 £17.50 £19.30 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £31.92 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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
Bath - - - - 1
Automated Testing
South West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 42 (85.71%) .NET
2 41 (83.67%) SQL
3 39 (79.59%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (77.55%) Scrum
5 37 (75.51%) C#
6 33 (67.35%) Security Cleared
7 32 (65.31%) Team Foundation Server
7 32 (65.31%) ASP.NET MVC
7 32 (65.31%) ASP.NET
7 32 (65.31%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 31 (63.27%) Unit Testing
9 30 (61.22%) T-SQL
10 29 (59.18%) SC Cleared
11 20 (40.82%) SQL Server
12 19 (38.78%) Code Coverage
12 19 (38.78%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (28.57%) Back Office
14 11 (22.45%) Visual Studio
15 9 (18.37%) BDD
15 9 (18.37%) SpecFlow
16 8 (16.33%) Release Management
17 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
17 7 (14.29%) ISEB
17 7 (14.29%) Integration Testing
17 7 (14.29%) Gherkin
17 7 (14.29%) Test Automation
18 6 (12.24%) User Acceptance Testing
19 5 (10.20%) TDD
19 5 (10.20%) Selenium
19 5 (10.20%) Software Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (40.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 32 (65.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (22.45%) Visual Studio
3 9 (18.37%) SpecFlow
4 5 (10.20%) Selenium
5 4 (8.16%) Cucumber
6 2 (4.08%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.04%) Hudson
7 1 (2.04%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (28.57%) Back Office
2 2 (4.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 33 (67.35%) Developer
2 32 (65.31%) .NET Developer
3 22 (44.90%) SQL Developer
4 8 (16.33%) Analyst
4 8 (16.33%) Test Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) C# Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Agile .NET Developer
7 3 (6.12%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Deployment Specialist
8 2 (4.08%) Server Specialist
9 1 (2.04%) Agile Test Analyst
9 1 (2.04%) Test Team Leader
9 1 (2.04%) Team Leader
9 1 (2.04%) Development Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (85.71%) .NET
2 32 (65.31%) ASP.NET MVC
2 32 (65.31%) ASP.NET
2 32 (65.31%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 7 (14.29%) Gherkin
4 3 (6.12%) Web Services
5 2 (4.08%) SOAP
5 2 (4.08%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.08%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (79.59%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (77.55%) Scrum
3 31 (63.27%) Unit Testing
4 19 (38.78%) Code Coverage
4 19 (38.78%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (18.37%) BDD
6 8 (16.33%) Release Management
7 7 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 7 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 6 (12.24%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (10.20%) TDD
9 5 (10.20%) Software Testing
9 5 (10.20%) Regression Testing
9 5 (10.20%) User Stories
10 4 (8.16%) Manual Testing
11 3 (6.12%) Security Testing
11 3 (6.12%) Test Management
12 2 (4.08%) MVC
12 2 (4.08%) Test Scripting
12 2 (4.08%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (83.67%) SQL
2 37 (75.51%) C#
3 30 (61.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (67.35%) Security Cleared
2 29 (59.18%) SC Cleared
3 7 (14.29%) ISEB
4 4 (8.16%) ISTQB
5 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.04%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft