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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 23 22 24
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 12 40 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 4.98% 10.10% 7.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.70% 12.12% 9.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 40 24
Median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £44.25 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-2.25% -23.04%
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
179 330 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 74.27% 83.33% 75.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 212 194
Median daily rate £350 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £313 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 23 17
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.75 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.43% +17.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.40 £25.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £44.00 £38.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Somerset region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton +3 9 £350 -6.66% 1
Bath - 1 £350 -
Bridgwater - 1 £403 -
Yeovil - 1 £425 - 1
Automated Testing
South West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 22 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (90.91%) Scrum
3 19 (86.36%) .NET
4 18 (81.82%) C#
5 15 (68.18%) Kanban
6 14 (63.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (63.64%) QA
6 14 (63.64%) SQL Server
7 13 (59.09%) Unit Testing
8 11 (50.00%) Software Engineering
8 11 (50.00%) Security Cleared
9 10 (45.45%) SC Cleared
9 10 (45.45%) Pair Programming
9 10 (45.45%) .NET Framework
10 9 (40.91%) Line Management
11 8 (36.36%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (36.36%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (36.36%) Manual Testing
11 8 (36.36%) BDD
11 8 (36.36%) TDD
12 7 (31.82%) Visual Studio
12 7 (31.82%) SpecFlow
13 6 (27.27%) NServiceBus
13 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
13 6 (27.27%) Cucumber
14 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
14 5 (22.73%) WPF
14 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
14 5 (22.73%) SQL
14 5 (22.73%) Microsoft

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (27.27%) NServiceBus
2 4 (18.18%) K2 blackpearl
3 3 (13.64%) IIS
4 1 (4.55%) ATG Dynamo
4 1 (4.55%) CMS
4 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (36.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 14 (63.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (31.82%) SpecFlow
2 7 (31.82%) Visual Studio
3 6 (27.27%) Cucumber
4 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.55%) NUnit
5 1 (4.55%) Selenium
5 1 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Developer
2 7 (31.82%) .NET Developer
3 5 (22.73%) SQL Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Test Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Tester
5 3 (13.64%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (13.64%) C# Developer
5 3 (13.64%) WPF Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
7 1 (4.55%) .NET Applications Developer
7 1 (4.55%) .NET Programmer
7 1 (4.55%) Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Applications Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Programmer
7 1 (4.55%) QA Tester
7 1 (4.55%) Software Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (86.36%) .NET
2 10 (45.45%) .NET Framework
3 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (22.73%) WPF
5 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
5 4 (18.18%) Gherkin
5 4 (18.18%) WF
6 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (90.91%) Scrum
3 15 (68.18%) Kanban
4 13 (59.09%) Unit Testing
5 11 (50.00%) Software Engineering
6 10 (45.45%) Pair Programming
7 9 (40.91%) Line Management
8 8 (36.36%) BDD
8 8 (36.36%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (36.36%) Manual Testing
8 8 (36.36%) TDD
9 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
10 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
10 4 (18.18%) MVC
10 4 (18.18%) Workflow
11 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
11 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
12 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
12 1 (4.55%) SDLC
12 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 18 (81.82%) C#
2 5 (22.73%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (63.64%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) ATG