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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 101 102 120
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +18
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 42 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.25% 0.71% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 1.00% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 9 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £351 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+18.46% -13.33%
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
2454 1603 2166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.14% 71.09% 69.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1625 1076 1290
Average daily rate £395 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 79 154
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014. 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 -1 16 £400 +19.85% 2
Wiltshire 0 12 £400 +33.33%
Gloucestershire - 10 £458 - 13
Somerset -12 2 £300 -7.69%
Dorset 0 1 - -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 31 (46.97%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (43.94%) SQL
3 20 (30.30%) Java
4 18 (27.27%) C#
5 15 (22.73%) Web Services
5 15 (22.73%) Security Cleared
6 13 (19.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (19.70%) Cucumber
6 13 (19.70%) BDD
6 13 (19.70%) Linux
6 13 (19.70%) Selenium
7 12 (18.18%) Software Testing
8 11 (16.67%) Perl
8 11 (16.67%) .NET
8 11 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 11 (16.67%) Relational Database
9 10 (15.15%) Jenkins
9 10 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (15.15%) UNIX
9 10 (15.15%) Scrum
10 9 (13.64%) Finance
10 9 (13.64%) QA
10 9 (13.64%) RESTful
10 9 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (12.12%) LTE
11 8 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (12.12%) FitNesse
11 8 (12.12%) WCDMA
12 7 (10.61%) Microsoft
12 7 (10.61%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 (1.52%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.52%) CMS
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (7.58%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.52%) MS Office
2 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.12%) WCDMA
1 8 (12.12%) LTE
2 5 (7.58%) IP Telephony
3 3 (4.55%) Wireless
3 3 (4.55%) 3GPP
4 2 (3.03%) Broadband
4 2 (3.03%) LAN
4 2 (3.03%) DHCP
4 2 (3.03%) HTTP
4 2 (3.03%) DNS
4 2 (3.03%) Internet
4 2 (3.03%) 3G
4 2 (3.03%) IPsec
4 2 (3.03%) 2G
4 2 (3.03%) Firewall
5 1 (1.52%) VSAT
5 1 (1.52%) DVB
5 1 (1.52%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 5 (7.58%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.55%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 2 (3.03%) BusinessObjects XI
4 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.52%) OLTP
5 1 (1.52%) ProClarity
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.52%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 13 (19.70%) Selenium
1 13 (19.70%) Cucumber
2 10 (15.15%) Jenkins
3 8 (12.12%) FitNesse
3 8 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (10.61%) SoapUI
4 7 (10.61%) SpecFlow
4 7 (10.61%) Visual Studio
5 5 (7.58%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (6.06%) MSTest
7 3 (4.55%) Toad
8 2 (3.03%) JIRA
8 2 (3.03%) Mercurial
8 2 (3.03%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (1.52%) eggPlant
9 1 (1.52%) LoadUI
9 1 (1.52%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.52%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.52%) MSBuild
9 1 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (13.64%) Finance
2 7 (10.61%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.55%) Banking
3 3 (4.55%) Retail
4 2 (3.03%) Electronics
5 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 17 (25.76%) Developer
2 15 (22.73%) Analyst
3 13 (19.70%) Test Analyst
4 11 (16.67%) Tester
5 9 (13.64%) Test Engineer
6 8 (12.12%) Hardware Engineer
7 7 (10.61%) Java Developer
7 7 (10.61%) Development Engineer
8 5 (7.58%) Test Manager
8 5 (7.58%) Consultant
8 5 (7.58%) Test Consultant
9 4 (6.06%) Agile Java Developer
9 4 (6.06%) Automation Tester
10 3 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
10 3 (4.55%) Test Automation Engineer
10 3 (4.55%) Agile Tester
11 2 (3.03%) RF Engineer
11 2 (3.03%) RF Test Engineer
11 2 (3.03%) Automation Analyst
11 2 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.73%) Web Services
2 11 (16.67%) .NET
3 9 (13.64%) RESTful
4 6 (9.09%) SOAP
5 4 (6.06%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.52%) HTML
6 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.52%) XML
6 1 (1.52%) XSD
6 1 (1.52%) XSLT
6 1 (1.52%) XML Schema
6 1 (1.52%) Middleware
6 1 (1.52%) JPA
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 5 (7.58%) IVR
3 4 (6.06%) Open Source
4 3 (4.55%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.52%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.52%) Physics
5 1 (1.52%) W3C
5 1 (1.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.70%) Linux
2 10 (15.15%) UNIX
3 7 (10.61%) Windows
4 6 (9.09%) Android
4 6 (9.09%) Apple iOS
5 5 (7.58%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (46.97%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (19.70%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (19.70%) BDD
3 12 (18.18%) Software Testing
4 10 (15.15%) Scrum
5 9 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (10.61%) Test Scripting
7 6 (9.09%) Performance Testing
8 5 (7.58%) WFM
8 5 (7.58%) Matrix Management
8 5 (7.58%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (7.58%) Automated Testing
8 5 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (7.58%) Test Strategy
8 5 (7.58%) Agile Testing
8 5 (7.58%) System Testing
8 5 (7.58%) Integration Testing
8 5 (7.58%) Waterfall
9 4 (6.06%) User Stories
9 4 (6.06%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (43.94%) SQL
2 20 (30.30%) Java
3 18 (27.27%) C#
4 11 (16.67%) Perl
5 3 (4.55%) PHP
5 3 (4.55%) C++
5 3 (4.55%) Python
5 3 (4.55%) C
6 2 (3.03%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.03%) Ruby
7 1 (1.52%) XPath
7 1 (1.52%) Tcl
7 1 (1.52%) VB
7 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 11 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.58%) ISEB
3 5 (7.58%) ISTQB
4 4 (6.06%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.52%) HND
6 1 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.52%) Degree
6 1 (1.52%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.64%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) DO-160
2 1 (1.52%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (7.58%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.52%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 7 (10.61%) Microsoft
1 7 (10.61%) HP
2 5 (7.58%) Genesys
2 5 (7.58%) Empirix
2 5 (7.58%) Siemens
2 5 (7.58%) Verint
3 3 (4.55%) Business Objects
4 2 (3.03%) Teradata
5 1 (1.52%) Telerik
5 1 (1.52%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle
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