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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 95 92 74
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -18
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 44 60 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.57% 1.81% 2.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 2.36% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 50 59
Median daily rate £388 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.63% +8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £300 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £440 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £39.37 £80.00
% change year-on-year
+6.68% -50.78%
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
2199 2537 2578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.51% 76.48% 76.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1466 1679 1714
Median daily rate £375 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 142 86
Median hourly rate £38.00 £39.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.18% +20.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £27.50 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.50 £40.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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
Gloucestershire +12 15 £369 -13.99% 3
Somerset 0 10 £380 +1.33% 2
Bristol -2 7 £475 +26.66% 5
Wiltshire +5 2 - -
Devon -5 1 £350 -23.91%
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 43 (55.13%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (47.44%) C#
3 31 (39.74%) Security Cleared
4 27 (34.62%) SQL
5 26 (33.33%) Scrum
5 26 (33.33%) Selenium
6 25 (32.05%) .NET
7 21 (26.92%) QA
7 21 (26.92%) TDD
7 21 (26.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 20 (25.64%) Java
9 19 (24.36%) SC Cleared
10 18 (23.08%) Unit Testing
10 18 (23.08%) Software Engineering
11 17 (21.79%) JIRA
12 16 (20.51%) Pair Programming
12 16 (20.51%) Kanban
12 16 (20.51%) Git (software)
13 15 (19.23%) Test Scripting
13 15 (19.23%) Ruby
13 15 (19.23%) .NET Framework
14 14 (17.95%) SQL Server
14 14 (17.95%) Manual Testing
15 13 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (16.67%) DV Cleared
16 12 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
16 12 (15.38%) Cucumber
16 12 (15.38%) BDD
16 12 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
16 12 (15.38%) Defect Management

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 11 (14.10%) NServiceBus
2 6 (7.69%) K2 blackpearl
3 5 (6.41%) Apache Solr
3 5 (6.41%) IIS
4 1 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.28%) BGP
1 1 (1.28%) HSRP
1 1 (1.28%) MPLS
1 1 (1.28%) OSPF
1 1 (1.28%) PPP
1 1 (1.28%) SSH
1 1 (1.28%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.54%) MongoDB
3 7 (8.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (6.41%) NoSQL
4 5 (6.41%) OrientDB
5 4 (5.13%) Redis
6 2 (2.56%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (1.28%) Big Data
7 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 26 (33.33%) Selenium
2 21 (26.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (21.79%) JIRA
4 16 (20.51%) Git (software)
5 12 (15.38%) Cucumber
6 11 (14.10%) SpecFlow
7 9 (11.54%) Jenkins
8 7 (8.97%) JUnit
9 6 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (7.69%) Maven
10 5 (6.41%) Ant
10 5 (6.41%) ClearCase
10 5 (6.41%) Eclipse
10 5 (6.41%) JMeter
10 5 (6.41%) Visual Studio
11 3 (3.85%) WebDriver
12 2 (2.56%) Appium
12 2 (2.56%) Mockito
12 2 (2.56%) Xcode
12 2 (2.56%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (14.10%) Finance
2 3 (3.85%) Back Office
3 2 (2.56%) Electronics
3 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.56%) Marketing
3 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.28%) Advertising
4 1 (1.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 31 (39.74%) Developer
2 20 (25.64%) Test Engineer
3 18 (23.08%) .NET Developer
4 16 (20.51%) Analyst
4 16 (20.51%) Test Analyst
5 9 (11.54%) SQL Developer
6 8 (10.26%) Test Automation Engineer
7 7 (8.97%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (8.97%) C# Developer
7 7 (8.97%) Test Manager
8 6 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (7.69%) Tester
9 5 (6.41%) Integration Engineer
9 5 (6.41%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 5 (6.41%) Software Test Engineer
9 5 (6.41%) Test and Integration Engineer
10 4 (5.13%) Java Developer
10 4 (5.13%) JavaScript Developer
11 3 (3.85%) Automation Test Analyst
11 3 (3.85%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (32.05%) .NET
2 15 (19.23%) .NET Framework
3 11 (14.10%) CSS
3 11 (14.10%) HTML
4 10 (12.82%) ASP.NET
4 10 (12.82%) ASP.NET Web API
5 9 (11.54%) HTML5
6 8 (10.26%) JSON
6 8 (10.26%) Web Services
7 7 (8.97%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (8.97%) XML
8 6 (7.69%) jQuery
8 6 (7.69%) REST
8 6 (7.69%) WF
9 5 (6.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (6.41%) WPF
10 4 (5.13%) CSS3
10 4 (5.13%) Express
10 4 (5.13%) Node.js
10 4 (5.13%) RAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.56%) Computer Science
1 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
1 2 (2.56%) NHS
2 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.82%) Windows
2 7 (8.97%) Linux
3 3 (3.85%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (55.13%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (33.33%) Scrum
3 21 (26.92%) TDD
4 18 (23.08%) Software Engineering
4 18 (23.08%) Unit Testing
5 16 (20.51%) Kanban
5 16 (20.51%) Pair Programming
6 15 (19.23%) Test Scripting
7 14 (17.95%) Manual Testing
8 13 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (15.38%) BDD
9 12 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
9 12 (15.38%) Defect Management
9 12 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (14.10%) Line Management
11 9 (11.54%) Data Protection
11 9 (11.54%) Test Automation
11 9 (11.54%) Test Planning
11 9 (11.54%) Workflow
12 8 (10.26%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (47.44%) C#
2 27 (34.62%) SQL
3 20 (25.64%) Java
4 15 (19.23%) Ruby
5 8 (10.26%) Python
6 7 (8.97%) JavaScript
6 7 (8.97%) Objective-C
7 5 (6.41%) Shell Script
8 4 (5.13%) ES6
9 1 (1.28%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.28%) C++
9 1 (1.28%) F#
9 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (39.74%) Security Cleared
2 19 (24.36%) SC Cleared
3 13 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 12 (15.38%) ISEB
4 12 (15.38%) ISTQB
5 6 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (26.92%) QA
2 2 (2.56%) HL7
3 1 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (8.97%) Oracle
2 3 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.85%) SAP
3 2 (2.56%) HP
3 2 (2.56%) RedGate
3 2 (2.56%) Twitter
4 1 (1.28%) IBM
4 1 (1.28%) Salesforce.com