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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 133 94 122
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +28
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 11 30 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.35% 1.06% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 1.44% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 1
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£375 £350 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +169.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -1.23%
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
2367 2085 1785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 74.41% 73.99% 70.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1542 1272 1122
Average daily rate £400 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 90 78
Average hourly rate £36.45 £22.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.00% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.31 £13.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 February 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 February 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 -14 5 £500 +51.51% 8
Gloucestershire - 4 £310 - 4
Devon -8 1 - -
Somerset -9 1 £325 -17.46% 1
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 43 (63.24%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (41.18%) Linux
3 26 (38.24%) Python
3 26 (38.24%) SQL
4 24 (35.29%) Selenium
5 21 (30.88%) Java
6 19 (27.94%) Test Scripting
6 19 (27.94%) Jenkins
7 15 (22.06%) Electronics
7 15 (22.06%) Automated Testing
8 14 (20.59%) Scrum
9 13 (19.12%) ISEB
9 13 (19.12%) UNIX
9 13 (19.12%) Software Testing
9 13 (19.12%) Cucumber
9 13 (19.12%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (19.12%) Security Cleared
10 12 (17.65%) BDD
10 12 (17.65%) QuickTest Pro
11 11 (16.18%) Web Services
11 11 (16.18%) User Stories
12 10 (14.71%) Automation Testing
12 10 (14.71%) GoogleTest
12 10 (14.71%) WebDriver
12 10 (14.71%) Google
13 9 (13.24%) ISTQB
13 9 (13.24%) C#
14 8 (11.76%) TDD
14 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
14 8 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) MS Office
1 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Summit
2 1 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.47%) Findur
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.82%) Ethernet
2 5 (7.35%) Wireless
3 3 (4.41%) VLAN
3 3 (4.41%) 3GPP
4 2 (2.94%) VoIP
4 2 (2.94%) WCDMA
4 2 (2.94%) FTP
4 2 (2.94%) LTE
4 2 (2.94%) RTP
4 2 (2.94%) Telnet
4 2 (2.94%) Multicast
5 1 (1.47%) AMQP
5 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.29%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.88%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.41%) SQLite
4 1 (1.47%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (35.29%) Selenium
2 19 (27.94%) Jenkins
3 13 (19.12%) Cucumber
4 12 (17.65%) QuickTest Pro
5 10 (14.71%) WebDriver
5 10 (14.71%) GoogleTest
6 8 (11.76%) SpecFlow
7 7 (10.29%) FitNesse
8 6 (8.82%) JIRA
9 5 (7.35%) Hudson
10 4 (5.88%) TeamCity
10 4 (5.88%) Git (software)
10 4 (5.88%) LoadRunner
11 3 (4.41%) Visual Studio
11 3 (4.41%) Eclipse
11 3 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (4.41%) Maven
11 3 (4.41%) Rational Functional Tester
11 3 (4.41%) SoapUI
12 2 (2.94%) JUnit
General
1 15 (22.06%) Electronics
2 7 (10.29%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.29%) Automotive
3 5 (7.35%) Finance
4 1 (1.47%) Back Office
4 1 (1.47%) Law
4 1 (1.47%) Legal
4 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (39.71%) Tester
2 24 (35.29%) Test Engineer
3 14 (20.59%) Software Test Engineer
3 14 (20.59%) Software Tester
3 14 (20.59%) Software Engineer
4 13 (19.12%) Analyst
4 13 (19.12%) Test Analyst
5 12 (17.65%) Developer
6 6 (8.82%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (8.82%) Senior Test Analyst
6 6 (8.82%) Automation Tester
7 5 (7.35%) Java Developer
8 4 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Systems Test Engineer
9 3 (4.41%) Agile Java Developer
9 3 (4.41%) Software Developer
10 2 (2.94%) Test Leader
10 2 (2.94%) Development Engineer
10 2 (2.94%) Agile Tester
10 2 (2.94%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.18%) Web Services
2 7 (10.29%) RESTful
3 4 (5.88%) Gherkin
3 4 (5.88%) .NET
4 3 (4.41%) SOAP
4 3 (4.41%) CORBA
4 3 (4.41%) OpenGL
4 3 (4.41%) Qt
4 3 (4.41%) REST
4 3 (4.41%) QML
5 2 (2.94%) XML
6 1 (1.47%) HTML
6 1 (1.47%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.94%) Streaming Video
1 2 (2.94%) Replication
1 2 (2.94%) Client/Server
1 2 (2.94%) Open Source
2 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.47%) User Experience
2 1 (1.47%) DTV
2 1 (1.47%) Clustering
2 1 (1.47%) Equities
2 1 (1.47%) PDA
2 1 (1.47%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 28 (41.18%) Linux
2 13 (19.12%) UNIX
3 7 (10.29%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (5.88%) Windows
5 1 (1.47%) AIX
5 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.47%) Android
5 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (63.24%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (27.94%) Test Scripting
3 15 (22.06%) Automated Testing
4 14 (20.59%) Scrum
5 13 (19.12%) Software Testing
5 13 (19.12%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (17.65%) BDD
7 11 (16.18%) User Stories
8 10 (14.71%) Automation Testing
9 8 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (11.76%) TDD
10 7 (10.29%) Integration Testing
10 7 (10.29%) OO
10 7 (10.29%) Manual Testing
11 6 (8.82%) Regression Testing
12 5 (7.35%) Test Management
13 4 (5.88%) Security Testing
13 4 (5.88%) Waterfall
13 4 (5.88%) Functional Testing
14 3 (4.41%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (38.24%) SQL
1 26 (38.24%) Python
2 21 (30.88%) Java
3 9 (13.24%) C#
4 6 (8.82%) Perl
4 6 (8.82%) Ruby
5 5 (7.35%) Bash Shell
6 4 (5.88%) C++
7 3 (4.41%) PHP
7 3 (4.41%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.94%) C
9 1 (1.47%) Groovy
9 1 (1.47%) VB
9 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (19.12%) ISEB
1 13 (19.12%) Security Cleared
2 9 (13.24%) ISTQB
3 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 5 (7.35%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.47%) MCSE
5 1 (1.47%) MCSA
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.47%) MCTS
5 1 (1.47%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.29%) QA
2 2 (2.94%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.94%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.47%) Netcool
Vendors
1 10 (14.71%) Google
2 7 (10.29%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.88%) HP
4 3 (4.41%) Progress
5 2 (2.94%) ATG
6 1 (1.47%) VMware
6 1 (1.47%) SAP
6 1 (1.47%) Adobe
6 1 (1.47%) Murex
6 1 (1.47%) Citrix
6 1 (1.47%) Veritas
6 1 (1.47%) McAfee
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