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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 124 110 121
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 16 34 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.51% 1.05% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 1.37% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 26 4
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£350 £334 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £325 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £470 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £330 £339
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 £44.09
% change year-on-year
-13.79% -1.33%
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
2402 2487 1660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 76.45% 77.07% 70.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1555 1539 1023
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 110 62
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -2.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +4 8 £350 +6.06% 6
Gloucestershire -10 4 £310 +12.72% 1
Wiltshire +5 1 - - 1
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 32 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (40.38%) Selenium
3 19 (36.54%) Python
4 16 (30.77%) Test Scripting
5 14 (26.92%) Automated Testing
5 14 (26.92%) Linux
5 14 (26.92%) SQL
6 13 (25.00%) Java
7 12 (23.08%) Electronics
7 12 (23.08%) WebDriver
8 11 (21.15%) Jenkins
8 11 (21.15%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (21.15%) Automation Testing
8 11 (21.15%) Software Testing
8 11 (21.15%) ISEB
9 10 (19.23%) Scrum
9 10 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (17.31%) Regression Testing
11 8 (15.38%) Manual Testing
11 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
11 8 (15.38%) User Stories
11 8 (15.38%) BDD
12 7 (13.46%) Cucumber
12 7 (13.46%) QA
12 7 (13.46%) ISTQB
13 6 (11.54%) Google
13 6 (11.54%) Ruby
13 6 (11.54%) TDD
13 6 (11.54%) QuickTest Pro
13 6 (11.54%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2 (3.85%) ATG Dynamo
2 1 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.92%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Office
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.92%) Findur
2 1 (1.92%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) Ethernet
2 4 (7.69%) Wireless
2 4 (7.69%) VLAN
3 3 (5.77%) Multicast
3 3 (5.77%) VoIP
3 3 (5.77%) RTP
3 3 (5.77%) Telnet
3 3 (5.77%) FTP
4 2 (3.85%) 3GPP
5 1 (1.92%) LTE
5 1 (1.92%) 4G
5 1 (1.92%) UMTS
5 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) Big Data
1 1 (1.92%) MySQL
1 1 (1.92%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 21 (40.38%) Selenium
2 12 (23.08%) WebDriver
3 11 (21.15%) Jenkins
4 7 (13.46%) Cucumber
5 6 (11.54%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (11.54%) JIRA
5 6 (11.54%) GoogleTest
6 4 (7.69%) LoadRunner
6 4 (7.69%) SpecFlow
6 4 (7.69%) Hudson
6 4 (7.69%) TeamCity
7 3 (5.77%) Git (software)
7 3 (5.77%) Rational Functional Tester
7 3 (5.77%) SoapUI
7 3 (5.77%) Maven
7 3 (5.77%) FitNesse
8 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.85%) JUnit
8 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.92%) TestNG
General
1 12 (23.08%) Electronics
2 5 (9.62%) Automotive
3 4 (7.69%) Finance
4 3 (5.77%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.85%) Marketing
5 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.92%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (34.62%) Test Engineer
2 14 (26.92%) Tester
3 13 (25.00%) Analyst
3 13 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 10 (19.23%) Software Engineer
4 10 (19.23%) Software Test Engineer
4 10 (19.23%) Software Tester
5 6 (11.54%) Senior Test Analyst
5 6 (11.54%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Systems Test Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Agile Test Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Developer
8 3 (5.77%) Test Manager
9 2 (3.85%) Lead Test Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Technical Test Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Technical Tester
9 2 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.85%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) Web Services
2 4 (7.69%) REST
3 3 (5.77%) SOAP
4 2 (3.85%) XML
4 2 (3.85%) .NET
4 2 (3.85%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.92%) Qt
5 1 (1.92%) QML
5 1 (1.92%) OpenGL
5 1 (1.92%) CSS
5 1 (1.92%) HTML
5 1 (1.92%) CORBA
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Streaming Video
2 2 (3.85%) Replication
2 2 (3.85%) DTV
2 2 (3.85%) Open Source
3 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.92%) User Experience
3 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.92%) Clustering
3 1 (1.92%) Equities
3 1 (1.92%) PDA
3 1 (1.92%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 14 (26.92%) Linux
2 6 (11.54%) UNIX
3 5 (9.62%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (5.77%) Windows
5 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.92%) Android
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.92%) AIX
5 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 14 (26.92%) Automated Testing
4 11 (21.15%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (21.15%) Automation Testing
4 11 (21.15%) Software Testing
5 10 (19.23%) Scrum
5 10 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (17.31%) Regression Testing
7 8 (15.38%) Manual Testing
7 8 (15.38%) User Stories
7 8 (15.38%) BDD
8 6 (11.54%) TDD
8 6 (11.54%) Integration Testing
8 6 (11.54%) Test Management
9 5 (9.62%) OO
9 5 (9.62%) E-Commerce
10 4 (7.69%) Validation
10 4 (7.69%) Configuration Management
10 4 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (36.54%) Python
2 14 (26.92%) SQL
3 13 (25.00%) Java
4 6 (11.54%) Ruby
5 5 (9.62%) Bash Shell
5 5 (9.62%) C#
5 5 (9.62%) Perl
6 3 (5.77%) C++
7 2 (3.85%) C
7 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.92%) Groovy
8 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.92%) PHP
8 1 (1.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (21.15%) ISEB
2 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 7 (13.46%) ISTQB
4 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.69%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.92%) MCSE
5 1 (1.92%) MCSA
5 1 (1.92%) MCTS
5 1 (1.92%) MCITP
5 1 (1.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.46%) QA
2 2 (3.85%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.92%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.92%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.92%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) Iperf
2 2 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.92%) Netcool
Vendors
1 6 (11.54%) Google
2 4 (7.69%) ATG
2 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.85%) SAP
4 1 (1.92%) Adobe
4 1 (1.92%) Murex
4 1 (1.92%) HP
4 1 (1.92%) Veritas
4 1 (1.92%) McAfee
4 1 (1.92%) Citrix
4 1 (1.92%) Progress
4 1 (1.92%) VMware
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