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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 29 - 52
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 8 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 3.20% - 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.08% - 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate - - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £41.75
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -7.18%
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
196 269 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 78.40% 76.20% 82.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 171 255
Average daily rate £400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 20 8
Average hourly rate £42.25 £37.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.18% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £29.00 £12.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £47.00 £36.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Bath - 6 - - 2
Yeovil - 2 - -
Test Automation
South West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 11 (57.89%) SC Cleared
1 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
2 8 (42.11%) Validation
3 6 (31.58%) Service Management
3 6 (31.58%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
4 5 (26.32%) QA
5 4 (21.05%) Selenium
5 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (21.05%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
5 4 (21.05%) Scrum
6 3 (15.79%) Migration
6 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.79%) ISEB
6 3 (15.79%) .NET
6 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
6 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
6 3 (15.79%) SAP
6 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (15.79%) Test Management
6 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
6 3 (15.79%) Release Management
6 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
6 3 (15.79%) SSDT
6 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (15.79%) Continuous Delivery

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) IaaS
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
1 3 (15.79%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (21.05%) Selenium
2 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
3 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.26%) FitNesse
4 1 (5.26%) WATIR
4 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Electronics
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Architect
1 4 (21.05%) Test Architect
1 4 (21.05%) Test Automation Architect
1 4 (21.05%) Test Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Applications Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Team Leader
2 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Test Leader
2 3 (15.79%) Test Team Leader
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Network Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Software Team Leader
3 2 (10.53%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Test Automation Specialist
3 2 (10.53%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
1 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Validation
2 6 (31.58%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (31.58%) Service Management
3 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (21.05%) Scrum
4 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
5 3 (15.79%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (15.79%) Migration
5 3 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Release Management
5 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
5 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.79%) Test Management
5 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
6 2 (10.53%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (10.53%) Line Management
6 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
6 2 (10.53%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) SC Cleared
1 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) ISEB
2 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
2 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
1 3 (15.79%) SAP
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco
2 2 (10.53%) IBM