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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 110 114 90
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -24
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 34 35 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.14% 1.09% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.44% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 24
Average daily rate £340 £438 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.28% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £348 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £450 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £33.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+40.15% -2.22%
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
2415 2429 1925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 81.07% 75.34% 74.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1674 1599 1213
Average daily rate £380 £405 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 108 97
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.40 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.75% +34.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.63 £16.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Wiltshire +4 9 £425 - 2
Bristol -8 6 £328 -25.14% 2
Gloucestershire +10 5 £420 -2.32% 5
Devon -4 5 £313 -26.47%
Somerset +3 3 £325 - 3
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 85 (72.03%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (48.31%) JavaScript
2 57 (48.31%) .NET
3 56 (47.46%) C#
4 53 (44.92%) Scrum
5 50 (42.37%) ASP.NET
6 47 (39.83%) SQL Server
6 47 (39.83%) Selenium
7 45 (38.14%) SQL
8 42 (35.59%) HTML
9 41 (34.75%) Unit Testing
10 39 (33.05%) Team Foundation Server
11 37 (31.36%) IIS
12 35 (29.66%) Oracle
13 34 (28.81%) Security Cleared
14 32 (27.12%) Software Engineering
15 31 (26.27%) Windows
16 30 (25.42%) Java
17 29 (24.58%) SpecFlow
18 28 (23.73%) C++
19 27 (22.88%) Test Automation
20 26 (22.03%) SC Cleared
20 26 (22.03%) Service Delivery
20 26 (22.03%) MVC
21 25 (21.19%) .NET Framework
22 24 (20.34%) ASP.NET MVC
22 24 (20.34%) Windows Server 2003
22 24 (20.34%) SharePoint
22 24 (20.34%) Windows Server
23 21 (17.80%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (31.36%) IIS
2 24 (20.34%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.78%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (4.24%) CMS
5 3 (2.54%) ArcGIS
5 3 (2.54%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.69%) ATG Dynamo
6 2 (1.69%) JBoss
6 2 (1.69%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.85%) Apache
7 1 (0.85%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (1.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (6.78%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (3.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.85%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (7.63%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.85%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.47%) Internet
2 2 (1.69%) HTTP
3 1 (0.85%) DHCP
3 1 (0.85%) DNS
3 1 (0.85%) FTP
3 1 (0.85%) IPsec
3 1 (0.85%) SSL
3 1 (0.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (39.83%) SQL Server
2 20 (16.95%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (6.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (6.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (6.78%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (5.08%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.39%) MySQL
7 2 (1.69%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 47 (39.83%) Selenium
2 39 (33.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (24.58%) SpecFlow
4 20 (16.95%) Jenkins
5 17 (14.41%) Cucumber
6 11 (9.32%) TeamCity
6 11 (9.32%) Visual Studio
6 11 (9.32%) WebDriver
7 8 (6.78%) Moq
7 8 (6.78%) NUnit
7 8 (6.78%) Rhino Mocks
8 6 (5.08%) JIRA
9 5 (4.24%) Git (software)
9 5 (4.24%) Talend Open Studio
10 4 (3.39%) JUnit
11 3 (2.54%) Mockito
12 2 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (1.69%) EasyMock
12 2 (1.69%) FitNesse
12 2 (1.69%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (9.32%) Finance
2 8 (6.78%) Back Office
3 4 (3.39%) Electronics
3 4 (3.39%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.39%) Marketing
3 4 (3.39%) Publishing
3 4 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.69%) Retail
5 1 (0.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (43.22%) Developer
2 35 (29.66%) .NET Developer
3 22 (18.64%) Analyst
4 21 (17.80%) Test Analyst
5 15 (12.71%) Software Engineer
5 15 (12.71%) Tester
6 12 (10.17%) SQL Developer
7 11 (9.32%) C# .NET Developer
7 11 (9.32%) C# Developer
8 10 (8.47%) Architect
9 9 (7.63%) Technical Leader
10 8 (6.78%) C# Software Engineer
10 8 (6.78%) Functional Tester
10 8 (6.78%) Java Architect
10 8 (6.78%) Java Team Leader
10 8 (6.78%) Java Technical Architect
10 8 (6.78%) Lead Architect
10 8 (6.78%) Team Leader
10 8 (6.78%) Technical Architect
10 8 (6.78%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (48.31%) .NET
2 50 (42.37%) ASP.NET
3 42 (35.59%) HTML
4 25 (21.19%) .NET Framework
5 24 (20.34%) ASP.NET MVC
6 21 (17.80%) CSS
6 21 (17.80%) WCF
7 15 (12.71%) HTML5
8 14 (11.86%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 13 (11.02%) ASP.NET Web API
9 13 (11.02%) Gherkin
10 12 (10.17%) Web Services
11 11 (9.32%) Hibernate
11 11 (9.32%) Spring
12 8 (6.78%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 8 (6.78%) MSMQ
12 8 (6.78%) RESTful
13 7 (5.93%) REST
14 6 (5.08%) Entity Framework
14 6 (5.08%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.32%) Inversion of Control
2 8 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.78%) Client/Server
3 7 (5.93%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.24%) Linked Data
5 3 (2.54%) Statistics
6 2 (1.69%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.85%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.85%) NHS
7 1 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (26.27%) Windows
2 24 (20.34%) Windows Server
2 24 (20.34%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (11.02%) Linux
4 6 (5.08%) Android
4 6 (5.08%) Unix
5 4 (3.39%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (72.03%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (44.92%) Scrum
3 41 (34.75%) Unit Testing
4 32 (27.12%) Software Engineering
5 27 (22.88%) Test Automation
6 26 (22.03%) MVC
6 26 (22.03%) Service Delivery
7 21 (17.80%) ITIL
8 20 (16.95%) Refactoring
8 20 (16.95%) UML
9 18 (15.25%) Mentoring
9 18 (15.25%) TDD
10 16 (13.56%) Functional Testing
11 14 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (11.02%) BDD
12 13 (11.02%) Release Management
13 12 (10.17%) E-Commerce
14 11 (9.32%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (9.32%) Dependency Injection
14 11 (9.32%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 57 (48.31%) JavaScript
2 56 (47.46%) C#
3 45 (38.14%) SQL
4 30 (25.42%) Java
5 28 (23.73%) C++
6 16 (13.56%) PHP
7 13 (11.02%) Ruby
8 11 (9.32%) TypeScript
9 3 (2.54%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.69%) Python
11 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.85%) VB
11 1 (0.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (28.81%) Security Cleared
2 26 (22.03%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.08%) ISEB
3 6 (5.08%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.39%) Degree
4 4 (3.39%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.17%) QA
2 8 (6.78%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.54%) ISO 14001
3 3 (2.54%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (0.85%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (3.39%) Puppet
2 3 (2.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.85%) logstash
4 1 (0.85%) Nagios
4 1 (0.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 35 (29.66%) Oracle
2 8 (6.78%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.24%) EPiServer
3 5 (4.24%) SAP
3 5 (4.24%) Talend
4 3 (2.54%) ATG
5 1 (0.85%) Citrix
5 1 (0.85%) HP
5 1 (0.85%) IBM
5 1 (0.85%) Rally