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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 70 125 100
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -25
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 75 20 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.53% 0.63% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 0.83% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 14 18
Average daily rate £385 £409 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.81% +16.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £28.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
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
2396 2409 1960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 80.84% 75.97% 75.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1659 1585 1226
Average daily rate £380 £410 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 104 98
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.63 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the South West region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Wiltshire +16 22 £333 -20.35% 2
Devon +15 19 £415 - 1
Gloucestershire +13 15 £420 +18.30% 5
Somerset +7 8 £350 +7.69% 2
Bristol +3 5 £400 -20.00% 9
Dorset - 2 £313 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 80 (53.69%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (44.30%) Security Cleared
3 55 (36.91%) Selenium
4 47 (31.54%) SC Cleared
5 43 (28.86%) Software Testing
6 39 (26.17%) QA
7 38 (25.50%) Scrum
7 38 (25.50%) ISEB
8 30 (20.13%) ISTQB
9 29 (19.46%) Cucumber
9 29 (19.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 28 (18.79%) Functional Testing
11 27 (18.12%) Test Management
11 27 (18.12%) Automated Testing
11 27 (18.12%) Java
12 24 (16.11%) BDD
13 22 (14.77%) MS Office
13 22 (14.77%) SpecFlow
14 21 (14.09%) JavaScript
14 21 (14.09%) Microsoft
14 21 (14.09%) Continuous Integration
15 20 (13.42%) .NET
15 20 (13.42%) ITIL
16 19 (12.75%) Waterfall
17 18 (12.08%) Ruby
17 18 (12.08%) Non-Functional Testing
17 18 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
18 17 (11.41%) Gherkin
18 17 (11.41%) Windows
18 17 (11.41%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 6 (4.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (2.01%) IIS
2 3 (2.01%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.34%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.34%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.67%) Confluence
4 1 (0.67%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 22 (14.77%) MS Office
2 9 (6.04%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.67%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (2.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.38%) Office 365
2 3 (2.01%) IaaS
2 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.34%) HTTP
2 1 (0.67%) Internet
2 1 (0.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.41%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.38%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (3.36%) Big Data
3 5 (3.36%) SSDT
4 4 (2.68%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (2.01%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.34%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.34%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.67%) OLTP
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.67%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 55 (36.91%) Selenium
2 29 (19.46%) Cucumber
3 22 (14.77%) SpecFlow
4 13 (8.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (8.72%) WebDriver
5 12 (8.05%) Capybara
6 11 (7.38%) Git (software)
6 11 (7.38%) Visual Studio
7 10 (6.71%) Jenkins
8 9 (6.04%) Rational DOORS
9 8 (5.37%) HP UFT
9 8 (5.37%) LoadRunner
10 5 (3.36%) RSpec
11 4 (2.68%) JIRA
11 4 (2.68%) JMeter
11 4 (2.68%) NUnit
12 3 (2.01%) WATIR
13 2 (1.34%) JBehave
13 2 (1.34%) JUnit
13 2 (1.34%) Subversion
General
1 11 (7.38%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.70%) Finance
3 4 (2.68%) Electronics
3 4 (2.68%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.68%) Marketing
3 4 (2.68%) Publishing
4 2 (1.34%) Banking
4 2 (1.34%) Law
5 1 (0.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (28.86%) Tester
2 38 (25.50%) Analyst
3 37 (24.83%) Test Analyst
4 26 (17.45%) Test Engineer
5 23 (15.44%) Test Leader
6 17 (11.41%) Developer
7 15 (10.07%) Team Leader
7 15 (10.07%) Test Team Leader
8 12 (8.05%) Senior Analyst
8 12 (8.05%) Senior Test Analyst
9 11 (7.38%) Software Team Leader
10 10 (6.71%) Automation Engineer
10 10 (6.71%) Lead Test Analyst
10 10 (6.71%) Test Automation Engineer
10 10 (6.71%) Test Manager
11 7 (4.70%) Automation Analyst
11 7 (4.70%) Automation Test Analyst
11 7 (4.70%) Developer in Test
11 7 (4.70%) Functional Tester
11 7 (4.70%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.42%) .NET
2 17 (11.41%) Gherkin
3 12 (8.05%) Web Services
4 9 (6.04%) Middleware
4 9 (6.04%) RESTful
5 7 (4.70%) Oracle Fusion
6 6 (4.03%) HTML
6 6 (4.03%) REST
7 5 (3.36%) .NET Framework
8 4 (2.68%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.68%) SOAP
8 4 (2.68%) XML
9 3 (2.01%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (1.34%) JSON
10 2 (1.34%) Spring
11 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (0.67%) Entity Framework
11 1 (0.67%) Hibernate
11 1 (0.67%) J2EE
11 1 (0.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.34%) Data Centre
3 1 (0.67%) Clustering
3 1 (0.67%) Data Integration
3 1 (0.67%) Driving Licence
3 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.67%) Fat Client
3 1 (0.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (0.67%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (0.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (0.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.67%) New Media
3 1 (0.67%) NHS
3 1 (0.67%) Replication
3 1 (0.67%) Thin Client
3 1 (0.67%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.41%) Windows
2 11 (7.38%) Linux
3 7 (4.70%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.36%) Unix
5 3 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.67%) CentOS
6 1 (0.67%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (53.69%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (28.86%) Software Testing
3 38 (25.50%) Scrum
4 28 (18.79%) Functional Testing
5 27 (18.12%) Automated Testing
5 27 (18.12%) Test Management
6 24 (16.11%) BDD
7 21 (14.09%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (13.42%) ITIL
9 19 (12.75%) Waterfall
10 18 (12.08%) Non-Functional Testing
11 16 (10.74%) Defect Tracking
12 15 (10.07%) Mentoring
12 15 (10.07%) Software Engineering
12 15 (10.07%) TDD
13 14 (9.40%) Performance Testing
14 13 (8.72%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (7.38%) Defect Management
15 11 (7.38%) Load Testing
16 10 (6.71%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (18.12%) Java
2 21 (14.09%) JavaScript
3 18 (12.08%) Ruby
4 16 (10.74%) SQL
5 13 (8.72%) C#
6 11 (7.38%) PHP
7 10 (6.71%) C++
8 9 (6.04%) Python
9 7 (4.70%) Bash Shell
10 5 (3.36%) Shell Script
10 5 (3.36%) VB
11 3 (2.01%) C
12 1 (0.67%) Perl
12 1 (0.67%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 66 (44.30%) Security Cleared
2 47 (31.54%) SC Cleared
3 38 (25.50%) ISEB
4 30 (20.13%) ISTQB
5 29 (19.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 15 (10.07%) DV Cleared
7 7 (4.70%) Degree
8 4 (2.68%) HND
8 4 (2.68%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.67%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (26.17%) QA
2 7 (4.70%) ISO 14001
2 7 (4.70%) ISO 9001
3 5 (3.36%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.67%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (6.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.67%) Docker
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.67%) Ansible
2 1 (0.67%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.67%) DBAmp
2 1 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle Flashback
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 21 (14.09%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.40%) Oracle
3 10 (6.71%) IBM
4 8 (5.37%) SAP
5 6 (4.03%) HP
5 6 (4.03%) Siebel
6 4 (2.68%) Informatica
7 3 (2.01%) Cisco
8 1 (0.67%) Rally
8 1 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
Gloucestershire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: upto £320 a day
Posted: 3 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
AAP3
Rate: £30 - £45 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: 19 days ago