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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 107 110 97
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 33 31 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.03% 1.02% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 1.37% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 3
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£390 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.84% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £293 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £470 £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £37.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-16.16% +21.95%
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
2414 2265 1554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.32% 74.68% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1620 1523 1008
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 102 71
Average hourly rate £39.25 £33.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.98% +93.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.82 £15.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 27 July 2015.

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 27 July 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 +1 12 £350 -12.50% 3
Gloucestershire -1 10 £405 +33.33% 1
Wiltshire -6 4 - - 3
Somerset +3 3 £349 +16.16%
Devon -6 2 £338 -9.39% 1
Dorset - 1 £500 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, 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 34 (69.39%) Selenium
2 31 (63.27%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (38.78%) Java
3 19 (38.78%) Cucumber
4 18 (36.73%) Automated Testing
5 15 (30.61%) SQL
5 15 (30.61%) Jenkins
6 14 (28.57%) TDD
7 13 (26.53%) Test Scripting
7 13 (26.53%) ISEB
8 12 (24.49%) Python
9 11 (22.45%) JIRA
9 11 (22.45%) Scrum
9 11 (22.45%) ISTQB
10 10 (20.41%) Software Testing
10 10 (20.41%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (20.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 9 (18.37%) SDLC
12 8 (16.33%) Automation Testing
12 8 (16.33%) BDD
12 8 (16.33%) JBehave
12 8 (16.33%) WebDriver
12 8 (16.33%) QA
12 8 (16.33%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (16.33%) C#
12 8 (16.33%) Regression Testing
13 7 (14.29%) LoadRunner
13 7 (14.29%) C++
13 7 (14.29%) HTML
13 7 (14.29%) JavaScript

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, 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 3 (6.12%) ATG Dynamo
2 1 (2.04%) Drupal
2 1 (2.04%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) Ethernet
1 2 (4.08%) Wireless
1 2 (4.08%) VLAN
2 1 (2.04%) LTE
2 1 (2.04%) 4G
2 1 (2.04%) Multicast
2 1 (2.04%) FTP
2 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.04%) RTP
2 1 (2.04%) Telnet
2 1 (2.04%) 3GPP
2 1 (2.04%) UMTS
2 1 (2.04%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) MySQL
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.04%) SQLite
3 1 (2.04%) CouchDB
3 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.04%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.04%) Big Data
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 34 (69.39%) Selenium
2 19 (38.78%) Cucumber
3 15 (30.61%) Jenkins
4 11 (22.45%) JIRA
5 8 (16.33%) JBehave
5 8 (16.33%) WebDriver
6 7 (14.29%) LoadRunner
6 7 (14.29%) SpecFlow
7 6 (12.24%) JMeter
8 4 (8.16%) MSTest
8 4 (8.16%) Git (software)
9 3 (6.12%) NUnit
9 3 (6.12%) FitNesse
10 2 (4.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (4.08%) TestNG
10 2 (4.08%) JUnit
10 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
10 2 (4.08%) Behat
10 2 (4.08%) Capybara
General
1 5 (10.20%) Electronics
1 5 (10.20%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.08%) Marketing
3 1 (2.04%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (30.61%) Analyst
1 15 (30.61%) Test Analyst
2 8 (16.33%) Test Manager
2 8 (16.33%) Developer
3 7 (14.29%) Tester
4 6 (12.24%) Software Tester
5 5 (10.20%) Test Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) Agile Test Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Software Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Automation Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Software Test Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Technical Test Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Test Leader
8 2 (4.08%) AWS Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.29%) HTML
1 7 (14.29%) XML
2 5 (10.20%) SOAP
2 5 (10.20%) REST
3 3 (6.12%) Web Services
3 3 (6.12%) .NET
4 2 (4.08%) CSS
5 1 (2.04%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.04%) J2EE
5 1 (2.04%) Middleware
5 1 (2.04%) Spring
5 1 (2.04%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Mathematics
2 2 (4.08%) Data Integration
2 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.08%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.08%) DTV
3 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.04%) Streaming Video
3 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Linux
2 3 (6.12%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.04%) UNIX
3 1 (2.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (63.27%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (36.73%) Automated Testing
3 14 (28.57%) TDD
4 13 (26.53%) Test Scripting
5 11 (22.45%) Scrum
6 10 (20.41%) Software Testing
6 10 (20.41%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (18.37%) SDLC
8 8 (16.33%) BDD
8 8 (16.33%) Automation Testing
8 8 (16.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (16.33%) Regression Testing
9 7 (14.29%) E-Commerce
9 7 (14.29%) Load Testing
10 6 (12.24%) Manual Testing
10 6 (12.24%) Test Planning
11 5 (10.20%) Test Management
12 4 (8.16%) Software Engineering
13 3 (6.12%) Integration Testing
13 3 (6.12%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.78%) Java
2 15 (30.61%) SQL
3 12 (24.49%) Python
4 8 (16.33%) C#
5 7 (14.29%) C++
5 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 6 (12.24%) Ruby
7 3 (6.12%) PHP
8 2 (4.08%) Perl
8 2 (4.08%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.04%) Apple Swift
9 1 (2.04%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.04%) C
9 1 (2.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (26.53%) ISEB
2 11 (22.45%) ISTQB
3 10 (20.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 6 (12.24%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.33%) QA
2 3 (6.12%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Iperf
Vendors
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle
1 3 (6.12%) ATG
2 2 (4.08%) SAP
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.04%) Adobe
3 1 (2.04%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.04%) Talend
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