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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
England / South West
Rank 82 114 117
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +3
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 54 31 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.01% 1.05% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 1.28% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 18 15
Median daily rate £348 £325 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.92% -25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £425 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.88 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+26.40% +36.36%

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
2211 2420 2502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 82.41% 82.01% 78.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1461 1651 1636
Median daily rate £400 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £283 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 119 92
Median hourly rate £38.00 £42.50 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% +16.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.38 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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
Somerset +12 13 £303 +5.21% 6
Devon +9 13 £376 +20.32% 1
Gloucestershire +7 10 £465 +10.71% 5
Bristol +5 9 £320 +8.47% 10
Wiltshire -7 3 - - 2
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 68 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (47.83%) Scrum
3 41 (44.57%) .NET
4 39 (42.39%) Security Cleared
5 35 (38.04%) C#
6 33 (35.87%) Unit Testing
7 31 (33.70%) Software Engineering
8 30 (32.61%) QA
9 28 (30.43%) Kanban
10 26 (28.26%) SC Cleared
10 26 (28.26%) MVC
11 24 (26.09%) ASP.NET
11 24 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
12 21 (22.83%) Java
12 21 (22.83%) SQL
12 21 (22.83%) SQL Server
13 20 (21.74%) TDD
13 20 (21.74%) .NET Framework
13 20 (21.74%) WPF
14 19 (20.65%) Manual Testing
14 19 (20.65%) ASP.NET MVC
15 18 (19.57%) Pair Programming
15 18 (19.57%) Python
16 17 (18.48%) Selenium
17 15 (16.30%) Cucumber
17 15 (16.30%) BDD
17 15 (16.30%) Continuous Delivery
17 15 (16.30%) Software Testing
17 15 (16.30%) ISEB
18 14 (15.22%) Test Scripting

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 12 (13.04%) NServiceBus
2 6 (6.52%) Confluence
3 4 (4.35%) CMS
4 3 (3.26%) Apache Qpid
5 2 (2.17%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.09%) ATG Dynamo
6 1 (1.09%) IIS
6 1 (1.09%) K2 blackpearl
Business Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.35%) GitHub
2 2 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.26%) AMQP
1 3 (3.26%) Internet
1 3 (3.26%) VoIP
1 3 (3.26%) Wireshark
2 2 (2.17%) BGP
2 2 (2.17%) HSRP
2 2 (2.17%) MPLS
2 2 (2.17%) NAS
2 2 (2.17%) OSPF
2 2 (2.17%) PPP
2 2 (2.17%) SAN
3 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.09%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (22.83%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.17%) Big Data
3 2 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.17%) dBASE
3 2 (2.17%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.17%) MySQL
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (2.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (18.48%) Selenium
3 15 (16.30%) Cucumber
4 11 (11.96%) JIRA
5 10 (10.87%) Git (software)
5 10 (10.87%) Visual Studio
6 9 (9.78%) SpecFlow
7 6 (6.52%) Bitbucket
7 6 (6.52%) Jenkins
8 5 (5.43%) JMeter
9 3 (3.26%) CMake
9 3 (3.26%) GitLab
9 3 (3.26%) GoogleTest
9 3 (3.26%) LoadRunner
9 3 (3.26%) Maven
9 3 (3.26%) WebDriver
10 2 (2.17%) Subversion
10 2 (2.17%) Valgrind
11 1 (1.09%) HP UFT
11 1 (1.09%) NUnit
General
1 11 (11.96%) Finance
2 3 (3.26%) Back Office
3 2 (2.17%) Games
4 1 (1.09%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 39 (42.39%) Developer
2 17 (18.48%) .NET Developer
3 13 (14.13%) Analyst
3 13 (14.13%) Test Analyst
4 11 (11.96%) C# Developer
5 10 (10.87%) Test Engineer
5 10 (10.87%) Tester
6 8 (8.70%) ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (7.61%) Test Leader
8 6 (6.52%) Test Manager
9 5 (5.43%) Automation Test Analyst
9 5 (5.43%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (5.43%) Software Developer
9 5 (5.43%) Software Test Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) Applications Developer
10 4 (4.35%) Architect
10 4 (4.35%) Automation Tester
10 4 (4.35%) WPF Developer
11 3 (3.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (3.26%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (44.57%) .NET
2 24 (26.09%) ASP.NET
3 20 (21.74%) .NET Framework
3 20 (21.74%) WPF
4 19 (20.65%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (11.96%) CSS
5 11 (11.96%) HTML
6 7 (7.61%) Gherkin
6 7 (7.61%) RESTful
7 6 (6.52%) XML
8 5 (5.43%) JDBC
8 5 (5.43%) Spring
9 4 (4.35%) AngularJS
9 4 (4.35%) JSON
10 3 (3.26%) REST
11 2 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (2.17%) Backbone.js
11 2 (2.17%) Flask
11 2 (2.17%) Node.js
11 2 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (2.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.09%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.43%) Windows
2 4 (4.35%) Linux
3 3 (3.26%) Android
3 3 (3.26%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.17%) Debian
4 2 (2.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (47.83%) Scrum
3 33 (35.87%) Unit Testing
4 31 (33.70%) Software Engineering
5 28 (30.43%) Kanban
6 26 (28.26%) MVC
7 20 (21.74%) TDD
8 19 (20.65%) Manual Testing
9 18 (19.57%) Pair Programming
10 15 (16.30%) BDD
10 15 (16.30%) Continuous Delivery
10 15 (16.30%) Software Testing
11 14 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (15.22%) Test Scripting
12 11 (11.96%) Line Management
13 8 (8.70%) Test Automation
13 8 (8.70%) Test Strategy
14 6 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
14 6 (6.52%) Mentoring
14 6 (6.52%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 35 (38.04%) C#
2 21 (22.83%) Java
2 21 (22.83%) SQL
3 18 (19.57%) Python
4 13 (14.13%) Ruby
5 10 (10.87%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.43%) Bash Shell
7 4 (4.35%) Perl
8 3 (3.26%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.26%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.17%) C
10 1 (1.09%) C++
Qualifications
1 39 (42.39%) Security Cleared
2 26 (28.26%) SC Cleared
3 15 (16.30%) ISEB
4 11 (11.96%) ISTQB
5 10 (10.87%) DV Cleared
6 4 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.17%) CCNA
7 2 (2.17%) CCNP
7 2 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (32.61%) QA
2 2 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.09%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.09%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (6.52%) Docker
2 2 (2.17%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.26%) Ansible
1 3 (3.26%) Puppet
2 2 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.17%) Packer
2 2 (2.17%) PowerCLI
2 2 (2.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.52%) Google
3 3 (3.26%) Oracle
3 3 (3.26%) VMware
4 2 (2.17%) HP
4 2 (2.17%) IBM
4 2 (2.17%) IBM Sterling
5 1 (1.09%) ATG
5 1 (1.09%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.09%) RedGate
5 1 (1.09%) Twitter