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 25 July 2016 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 113 99 96
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -3
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 34 45 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.12% 1.40% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 1.82% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 36 31
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £335 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £416 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £358
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £59.31 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+48.27% +1.26%
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
2370 2479 2315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 77.86% 77.32% 77.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1585 1662 1550
Median daily rate £388 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 111 103
Median hourly rate £35.00 £39.25 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.82% +15.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.63 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 25 July 2016.

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 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bristol -7 12 £475 +26.66% 5
Gloucestershire +1 9 £400 -1.23% 4
Wiltshire - 6 £310 -
Devon +14 5 £350 -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, 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 33 (54.10%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (37.70%) Selenium
3 22 (36.07%) Java
4 19 (31.15%) JIRA
5 18 (29.51%) C#
6 17 (27.87%) Cucumber
7 16 (26.23%) Security Cleared
8 15 (24.59%) BDD
9 14 (22.95%) Manual Testing
10 13 (21.31%) QA
11 12 (19.67%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (19.67%) Ruby
11 12 (19.67%) HTML
11 12 (19.67%) JavaScript
12 11 (18.03%) Test Automation
12 11 (18.03%) SC Cleared
12 11 (18.03%) Jenkins
13 10 (16.39%) SpecFlow
13 10 (16.39%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (16.39%) Web Services
13 10 (16.39%) E-Commerce
13 10 (16.39%) ISEB
13 10 (16.39%) ISTQB
13 10 (16.39%) TDD
13 10 (16.39%) jQuery
14 9 (14.75%) SQL
14 9 (14.75%) CSS
14 9 (14.75%) Git (software)
14 9 (14.75%) Defect Management
15 8 (13.11%) Exploratory Testing

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 3 (4.92%) Apache Solr
1 3 (4.92%) CMS
1 3 (4.92%) Drupal
1 3 (4.92%) WordPress
2 1 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 5 (8.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.28%) Magento
3 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.48%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.48%) MongoDB
2 4 (6.56%) Redis
3 3 (4.92%) MySQL
3 3 (4.92%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.92%) OrientDB
4 2 (3.28%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (37.70%) Selenium
2 19 (31.15%) JIRA
3 17 (27.87%) Cucumber
4 11 (18.03%) Jenkins
5 10 (16.39%) SpecFlow
5 10 (16.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (14.75%) Git (software)
7 8 (13.11%) JUnit
8 6 (9.84%) WebDriver
9 5 (8.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (8.20%) Maven
9 5 (8.20%) Mockito
10 4 (6.56%) JMeter
11 3 (4.92%) Ant
11 3 (4.92%) ClearCase
11 3 (4.92%) Eclipse
11 3 (4.92%) PhantomJS
11 3 (4.92%) Visual Studio
11 3 (4.92%) Zephyr
12 2 (3.28%) Appium
General
1 7 (11.48%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Electronics
2 5 (8.20%) Manufacturing
2 5 (8.20%) Marketing
2 5 (8.20%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.28%) Retail
4 1 (1.64%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (29.51%) Developer
2 16 (26.23%) Analyst
2 16 (26.23%) Test Analyst
2 16 (26.23%) Test Engineer
3 9 (14.75%) Test Automation Engineer
4 8 (13.11%) Tester
5 7 (11.48%) Java Developer
6 6 (9.84%) JavaScript Developer
6 6 (9.84%) Test Manager
7 5 (8.20%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 5 (8.20%) Selenium Tester
8 4 (6.56%) Automation Tester
9 3 (4.92%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (4.92%) CMS Developer
9 3 (4.92%) Drupal Developer
9 3 (4.92%) PHP Drupal Developer
9 3 (4.92%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 3 (4.92%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 3 (4.92%) Test and Integration Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.67%) HTML
2 10 (16.39%) jQuery
2 10 (16.39%) Web Services
3 9 (14.75%) CSS
4 8 (13.11%) HTML5
5 6 (9.84%) Spring
6 5 (8.20%) JSON
6 5 (8.20%) REST
7 4 (6.56%) .NET
7 4 (6.56%) CSS3
7 4 (6.56%) Express
7 4 (6.56%) Gherkin
7 4 (6.56%) Node.js
7 4 (6.56%) RAML
7 4 (6.56%) SOAP
7 4 (6.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (4.92%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (4.92%) Hibernate
8 3 (4.92%) Spring Boot
8 3 (4.92%) Thymeleaf
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.28%) Client/Server
1 2 (3.28%) NHS
2 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.84%) Linux
2 5 (8.20%) Android
3 4 (6.56%) Windows
4 3 (4.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (54.10%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (24.59%) BDD
3 14 (22.95%) Manual Testing
4 12 (19.67%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (18.03%) Test Automation
6 10 (16.39%) E-Commerce
6 10 (16.39%) TDD
7 9 (14.75%) Defect Management
8 8 (13.11%) Exploratory Testing
8 8 (13.11%) Scrum
8 8 (13.11%) Software Testing
8 8 (13.11%) Test Scripting
9 7 (11.48%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (9.84%) Functional Testing
11 5 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (8.20%) Data Protection
11 5 (8.20%) Digital Marketing
11 5 (8.20%) Programme Management
11 5 (8.20%) Software Engineering
11 5 (8.20%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.07%) Java
2 18 (29.51%) C#
3 12 (19.67%) JavaScript
3 12 (19.67%) Ruby
4 9 (14.75%) SQL
5 7 (11.48%) Objective-C
6 4 (6.56%) ES6
6 4 (6.56%) Python
7 3 (4.92%) PHP
7 3 (4.92%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.64%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.64%) F#
8 1 (1.64%) Groovy
8 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (26.23%) Security Cleared
2 11 (18.03%) SC Cleared
3 10 (16.39%) ISEB
3 10 (16.39%) ISTQB
4 7 (11.48%) DV Cleared
5 6 (9.84%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (3.28%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (21.31%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) HL7
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (11.48%) Oracle
2 6 (9.84%) SAP
3 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.28%) ATG
4 2 (3.28%) HP
5 1 (1.64%) Google
5 1 (1.64%) IBM
5 1 (1.64%) RedGate
5 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.64%) Twitter
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