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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 62 94 121
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +27
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 94 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.86% 0.74% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.88% 1.05% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 12 4
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% +45.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £235 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £299
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £321 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -8.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £35.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+61.97% -11.25%
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
2421 1523 2011
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.72% 70.48% 67.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1666 1007 1162
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 99 146
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.51 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 30 October 2014.

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 30 October 2014. 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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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
Somerset +20 37 £320 -1.53% 4
Bristol -5 26 £400 +14.28% 7
Devon - 20 £338 -
Gloucestershire -13 1 £450 +111.76% 5
Dorset - 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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.

1 103 (72.03%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (41.26%) Security Cleared
3 56 (39.16%) .NET
4 55 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
5 54 (37.76%) Scrum
6 53 (37.06%) SC Cleared
7 51 (35.66%) SQL
8 50 (34.97%) C#
9 47 (32.87%) Unit Testing
10 41 (28.67%) JavaScript
11 40 (27.97%) ASP.NET
12 37 (25.87%) Team Foundation Server
13 36 (25.17%) Software Engineering
14 35 (24.48%) ASP.NET MVC
14 35 (24.48%) Selenium
15 33 (23.08%) Refactoring
16 32 (22.38%) jQuery
17 31 (21.68%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 31 (21.68%) SQL Server
18 30 (20.98%) PHP
18 30 (20.98%) HTML
19 29 (20.28%) T-SQL
20 28 (19.58%) ISEB
21 27 (18.88%) MySQL
21 27 (18.88%) Finance
21 27 (18.88%) HTML5
22 26 (18.18%) Git (software)
22 26 (18.18%) Zend
22 26 (18.18%) Java
23 25 (17.48%) Software Testing

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 23 (16.08%) Apache
2 5 (3.50%) CMS
2 5 (3.50%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (2.80%) IIS
4 2 (1.40%) NetWeaver
4 2 (1.40%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.70%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.10%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.50%) Summit
2 2 (1.40%) SAP ECC
2 2 (1.40%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.40%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.70%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.40%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (21.68%) SQL Server
2 27 (18.88%) MySQL
3 4 (2.80%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.10%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.40%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.70%) DB2
6 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 37 (25.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 35 (24.48%) Selenium
3 26 (18.18%) Git (software)
4 22 (15.38%) PHPUnit
5 18 (12.59%) Visual Studio
6 16 (11.19%) QuickTest Pro
6 16 (11.19%) JIRA
7 12 (8.39%) SpecFlow
8 7 (4.90%) Cucumber
9 6 (4.20%) Grunt
10 3 (2.10%) SoapUI
11 2 (1.40%) TestNG
11 2 (1.40%) WebDriver
11 2 (1.40%) Maven
12 1 (0.70%) LoadRunner
12 1 (0.70%) ERwin
12 1 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.70%) Rational Functional Tester
12 1 (0.70%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.70%) PhpStorm
General
1 27 (18.88%) Finance
2 21 (14.69%) Back Office
3 2 (1.40%) Marketing
4 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 72 (50.35%) Developer
2 37 (25.87%) .NET Developer
3 27 (18.88%) SQL Developer
4 19 (13.29%) Analyst
4 19 (13.29%) Test Analyst
5 17 (11.89%) Tester
6 15 (10.49%) PHP Developer
7 13 (9.09%) Software Engineer
8 11 (7.69%) Automation Tester
9 10 (6.99%) PHP Zend Developer
10 8 (5.59%) Senior Developer
11 6 (4.20%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (4.20%) Senior Test Analyst
12 5 (3.50%) Java Developer
12 5 (3.50%) Deployment Specialist
13 4 (2.80%) Agile .NET Developer
13 4 (2.80%) Java Engineer
13 4 (2.80%) Senior Java Engineer
13 4 (2.80%) Web Developer
13 4 (2.80%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (39.16%) .NET
2 40 (27.97%) ASP.NET
3 35 (24.48%) ASP.NET MVC
4 32 (22.38%) jQuery
5 31 (21.68%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 30 (20.98%) HTML
7 27 (18.88%) HTML5
8 24 (16.78%) Zend Framework
9 13 (9.09%) .NET Framework
10 11 (7.69%) Gherkin
10 11 (7.69%) Web Services
11 9 (6.29%) Spring
12 6 (4.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 6 (4.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 6 (4.20%) LINQ
12 6 (4.20%) CSS
12 6 (4.20%) SOAP
13 5 (3.50%) J2EE
13 5 (3.50%) CSS3
14 4 (2.80%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (1.40%) User Experience
1 2 (1.40%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (1.40%) Replication
1 2 (1.40%) Mainframe
2 1 (0.70%) AS400
2 1 (0.70%) iSeries
2 1 (0.70%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 23 (16.08%) Linux
2 22 (15.38%) CentOS
3 2 (1.40%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (72.03%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
3 54 (37.76%) Scrum
4 47 (32.87%) Unit Testing
5 36 (25.17%) Software Engineering
6 33 (23.08%) Refactoring
7 25 (17.48%) Software Testing
8 23 (16.08%) User Stories
9 20 (13.99%) Mentoring
10 19 (13.29%) Code Coverage
11 15 (10.49%) Test Automation
11 15 (10.49%) BDD
12 13 (9.09%) Test Scripting
13 12 (8.39%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (7.69%) Release Management
14 11 (7.69%) OO
15 10 (6.99%) TDD
16 9 (6.29%) Test Management
17 8 (5.59%) MVC
18 7 (4.90%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (35.66%) SQL
2 50 (34.97%) C#
3 41 (28.67%) JavaScript
4 30 (20.98%) PHP
5 29 (20.28%) T-SQL
6 26 (18.18%) Java
7 5 (3.50%) Clojure
8 4 (2.80%) PHP5
9 2 (1.40%) ABAP
10 1 (0.70%) C++
10 1 (0.70%) RPG
10 1 (0.70%) Perl
10 1 (0.70%) C
10 1 (0.70%) Python
10 1 (0.70%) Lisp
10 1 (0.70%) Ruby
10 1 (0.70%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.70%) RPG/400
10 1 (0.70%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 59 (41.26%) Security Cleared
2 53 (37.06%) SC Cleared
3 28 (19.58%) ISEB
4 25 (17.48%) ISTQB
5 5 (3.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.40%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.40%) Degree
7 1 (0.70%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.50%) ISO 9001
1 5 (3.50%) ISO 14001
2 4 (2.80%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 15 (10.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (18.18%) Zend
2 15 (10.49%) HP
3 13 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.50%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.40%) Telerik
5 2 (1.40%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.40%) SAP
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle
6 1 (0.70%) IBM
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