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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
England / South West
Rank 87 79 132
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +53
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 55 67 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.06% 2.22% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 2.72% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 50 11
Median daily rate £325 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £310 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +31.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%

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
2202 2460 2515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 82.44% 81.51% 78.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1455 1679 1650
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 122 88
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +16.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.80 £14.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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
Somerset +7 13 £358 +2.14% 11
Wiltshire -2 12 £325 -2.25% 2
Bristol +5 9 £325 -10.34% 9
Devon -8 9 £350 -17.15% 3
Gloucestershire -4 6 £475 - 2
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 72 (86.75%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (77.11%) Selenium
3 37 (44.58%) Cucumber
4 32 (38.55%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (37.35%) BDD
6 30 (36.14%) C#
6 30 (36.14%) Java
7 29 (34.94%) Scrum
8 27 (32.53%) Security Cleared
9 24 (28.92%) SDLC
9 24 (28.92%) .NET
9 24 (28.92%) TDD
10 22 (26.51%) WebDriver
11 21 (25.30%) SpecFlow
11 21 (25.30%) Automation Testing
12 20 (24.10%) Gherkin
13 18 (21.69%) Software Engineering
14 17 (20.48%) QA
14 17 (20.48%) Software Testing
14 17 (20.48%) SQL Server
15 16 (19.28%) Oracle
16 15 (18.07%) Continuous Improvement
16 15 (18.07%) Manual Testing
17 14 (16.87%) SC Cleared
17 14 (16.87%) Finance
17 14 (16.87%) Performance Testing
18 13 (15.66%) System Testing
18 13 (15.66%) Test Planning
19 12 (14.46%) System Integration Testing
19 12 (14.46%) Waterfall

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.61%) CMS
2 2 (2.41%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.20%) Apache
3 1 (1.20%) ATG Dynamo
3 1 (1.20%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 11 (13.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (9.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (4.82%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.20%) GitHub
3 1 (1.20%) TestFlight
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.48%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.41%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.41%) MySQL
2 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.20%) CouchDB
3 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.20%) SQLite
3 1 (1.20%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 64 (77.11%) Selenium
2 37 (44.58%) Cucumber
3 22 (26.51%) WebDriver
4 21 (25.30%) SpecFlow
5 11 (13.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (12.05%) SoapUI
7 8 (9.64%) HP UFT
7 8 (9.64%) Visual Studio
8 6 (7.23%) Git (software)
9 4 (4.82%) WATIR
10 3 (3.61%) Jenkins
10 3 (3.61%) Maven
10 3 (3.61%) Sahi
11 2 (2.41%) Ant
11 2 (2.41%) Bitbucket
11 2 (2.41%) GitLab
11 2 (2.41%) JMeter
11 2 (2.41%) Spock
11 2 (2.41%) Subversion
12 1 (1.20%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 14 (16.87%) Finance
2 8 (9.64%) Electronics
2 8 (9.64%) Manufacturing
2 8 (9.64%) Marketing
2 8 (9.64%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.41%) Banking
4 1 (1.20%) Billing
4 1 (1.20%) Games
4 1 (1.20%) Publishing
4 1 (1.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (32.53%) Developer
2 23 (27.71%) Tester
3 16 (19.28%) Test Engineer
4 15 (18.07%) Analyst
4 15 (18.07%) Test Analyst
5 13 (15.66%) Automation Tester
6 12 (14.46%) Automation Test Analyst
6 12 (14.46%) Developer in Test
7 11 (13.25%) Integration Engineer
7 11 (13.25%) QA Tester
7 11 (13.25%) Software Tester
7 11 (13.25%) Test and Integration Engineer
8 10 (12.05%) Java Developer
9 8 (9.64%) Software QA Tester
9 8 (9.64%) Test Automation Developer
10 7 (8.43%) C# Developer
10 7 (8.43%) Java Automation Tester
11 6 (7.23%) Agile Test Analyst
11 6 (7.23%) Test Specialist
12 5 (6.02%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (28.92%) .NET
2 20 (24.10%) Gherkin
3 12 (14.46%) SOAP
4 9 (10.84%) Web Services
5 6 (7.23%) HTML
6 5 (6.02%) .NET Framework
6 5 (6.02%) CSS
6 5 (6.02%) JSON
6 5 (6.02%) RESTful
6 5 (6.02%) Spring
6 5 (6.02%) XML
7 4 (4.82%) AngularJS
7 4 (4.82%) HTML5
8 3 (3.61%) ASP.NET
8 3 (3.61%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (3.61%) CSS3
8 3 (3.61%) Dropwizard
8 3 (3.61%) jQuery
8 3 (3.61%) REST
9 2 (2.41%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.61%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.20%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.25%) Linux
1 11 (13.25%) Windows
2 2 (2.41%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.20%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (86.75%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (38.55%) Continuous Integration
3 31 (37.35%) BDD
4 29 (34.94%) Scrum
5 24 (28.92%) SDLC
5 24 (28.92%) TDD
6 21 (25.30%) Automation Testing
7 18 (21.69%) Software Engineering
8 17 (20.48%) Software Testing
9 15 (18.07%) Continuous Improvement
9 15 (18.07%) Manual Testing
10 14 (16.87%) Performance Testing
11 13 (15.66%) System Testing
11 13 (15.66%) Test Planning
12 12 (14.46%) Integration Testing
12 12 (14.46%) System Integration Testing
12 12 (14.46%) Test Scripting
12 12 (14.46%) Waterfall
13 11 (13.25%) Regression Testing
13 11 (13.25%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (36.14%) C#
1 30 (36.14%) Java
2 11 (13.25%) C
2 11 (13.25%) Perl
2 11 (13.25%) Python
2 11 (13.25%) SQL
3 5 (6.02%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.82%) F#
4 4 (4.82%) Ruby
4 4 (4.82%) VBScript
5 2 (2.41%) Apple Swift
5 2 (2.41%) Groovy
5 2 (2.41%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 27 (32.53%) Security Cleared
2 14 (16.87%) SC Cleared
3 12 (14.46%) DV Cleared
4 9 (10.84%) ISEB
5 7 (8.43%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.48%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.20%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.20%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.20%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (19.28%) Oracle
2 8 (9.64%) SAP
3 5 (6.02%) ATG
3 5 (6.02%) HP
3 5 (6.02%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.61%) hybris
5 1 (1.20%) BEA
5 1 (1.20%) Google
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