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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 96 88 116
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +28
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 43 33 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.37% 1.33% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 1.85% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 19 7
Average daily rate
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£434 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.92% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -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
2272 1784 1774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.29% 71.65% 70.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1533 1145 1116
Average daily rate £413 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 99 100
Average hourly rate £36.40 £27.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.81% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.75 £11.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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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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
Bristol +6 17 £438 +25.00% 8
Devon -6 10 £425 +13.33%
Gloucestershire -12 7 £439 - 6
Somerset -2 6 £313 -13.65% 1
Dorset - 3 £450 - 6
Wiltshire - - - - 3
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 107 (81.06%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (46.97%) Security Cleared
3 61 (46.21%) Continuous Integration
4 55 (41.67%) SQL
5 52 (39.39%) SC Cleared
6 46 (34.85%) Scrum
7 44 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 44 (33.33%) Linux
8 41 (31.06%) HTML
9 39 (29.55%) PHP
9 39 (29.55%) Unit Testing
9 39 (29.55%) Git (software)
9 39 (29.55%) CentOS
10 38 (28.79%) Doctrine
10 38 (28.79%) C#
10 38 (28.79%) Software Engineering
10 38 (28.79%) Refactoring
10 38 (28.79%) Zend
10 38 (28.79%) jQuery
11 37 (28.03%) Finance
11 37 (28.03%) HTML5
12 36 (27.27%) PHPUnit
12 36 (27.27%) Zend Framework
12 36 (27.27%) .NET
12 36 (27.27%) MySQL
12 36 (27.27%) Apache
13 35 (26.52%) Mentoring
14 34 (25.76%) ASP.NET
14 34 (25.76%) Java
15 33 (25.00%) ISEB

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 36 (27.27%) Apache
2 3 (2.27%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.52%) CMS
3 2 (1.52%) NetWeaver
3 2 (1.52%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.76%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (6.06%) Summit
2 2 (1.52%) SAP CRM
2 2 (1.52%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.52%) SAP ECC
3 1 (0.76%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (27.27%) MySQL
2 12 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.03%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.27%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.52%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.76%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.76%) DB2
6 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 39 (29.55%) Git (software)
2 36 (27.27%) PHPUnit
3 25 (18.94%) Selenium
4 24 (18.18%) JIRA
5 23 (17.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (14.39%) QuickTest Pro
7 8 (6.06%) Cucumber
7 8 (6.06%) SpecFlow
8 7 (5.30%) LoadRunner
9 4 (3.03%) Jenkins
10 3 (2.27%) Rational Functional Tester
10 3 (2.27%) SoapUI
10 3 (2.27%) Grunt
10 3 (2.27%) Visual Studio
10 3 (2.27%) Maven
11 2 (1.52%) WebDriver
12 1 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.76%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.76%) Behat
12 1 (0.76%) Hudson
General
1 37 (28.03%) Finance
2 12 (9.09%) Back Office
3 2 (1.52%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 72 (54.55%) Developer
2 31 (23.48%) .NET Developer
3 24 (18.18%) PHP Developer
4 22 (16.67%) SQL Developer
5 20 (15.15%) Test Analyst
5 20 (15.15%) Analyst
6 18 (13.64%) Tester
7 14 (10.61%) Software Engineer
8 13 (9.85%) Automation Tester
9 11 (8.33%) PHP Zend Developer
10 7 (5.30%) Senior Test Analyst
10 7 (5.30%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (3.79%) Senior Developer
12 4 (3.03%) C# Developer
12 4 (3.03%) Agile .NET Developer
13 3 (2.27%) C# .NET Developer
13 3 (2.27%) LoadRunner Tester
13 3 (2.27%) Project Manager
13 3 (2.27%) Database Developer
13 3 (2.27%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (31.06%) HTML
2 38 (28.79%) Doctrine
2 38 (28.79%) jQuery
3 37 (28.03%) HTML5
4 36 (27.27%) Zend Framework
4 36 (27.27%) .NET
5 34 (25.76%) ASP.NET
6 32 (24.24%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 32 (24.24%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (6.06%) Web Services
8 6 (4.55%) Gherkin
9 4 (3.03%) Hibernate
9 4 (3.03%) .NET Framework
9 4 (3.03%) Spring
9 4 (3.03%) XML
10 3 (2.27%) RESTful
10 3 (2.27%) CSS
11 2 (1.52%) SAP XI
11 2 (1.52%) SAP ALE
11 2 (1.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (1.52%) Replication
1 2 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (0.76%) iSeries
2 1 (0.76%) SWIFT
2 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
2 1 (0.76%) User Experience
2 1 (0.76%) Mainframe
2 1 (0.76%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 44 (33.33%) Linux
2 39 (29.55%) CentOS
3 4 (3.03%) UNIX
3 4 (3.03%) Windows
4 3 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.76%) Android
5 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (81.06%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (46.21%) Continuous Integration
3 46 (34.85%) Scrum
4 39 (29.55%) Unit Testing
5 38 (28.79%) Software Engineering
5 38 (28.79%) Refactoring
6 35 (26.52%) Mentoring
7 28 (21.21%) Software Testing
8 22 (16.67%) User Stories
9 19 (14.39%) Code Coverage
10 15 (11.36%) Test Automation
10 15 (11.36%) Test Scripting
11 12 (9.09%) TDD
12 11 (8.33%) OO
13 10 (7.58%) BDD
13 10 (7.58%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (6.06%) Manual Testing
15 7 (5.30%) Integration Testing
15 7 (5.30%) Test Management
16 6 (4.55%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (41.67%) SQL
2 44 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 39 (29.55%) PHP
4 38 (28.79%) C#
5 34 (25.76%) Java
6 30 (22.73%) T-SQL
7 6 (4.55%) Ruby
7 6 (4.55%) Python
7 6 (4.55%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.03%) C
8 4 (3.03%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.27%) Clojure
9 3 (2.27%) Perl
9 3 (2.27%) C++
10 2 (1.52%) ABAP
10 2 (1.52%) PHP5
11 1 (0.76%) RPG/400
11 1 (0.76%) RPG IV
11 1 (0.76%) RPG
11 1 (0.76%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 62 (46.97%) Security Cleared
2 52 (39.39%) SC Cleared
3 33 (25.00%) ISEB
4 28 (21.21%) ISTQB
5 8 (6.06%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.06%) ISO 14001
1 8 (6.06%) ISO 9001
2 5 (3.79%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 3 (2.27%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 23 (17.42%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.27%) Puppet
2 3 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 38 (28.79%) Zend
2 24 (18.18%) HP
3 6 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.03%) Oracle
5 2 (1.52%) SAP
5 2 (1.52%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.52%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.76%) IBM
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