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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 112 80 113
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +33
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 32 44 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.01% 1.56% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 2.11% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 28 8
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£425 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £325 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £39.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.45% -1.25%
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
2367 2085 1785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 74.41% 73.99% 70.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1542 1272 1122
Average daily rate £400 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 90 78
Average hourly rate £36.45 £22.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.00% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.31 £13.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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
Bristol -9 14 £438 +25.00% 7
Somerset -6 6 £311 -17.00% 2
Devon -11 5 £425 +13.33% 2
Gloucestershire -14 3 £390 - 4
Dorset - 2 £450 -
Wiltshire -4 1 - - 2
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 100 (82.64%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (47.93%) Security Cleared
3 51 (42.15%) Continuous Integration
4 48 (39.67%) SC Cleared
5 44 (36.36%) SQL
6 42 (34.71%) Scrum
7 41 (33.88%) Linux
8 39 (32.23%) HTML
9 38 (31.40%) JavaScript
10 37 (30.58%) CentOS
10 37 (30.58%) Git (software)
11 36 (29.75%) PHP
12 35 (28.93%) Software Engineering
12 35 (28.93%) Refactoring
12 35 (28.93%) Zend
12 35 (28.93%) HTML5
12 35 (28.93%) Doctrine
13 34 (28.10%) PHPUnit
13 34 (28.10%) Zend Framework
13 34 (28.10%) jQuery
13 34 (28.10%) MySQL
13 34 (28.10%) Apache
13 34 (28.10%) ISEB
14 33 (27.27%) Mentoring
15 32 (26.45%) Java
16 31 (25.62%) Unit Testing
17 30 (24.79%) .NET
18 29 (23.97%) C#
18 29 (23.97%) Software Testing
18 29 (23.97%) ISTQB

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 34 (28.10%) Apache
2 6 (4.96%) K2 blackpearl
3 3 (2.48%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.65%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.65%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.65%) NetWeaver
4 2 (1.65%) CMS
5 1 (0.83%) ATG Dynamo
Applications
1 2 (1.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (6.61%) Summit
2 2 (1.65%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.65%) SAP ECC
2 2 (1.65%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.83%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (28.10%) MySQL
2 9 (7.44%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.31%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.48%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.65%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 37 (30.58%) Git (software)
2 34 (28.10%) PHPUnit
3 24 (19.83%) Selenium
3 24 (19.83%) JIRA
4 19 (15.70%) QuickTest Pro
5 14 (11.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (6.61%) SpecFlow
7 7 (5.79%) Cucumber
7 7 (5.79%) LoadRunner
8 4 (3.31%) Jenkins
9 3 (2.48%) SoapUI
9 3 (2.48%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.48%) Maven
9 3 (2.48%) Rational Functional Tester
9 3 (2.48%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.65%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.65%) Grunt
11 1 (0.83%) PhpStorm
11 1 (0.83%) Behat
11 1 (0.83%) Hudson
General
1 29 (23.97%) Finance
2 9 (7.44%) Back Office
3 3 (2.48%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 56 (46.28%) Developer
2 25 (20.66%) .NET Developer
3 21 (17.36%) Analyst
3 21 (17.36%) Test Analyst
4 20 (16.53%) PHP Developer
5 18 (14.88%) Tester
6 17 (14.05%) SQL Developer
7 15 (12.40%) Software Engineer
8 13 (10.74%) Automation Tester
9 8 (6.61%) PHP Zend Developer
10 7 (5.79%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (5.79%) Senior Test Analyst
11 4 (3.31%) Senior Developer
11 4 (3.31%) C# Developer
11 4 (3.31%) Senior Software Engineer
12 3 (2.48%) Project Manager
12 3 (2.48%) Database Developer
12 3 (2.48%) Oracle Developer
12 3 (2.48%) LoadRunner Tester
12 3 (2.48%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (32.23%) HTML
2 35 (28.93%) HTML5
2 35 (28.93%) Doctrine
3 34 (28.10%) Zend Framework
3 34 (28.10%) jQuery
4 30 (24.79%) .NET
5 27 (22.31%) ASP.NET
6 19 (15.70%) ASP.NET MVC
6 19 (15.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 8 (6.61%) Web Services
8 6 (4.96%) Gherkin
9 5 (4.13%) .NET Framework
10 3 (2.48%) RESTful
10 3 (2.48%) XML
10 3 (2.48%) CSS
11 2 (1.65%) SOAP
11 2 (1.65%) Hibernate
11 2 (1.65%) SAP XI
11 2 (1.65%) Spring
11 2 (1.65%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.48%) Mobile App
2 2 (1.65%) User Experience
2 2 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 41 (33.88%) Linux
2 37 (30.58%) CentOS
3 4 (3.31%) Windows
4 3 (2.48%) UNIX
4 3 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.83%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (82.64%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (42.15%) Continuous Integration
3 42 (34.71%) Scrum
4 35 (28.93%) Software Engineering
4 35 (28.93%) Refactoring
5 33 (27.27%) Mentoring
6 31 (25.62%) Unit Testing
7 29 (23.97%) Software Testing
8 23 (19.01%) User Stories
9 15 (12.40%) Test Automation
9 15 (12.40%) Test Scripting
10 11 (9.09%) TDD
10 11 (9.09%) BDD
11 10 (8.26%) OO
11 10 (8.26%) Code Coverage
11 10 (8.26%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (7.44%) Manual Testing
13 8 (6.61%) Integration Testing
14 7 (5.79%) Test Management
15 6 (4.96%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (36.36%) SQL
2 38 (31.40%) JavaScript
3 36 (29.75%) PHP
4 32 (26.45%) Java
5 29 (23.97%) C#
6 18 (14.88%) T-SQL
7 6 (4.96%) Python
7 6 (4.96%) Ruby
7 6 (4.96%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.31%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.48%) Perl
9 3 (2.48%) C++
9 3 (2.48%) C
9 3 (2.48%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.65%) ABAP
10 2 (1.65%) Clojure
11 1 (0.83%) PHP5
11 1 (0.83%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 58 (47.93%) Security Cleared
2 48 (39.67%) SC Cleared
3 34 (28.10%) ISEB
4 29 (23.97%) ISTQB
5 8 (6.61%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.48%) Degree
7 1 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.61%) ISO 9001
1 8 (6.61%) ISO 14001
2 5 (4.13%) QA
3 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (2.48%) vCloud
2 2 (1.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.83%) NDS
Systems Management
1 24 (19.83%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.48%) Puppet
2 3 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.83%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 35 (28.93%) Zend
2 25 (20.66%) HP
3 10 (8.26%) Oracle
4 6 (4.96%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.65%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.65%) SAP
5 2 (1.65%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.83%) Nokia
6 1 (0.83%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.83%) ATG
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