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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
South West / Somerset
Rank 28 37 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 12 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 5.04% 1.02% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.28% 1.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 0
Median daily rate £303 £288 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.21% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £376 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.48% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.88 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+26.40% +36.36%

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
191 243 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 80.25% 82.65% 80.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 129 140
Median daily rate £350 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £288 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £500 £689
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 34 12
Median hourly rate £41.00 £43.88 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.55% +15.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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 22 February 2017.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +4 7 £280 +1.81% 4
Bath - 3 £350 - 2
Yeovil - 1 £425 -
Automated Testing
South West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 26 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (84.62%) .NET
2 22 (84.62%) Scrum
3 18 (69.23%) C#
4 16 (61.54%) SQL Server
4 16 (61.54%) Software Engineering
4 16 (61.54%) Kanban
5 15 (57.69%) Unit Testing
5 15 (57.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (53.85%) QA
7 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
8 10 (38.46%) SC Cleared
8 10 (38.46%) WPF
8 10 (38.46%) Pair Programming
8 10 (38.46%) .NET Framework
8 10 (38.46%) BDD
9 9 (34.62%) Line Management
9 9 (34.62%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (34.62%) TDD
9 9 (34.62%) MVC
9 9 (34.62%) ASP.NET
10 8 (30.77%) Manual Testing
11 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (26.92%) Software Testing
11 7 (26.92%) Visual Studio
11 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
11 7 (26.92%) SpecFlow
12 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (23.08%) NServiceBus
12 6 (23.08%) Cucumber

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 (23.08%) NServiceBus
2 1 (3.85%) ATG Dynamo
2 1 (3.85%) CMS
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) K2 blackpearl
2 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (7.69%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 15 (57.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (26.92%) SpecFlow
2 7 (26.92%) Visual Studio
3 6 (23.08%) Cucumber
4 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.85%) NUnit
5 1 (3.85%) Selenium
5 1 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Tester
3 5 (19.23%) .NET Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Test Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) C# Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Software Developer
4 3 (11.54%) WPF Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Automation Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Mobile Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.85%) .NET Applications Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.85%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (3.85%) QA Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Software Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (84.62%) .NET
2 10 (38.46%) .NET Framework
2 10 (38.46%) WPF
3 9 (34.62%) ASP.NET
4 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (15.38%) Gherkin
6 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (3.85%) Web Services
7 1 (3.85%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (84.62%) Scrum
3 16 (61.54%) Kanban
3 16 (61.54%) Software Engineering
4 15 (57.69%) Unit Testing
5 10 (38.46%) BDD
5 10 (38.46%) Pair Programming
6 9 (34.62%) Continuous Delivery
6 9 (34.62%) Line Management
6 9 (34.62%) MVC
6 9 (34.62%) TDD
7 8 (30.77%) Manual Testing
8 7 (26.92%) Software Testing
9 4 (15.38%) Functional Testing
9 4 (15.38%) Integration Testing
9 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
10 2 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
10 2 (7.69%) System Testing
10 2 (7.69%) Test Planning
10 2 (7.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 18 (69.23%) C#
2 3 (11.54%) Java
3 2 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
2 10 (38.46%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) ISEB
4 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (53.85%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) ATG