The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation 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
Test Automation
Rank 107 92 118
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +26
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 35 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.10% 0.76% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.07% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 6
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£400 £325 £271
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +19.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £336 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £28.63 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £29.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+34.48% -22.66%
Test Automation
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%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation across the South West region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the South West region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the South West region.

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Test Automation
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 Test Automation 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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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
Wiltshire 0 13 £400 +33.33% 1
Gloucestershire - 10 £458 - 13
Bristol -15 5 £325 - 5
Somerset -16 2 £300 -7.69% 5
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
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 Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 21 (36.84%) SQL
2 17 (29.82%) C#
3 16 (28.07%) Security Cleared
3 16 (28.07%) HP Quality Center
4 15 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (24.56%) Software Testing
6 13 (22.81%) HP
6 13 (22.81%) Performance Testing
7 11 (19.30%) Java
7 11 (19.30%) Scrum
7 11 (19.30%) SC Cleared
7 11 (19.30%) Waterfall
8 10 (17.54%) Selenium
8 10 (17.54%) .NET
9 9 (15.79%) Perl
9 9 (15.79%) Windows
9 9 (15.79%) QA
9 9 (15.79%) SoapUI
10 8 (14.04%) Test Strategy
10 8 (14.04%) BDD
10 8 (14.04%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (14.04%) SOAP
11 7 (12.28%) Web Services
11 7 (12.28%) Visual Studio
11 7 (12.28%) Siemens
11 7 (12.28%) MS Visio
11 7 (12.28%) Genesys
11 7 (12.28%) Empirix
11 7 (12.28%) Disaster Recovery

Test Automation
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 Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (1.75%) CMS
1 1 (1.75%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (12.28%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.75%) MS Office
2 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.28%) IP Telephony
2 6 (10.53%) LTE
2 6 (10.53%) WCDMA
3 2 (3.51%) 2G
3 2 (3.51%) IPsec
3 2 (3.51%) Firewall
3 2 (3.51%) Broadband
3 2 (3.51%) LAN
3 2 (3.51%) Internet
3 2 (3.51%) 3G
3 2 (3.51%) DNS
3 2 (3.51%) DHCP
3 2 (3.51%) HTTP
4 1 (1.75%) DVB
4 1 (1.75%) 3GPP
4 1 (1.75%) LDAP
4 1 (1.75%) Wireless
4 1 (1.75%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.26%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 2 (3.51%) BusinessObjects XI
2 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.51%) MySQL
3 1 (1.75%) OLTP
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.75%) ProClarity
3 1 (1.75%) TKPROF
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (17.54%) Selenium
2 9 (15.79%) SoapUI
3 8 (14.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (12.28%) Visual Studio
5 5 (8.77%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (8.77%) SpecFlow
6 4 (7.02%) Cucumber
6 4 (7.02%) MSTest
7 3 (5.26%) LoadRunner
7 3 (5.26%) Toad
7 3 (5.26%) JMeter
7 3 (5.26%) JIRA
8 2 (3.51%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.75%) JUnit
9 1 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (1.75%) Subversion
9 1 (1.75%) NUnit
9 1 (1.75%) eggPlant
9 1 (1.75%) LoadUI
9 1 (1.75%) Selenium IDE
General
1 6 (10.53%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Banking
2 3 (5.26%) Retail
2 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Electronics
3 1 (1.75%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 14 (24.56%) Analyst
2 12 (21.05%) Test Analyst
3 10 (17.54%) Test Manager
4 9 (15.79%) Developer
5 6 (10.53%) Hardware Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Test Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Tester
6 5 (8.77%) Consultant
6 5 (8.77%) Test Consultant
6 5 (8.77%) Development Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Developer Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Test Team Leader
7 2 (3.51%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Performance Tester
7 2 (3.51%) Team Leader
7 2 (3.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.54%) .NET
2 8 (14.04%) SOAP
3 7 (12.28%) Web Services
4 4 (7.02%) Gherkin
5 2 (3.51%) WCF
6 1 (1.75%) XML Schema
6 1 (1.75%) Middleware
6 1 (1.75%) HTML
6 1 (1.75%) XML
6 1 (1.75%) XSD
6 1 (1.75%) XSLT
6 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.75%) Spring
6 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.75%) JPA
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) IVR
2 6 (10.53%) Mobile App
3 5 (8.77%) Open Source
4 2 (3.51%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.75%) W3C
5 1 (1.75%) Replication
5 1 (1.75%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.75%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.79%) Windows
2 7 (12.28%) Windows 7
3 6 (10.53%) Apple iOS
3 6 (10.53%) Android
4 5 (8.77%) Linux
5 2 (3.51%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
1 15 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (24.56%) Software Testing
3 13 (22.81%) Performance Testing
4 11 (19.30%) Scrum
4 11 (19.30%) Waterfall
5 8 (14.04%) Test Strategy
5 8 (14.04%) BDD
6 7 (12.28%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (12.28%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (12.28%) WFM
6 7 (12.28%) Matrix Management
6 7 (12.28%) Test Management
6 7 (12.28%) Test Scripting
6 7 (12.28%) System Testing
7 5 (8.77%) Automated Testing
7 5 (8.77%) Integration Testing
8 4 (7.02%) Kanban
8 4 (7.02%) Functional Testing
8 4 (7.02%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.84%) SQL
2 17 (29.82%) C#
3 11 (19.30%) Java
4 9 (15.79%) Perl
5 5 (8.77%) Python
6 4 (7.02%) C++
7 3 (5.26%) C
8 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.51%) Ruby
9 1 (1.75%) Tcl
9 1 (1.75%) VB
9 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.75%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (28.07%) Security Cleared
2 11 (19.30%) SC Cleared
3 7 (12.28%) ISTQB
4 6 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (7.02%) DV Cleared
5 4 (7.02%) ISEB
6 1 (1.75%) HND
6 1 (1.75%) Degree
6 1 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.75%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.75%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.79%) QA
2 2 (3.51%) ISO 9002
3 1 (1.75%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.75%) DO-160
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 16 (28.07%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (12.28%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.75%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 13 (22.81%) HP
2 7 (12.28%) Siemens
2 7 (12.28%) Genesys
2 7 (12.28%) Empirix
2 7 (12.28%) Verint
3 4 (7.02%) Oracle
3 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.26%) Business Objects
5 2 (3.51%) Teradata
5 2 (3.51%) Capita
5 2 (3.51%) Citrix
6 1 (1.75%) Telerik
6 1 (1.75%) Sitecore
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