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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 86 88 125
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +37
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 63 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.89% 0.72% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 1.01% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 6 7
Average daily rate
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£368 £316 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.20% +16.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £213 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £339 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -12.50%
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
2416 1589 2145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.60% 71.06% 69.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1605 1070 1274
Average daily rate £395 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 80 148
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £11.00 £15.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £47.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +7 23 £330 +1.53% 3
Bristol +2 16 £400 - 14
Devon -19 8 £355 +0.70% 4
Wiltshire - 3 £300 - 1
Dorset -1 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - - 4
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 61 (60.40%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (33.66%) .NET
3 33 (32.67%) Scrum
3 33 (32.67%) Continuous Integration
4 31 (30.69%) Security Cleared
5 30 (29.70%) Unit Testing
5 30 (29.70%) JavaScript
6 29 (28.71%) C#
6 29 (28.71%) SQL
7 27 (26.73%) PHP
7 27 (26.73%) Software Engineering
7 27 (26.73%) Team Foundation Server
8 26 (25.74%) SQL Server
9 25 (24.75%) SC Cleared
10 22 (21.78%) Refactoring
11 21 (20.79%) jQuery
11 21 (20.79%) Git (software)
12 20 (19.80%) Selenium
12 20 (19.80%) ASP.NET
13 18 (17.82%) Visual Studio
14 17 (16.83%) MySQL
14 17 (16.83%) HTML
14 17 (16.83%) ASP.NET MVC
14 17 (16.83%) PHPUnit
15 16 (15.84%) HTML5
15 16 (15.84%) Finance
16 15 (14.85%) Zend
17 14 (13.86%) Java
17 14 (13.86%) Back Office
18 13 (12.87%) T-SQL

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 12 (11.88%) Apache
2 6 (5.94%) Drupal
3 4 (3.96%) IIS
4 3 (2.97%) Alfresco
4 3 (2.97%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (2.97%) Apache Solr
4 3 (2.97%) CMS
5 1 (0.99%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.99%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (0.99%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.96%) Summit
2 1 (0.99%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.98%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (25.74%) SQL Server
2 17 (16.83%) MySQL
3 4 (3.96%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.97%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.99%) DB2
Development Applications
1 27 (26.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (20.79%) Git (software)
3 20 (19.80%) Selenium
4 18 (17.82%) Visual Studio
5 17 (16.83%) PHPUnit
6 7 (6.93%) SpecFlow
7 6 (5.94%) Maven
7 6 (5.94%) WebDriver
7 6 (5.94%) TestNG
7 6 (5.94%) Grunt
8 4 (3.96%) JIRA
9 3 (2.97%) SoapUI
9 3 (2.97%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (1.98%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.99%) PhpStorm
11 1 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.99%) Behat
11 1 (0.99%) FitNesse
11 1 (0.99%) ERwin
General
1 16 (15.84%) Finance
2 14 (13.86%) Back Office
3 1 (0.99%) Retail
3 1 (0.99%) Games
3 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 52 (51.49%) Developer
2 20 (19.80%) .NET Developer
3 12 (11.88%) SQL Developer
4 11 (10.89%) PHP Developer
5 10 (9.90%) Tester
6 9 (8.91%) Software Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) Analyst
7 6 (5.94%) Test Analyst
7 6 (5.94%) Drupal Developer
8 5 (4.95%) PHP Zend Developer
8 5 (4.95%) Test Leader
8 5 (4.95%) Deployment Specialist
8 5 (4.95%) Java Developer
9 4 (3.96%) Web Developer
9 4 (3.96%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.96%) Java Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Senior Java Engineer
10 3 (2.97%) Front-End Developer
10 3 (2.97%) Agile .NET Developer
10 3 (2.97%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (33.66%) .NET
2 21 (20.79%) jQuery
3 20 (19.80%) ASP.NET
4 17 (16.83%) HTML
4 17 (16.83%) ASP.NET MVC
5 16 (15.84%) HTML5
6 13 (12.87%) Zend Framework
6 13 (12.87%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 9 (8.91%) Spring
7 9 (8.91%) .NET Framework
8 7 (6.93%) SOAP
9 6 (5.94%) CSS
9 6 (5.94%) Gherkin
9 6 (5.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 6 (5.94%) LINQ
9 6 (5.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 5 (4.95%) CSS3
10 5 (4.95%) J2EE
11 4 (3.96%) Web Services
11 4 (3.96%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.94%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.98%) Mainframe
3 1 (0.99%) User Experience
3 1 (0.99%) iSeries
3 1 (0.99%) SWIFT
3 1 (0.99%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.88%) Linux
2 11 (10.89%) CentOS
3 2 (1.98%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (60.40%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (32.67%) Scrum
2 33 (32.67%) Continuous Integration
3 30 (29.70%) Unit Testing
4 27 (26.73%) Software Engineering
5 22 (21.78%) Refactoring
6 13 (12.87%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (12.87%) BDD
7 11 (10.89%) Release Management
7 11 (10.89%) Software Testing
7 11 (10.89%) Mentoring
7 11 (10.89%) Test Scripting
8 10 (9.90%) Security Testing
8 10 (9.90%) Time Management
8 10 (9.90%) Code Coverage
9 9 (8.91%) Content Management
10 8 (7.92%) MVC
10 8 (7.92%) Test Management
11 6 (5.94%) Document Management
11 6 (5.94%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 30 (29.70%) JavaScript
2 29 (28.71%) C#
2 29 (28.71%) SQL
3 27 (26.73%) PHP
4 14 (13.86%) Java
5 13 (12.87%) T-SQL
6 5 (4.95%) Clojure
7 4 (3.96%) PHP5
8 1 (0.99%) RPG/400
8 1 (0.99%) RPG IV
8 1 (0.99%) Lisp
8 1 (0.99%) C
8 1 (0.99%) RPG
Qualifications
1 31 (30.69%) Security Cleared
2 25 (24.75%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.91%) ISTQB
4 8 (7.92%) ISEB
4 8 (7.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.98%) Degree
6 1 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.99%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.96%) ISO 9001
1 4 (3.96%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
Vendors
1 15 (14.85%) Zend
2 10 (9.90%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.97%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.98%) Oracle
4 2 (1.98%) Telerik
5 1 (0.99%) IBM
South West
Sanderson
Rate: £350 per day
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Rate: £250 - 350 per day
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Bristol
Kainos
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 12 days ago