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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 102 87 100
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +13
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 42 49 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.31% 1.60% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 2.15% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 32 4
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£375 £350 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £296 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £400 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £59.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-33.05% +83.84%
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
2422 2276 1539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.69% 74.19% 71.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1621 1512 999
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 107 66
Average hourly rate £39.25 £33.84 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.98% +88.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.91 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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
Somerset +2 15 £375 +7.14% 2
Bristol -4 13 £375 +2.04% 4
Gloucestershire +4 6 £405 +20.00% 3
Devon -4 1 - -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 60 (77.92%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (42.86%) C#
3 32 (41.56%) JavaScript
4 29 (37.66%) SQL
5 28 (36.36%) HTML
5 28 (36.36%) Software Engineering
6 27 (35.06%) .NET
7 26 (33.77%) Selenium
7 26 (33.77%) Scrum
8 24 (31.17%) Unit Testing
9 23 (29.87%) Oracle
9 23 (29.87%) ASP.NET
10 22 (28.57%) SQL Server
11 21 (27.27%) Refactoring
11 21 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (24.68%) Git (software)
13 18 (23.38%) Test Automation
14 16 (20.78%) Security Cleared
14 16 (20.78%) MySQL
15 15 (19.48%) Java
16 14 (18.18%) Linux
17 13 (16.88%) C++
17 13 (16.88%) IIS
17 13 (16.88%) SC Cleared
17 13 (16.88%) HTML5
18 12 (15.58%) PHP
19 11 (14.29%) Windows
19 11 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
19 11 (14.29%) Software Testing
19 11 (14.29%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 13 (16.88%) IIS
2 10 (12.99%) Apache
2 10 (12.99%) SharePoint
3 6 (7.79%) K2 blackpearl
4 5 (6.49%) ATG Dynamo
5 3 (3.90%) JBoss
6 2 (2.60%) Node.js
6 2 (2.60%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (1.30%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Summit
1 1 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.60%) Internet
2 1 (1.30%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 16 (20.78%) MySQL
3 7 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.90%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.90%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.60%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.30%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 26 (33.77%) Selenium
2 19 (24.68%) Git (software)
3 11 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (12.99%) PHPUnit
5 9 (11.69%) JIRA
6 8 (10.39%) Cucumber
6 8 (10.39%) SpecFlow
6 8 (10.39%) Jenkins
7 6 (7.79%) MSTest
7 6 (7.79%) WebDriver
7 6 (7.79%) NUnit
8 4 (5.19%) Subversion
8 4 (5.19%) FitNesse
9 3 (3.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (3.90%) Maven
9 3 (3.90%) JUnit
9 3 (3.90%) Eclipse
9 3 (3.90%) IntelliJ
9 3 (3.90%) EasyMock
9 3 (3.90%) Mockito
General
1 8 (10.39%) Finance
2 3 (3.90%) Back Office
3 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.30%) Electronics
4 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.30%) Publishing
4 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (54.55%) Developer
2 24 (31.17%) .NET Developer
3 11 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 11 (14.29%) SQL Developer
4 9 (11.69%) Analyst
4 9 (11.69%) Test Analyst
4 9 (11.69%) Senior Software Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) Agile Test Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) Test Leader
6 4 (5.19%) Technical Test Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) Java Developer
7 3 (3.90%) Database Developer
7 3 (3.90%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.60%) Web Developer
8 2 (2.60%) C# Developer
8 2 (2.60%) AWS Developer
9 1 (1.30%) Agile Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (36.36%) HTML
2 27 (35.06%) .NET
3 23 (29.87%) ASP.NET
4 13 (16.88%) HTML5
5 10 (12.99%) Doctrine
5 10 (12.99%) Zend Framework
5 10 (12.99%) jQuery
6 9 (11.69%) .NET Framework
7 6 (7.79%) CSS
8 5 (6.49%) SOAP
8 5 (6.49%) Web Services
8 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (6.49%) REST
9 4 (5.19%) AngularJS
9 4 (5.19%) XML
9 4 (5.19%) JSON
10 3 (3.90%) Hibernate
10 3 (3.90%) Spring
10 3 (3.90%) Spring Integration
11 2 (2.60%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Computer Science
1 5 (6.49%) Data Structures
1 5 (6.49%) Algorithms
2 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.60%) Data Integration
3 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.30%) User Experience
4 1 (1.30%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.30%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.18%) Linux
2 11 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (14.29%) Windows
3 10 (12.99%) CentOS
4 1 (1.30%) UNIX
4 1 (1.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (77.92%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (36.36%) Software Engineering
3 26 (33.77%) Scrum
4 24 (31.17%) Unit Testing
5 21 (27.27%) Refactoring
5 21 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (23.38%) Test Automation
7 11 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 11 (14.29%) TDD
8 10 (12.99%) Mentoring
9 9 (11.69%) SDLC
9 9 (11.69%) Manual Testing
9 9 (11.69%) UML
9 9 (11.69%) Service Delivery
10 8 (10.39%) ITIL
10 8 (10.39%) Load Testing
11 7 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (9.09%) E-Commerce
11 7 (9.09%) Test Scripting
12 6 (7.79%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (42.86%) C#
2 32 (41.56%) JavaScript
3 29 (37.66%) SQL
4 15 (19.48%) Java
5 13 (16.88%) C++
6 12 (15.58%) PHP
7 3 (3.90%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.90%) Ruby
7 3 (3.90%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.60%) Python
9 1 (1.30%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.30%) Perl
9 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.30%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 16 (20.78%) Security Cleared
2 13 (16.88%) SC Cleared
3 10 (12.99%) ISEB
4 9 (11.69%) ISTQB
5 4 (5.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.60%) Degree
6 2 (2.60%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.49%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.90%) QA
3 2 (2.60%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.30%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) NDS
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (2.60%) Puppet
2 2 (2.60%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.30%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (29.87%) Oracle
2 10 (12.99%) Zend
3 5 (6.49%) ATG
4 2 (2.60%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.60%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.30%) HP
5 1 (1.30%) Nokia
5 1 (1.30%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.30%) SAP
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Rate: £400 - £600 per day
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