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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 28 35 36
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 23 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 6.57% 0.93% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.96% 1.22% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 2 2
Average daily rate
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£330 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -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
289 164 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 82.57% 75.93% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 122 76
Average daily rate £360 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £264 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £410 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.30 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.34% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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
Taunton - 15 £325 -
Bath - - - - 2
Street - - - -
Automated Testing
South West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 25 (83.33%) .NET
2 22 (73.33%) SQL
2 22 (73.33%) Scrum
3 21 (70.00%) C#
3 21 (70.00%) Security Cleared
4 20 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (63.33%) SC Cleared
6 17 (56.67%) Unit Testing
7 16 (53.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 16 (53.33%) SQL Server
7 16 (53.33%) ASP.NET
8 13 (43.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 12 (40.00%) T-SQL
10 10 (33.33%) Visual Studio
11 9 (30.00%) Back Office
11 9 (30.00%) Code Coverage
12 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (26.67%) Release Management
13 6 (20.00%) MVC
14 5 (16.67%) ISEB
14 5 (16.67%) Selenium
15 4 (13.33%) LINQ
15 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
15 4 (13.33%) ISTQB
15 4 (13.33%) .NET Framework
15 4 (13.33%) jQuery
15 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
15 4 (13.33%) SpecFlow
15 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (53.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 5 (16.67%) Selenium
4 4 (13.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 9 (30.00%) Back Office
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (60.00%) .NET Developer
1 18 (60.00%) Developer
2 10 (33.33%) SQL Developer
3 3 (10.00%) Agile .NET Developer
3 3 (10.00%) Deployment Specialist
4 2 (6.67%) Server Specialist
4 2 (6.67%) Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Tester
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (3.33%) Development Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (83.33%) .NET
2 16 (53.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 16 (53.33%) ASP.NET
3 13 (43.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 4 (13.33%) LINQ
4 4 (13.33%) .NET Framework
4 4 (13.33%) jQuery
4 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 4 (13.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (10.00%) LINQ to SQL
5 3 (10.00%) Gherkin
6 2 (6.67%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (73.33%) Scrum
2 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (56.67%) Unit Testing
4 9 (30.00%) Code Coverage
5 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (26.67%) Release Management
6 6 (20.00%) MVC
7 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
7 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (13.33%) BDD
8 3 (10.00%) User Stories
8 3 (10.00%) Test Management
8 3 (10.00%) Test Scripting
9 2 (6.67%) Integration Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Security Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
10 1 (3.33%) TDD
10 1 (3.33%) Regression Testing
10 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
10 1 (3.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (73.33%) SQL
2 21 (70.00%) C#
3 12 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (63.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (16.67%) ISEB
4 4 (13.33%) ISTQB
4 4 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) ISO 9001
1 2 (6.67%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft