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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 31 43 30
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 10 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 3.17% 0.33% 4.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.85% 0.43% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 6
Average daily rate £381 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.30% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £325 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £33.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+40.15% -2.22%
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
260 231 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 82.54% 76.24% 65.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 147 104
Average daily rate £400 £400 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £288 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £698 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 19 8
Average hourly rate £44.00 £36.40 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.87% +15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £24.20 £21.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £33.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 6 £388 +19.23% 2
Street - 1 £733 -
Automated Testing
South West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (92.68%) C#
2 37 (90.24%) .NET
3 36 (87.80%) JavaScript
3 36 (87.80%) HTML
3 36 (87.80%) SQL Server
4 35 (85.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 34 (82.93%) IIS
5 34 (82.93%) ASP.NET
6 33 (80.49%) Unit Testing
7 32 (78.05%) Agile Software Development
8 30 (73.17%) SQL
9 24 (58.54%) Oracle
9 24 (58.54%) Scrum
10 22 (53.66%) Software Engineering
10 22 (53.66%) Windows Server
10 22 (53.66%) C++
10 22 (53.66%) Windows
10 22 (53.66%) SharePoint
10 22 (53.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (48.78%) Selenium
11 20 (48.78%) Security Cleared
12 19 (46.34%) SpecFlow
13 18 (43.90%) SC Cleared
13 18 (43.90%) Refactoring
13 18 (43.90%) Service Delivery
13 18 (43.90%) UML
13 18 (43.90%) ITIL
14 17 (41.46%) .NET Framework
15 12 (29.27%) WCF
15 12 (29.27%) HTML5

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 34 (82.93%) IIS
2 22 (53.66%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.44%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) DHCP
1 1 (2.44%) DNS
1 1 (2.44%) FTP
1 1 (2.44%) HTTP
1 1 (2.44%) IPsec
1 1 (2.44%) SSL
1 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (87.80%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.44%) MySQL
2 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (85.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (48.78%) Selenium
3 19 (46.34%) SpecFlow
4 12 (29.27%) Jenkins
5 11 (26.83%) TeamCity
6 8 (19.51%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.44%) Mercurial
7 1 (2.44%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (17.07%) Back Office
2 3 (7.32%) Finance
3 2 (4.88%) Publishing
4 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (78.05%) Developer
2 29 (70.73%) .NET Developer
3 9 (21.95%) SQL Developer
4 6 (14.63%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (14.63%) C# Developer
5 5 (12.20%) Senior Software Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Software Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.44%) .NET Analyst Programmer
8 1 (2.44%) .NET Programmer
8 1 (2.44%) Analyst Programmer
8 1 (2.44%) Programmer
8 1 (2.44%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Tester
8 1 (2.44%) Web Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (90.24%) .NET
2 36 (87.80%) HTML
3 34 (82.93%) ASP.NET
4 17 (41.46%) .NET Framework
5 12 (29.27%) ASP.NET Web API
5 12 (29.27%) CSS
5 12 (29.27%) HTML5
5 12 (29.27%) WCF
6 10 (24.39%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.44%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.44%) REST
7 1 (2.44%) SOAP
7 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) Inversion of Control
2 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 22 (53.66%) Windows
1 22 (53.66%) Windows Server
1 22 (53.66%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (80.49%) Unit Testing
2 32 (78.05%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (58.54%) Scrum
4 22 (53.66%) Software Engineering
5 18 (43.90%) ITIL
5 18 (43.90%) Refactoring
5 18 (43.90%) Service Delivery
5 18 (43.90%) UML
6 12 (29.27%) MVC
7 11 (26.83%) Dependency Injection
7 11 (26.83%) Release Management
8 5 (12.20%) Line Management
9 3 (7.32%) Test Automation
10 2 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (4.88%) Mentoring
10 2 (4.88%) Regression Testing
10 2 (4.88%) SOA
10 2 (4.88%) Workflow
11 1 (2.44%) OO
11 1 (2.44%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 38 (92.68%) C#
2 36 (87.80%) JavaScript
3 30 (73.17%) SQL
4 22 (53.66%) C++
5 11 (26.83%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.44%) Java
6 1 (2.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (48.78%) Security Cleared
2 18 (43.90%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.32%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (58.54%) Oracle
2 1 (2.44%) ATG