The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
England / South West
Rank 90 92 88
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 40 52 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.58% 1.78% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 2.16% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 35 41
Median daily rate £350 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £300 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £425 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £358
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +36.36%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2029 2403 2312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 79.98% 82.15% 75.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1349 1682 1549
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 119 103
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.00 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £24.13 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the South West region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 22 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
Somerset +9 15 £338 -12.90% 4
Bristol +2 11 £375 +10.29% 7
Gloucestershire +1 4 £603 +43.45% 3
Wiltshire -6 4 - - 2
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 South West region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 60 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (57.47%) Scrum
3 48 (55.17%) .NET
4 43 (49.43%) C#
5 41 (47.13%) Security Cleared
6 39 (44.83%) Unit Testing
7 33 (37.93%) Kanban
8 31 (35.63%) Software Engineering
9 30 (34.48%) QA
10 28 (32.18%) SQL Server
10 28 (32.18%) Team Foundation Server
11 27 (31.03%) .NET Framework
12 25 (28.74%) SC Cleared
13 24 (27.59%) SQL
13 24 (27.59%) MVC
14 22 (25.29%) ASP.NET
14 22 (25.29%) TDD
14 22 (25.29%) Pair Programming
15 21 (24.14%) Java
15 21 (24.14%) Continuous Delivery
16 18 (20.69%) ASP.NET MVC
16 18 (20.69%) Selenium
16 18 (20.69%) WPF
17 17 (19.54%) NServiceBus
18 15 (17.24%) BDD
18 15 (17.24%) Line Management
19 14 (16.09%) Python
19 14 (16.09%) DV Cleared
19 14 (16.09%) Manual Testing
19 14 (16.09%) Git (software)

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 17 (19.54%) NServiceBus
2 7 (8.05%) K2 blackpearl
3 6 (6.90%) IIS
4 3 (3.45%) Confluence
5 2 (2.30%) Apache Solr
5 2 (2.30%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.15%) ATG Dynamo
6 1 (1.15%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.20%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.30%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.45%) BGP
1 3 (3.45%) HSRP
1 3 (3.45%) MPLS
1 3 (3.45%) OSPF
1 3 (3.45%) PPP
2 2 (2.30%) NAS
2 2 (2.30%) SAN
2 2 (2.30%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (32.18%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.45%) Big Data
4 2 (2.30%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.30%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.30%) MySQL
4 2 (2.30%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.30%) OrientDB
4 2 (2.30%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 28 (32.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (20.69%) Selenium
3 14 (16.09%) Git (software)
4 12 (13.79%) Cucumber
5 10 (11.49%) SpecFlow
5 10 (11.49%) Visual Studio
6 8 (9.20%) JIRA
7 7 (8.05%) JMeter
8 5 (5.75%) Maven
9 4 (4.60%) Jenkins
10 3 (3.45%) Bitbucket
10 3 (3.45%) GitLab
10 3 (3.45%) JUnit
10 3 (3.45%) LoadRunner
11 2 (2.30%) Ant
11 2 (2.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (2.30%) ClearCase
11 2 (2.30%) Eclipse
12 1 (1.15%) HP UFT
12 1 (1.15%) TestComplete
General
1 13 (14.94%) Finance
2 4 (4.60%) Back Office
3 2 (2.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 42 (48.28%) Developer
2 24 (27.59%) .NET Developer
3 15 (17.24%) Test Engineer
4 14 (16.09%) C# Developer
5 10 (11.49%) SQL Developer
6 9 (10.34%) Analyst
6 9 (10.34%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (10.34%) Test Analyst
7 8 (9.20%) Tester
8 7 (8.05%) ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (8.05%) Software Test Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) Software Developer
9 5 (5.75%) Test Leader
10 4 (4.60%) Architect
10 4 (4.60%) Java Developer
10 4 (4.60%) WPF Developer
11 3 (3.45%) Applications Architect
11 3 (3.45%) Automation Tester
11 3 (3.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (3.45%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (55.17%) .NET
2 27 (31.03%) .NET Framework
3 22 (25.29%) ASP.NET
4 18 (20.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 18 (20.69%) WPF
5 11 (12.64%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (8.05%) CSS
6 7 (8.05%) Gherkin
6 7 (8.05%) HTML
6 7 (8.05%) WF
6 7 (8.05%) XML
7 6 (6.90%) JSON
8 5 (5.75%) JDBC
8 5 (5.75%) REST
8 5 (5.75%) RESTful
8 5 (5.75%) Spring
9 2 (2.30%) AngularJS
9 2 (2.30%) Sass
9 2 (2.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (2.30%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.30%) Data Centre
1 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.15%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.20%) Windows
2 6 (6.90%) Linux
3 2 (2.30%) Debian
3 2 (2.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (57.47%) Scrum
3 39 (44.83%) Unit Testing
4 33 (37.93%) Kanban
5 31 (35.63%) Software Engineering
6 24 (27.59%) MVC
7 22 (25.29%) Pair Programming
7 22 (25.29%) TDD
8 21 (24.14%) Continuous Delivery
9 15 (17.24%) BDD
9 15 (17.24%) Line Management
10 14 (16.09%) Manual Testing
11 13 (14.94%) Test Scripting
12 8 (9.20%) SDLC
12 8 (9.20%) Software Testing
12 8 (9.20%) Workflow
13 7 (8.05%) OOP
13 7 (8.05%) Test Automation
13 7 (8.05%) User Acceptance Testing
14 6 (6.90%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 43 (49.43%) C#
2 24 (27.59%) SQL
3 21 (24.14%) Java
4 14 (16.09%) Python
5 8 (9.20%) Ruby
6 7 (8.05%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.45%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.30%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.30%) C
8 2 (2.30%) C++
8 2 (2.30%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.15%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.15%) Perl
Qualifications
1 41 (47.13%) Security Cleared
2 25 (28.74%) SC Cleared
3 14 (16.09%) DV Cleared
4 10 (11.49%) ISEB
5 8 (9.20%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.30%) CCNA
6 2 (2.30%) CCNP
6 2 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.15%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (34.48%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.30%) Docker
1 2 (2.30%) Hyper-V
1 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.45%) Ansible
1 3 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (3.45%) Puppet
2 2 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.30%) Packer
2 2 (2.30%) PowerCLI
2 2 (2.30%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (11.49%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.45%) Google
2 3 (3.45%) HP
2 3 (3.45%) Oracle
2 3 (3.45%) VMware
3 1 (1.15%) ATG
3 1 (1.15%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.15%) RedGate
3 1 (1.15%) Twitter