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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 21 37 37
Rank change year-on-year
+16 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 30 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 8.96% 1.00% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.24% 1.30% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 2 1
Average daily rate
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£318 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% +1.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.46% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+64.28% -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
267 154 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 79.70% 77.00% 63.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 112 77
Average daily rate £335 £370 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.45% +12.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £264 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £402 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.40 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.56% -45.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.64 £19.52 £22.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.63 £21.28 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 - 18 £315 - 5
Bath - - - - 3
Automated Testing
South West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 39 (86.67%) .NET
2 37 (82.22%) SQL
3 36 (80.00%) Scrum
4 35 (77.78%) C#
5 33 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (68.89%) Unit Testing
7 30 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 30 (66.67%) ASP.NET
8 29 (64.44%) Security Cleared
9 28 (62.22%) Team Foundation Server
10 27 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 26 (57.78%) SC Cleared
12 25 (55.56%) T-SQL
13 22 (48.89%) SQL Server
14 16 (35.56%) Back Office
14 16 (35.56%) Code Coverage
15 15 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
16 10 (22.22%) Visual Studio
17 8 (17.78%) Release Management
18 7 (15.56%) Selenium
19 6 (13.33%) .NET Framework
19 6 (13.33%) BDD
19 6 (13.33%) SpecFlow
19 6 (13.33%) Gherkin
19 6 (13.33%) MVC
20 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
20 5 (11.11%) ISEB
21 4 (8.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
21 4 (8.89%) Test Automation
21 4 (8.89%) Software Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (48.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (62.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 7 (15.56%) Selenium
4 6 (13.33%) SpecFlow
5 3 (6.67%) Cucumber
General
1 16 (35.56%) Back Office
2 1 (2.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (71.11%) Developer
2 31 (68.89%) .NET Developer
3 22 (48.89%) SQL Developer
4 4 (8.89%) Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Test Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) C# Developer
4 4 (8.89%) Agile .NET Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Deployment Specialist
5 3 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Test Team Leader
6 2 (4.44%) Server Specialist
6 2 (4.44%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.22%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Development Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (86.67%) .NET
2 30 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 30 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 27 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 6 (13.33%) .NET Framework
4 6 (13.33%) Gherkin
5 4 (8.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 4 (8.89%) LINQ
5 4 (8.89%) jQuery
5 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (6.67%) LINQ to SQL
7 2 (4.44%) WCF
8 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (80.00%) Scrum
2 33 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (68.89%) Unit Testing
4 16 (35.56%) Code Coverage
5 15 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (17.78%) Release Management
7 6 (13.33%) BDD
7 6 (13.33%) MVC
8 4 (8.89%) Test Automation
8 4 (8.89%) Software Testing
8 4 (8.89%) User Stories
9 3 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (6.67%) Integration Testing
9 3 (6.67%) TDD
10 2 (4.44%) Regression Testing
10 2 (4.44%) Manual Testing
10 2 (4.44%) Test Management
10 2 (4.44%) Test Scripting
10 2 (4.44%) Security Testing
11 1 (2.22%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 37 (82.22%) SQL
2 35 (77.78%) C#
3 25 (55.56%) T-SQL
4 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 29 (64.44%) Security Cleared
2 26 (57.78%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.11%) ISEB
4 4 (8.89%) ISTQB
5 3 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) ISO 14001
1 2 (4.44%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
Taunton, Somerset
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Taunton, Somerset
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