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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
England / South West
Rank 79 58 99
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +41
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 51 89 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.97% 3.08% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% 3.75% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 70 23
Median daily rate £325 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £453 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.04% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 11
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +57.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +42.85%

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
2071 2375 2280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 80.15% 82.15% 75.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1378 1666 1531
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 £275 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 120 104
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.00 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 +4 14 £365 +8.95% 5
Wiltshire -19 11 £325 -5.79%
Bristol +14 10 £325 -18.75% 8
Gloucestershire -7 5 £475 +13.09% 4
Devon -12 3 £306 -24.90% 1
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 74 (83.15%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (64.04%) Selenium
3 37 (41.57%) Continuous Integration
4 36 (40.45%) Cucumber
5 34 (38.20%) BDD
5 34 (38.20%) Scrum
6 33 (37.08%) TDD
7 32 (35.96%) C#
8 26 (29.21%) Java
8 26 (29.21%) SDLC
9 21 (23.60%) Automation Testing
10 20 (22.47%) Security Cleared
10 20 (22.47%) Software Engineering
11 19 (21.35%) .NET
11 19 (21.35%) SpecFlow
12 18 (20.22%) QA
13 17 (19.10%) SQL Server
14 16 (17.98%) Python
14 16 (17.98%) SQL
14 16 (17.98%) Gherkin
15 15 (16.85%) WebDriver
15 15 (16.85%) Software Testing
15 15 (16.85%) Oracle
16 14 (15.73%) SOAP
16 14 (15.73%) Manual Testing
16 14 (15.73%) Performance Testing
16 14 (15.73%) Continuous Improvement
17 13 (14.61%) Regression Testing
18 12 (13.48%) Finance
18 12 (13.48%) Unit Testing

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 4 (4.49%) CMS
2 2 (2.25%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.12%) Apache
3 1 (1.12%) ATG Dynamo
3 1 (1.12%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 10 (11.24%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (6.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (4.49%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.49%) TestFlight
3 3 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.25%) SaaS
5 1 (1.12%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.10%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.62%) MySQL
3 4 (4.49%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (4.49%) CouchDB
3 4 (4.49%) MongoDB
3 4 (4.49%) SQLite
4 2 (2.25%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.12%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 57 (64.04%) Selenium
2 36 (40.45%) Cucumber
3 19 (21.35%) SpecFlow
4 15 (16.85%) WebDriver
5 9 (10.11%) Git (software)
5 9 (10.11%) SoapUI
6 7 (7.87%) HP UFT
6 7 (7.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (7.87%) TestComplete
6 7 (7.87%) Visual Studio
7 4 (4.49%) NUnit
8 3 (3.37%) Jenkins
8 3 (3.37%) JMeter
8 3 (3.37%) Maven
8 3 (3.37%) WATIR
9 2 (2.25%) Ant
9 2 (2.25%) Bitbucket
9 2 (2.25%) GitLab
9 2 (2.25%) Sahi
9 2 (2.25%) Subversion
General
1 12 (13.48%) Finance
2 6 (6.74%) Electronics
2 6 (6.74%) Manufacturing
2 6 (6.74%) Marketing
2 6 (6.74%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.25%) Banking
3 2 (2.25%) Publishing
4 1 (1.12%) Billing
4 1 (1.12%) Games
4 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (38.20%) Developer
2 24 (26.97%) Tester
3 16 (17.98%) Test Engineer
4 14 (15.73%) Automation Tester
5 12 (13.48%) Analyst
5 12 (13.48%) Developer in Test
5 12 (13.48%) Test Analyst
6 11 (12.36%) Java Developer
6 11 (12.36%) Software Tester
7 10 (11.24%) Integration Engineer
7 10 (11.24%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 10 (11.24%) Test Automation Developer
8 9 (10.11%) Automation Test Analyst
8 9 (10.11%) C# Developer
8 9 (10.11%) QA Tester
9 7 (7.87%) Java Automation Tester
10 6 (6.74%) Software QA Tester
11 5 (5.62%) Agile Test Analyst
11 5 (5.62%) iOS Developer
11 5 (5.62%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (21.35%) .NET
2 16 (17.98%) Gherkin
3 14 (15.73%) SOAP
4 11 (12.36%) Web Services
5 8 (8.99%) RESTful
6 7 (7.87%) HTML
6 7 (7.87%) JSON
7 6 (6.74%) CSS
7 6 (6.74%) REST
7 6 (6.74%) Spring
8 5 (5.62%) AngularJS
8 5 (5.62%) HTML5
9 4 (4.49%) Cocoa
9 4 (4.49%) Cocoa Touch
9 4 (4.49%) CSS3
9 4 (4.49%) Dropwizard
9 4 (4.49%) jQuery
9 4 (4.49%) XML
10 3 (3.37%) ASP.NET
10 3 (3.37%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.74%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.12%) NHS
2 1 (1.12%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.24%) Linux
1 10 (11.24%) Windows
2 5 (5.62%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.12%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (83.15%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (41.57%) Continuous Integration
3 34 (38.20%) BDD
3 34 (38.20%) Scrum
4 33 (37.08%) TDD
5 26 (29.21%) SDLC
6 21 (23.60%) Automation Testing
7 20 (22.47%) Software Engineering
8 15 (16.85%) Software Testing
9 14 (15.73%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (15.73%) Manual Testing
9 14 (15.73%) Performance Testing
10 13 (14.61%) Regression Testing
11 12 (13.48%) System Testing
11 12 (13.48%) Unit Testing
12 11 (12.36%) E-Commerce
13 10 (11.24%) Integration Testing
13 10 (11.24%) Risk Analysis
13 10 (11.24%) Test Scripting
13 10 (11.24%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 32 (35.96%) C#
2 26 (29.21%) Java
3 16 (17.98%) Python
3 16 (17.98%) SQL
4 11 (12.36%) JavaScript
5 10 (11.24%) C
5 10 (11.24%) Perl
6 7 (7.87%) C++
7 6 (6.74%) Objective-C
8 5 (5.62%) Apple Swift
9 4 (4.49%) F#
9 4 (4.49%) VBScript
10 3 (3.37%) Ruby
11 2 (2.25%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.12%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 20 (22.47%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.24%) DV Cleared
3 7 (7.87%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.62%) ISEB
5 4 (4.49%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (20.22%) QA
2 4 (4.49%) ISO 14001
2 4 (4.49%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.25%) ISO 9000
3 2 (2.25%) TickIT
4 1 (1.12%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 15 (16.85%) Oracle
2 6 (6.74%) ATG
2 6 (6.74%) SAP
3 4 (4.49%) HP
3 4 (4.49%) hybris
3 4 (4.49%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.12%) BEA
4 1 (1.12%) Google
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