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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 107 95 105
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +10
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 31 42 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.03% 1.44% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 1.86% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 28 1
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£375 £321 £143
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.73% +125.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £36.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -5.84%
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
2259 2255 1415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.20% 77.17% 71.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1518 1507 879
Average daily rate £395 £353 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.05% -6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 120 65
Average hourly rate £36.40 £33.84 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.56% +12.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
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
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 2 June 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 20 £350 +6.87% 5
Gloucestershire -5 4 £421 +20.35%
Wiltshire +5 2 - -
Somerset +6 1 £305 -2.40% 3
Devon -11 1 - -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 45 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (34.92%) JavaScript
4 21 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 21 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 20 (31.75%) Selenium
5 20 (31.75%) HTML
6 19 (30.16%) SQL
7 17 (26.98%) MySQL
7 17 (26.98%) Scrum
8 16 (25.40%) Linux
8 16 (25.40%) Security Cleared
8 16 (25.40%) HTML5
9 15 (23.81%) Test Automation
9 15 (23.81%) Unit Testing
10 14 (22.22%) jQuery
10 14 (22.22%) Zend
10 14 (22.22%) Zend Framework
10 14 (22.22%) CentOS
10 14 (22.22%) Refactoring
10 14 (22.22%) Apache
10 14 (22.22%) Oracle
10 14 (22.22%) Java
10 14 (22.22%) C#
10 14 (22.22%) PHP
10 14 (22.22%) PHPUnit
10 14 (22.22%) Mentoring
10 14 (22.22%) Doctrine
11 13 (20.63%) .NET
11 13 (20.63%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 14 (22.22%) Apache
2 6 (9.52%) K2 blackpearl
3 4 (6.35%) ATG Dynamo
4 2 (3.17%) IIS
4 2 (3.17%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.59%) Node.js
5 1 (1.59%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (26.98%) MySQL
2 10 (15.87%) SQL Server
3 7 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (6.35%) MongoDB
4 4 (6.35%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.17%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (3.17%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.59%) Big Data
7 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.59%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 21 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 20 (31.75%) Selenium
3 14 (22.22%) PHPUnit
4 12 (19.05%) JIRA
5 8 (12.70%) Cucumber
6 5 (7.94%) WebDriver
7 4 (6.35%) Jenkins
8 3 (4.76%) MSTest
8 3 (4.76%) SpecFlow
8 3 (4.76%) NUnit
8 3 (4.76%) FitNesse
8 3 (4.76%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.59%) StyleCop
9 1 (1.59%) Subversion
9 1 (1.59%) ReSharper
9 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.59%) Rational Functional Tester
9 1 (1.59%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (1.59%) Log4Net
9 1 (1.59%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 9 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Back Office
3 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (44.44%) Developer
2 11 (17.46%) .NET Developer
2 11 (17.46%) Software Engineer
3 9 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
4 6 (9.52%) Test Analyst
4 6 (9.52%) Analyst
4 6 (9.52%) Database Developer
5 4 (6.35%) Technical Test Analyst
5 4 (6.35%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (6.35%) PHP Developer
5 4 (6.35%) Agile Test Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Test Leader
6 3 (4.76%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (3.17%) Tester
7 2 (3.17%) Test Manager
7 2 (3.17%) Web Developer
7 2 (3.17%) Development Manager
7 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database Developer
7 2 (3.17%) SQL Developer
7 2 (3.17%) Agile Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (31.75%) HTML
2 16 (25.40%) HTML5
3 14 (22.22%) jQuery
3 14 (22.22%) Zend Framework
3 14 (22.22%) Doctrine
4 13 (20.63%) .NET
5 10 (15.87%) ASP.NET
6 5 (7.94%) JSON
6 5 (7.94%) CSS
6 5 (7.94%) XML
7 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.59%) Entity Framework
8 1 (1.59%) REST
8 1 (1.59%) CSS3
8 1 (1.59%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.59%) Android SDK
8 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.59%) RESTful
8 1 (1.59%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) Data Structures
1 3 (4.76%) Algorithms
1 3 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.17%) Data Integration
2 2 (3.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.59%) User Experience
3 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (25.40%) Linux
2 14 (22.22%) CentOS
3 1 (1.59%) Android
3 1 (1.59%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 17 (26.98%) Scrum
5 15 (23.81%) Test Automation
5 15 (23.81%) Unit Testing
6 14 (22.22%) Refactoring
6 14 (22.22%) Mentoring
7 11 (17.46%) Test Scripting
8 8 (12.70%) TDD
8 8 (12.70%) Software Testing
8 8 (12.70%) Load Testing
8 8 (12.70%) Manual Testing
9 7 (11.11%) SDLC
10 6 (9.52%) E-Commerce
10 6 (9.52%) Regression Testing
10 6 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (9.52%) Automation Testing
11 4 (6.35%) BDD
11 4 (6.35%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 22 (34.92%) JavaScript
2 19 (30.16%) SQL
3 14 (22.22%) Java
3 14 (22.22%) C#
3 14 (22.22%) PHP
4 7 (11.11%) PL/SQL
5 3 (4.76%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.17%) C++
6 2 (3.17%) C
6 2 (3.17%) Python
6 2 (3.17%) Ruby
7 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.59%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.59%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (25.40%) Security Cleared
2 13 (20.63%) SC Cleared
3 10 (15.87%) ISEB
4 7 (11.11%) ISTQB
5 3 (4.76%) Degree
6 2 (3.17%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) ISO 9001
1 4 (6.35%) ISO 14001
1 4 (6.35%) QA
1 4 (6.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) NDS
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (6.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.59%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 14 (22.22%) Zend
1 14 (22.22%) Oracle
2 5 (7.94%) HP
3 4 (6.35%) ATG
4 2 (3.17%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.59%) Nokia
5 1 (1.59%) TIBCO
Somerset
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300.00 - £387.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
TRG
Rate: 300-400 Per Day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago