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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 21 26 27
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 10 29 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 4.46% 9.15% 6.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.49% 11.11% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 26 18
Median daily rate £380 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £313 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £400 £400
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 £40.00 £39.37 £80.00
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -50.78%
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
154 261 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 68.75% 82.33% 86.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 142 223
Median daily rate £350 £369 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.02% -1.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £462 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 35 11
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.43% +22.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 0 9 £350 -6.66%
Bridgwater - 1 £410 -
Automated Testing
South West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (90.91%) Scrum
2 10 (90.91%) .NET
2 10 (90.91%) C#
3 9 (81.82%) Unit Testing
4 8 (72.73%) Kanban
4 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
4 8 (72.73%) .NET Framework
4 8 (72.73%) QA
5 7 (63.64%) TDD
5 7 (63.64%) Pair Programming
5 7 (63.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (63.64%) Line Management
6 6 (54.55%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
6 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
6 6 (54.55%) NServiceBus
7 5 (45.45%) Software Engineering
7 5 (45.45%) Windows
8 4 (36.36%) SQL
8 4 (36.36%) Workflow
8 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (36.36%) K2 blackpearl
8 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (36.36%) WF
9 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
9 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET

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 (54.55%) NServiceBus
2 4 (36.36%) K2 blackpearl
3 3 (27.27%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
3 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 1 (9.09%) Selenium
3 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
3 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 6 (54.55%) .NET Developer
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Developer
4 3 (27.27%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (27.27%) C# Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Software Developer
6 1 (9.09%) .NET Programmer
6 1 (9.09%) Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Programmer
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Programmer
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) .NET
2 8 (72.73%) .NET Framework
3 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (36.36%) WF
5 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
5 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (18.18%) WPF
7 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (90.91%) Scrum
3 9 (81.82%) Unit Testing
4 8 (72.73%) Kanban
5 7 (63.64%) Line Management
5 7 (63.64%) Pair Programming
5 7 (63.64%) TDD
6 6 (54.55%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (45.45%) Software Engineering
8 4 (36.36%) Workflow
9 3 (27.27%) MVC
10 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
11 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
11 1 (9.09%) BDD
11 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
11 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
11 1 (9.09%) Quality Management
11 1 (9.09%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
1 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (72.73%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft