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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 99 104 112
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +8
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 35 41 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.16% 1.29% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 1.67% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 27 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £330 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £260 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £490 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +20.83%
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
2292 2453 1530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.74% 76.99% 70.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1482 1548 947
Average daily rate £400 £371 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.96% +0.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 108 64
Average hourly rate £36.45 £33.84 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.71% +5.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £13.50 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 19 £375 +11.11% 5
Somerset +14 6 £311 -0.79% 3
Devon -6 3 £398 +38.26%
Wiltshire +14 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £438 - 1
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (72.86%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (47.14%) Continuous Integration
3 27 (38.57%) Linux
4 26 (37.14%) JavaScript
4 26 (37.14%) Security Cleared
4 26 (37.14%) Git (software)
5 25 (35.71%) HTML
6 23 (32.86%) SQL
6 23 (32.86%) CentOS
6 23 (32.86%) Software Engineering
7 22 (31.43%) MySQL
7 22 (31.43%) HTML5
8 21 (30.00%) Mentoring
8 21 (30.00%) Java
8 21 (30.00%) PHP
9 20 (28.57%) Apache
9 20 (28.57%) Refactoring
9 20 (28.57%) Zend
9 20 (28.57%) Zend Framework
9 20 (28.57%) jQuery
9 20 (28.57%) Doctrine
9 20 (28.57%) PHPUnit
10 19 (27.14%) SC Cleared
11 18 (25.71%) Scrum
12 17 (24.29%) Unit Testing
13 15 (21.43%) Finance
13 15 (21.43%) ISEB
14 14 (20.00%) Selenium
14 14 (20.00%) JIRA
14 14 (20.00%) Software Testing

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 20 (28.57%) Apache
2 6 (8.57%) K2 blackpearl
3 4 (5.71%) ATG Dynamo
4 3 (4.29%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.86%) IIS
5 2 (2.86%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.43%) Confluence
6 1 (1.43%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (31.43%) MySQL
2 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 6 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (5.71%) MongoDB
5 3 (4.29%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.86%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.43%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (37.14%) Git (software)
2 20 (28.57%) PHPUnit
3 14 (20.00%) JIRA
3 14 (20.00%) Selenium
4 7 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 6 (8.57%) LoadRunner
5 6 (8.57%) WebDriver
6 5 (7.14%) Cucumber
7 4 (5.71%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (4.29%) FitNesse
8 3 (4.29%) Maven
9 2 (2.86%) Rational Functional Tester
10 1 (1.43%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.43%) Log4Net
10 1 (1.43%) Subversion
10 1 (1.43%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.43%) StyleCop
10 1 (1.43%) ReSharper
10 1 (1.43%) Oracle APEX
General
1 15 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (2.86%) Back Office
3 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (40.00%) Developer
2 12 (17.14%) Software Engineer
3 10 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 10 (14.29%) Analyst
4 9 (12.86%) .NET Developer
4 9 (12.86%) Senior Software Engineer
4 9 (12.86%) PHP Developer
5 6 (8.57%) Database Developer
6 5 (7.14%) Tester
7 4 (5.71%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Technical Test Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Agile Test Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) LoadRunner Tester
8 3 (4.29%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Project Manager
9 2 (2.86%) Test Manager
9 2 (2.86%) Web Developer
9 2 (2.86%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (35.71%) HTML
2 22 (31.43%) HTML5
3 20 (28.57%) Zend Framework
3 20 (28.57%) jQuery
3 20 (28.57%) Doctrine
4 10 (14.29%) .NET
5 8 (11.43%) ASP.NET
6 5 (7.14%) CSS
6 5 (7.14%) JSON
7 4 (5.71%) XML
8 3 (4.29%) RESTful
9 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (2.86%) REST
9 2 (2.86%) Android SDK
10 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (1.43%) CSS3
10 1 (1.43%) Gherkin
10 1 (1.43%) Entity Framework
10 1 (1.43%) iOS SDK
10 1 (1.43%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.29%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.86%) Data Structures
2 2 (2.86%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.43%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (38.57%) Linux
2 23 (32.86%) CentOS
3 4 (5.71%) Windows
4 3 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.86%) UNIX
5 2 (2.86%) Android
6 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (72.86%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (47.14%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (32.86%) Software Engineering
4 21 (30.00%) Mentoring
5 20 (28.57%) Refactoring
6 18 (25.71%) Scrum
7 17 (24.29%) Unit Testing
8 14 (20.00%) Software Testing
9 11 (15.71%) Test Automation
9 11 (15.71%) Test Scripting
10 9 (12.86%) Manual Testing
11 7 (10.00%) Load Testing
11 7 (10.00%) User Stories
11 7 (10.00%) TDD
11 7 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (8.57%) BDD
13 5 (7.14%) E-Commerce
13 5 (7.14%) Configuration Management
14 4 (5.71%) Regression Testing
14 4 (5.71%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (37.14%) JavaScript
2 23 (32.86%) SQL
3 21 (30.00%) PHP
3 21 (30.00%) Java
4 9 (12.86%) C#
5 7 (10.00%) PL/SQL
6 5 (7.14%) Python
6 5 (7.14%) Ruby
6 5 (7.14%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.29%) VB.NET
7 3 (4.29%) C
8 2 (2.86%) C++
8 2 (2.86%) Perl
9 1 (1.43%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 26 (37.14%) Security Cleared
2 19 (27.14%) SC Cleared
3 15 (21.43%) ISEB
4 12 (17.14%) ISTQB
5 6 (8.57%) DV Cleared
6 3 (4.29%) Degree
7 1 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) ISO 9001
1 6 (8.57%) ISO 14001
2 4 (5.71%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.29%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.29%) vCloud
2 1 (1.43%) NDS
Systems Management
1 9 (12.86%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (4.29%) Puppet
3 3 (4.29%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.43%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 20 (28.57%) Zend
2 13 (18.57%) Oracle
3 10 (14.29%) HP
4 4 (5.71%) ATG
5 2 (2.86%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.43%) Nokia
6 1 (1.43%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.43%) Microsoft
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