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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 28 - 58
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 6 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.55% - 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% - 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
192 281 390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 81.70% 74.34% 85.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 174 294
Median daily rate £400 £388 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +17.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £585 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 22 10
Median hourly rate £42.25 £38.00 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.18% +12.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £29.00 £12.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.45 £55.00 £36.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%

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 24 May 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
Bath - 6 - - 3
Test Automation
South West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 10 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (53.33%) Validation
3 6 (40.00%) Service Management
3 6 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (26.67%) Selenium
4 4 (26.67%) Scrum
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (20.00%) Migration
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (20.00%) .NET
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (20.00%) Release Management
5 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (20.00%) SSDT
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (13.33%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (13.33%) IaaS
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (13.33%) Requirements Management
6 2 (13.33%) QA
6 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
6 2 (13.33%) SQL
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco
6 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) IaaS
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (20.00%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Selenium
2 3 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (6.67%) FitNesse
4 1 (6.67%) WATIR
4 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Electronics
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Architect
1 4 (26.67%) Test Architect
1 4 (26.67%) Test Automation Architect
1 4 (26.67%) Test Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Applications Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Test Automation Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Test Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Software Development Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Test Development Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Validation
2 6 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (40.00%) Service Management
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (20.00%) Migration
4 3 (20.00%) Release Management
4 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
5 2 (13.33%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
5 2 (13.33%) Requirements Management
6 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (6.67%) Pair Programming
6 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
6 1 (6.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) SAP