The first table below looks at the demand for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Coast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South Coast region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank - 7 12
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South Coast - 6.67% 2.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 8.00% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate - £453 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +57.39%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £343
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South Coast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
12 25 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South Coast 48.00% 83.33% 72.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 16
Average daily rate £475 £453 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.97% +0.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South Coast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the South Coast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South Coast

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the South Coast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the South Coast region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in the South Coast

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South Coast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the South Coast region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the South Coast

Automated Testing
Top 9 Related IT Skills in the South Coast

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Coast region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) SOAP
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) Middleware
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 4 (100.00%) SoapUI

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South Coast by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Coast region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) SOAP
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) Middleware
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Fusion
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle