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 17 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
South West / Somerset
Rank 25 33 37
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 13 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 5.33% 4.02% 2.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.81% 4.87% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 8
Median daily rate £365 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.79% +6.15%
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.73% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £50.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +75.43%

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
191 267 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 78.28% 82.66% 74.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 168 145
Median daily rate £355 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.46% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £320 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 27 22
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 £16.50 £26.50 £18.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

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 17 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 +9 8 £365 +9.36%
Bath -1 3 £375 +15.38% 3
Yeovil - 1 - -
Test Automation
South West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) Selenium
3 9 (60.00%) .NET
4 8 (53.33%) Test Planning
5 7 (46.67%) BDD
5 7 (46.67%) Gherkin
5 7 (46.67%) C#
5 7 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (46.67%) TDD
6 6 (40.00%) Java
6 6 (40.00%) SpecFlow
7 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
8 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
8 3 (20.00%) Scrum
8 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (20.00%) Automation Testing
8 3 (20.00%) SQL
9 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
9 2 (13.33%) Hadoop
9 2 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
9 2 (13.33%) HTML
9 2 (13.33%) CSS
9 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
9 2 (13.33%) MVC
9 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
9 2 (13.33%) ISEB
9 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
9 2 (13.33%) Software Testing

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 (6.67%) Apache
1 1 (6.67%) NServiceBus
1 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (73.33%) Selenium
2 6 (40.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (6.67%) Ant
4 1 (6.67%) Apache Buildr
4 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
4 1 (6.67%) jMock
4 1 (6.67%) JUnit
4 1 (6.67%) Maven
4 1 (6.67%) Mercurial
4 1 (6.67%) Subversion
4 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (6.67%) WATIR
4 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (6.67%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 1 (6.67%) Billing
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 5 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Developer in Test
2 5 (33.33%) Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Java Automation Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Mobile Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Software Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Test Automation Developer
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Java Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) QA Automation Tester
5 1 (6.67%) QA Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Automation Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Senior QA Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) .NET
2 7 (46.67%) Gherkin
3 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (13.33%) CSS
3 2 (13.33%) HTML
4 1 (6.67%) Ajax
4 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (6.67%) Entity Framework
4 1 (6.67%) Hibernate
4 1 (6.67%) HTML5
4 1 (6.67%) JSF
4 1 (6.67%) JSP
4 1 (6.67%) RESTful
4 1 (6.67%) SOAP
4 1 (6.67%) Spring
4 1 (6.67%) Struts
4 1 (6.67%) Web Services
4 1 (6.67%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Test Planning
3 7 (46.67%) BDD
3 7 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (46.67%) TDD
4 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Scrum
5 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
6 2 (13.33%) MVC
6 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
6 2 (13.33%) System Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
7 1 (6.67%) Pair Programming
7 1 (6.67%) Refactoring
7 1 (6.67%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) C#
2 6 (40.00%) Java
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ISEB
1 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) ATG
2 1 (6.67%) BEA
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
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