The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 40 49 32
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -17
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.08% 0.57% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 0.68% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate
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£349 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.16% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £39.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-19.38% +34.48%
Test Automation
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
237 293 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 84.95% 83.24% 72.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 218 121
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 12 2
Average hourly rate £42.75 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.14% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation across the Somerset region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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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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 +10 2 £349 +16.16%
Yeovil - 1 - - 1
Test Automation
South West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) SpecFlow
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Line Management
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) ATDD
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) SOA
3 1 (33.33%) J2EE
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Publishing
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) BDD

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) SpecFlow
3 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) ATDD
3 1 (33.33%) Line Management
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) SOA
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft