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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 86 92 116
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +24
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 56 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.76% 0.76% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.47% 1.07% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 6 9
Average daily rate
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£368 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.07% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £311 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £376 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.57% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £34.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+131.88% -13.75%
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
2263 1586 2144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 71.32% 71.06% 68.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1500 1046 1275
Average daily rate £388 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 69 154
Average hourly rate £34.50 £17.23 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.29% -44.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £8.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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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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 +4 20 £330 +1.53% 2
Bristol -6 15 £375 -6.25% 8
Devon -15 5 £330 -6.38% 1
Wiltshire - 3 £300 - 2
Dorset +1 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire -23 1 £325 - 9
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 41 (41.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (31.00%) Scrum
2 31 (31.00%) .NET
3 29 (29.00%) Security Cleared
4 26 (26.00%) Unit Testing
4 26 (26.00%) C#
4 26 (26.00%) SQL
4 26 (26.00%) Selenium
5 25 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 25 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 24 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 24 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (23.00%) SC Cleared
8 21 (21.00%) Test Scripting
8 21 (21.00%) PHP
8 21 (21.00%) Software Engineering
9 19 (19.00%) JavaScript
10 18 (18.00%) Visual Studio
11 17 (17.00%) ASP.NET
11 17 (17.00%) Security Testing
11 17 (17.00%) BDD
12 16 (16.00%) Refactoring
13 15 (15.00%) jQuery
14 14 (14.00%) Maven
14 14 (14.00%) Back Office
14 14 (14.00%) ASP.NET MVC
14 14 (14.00%) Git (software)
15 13 (13.00%) TestNG
15 13 (13.00%) WebDriver
15 13 (13.00%) ISEB

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 7 (7.00%) Apache
2 6 (6.00%) Drupal
3 4 (4.00%) IIS
4 3 (3.00%) CMS
4 3 (3.00%) Apache Solr
4 3 (3.00%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (3.00%) Alfresco
5 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.00%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (1.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.00%) Summit
2 1 (1.00%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.00%) MySQL
3 4 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.00%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.00%) DB2
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 26 (26.00%) Selenium
2 25 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (18.00%) Visual Studio
4 14 (14.00%) Maven
4 14 (14.00%) Git (software)
5 13 (13.00%) TestNG
5 13 (13.00%) WebDriver
6 11 (11.00%) PHPUnit
7 10 (10.00%) JIRA
8 7 (7.00%) SpecFlow
9 3 (3.00%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (3.00%) SoapUI
9 3 (3.00%) Grunt
10 2 (2.00%) Cucumber
10 2 (2.00%) FitNesse
11 1 (1.00%) ERwin
11 1 (1.00%) Jenkins
11 1 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 14 (14.00%) Back Office
2 10 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (1.00%) Retail
3 1 (1.00%) Games
3 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (41.00%) Developer
2 19 (19.00%) Tester
3 17 (17.00%) .NET Developer
4 12 (12.00%) SQL Developer
5 9 (9.00%) UAT Tester
6 8 (8.00%) PHP Developer
6 8 (8.00%) Analyst
7 7 (7.00%) Test Leader
8 6 (6.00%) Drupal Developer
8 6 (6.00%) Test Analyst
8 6 (6.00%) Software Engineer
9 5 (5.00%) Deployment Specialist
10 4 (4.00%) Java Engineer
10 4 (4.00%) Senior Java Engineer
10 4 (4.00%) Senior Developer
11 3 (3.00%) Software Tester
11 3 (3.00%) Java Developer
11 3 (3.00%) Senior Software Engineer
11 3 (3.00%) Web Developer
11 3 (3.00%) PHP Zend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (31.00%) .NET
2 17 (17.00%) ASP.NET
3 15 (15.00%) jQuery
4 14 (14.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 10 (10.00%) HTML
6 9 (9.00%) .NET Framework
6 9 (9.00%) HTML5
7 8 (8.00%) Zend Framework
8 7 (7.00%) SOAP
9 6 (6.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 6 (6.00%) Gherkin
9 6 (6.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 6 (6.00%) Spring
9 6 (6.00%) LINQ
10 5 (5.00%) CSS
10 5 (5.00%) J2EE
11 4 (4.00%) LINQ to SQL
11 4 (4.00%) REST
11 4 (4.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.00%) AS400
3 1 (1.00%) iSeries
3 1 (1.00%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.00%) CentOS
1 6 (6.00%) Linux
2 2 (2.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (41.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (31.00%) Scrum
3 26 (26.00%) Unit Testing
4 24 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 24 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (21.00%) Test Scripting
5 21 (21.00%) Software Engineering
6 17 (17.00%) Security Testing
6 17 (17.00%) BDD
7 16 (16.00%) Refactoring
8 12 (12.00%) Software Testing
9 11 (11.00%) Release Management
9 11 (11.00%) Time Management
10 9 (9.00%) Content Management
11 8 (8.00%) Test Management
11 8 (8.00%) Code Coverage
12 7 (7.00%) MVC
12 7 (7.00%) User Stories
13 6 (6.00%) Document Management
14 5 (5.00%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 26 (26.00%) C#
1 26 (26.00%) SQL
2 21 (21.00%) PHP
3 19 (19.00%) JavaScript
4 11 (11.00%) T-SQL
5 10 (10.00%) Java
6 4 (4.00%) PHP5
7 2 (2.00%) Clojure
8 1 (1.00%) C
8 1 (1.00%) RPG
8 1 (1.00%) RPG/400
8 1 (1.00%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 29 (29.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (23.00%) SC Cleared
3 13 (13.00%) ISEB
4 9 (9.00%) ISTQB
4 9 (9.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.00%) BC Cleared
5 2 (2.00%) Degree
6 1 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.00%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.00%) ISO 9001
1 4 (4.00%) ISO 14001
2 2 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.00%) Zend
3 3 (3.00%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.00%) Oracle
4 2 (2.00%) Telerik
5 1 (1.00%) IBM
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