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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank - 54 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset - 1.11% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Average daily rate
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- £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
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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
285 379 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 74.80% 84.04% 59.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 289 42
Average daily rate £388 £325 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -15.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £425 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 9 6
Average hourly rate £38.13 £33.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.66% +93.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £30.00 £9.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £36.40 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ATG
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (100.00%) ATDD
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ATDD
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) ATG