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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 112 105 103
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 29 32 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.99% 1.02% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 1.33% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 15 29
Median daily rate £338 £375 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £350 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £428 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £38.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-13.54% +6.89%
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
2308 2412 2387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.56% 77.06% 79.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1502 1609 1591
Median daily rate £390 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £526 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 102 121
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +7.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.15 £17.40 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

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 May 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 May 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
Wiltshire +6 11 £300 - 1
Bristol -12 5 £390 +11.42% 1
Gloucestershire 0 4 £400 -5.04% 7
Devon -1 3 £398 -
Somerset - 1 £300 - 5
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (76.79%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (50.00%) Java
3 22 (39.29%) Selenium
4 17 (30.36%) Scrum
5 15 (26.79%) Spring
5 15 (26.79%) JIRA
6 14 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 14 (25.00%) TDD
7 12 (21.43%) Hibernate
7 12 (21.43%) ISTQB
7 12 (21.43%) Security Cleared
7 12 (21.43%) Cucumber
8 11 (19.64%) Jenkins
8 11 (19.64%) Manual Testing
8 11 (19.64%) ISEB
8 11 (19.64%) C#
9 10 (17.86%) JavaScript
10 9 (16.07%) HTML
10 9 (16.07%) SAP
10 9 (16.07%) Finance
10 9 (16.07%) Programme Management
10 9 (16.07%) jQuery
10 9 (16.07%) SC Cleared
10 9 (16.07%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (16.07%) BDD
11 8 (14.29%) WebDriver
11 8 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
11 8 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 8 (14.29%) QA

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 8 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (5.36%) CMS
2 3 (5.36%) Drupal
2 3 (5.36%) WordPress
3 2 (3.57%) ATG Dynamo
3 2 (3.57%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 8 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.57%) Magento
3 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) MySQL
2 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.57%) Electronic Patient Records
3 2 (3.57%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.57%) Redis
4 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (39.29%) Selenium
2 15 (26.79%) JIRA
3 12 (21.43%) Cucumber
4 11 (19.64%) Jenkins
5 9 (16.07%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (14.29%) WebDriver
7 6 (10.71%) JUnit
7 6 (10.71%) Mockito
8 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
8 4 (7.14%) PhantomJS
9 3 (5.36%) Zephyr
10 2 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (3.57%) FitNesse
10 2 (3.57%) Maven
11 1 (1.79%) Capybara
11 1 (1.79%) JMeter
11 1 (1.79%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (1.79%) SoapUI
11 1 (1.79%) TestComplete
11 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (16.07%) Finance
2 8 (14.29%) Electronics
2 8 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 8 (14.29%) Marketing
2 8 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.36%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Back Office
4 1 (1.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (33.93%) Analyst
1 19 (33.93%) Test Analyst
2 15 (26.79%) Developer
3 11 (19.64%) Tester
4 9 (16.07%) Technical Leader
5 8 (14.29%) Architect
5 8 (14.29%) Java Architect
5 8 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 8 (14.29%) Java Team Leader
5 8 (14.29%) Java Technical Architect
5 8 (14.29%) Lead Architect
5 8 (14.29%) Team Leader
5 8 (14.29%) Technical Architect
5 8 (14.29%) Technical Team Leader
6 7 (12.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 6 (10.71%) Automation Tester
7 6 (10.71%) Selenium Tester
8 4 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 4 (7.14%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.79%) Spring
2 12 (21.43%) Hibernate
3 9 (16.07%) HTML
3 9 (16.07%) jQuery
4 6 (10.71%) CSS
4 6 (10.71%) SOAP
5 5 (8.93%) Gherkin
5 5 (8.93%) HTML5
6 4 (7.14%) ActiveMQ
6 4 (7.14%) REST
6 4 (7.14%) Web Services
7 3 (5.36%) .NET
7 3 (5.36%) JSF
7 3 (5.36%) Spring Boot
7 3 (5.36%) Thymeleaf
7 3 (5.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (5.36%) XML
8 2 (3.57%) Express
8 2 (3.57%) Itk
8 2 (3.57%) RAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.57%) Client/Server
1 2 (3.57%) NHS
2 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.93%) Linux
2 3 (5.36%) Android
2 3 (5.36%) Windows
3 1 (1.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (76.79%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (30.36%) Scrum
3 14 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 14 (25.00%) TDD
4 11 (19.64%) Manual Testing
5 9 (16.07%) BDD
5 9 (16.07%) Programme Management
6 8 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
6 8 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (12.50%) Functional Testing
7 7 (12.50%) Test Automation
8 6 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (10.71%) Defect Management
8 6 (10.71%) SDLC
9 5 (8.93%) Automation Testing
9 5 (8.93%) E-Commerce
10 4 (7.14%) Test Strategy
10 4 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (5.36%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (50.00%) Java
2 11 (19.64%) C#
3 10 (17.86%) JavaScript
4 7 (12.50%) Ruby
4 7 (12.50%) SQL
5 4 (7.14%) PHP
6 2 (3.57%) ES6
7 1 (1.79%) F#
7 1 (1.79%) Groovy
7 1 (1.79%) Python
7 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (21.43%) ISTQB
1 12 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 11 (19.64%) ISEB
3 9 (16.07%) SC Cleared
4 6 (10.71%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (3.57%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.57%) HL7
2 2 (3.57%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (16.07%) SAP
2 5 (8.93%) Oracle
3 4 (7.14%) ATG
3 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.57%) HP
5 1 (1.79%) Google
5 1 (1.79%) IBM
5 1 (1.79%) RedGate
5 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.79%) Twitter
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