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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
South West / Somerset
Rank 25 32 44
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +12
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 13 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 5.65% 3.09% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.10% 3.83% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 1
Median daily rate £358 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.14% +7.69%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +25.00%

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
183 235 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 79.57% 80.76% 78.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 124 151
Median daily rate £350 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 36 16
Median hourly rate £41.50 £43.75 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.14% +15.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram 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 26 February 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 +2 6 £365 -8.75% 5
Bath -3 3 £375 +15.38% 1
Yeovil -1 1 - - 1
Test Automation
South West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (78.95%) Selenium
3 12 (63.16%) .NET
3 12 (63.16%) Test Planning
4 11 (57.89%) Gherkin
4 11 (57.89%) BDD
4 11 (57.89%) C#
4 11 (57.89%) TDD
5 10 (52.63%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (52.63%) SpecFlow
6 9 (47.37%) Java
7 6 (31.58%) SQL
8 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
8 5 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
8 5 (26.32%) .NET Framework
9 4 (21.05%) Web Services
9 4 (21.05%) XML
9 4 (21.05%) QA
9 4 (21.05%) WATIR
9 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
9 4 (21.05%) Cucumber
10 3 (15.79%) Open Source
10 3 (15.79%) Sahi
10 3 (15.79%) Automation Testing
10 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
10 3 (15.79%) Ruby
10 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
10 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
10 3 (15.79%) HP UFT

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) NServiceBus
1 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (78.95%) Selenium
2 10 (52.63%) SpecFlow
3 5 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (21.05%) Cucumber
4 4 (21.05%) WATIR
5 3 (15.79%) HP UFT
5 3 (15.79%) Sahi
6 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
7 1 (5.26%) Ant
7 1 (5.26%) Apache Buildr
7 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
7 1 (5.26%) jMock
7 1 (5.26%) JUnit
7 1 (5.26%) Maven
7 1 (5.26%) Mercurial
7 1 (5.26%) Subversion
7 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
7 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
7 1 (5.26%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 1 (5.26%) Billing
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Developer
2 8 (42.11%) Developer in Test
3 7 (36.84%) C# Developer
4 5 (26.32%) Automation Tester
4 5 (26.32%) Tester
5 3 (15.79%) Java Automation Tester
6 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Java Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Mobile Tester
6 2 (10.53%) Software Tester
6 2 (10.53%) Test Automation Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (5.26%) QA Tester
7 1 (5.26%) Senior C# Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Senior QA Tester
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Tester
7 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) .NET
2 11 (57.89%) Gherkin
3 5 (26.32%) .NET Framework
4 4 (21.05%) Web Services
4 4 (21.05%) XML
5 2 (10.53%) CSS
5 2 (10.53%) HTML
6 1 (5.26%) Ajax
6 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
6 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
6 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (5.26%) EJB
6 1 (5.26%) Entity Framework
6 1 (5.26%) Hibernate
6 1 (5.26%) JSF
6 1 (5.26%) JSP
6 1 (5.26%) RESTful
6 1 (5.26%) SOAP
6 1 (5.26%) Spring
6 1 (5.26%) Struts
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) Test Planning
3 11 (57.89%) BDD
3 11 (57.89%) TDD
4 10 (52.63%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Automation Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Open Source
6 3 (15.79%) Scrum
6 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
6 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
7 2 (10.53%) MVC
7 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
7 2 (10.53%) SDLC
7 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
7 2 (10.53%) System Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
8 1 (5.26%) UML
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) C#
2 9 (47.37%) Java
3 6 (31.58%) SQL
4 3 (15.79%) Ruby
5 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
1 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) ISEB
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) ATG
2 1 (5.26%) BEA
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
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