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 1 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 131 104 122
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +18
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 11 39 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.34% 1.27% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 1.67% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 29 2
Average daily rate
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£356 £350 £234
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% +49.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £325 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £470 £307
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -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
2473 2333 1748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 76.07% 76.02% 71.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1606 1423 1101
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 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 92 70
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £12.31 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 1 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 1 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
Gloucestershire - 5 £310 -
Bristol -9 4 £425 +28.78% 5
Devon -9 1 - -
Dorset - - - -
Somerset - - - - 1
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 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 34 (61.82%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (50.91%) Python
3 22 (40.00%) Linux
4 19 (34.55%) Selenium
5 18 (32.73%) SQL
6 17 (30.91%) Test Scripting
7 16 (29.09%) Electronics
8 13 (23.64%) Java
8 13 (23.64%) Automated Testing
8 13 (23.64%) Software Testing
9 12 (21.82%) ISEB
9 12 (21.82%) Jenkins
10 11 (20.00%) Security Cleared
11 10 (18.18%) WebDriver
11 10 (18.18%) GoogleTest
11 10 (18.18%) Automation Testing
11 10 (18.18%) Scrum
11 10 (18.18%) Google
12 9 (16.36%) TDD
12 9 (16.36%) User Stories
12 9 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (16.36%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (14.55%) Integration Testing
13 8 (14.55%) Manual Testing
13 8 (14.55%) BDD
13 8 (14.55%) ISTQB
13 8 (14.55%) UNIX
14 7 (12.73%) QuickTest Pro
14 7 (12.73%) Ruby
14 7 (12.73%) Embedded Linux

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 1 (1.82%) Drupal
1 1 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Summit
1 2 (3.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.82%) Findur
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) SaaS
1 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.91%) Ethernet
2 3 (5.45%) VLAN
2 3 (5.45%) Wireless
3 2 (3.64%) Multicast
3 2 (3.64%) VoIP
3 2 (3.64%) FTP
3 2 (3.64%) RTP
3 2 (3.64%) Telnet
4 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.82%) 3GPP
4 1 (1.82%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.45%) SQLite
2 1 (1.82%) MySQL
2 1 (1.82%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 19 (34.55%) Selenium
2 12 (21.82%) Jenkins
3 10 (18.18%) WebDriver
3 10 (18.18%) GoogleTest
4 7 (12.73%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (10.91%) SpecFlow
6 5 (9.09%) LoadRunner
6 5 (9.09%) Cucumber
6 5 (9.09%) Hudson
7 4 (7.27%) Rational Functional Tester
7 4 (7.27%) TeamCity
7 4 (7.27%) Git (software)
7 4 (7.27%) JIRA
8 3 (5.45%) Maven
8 3 (5.45%) Visual Studio
8 3 (5.45%) Eclipse
8 3 (5.45%) SoapUI
8 3 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (3.64%) JUnit
10 1 (1.82%) Subversion
General
1 16 (29.09%) Electronics
2 7 (12.73%) Automotive
3 4 (7.27%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.45%) Finance
5 2 (3.64%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.64%) Marketing
6 1 (1.82%) Back Office
6 1 (1.82%) Law
6 1 (1.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (41.82%) Test Engineer
2 20 (36.36%) Tester
3 14 (25.45%) Software Test Engineer
3 14 (25.45%) Software Tester
3 14 (25.45%) Software Engineer
4 12 (21.82%) Test Analyst
4 12 (21.82%) Analyst
5 7 (12.73%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (12.73%) Senior Test Analyst
6 6 (10.91%) Developer
7 4 (7.27%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Systems Test Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Software Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Automation Tester
9 2 (3.64%) Test Leader
9 2 (3.64%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Test Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Test Manager
9 2 (3.64%) Technical Tester
9 2 (3.64%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.09%) Web Services
2 4 (7.27%) REST
2 4 (7.27%) Gherkin
3 3 (5.45%) CORBA
3 3 (5.45%) SOAP
3 3 (5.45%) OpenGL
3 3 (5.45%) QML
3 3 (5.45%) Qt
4 2 (3.64%) .NET
4 2 (3.64%) XML
5 1 (1.82%) CSS
5 1 (1.82%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.64%) Open Source
1 2 (3.64%) DTV
1 2 (3.64%) Client/Server
1 2 (3.64%) Streaming Video
1 2 (3.64%) Replication
2 1 (1.82%) PDA
2 1 (1.82%) Derivative
2 1 (1.82%) Clustering
2 1 (1.82%) Equities
2 1 (1.82%) User Experience
2 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (40.00%) Linux
2 8 (14.55%) UNIX
3 7 (12.73%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (7.27%) Windows
5 1 (1.82%) AIX
5 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.82%) Android
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (61.82%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (30.91%) Test Scripting
3 13 (23.64%) Automated Testing
3 13 (23.64%) Software Testing
4 10 (18.18%) Automation Testing
4 10 (18.18%) Scrum
5 9 (16.36%) TDD
5 9 (16.36%) User Stories
5 9 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (16.36%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (14.55%) Integration Testing
6 8 (14.55%) Manual Testing
6 8 (14.55%) BDD
7 7 (12.73%) Regression Testing
8 6 (10.91%) Test Management
9 5 (9.09%) OO
9 5 (9.09%) Functional Testing
9 5 (9.09%) Security Testing
10 4 (7.27%) Waterfall
10 4 (7.27%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (50.91%) Python
2 18 (32.73%) SQL
3 13 (23.64%) Java
4 7 (12.73%) Ruby
4 7 (12.73%) Bash Shell
5 6 (10.91%) C#
5 6 (10.91%) Perl
6 5 (9.09%) C++
7 3 (5.45%) C
7 3 (5.45%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.82%) PHP
8 1 (1.82%) VB
8 1 (1.82%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 12 (21.82%) ISEB
2 11 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (14.55%) ISTQB
4 6 (10.91%) DV Cleared
5 5 (9.09%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.82%) MCTS
6 1 (1.82%) MCITP
6 1 (1.82%) Degree
6 1 (1.82%) MCSE
6 1 (1.82%) MCSA
6 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.73%) QA
2 2 (3.64%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.64%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.64%) Iperf
3 1 (1.82%) Netcool
3 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 10 (18.18%) Google
2 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.45%) Progress
4 2 (3.64%) HP
4 2 (3.64%) SAP
4 2 (3.64%) ATG
5 1 (1.82%) VMware
5 1 (1.82%) McAfee
5 1 (1.82%) Adobe
5 1 (1.82%) Murex
5 1 (1.82%) Veritas
5 1 (1.82%) Citrix
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