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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
South West / Somerset
Rank 22 34 27
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 15 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 6.02% 3.21% 5.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.69% 3.92% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 16
Median daily rate £338 £381 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.47% +17.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £348 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £433 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £358
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +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
195 255 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 78.31% 81.73% 73.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 158 143
Median daily rate £355 £400 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.37% +22.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £308 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 27 21
Median hourly rate £41.00 £43.75 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.28% +20.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £35.90 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 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 -1 9 £280 -25.33% 1
Bath - 3 £350 - 3
Bridgwater - 1 £403 -
Yeovil - 1 £425 -
Automated Testing
South West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 31 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (87.10%) .NET
2 27 (87.10%) Scrum
3 24 (77.42%) C#
4 21 (67.74%) Kanban
5 20 (64.52%) Unit Testing
5 20 (64.52%) SQL Server
6 19 (61.29%) QA
7 18 (58.06%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (54.84%) Software Engineering
9 16 (51.61%) .NET Framework
10 15 (48.39%) Security Cleared
11 14 (45.16%) SC Cleared
12 13 (41.94%) TDD
12 13 (41.94%) Pair Programming
12 13 (41.94%) Continuous Delivery
13 12 (38.71%) Line Management
14 10 (32.26%) NServiceBus
15 9 (29.03%) WPF
15 9 (29.03%) BDD
15 9 (29.03%) SQL Server 2012
16 8 (25.81%) ASP.NET Web API
16 8 (25.81%) Manual Testing
16 8 (25.81%) MVC
16 8 (25.81%) ASP.NET
17 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
17 7 (22.58%) Visual Studio
17 7 (22.58%) ASP.NET MVC
17 7 (22.58%) Software Testing
17 7 (22.58%) SpecFlow

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 10 (32.26%) NServiceBus
2 5 (16.13%) K2 blackpearl
3 4 (12.90%) IIS
4 1 (3.23%) ATG Dynamo
4 1 (3.23%) CMS
4 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (64.52%) SQL Server
2 9 (29.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.45%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 18 (58.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (22.58%) SpecFlow
2 7 (22.58%) Visual Studio
3 6 (19.35%) Cucumber
3 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.23%) NUnit
4 1 (3.23%) Selenium
4 1 (3.23%) Subversion
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (58.06%) Developer
2 10 (32.26%) .NET Developer
3 6 (19.35%) C# Developer
3 6 (19.35%) SQL Developer
3 6 (19.35%) Tester
4 5 (16.13%) Test Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Software Developer
6 3 (9.68%) WPF Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Automation Tester
7 2 (6.45%) Mobile Tester
7 2 (6.45%) Software Tester
8 1 (3.23%) Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Applications Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Java Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Software Test Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) SQL Programmer
8 1 (3.23%) Test Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (87.10%) .NET
2 16 (51.61%) .NET Framework
3 9 (29.03%) WPF
4 8 (25.81%) ASP.NET
4 8 (25.81%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (22.58%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (16.13%) WF
7 4 (12.90%) Gherkin
8 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (87.10%) Scrum
3 21 (67.74%) Kanban
4 20 (64.52%) Unit Testing
5 17 (54.84%) Software Engineering
6 13 (41.94%) Continuous Delivery
6 13 (41.94%) Pair Programming
6 13 (41.94%) TDD
7 12 (38.71%) Line Management
8 9 (29.03%) BDD
9 8 (25.81%) Manual Testing
9 8 (25.81%) MVC
10 7 (22.58%) Software Testing
11 5 (16.13%) Workflow
12 4 (12.90%) Functional Testing
12 4 (12.90%) Integration Testing
12 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
13 2 (6.45%) Non-Functional Testing
13 2 (6.45%) Test Planning
13 2 (6.45%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 24 (77.42%) C#
2 6 (19.35%) SQL
3 3 (9.68%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (48.39%) Security Cleared
2 14 (45.16%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.68%) ISEB
4 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (61.29%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) ATG