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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 62 99 115
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +16
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 88 24 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.67% 1.02% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.67% 1.45% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 16 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £300 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £375 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
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
2399 1651 1812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.85% 69.90% 67.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1630 1082 1071
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 110 119
Average hourly rate £35.00 £28.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.00 £11.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +3 28 £438 +25.00% 3
Somerset +17 26 £325 -7.14% 1
Devon +8 22 £331 -11.66% 1
Gloucestershire -13 7 £449 - 4
Dorset - 1 - - 3
Wiltshire - - - - 3
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 108 (71.52%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (45.70%) Security Cleared
3 66 (43.71%) Continuous Integration
4 57 (37.75%) SC Cleared
4 57 (37.75%) SQL
5 52 (34.44%) JavaScript
6 51 (33.77%) .NET
6 51 (33.77%) Scrum
7 45 (29.80%) C#
7 45 (29.80%) HTML
8 42 (27.81%) Linux
9 41 (27.15%) Software Engineering
9 41 (27.15%) HTML5
10 40 (26.49%) jQuery
10 40 (26.49%) PHP
10 40 (26.49%) MySQL
11 39 (25.83%) Unit Testing
11 39 (25.83%) CentOS
12 38 (25.17%) Git (software)
12 38 (25.17%) Team Foundation Server
12 38 (25.17%) Zend
12 38 (25.17%) Refactoring
12 38 (25.17%) Doctrine
12 38 (25.17%) Finance
13 37 (24.50%) Java
13 37 (24.50%) Apache
13 37 (24.50%) ASP.NET
14 36 (23.84%) Zend Framework
14 36 (23.84%) PHPUnit
15 35 (23.18%) Mentoring

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 37 (24.50%) Apache
2 5 (3.31%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (3.31%) CMS
3 4 (2.65%) IIS
4 3 (1.99%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.32%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.32%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.66%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.99%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.66%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.97%) Summit
2 2 (1.32%) SAP CRM
2 2 (1.32%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.32%) SAP ECC
3 1 (0.66%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (26.49%) MySQL
2 27 (17.88%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.65%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.99%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.99%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.32%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.66%) DB2
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 38 (25.17%) Git (software)
1 38 (25.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 36 (23.84%) PHPUnit
3 29 (19.21%) Selenium
4 21 (13.91%) JIRA
5 19 (12.58%) QuickTest Pro
6 18 (11.92%) Visual Studio
7 12 (7.95%) SpecFlow
8 8 (5.30%) Cucumber
9 6 (3.97%) Grunt
10 5 (3.31%) LoadRunner
11 4 (2.65%) Jenkins
12 3 (1.99%) SoapUI
12 3 (1.99%) Rational Functional Tester
12 3 (1.99%) Maven
13 1 (0.66%) PhpStorm
13 1 (0.66%) Behat
13 1 (0.66%) Hudson
13 1 (0.66%) WebDriver
13 1 (0.66%) TeamCity
General
1 38 (25.17%) Finance
2 16 (10.60%) Back Office
3 2 (1.32%) Marketing
3 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 78 (51.66%) Developer
2 32 (21.19%) .NET Developer
3 24 (15.89%) PHP Developer
4 23 (15.23%) Analyst
4 23 (15.23%) Test Analyst
5 22 (14.57%) SQL Developer
6 18 (11.92%) Tester
7 14 (9.27%) Software Engineer
8 13 (8.61%) Automation Tester
9 11 (7.28%) PHP Zend Developer
10 9 (5.96%) Senior Test Analyst
10 9 (5.96%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (3.97%) Senior Developer
12 5 (3.31%) Deployment Specialist
12 5 (3.31%) Java Developer
13 4 (2.65%) C# Developer
13 4 (2.65%) Web Developer
13 4 (2.65%) Agile .NET Developer
14 3 (1.99%) C# .NET Developer
14 3 (1.99%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (33.77%) .NET
2 45 (29.80%) HTML
3 41 (27.15%) HTML5
4 40 (26.49%) jQuery
5 38 (25.17%) Doctrine
6 37 (24.50%) ASP.NET
7 36 (23.84%) Zend Framework
8 32 (21.19%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 32 (21.19%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (6.62%) Gherkin
10 8 (5.30%) Web Services
11 7 (4.64%) .NET Framework
11 7 (4.64%) CSS
12 5 (3.31%) CSS3
12 5 (3.31%) Spring
13 4 (2.65%) Hibernate
14 3 (1.99%) RESTful
14 3 (1.99%) XML
14 3 (1.99%) ADO.NET
14 3 (1.99%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (1.32%) Replication
1 2 (1.32%) Mainframe
1 2 (1.32%) User Experience
1 2 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
2 1 (0.66%) SWIFT
2 1 (0.66%) iSeries
2 1 (0.66%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 42 (27.81%) Linux
2 39 (25.83%) CentOS
3 4 (2.65%) UNIX
3 4 (2.65%) Windows
4 3 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.66%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (71.52%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (43.71%) Continuous Integration
3 51 (33.77%) Scrum
4 41 (27.15%) Software Engineering
5 39 (25.83%) Unit Testing
6 38 (25.17%) Refactoring
7 35 (23.18%) Mentoring
8 31 (20.53%) Software Testing
9 24 (15.89%) User Stories
10 19 (12.58%) Code Coverage
11 18 (11.92%) Test Automation
12 14 (9.27%) BDD
12 14 (9.27%) Test Scripting
13 13 (8.61%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (7.95%) TDD
15 11 (7.28%) Release Management
15 11 (7.28%) OO
16 10 (6.62%) Test Management
17 8 (5.30%) Integration Testing
17 8 (5.30%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (37.75%) SQL
2 52 (34.44%) JavaScript
3 45 (29.80%) C#
4 40 (26.49%) PHP
5 37 (24.50%) Java
6 30 (19.87%) T-SQL
7 6 (3.97%) Ruby
7 6 (3.97%) Python
7 6 (3.97%) Bash Shell
8 5 (3.31%) Clojure
9 3 (1.99%) C++
9 3 (1.99%) Perl
10 2 (1.32%) ABAP
10 2 (1.32%) C
10 2 (1.32%) PHP5
11 1 (0.66%) RPG/400
11 1 (0.66%) RPG IV
11 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.66%) RPG
11 1 (0.66%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 69 (45.70%) Security Cleared
2 57 (37.75%) SC Cleared
3 32 (21.19%) ISEB
4 29 (19.21%) ISTQB
5 8 (5.30%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.97%) ISO 14001
1 6 (3.97%) ISO 9001
2 4 (2.65%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (1.99%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 19 (12.58%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.99%) Puppet
2 3 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 38 (25.17%) Zend
2 20 (13.25%) HP
3 13 (8.61%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.31%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.32%) Telerik
5 2 (1.32%) Oracle
5 2 (1.32%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.32%) SAP
6 1 (0.66%) IBM
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