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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 27 36 41
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 7 24 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 3.04% 6.00% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.12% 7.19% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 7
Median daily rate £360 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +11.53%
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+17.50% +40.35%
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
170 334 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 73.91% 83.50% 76.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 215 198
Median daily rate £350 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £313 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 23 15
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.88 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.70% +17.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.60 £29.05 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £47.50 £38.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Somerset region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 3 December 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 +7 4 £360 -2.70%
Yeovil - 2 - -
Bath +6 1 - - 2
Test Automation
South West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (88.89%) Selenium
2 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (44.44%) BDD
3 4 (44.44%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) Gherkin
4 3 (33.33%) SpecFlow
4 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 3 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (33.33%) C#
4 3 (33.33%) TDD
4 3 (33.33%) Scrum
4 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (22.22%) Release Management
5 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) SSDT
5 2 (22.22%) SDLC
6 1 (11.11%) QA Automation
6 1 (11.11%) SonarQube
6 1 (11.11%) IaaS
6 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio

Test Automation
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) IaaS
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) SSDT
3 1 (11.11%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (11.11%) SonarQube
3 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Java Automation Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Tester
3 2 (22.22%) C# Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Developer in Test
3 2 (22.22%) Java Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Java Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (11.11%) QA Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Automation Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Senior QA Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) Gherkin
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (44.44%) BDD
4 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (33.33%) Scrum
4 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 3 (33.33%) TDD
4 3 (33.33%) Test Planning
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Release Management
5 2 (22.22%) SDLC
6 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
6 1 (11.11%) QA Automation
6 1 (11.11%) System Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft