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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 116 110 115
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 31 32 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.02% 1.00% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.30% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 23 15
Median daily rate £444 £390 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.78% +6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £333 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £448 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% -16.16%
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
2386 2469 2358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.20% 77.16% 77.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1600 1656 1578
Median daily rate £390 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 112 105
Median hourly rate £35.00 £39.25 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.82% +15.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £18.42 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bristol +14 20 £475 +35.71% 3
Gloucestershire -5 5 £315 -22.22% 2
Wiltshire 0 4 £500 -
Somerset +13 2 £431 +23.74%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 41 (57.75%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (46.48%) Cucumber
3 25 (35.21%) Scrum
3 25 (35.21%) Ruby
3 25 (35.21%) Selenium
4 24 (33.80%) BDD
5 23 (32.39%) C#
6 22 (30.99%) SQL
7 21 (29.58%) SpecFlow
8 20 (28.17%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (28.17%) Git (software)
9 19 (26.76%) Security Cleared
9 19 (26.76%) Java
9 19 (26.76%) Web Services
10 17 (23.94%) WebDriver
11 16 (22.54%) Software Engineering
12 15 (21.13%) SC Cleared
13 14 (19.72%) JIRA
13 14 (19.72%) Exploratory Testing
14 13 (18.31%) Software Testing
14 13 (18.31%) E-Commerce
14 13 (18.31%) ISEB
14 13 (18.31%) JavaScript
15 12 (16.90%) ISTQB
15 12 (16.90%) TDD
15 12 (16.90%) Capybara
15 12 (16.90%) Continuous Improvement
16 11 (15.49%) Behat
16 11 (15.49%) Rally
16 11 (15.49%) Automated Testing

Test Automation
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:

Applications
1 4 (5.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.23%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (2.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.45%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.63%) TestFlight
4 1 (1.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.82%) SAN
2 1 (1.41%) CTI
2 1 (1.41%) Internet
2 1 (1.41%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.68%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.63%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (5.63%) CouchDB
2 4 (5.63%) MongoDB
2 4 (5.63%) MySQL
2 4 (5.63%) SQLite
3 3 (4.23%) SSDT
4 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 33 (46.48%) Cucumber
2 25 (35.21%) Selenium
3 21 (29.58%) SpecFlow
4 20 (28.17%) Git (software)
5 17 (23.94%) WebDriver
6 14 (19.72%) JIRA
7 12 (16.90%) Capybara
8 9 (12.68%) WATIR
9 5 (7.04%) Jenkins
9 5 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (5.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (5.63%) Rational DOORS
10 4 (5.63%) TeamCity
10 4 (5.63%) Visual Studio
11 3 (4.23%) Calabash
11 3 (4.23%) SoapUI
11 3 (4.23%) Subversion
12 2 (2.82%) Appium
12 2 (2.82%) Protractor
12 2 (2.82%) Robotium
General
1 6 (8.45%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Games
2 3 (4.23%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.82%) Electronics
3 2 (2.82%) Marketing
3 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (49.30%) Test Engineer
2 17 (23.94%) Test Automation Engineer
3 12 (16.90%) Developer
4 9 (12.68%) Software Test Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) Architect
5 6 (8.45%) Consultant
5 6 (8.45%) QA Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) QA Test Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Test Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) Tester
6 5 (7.04%) Test Automation Developer
7 4 (5.63%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Developer in Test
7 4 (5.63%) Integration Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) iOS Developer
7 4 (5.63%) Senior iOS Developer
7 4 (5.63%) Software QA Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Software QA Tester
7 4 (5.63%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (26.76%) Web Services
2 11 (15.49%) Behat
3 8 (11.27%) RESTful
4 7 (9.86%) SOAP
5 6 (8.45%) REST
6 5 (7.04%) .NET
7 4 (5.63%) Cocoa
7 4 (5.63%) Cocoa Touch
8 2 (2.82%) Gherkin
8 2 (2.82%) jQuery
8 2 (2.82%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (1.41%) CSS
9 1 (1.41%) HTML
9 1 (1.41%) HTML5
9 1 (1.41%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.82%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.41%) Blog
3 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.68%) Apple iOS
2 6 (8.45%) Linux
3 5 (7.04%) Android
3 5 (7.04%) Windows
4 1 (1.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (57.75%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (35.21%) Scrum
3 24 (33.80%) BDD
4 20 (28.17%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (22.54%) Software Engineering
6 14 (19.72%) Exploratory Testing
7 13 (18.31%) E-Commerce
7 13 (18.31%) Software Testing
8 12 (16.90%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (16.90%) TDD
9 11 (15.49%) Automated Testing
9 11 (15.49%) Validation
10 9 (12.68%) OO
11 8 (11.27%) DevOps
11 8 (11.27%) GAP Analysis
11 8 (11.27%) Regression Testing
11 8 (11.27%) Service Management
11 8 (11.27%) Software Delivery
12 6 (8.45%) Automation Testing
12 6 (8.45%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 25 (35.21%) Ruby
2 23 (32.39%) C#
3 22 (30.99%) SQL
4 19 (26.76%) Java
5 13 (18.31%) JavaScript
6 10 (14.08%) Objective-C
7 6 (8.45%) Python
8 5 (7.04%) Groovy
9 4 (5.63%) Apple Swift
9 4 (5.63%) Perl
10 2 (2.82%) C
11 1 (1.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (26.76%) Security Cleared
2 15 (21.13%) SC Cleared
3 13 (18.31%) ISEB
4 12 (16.90%) ISTQB
5 4 (5.63%) DV Cleared
6 3 (4.23%) Degree
7 2 (2.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.08%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) Docker
1 1 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.41%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (15.49%) Rally
2 8 (11.27%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.45%) IBM
4 4 (5.63%) Oracle
5 3 (4.23%) SAP
6 2 (2.82%) HP