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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 112 85 95
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +10
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 36 60 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.08% 1.85% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 2.52% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 43 5
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£400 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £295 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £430 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.28% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £80.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-46.87% +131.88%
Automated Testing
England

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
2514 2381 1594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.54% 73.33% 72.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1674 1570 1057
Average daily rate £400 £399 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.37% +7.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 92 76
Average hourly rate £39.25 £34.85 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% +54.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.27 £42.50 £43.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 4 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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
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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
Somerset -4 12 £398 +20.45%
Devon +9 7 £490 +38.02% 1
Bristol -12 6 £375 -6.25%
Gloucestershire -6 4 £420 +29.23% 3
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 51 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (43.48%) JavaScript
2 30 (43.48%) SQL
3 29 (42.03%) C#
4 25 (36.23%) HTML
4 25 (36.23%) Selenium
5 24 (34.78%) Software Engineering
6 22 (31.88%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (30.43%) Oracle
8 20 (28.99%) .NET
9 19 (27.54%) SQL Server
9 19 (27.54%) Java
9 19 (27.54%) Unit Testing
9 19 (27.54%) Test Automation
10 18 (26.09%) Scrum
11 17 (24.64%) Refactoring
11 17 (24.64%) ASP.NET
11 17 (24.64%) Linux
12 14 (20.29%) C++
13 13 (18.84%) IIS
13 13 (18.84%) Git (software)
13 13 (18.84%) SDLC
14 12 (17.39%) Security Cleared
14 12 (17.39%) MySQL
15 11 (15.94%) TDD
15 11 (15.94%) Software Testing
15 11 (15.94%) Windows
15 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (15.94%) Team Foundation Server
15 11 (15.94%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Application Platforms
1 13 (18.84%) IIS
2 10 (14.49%) SharePoint
3 8 (11.59%) Apache
4 4 (5.80%) ATG Dynamo
5 3 (4.35%) JBoss
6 2 (2.90%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.90%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (2.90%) nginx
6 2 (2.90%) ArcGIS
6 2 (2.90%) Node.js
7 1 (1.45%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Summit
2 1 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) HTTP
1 2 (2.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (27.54%) SQL Server
2 12 (17.39%) MySQL
3 8 (11.59%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (10.14%) Relational Database
5 5 (7.25%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.90%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.90%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.90%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.45%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 25 (36.23%) Selenium
2 13 (18.84%) Git (software)
3 11 (15.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (14.49%) Jenkins
5 8 (11.59%) SpecFlow
5 8 (11.59%) JIRA
6 7 (10.14%) Cucumber
7 6 (8.70%) NUnit
7 6 (8.70%) MSTest
7 6 (8.70%) PHPUnit
8 5 (7.25%) WebDriver
8 5 (7.25%) Talend Open Studio
9 4 (5.80%) FitNesse
10 3 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (4.35%) Mockito
10 3 (4.35%) Subversion
10 3 (4.35%) Maven
10 3 (4.35%) JUnit
10 3 (4.35%) Eclipse
10 3 (4.35%) IntelliJ
General
1 8 (11.59%) Finance
2 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.45%) Publishing
2 1 (1.45%) Marketing
2 1 (1.45%) Back Office
2 1 (1.45%) Electronics
2 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (56.52%) Developer
2 17 (24.64%) .NET Developer
3 12 (17.39%) SQL Developer
4 9 (13.04%) Analyst
4 9 (13.04%) Test Analyst
5 7 (10.14%) Software Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) Senior Software Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Senior Test Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) ETL Developer
6 5 (7.25%) Agile Test Analyst
7 4 (5.80%) Test Leader
7 4 (5.80%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Technical Test Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) SQL Database Developer
9 2 (2.90%) Lead Test Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Web Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (36.23%) HTML
2 20 (28.99%) .NET
3 17 (24.64%) ASP.NET
4 11 (15.94%) HTML5
5 8 (11.59%) .NET Framework
6 7 (10.14%) CSS
7 6 (8.70%) Zend Framework
7 6 (8.70%) jQuery
7 6 (8.70%) Doctrine
8 5 (7.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (7.25%) SOAP
8 5 (7.25%) Web Services
8 5 (7.25%) REST
9 4 (5.80%) AngularJS
10 3 (4.35%) CSS3
10 3 (4.35%) Spring Integration
10 3 (4.35%) JSON
10 3 (4.35%) XML
10 3 (4.35%) Hibernate
10 3 (4.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.25%) Computer Science
1 5 (7.25%) Linked Data
1 5 (7.25%) Data Structures
1 5 (7.25%) Algorithms
2 4 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.90%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.90%) Data Integration
3 2 (2.90%) Statistics
4 1 (1.45%) DTV
4 1 (1.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 17 (24.64%) Linux
2 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (15.94%) Windows
3 7 (10.14%) UNIX
4 6 (8.70%) CentOS
5 1 (1.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (34.78%) Software Engineering
3 22 (31.88%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (27.54%) Unit Testing
4 19 (27.54%) Test Automation
5 18 (26.09%) Scrum
6 17 (24.64%) Refactoring
7 13 (18.84%) SDLC
8 11 (15.94%) Software Testing
8 11 (15.94%) TDD
9 10 (14.49%) ITIL
10 9 (13.04%) UML
10 9 (13.04%) Service Delivery
10 9 (13.04%) Manual Testing
11 8 (11.59%) Load Testing
12 7 (10.14%) Test Scripting
12 7 (10.14%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (8.70%) Regression Testing
13 6 (8.70%) MVC
13 6 (8.70%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 30 (43.48%) JavaScript
1 30 (43.48%) SQL
2 29 (42.03%) C#
3 19 (27.54%) Java
4 14 (20.29%) C++
5 8 (11.59%) PHP
6 4 (5.80%) Ruby
7 3 (4.35%) Python
8 2 (2.90%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.90%) Perl
8 2 (2.90%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.45%) Clojure
9 1 (1.45%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 12 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 10 (14.49%) ISEB
3 9 (13.04%) ISTQB
4 7 (10.14%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (4.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.59%) QA
2 4 (5.80%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.35%) ISO 9001
4 2 (2.90%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) Puppet
2 2 (2.90%) Vagrant
2 2 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.90%) logstash
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (2.90%) Nagios
2 2 (2.90%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (30.43%) Oracle
2 6 (8.70%) Zend
3 5 (7.25%) Talend
4 4 (5.80%) ATG
5 2 (2.90%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.90%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.45%) SAP
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