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 23 August 2016 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
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 102 119 115
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 40 31 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.36% 0.94% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 1.20% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 24 19
Median daily rate £438 £376 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% -5.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £308 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £438 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.47% +5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £33.50 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £31.44 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+16.88% -20.40%
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
2290 2583 2369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.08% 78.13% 76.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1541 1726 1575
Median daily rate £400 £390 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 128 88
Median hourly rate £32.50 £39.25 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.19% +17.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +26.21%

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 23 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bristol +13 24 £475 +22.58% 5
Devon +8 6 £297 -15.07%
Wiltshire +2 4 £500 +66.66% 1
Gloucestershire +1 4 £315 -28.00% 4
Somerset +12 2 £431 +23.74% 2
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 August 2016, 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 46 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (38.46%) Cucumber
2 30 (38.46%) BDD
3 27 (34.62%) Scrum
4 26 (33.33%) C#
5 25 (32.05%) SQL
5 25 (32.05%) Selenium
6 24 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (28.21%) Ruby
8 21 (26.92%) TDD
9 20 (25.64%) Java
9 20 (25.64%) Web Services
10 18 (23.08%) SpecFlow
10 18 (23.08%) Git (software)
11 17 (21.79%) Security Cleared
11 17 (21.79%) JavaScript
12 16 (20.51%) Software Engineering
12 16 (20.51%) QA
13 15 (19.23%) Exploratory Testing
14 14 (17.95%) SC Cleared
14 14 (17.95%) WebDriver
14 14 (17.95%) E-Commerce
15 11 (14.10%) ISEB
15 11 (14.10%) ISTQB
15 11 (14.10%) JIRA
15 11 (14.10%) Automated Testing
15 11 (14.10%) Objective-C
16 10 (12.82%) Software Testing
16 10 (12.82%) Regression Testing
16 10 (12.82%) Python

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:

Applications
1 3 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.41%) TestFlight
3 2 (2.56%) SaaS
4 1 (1.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.28%) CTI
1 1 (1.28%) Internet
1 1 (1.28%) SAN
1 1 (1.28%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.41%) Azure SQL Database
2 5 (6.41%) CouchDB
2 5 (6.41%) MongoDB
2 5 (6.41%) MySQL
2 5 (6.41%) SQLite
3 3 (3.85%) SSDT
4 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (38.46%) Cucumber
2 25 (32.05%) Selenium
3 18 (23.08%) Git (software)
3 18 (23.08%) SpecFlow
4 14 (17.95%) WebDriver
5 11 (14.10%) JIRA
6 8 (10.26%) Capybara
6 8 (10.26%) WATIR
7 7 (8.97%) TestComplete
8 5 (6.41%) Jenkins
8 5 (6.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (5.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (5.13%) NUnit
9 4 (5.13%) SoapUI
9 4 (5.13%) TeamCity
9 4 (5.13%) Visual Studio
10 3 (3.85%) Calabash
10 3 (3.85%) Subversion
11 2 (2.56%) Appium
11 2 (2.56%) Protractor
General
1 5 (6.41%) Finance
2 3 (3.85%) Games
3 2 (2.56%) Electronics
3 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.56%) Marketing
3 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (35.90%) Test Engineer
2 18 (23.08%) Developer
3 13 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
4 9 (11.54%) Tester
5 8 (10.26%) Software Test Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) Analyst
6 7 (8.97%) Test Analyst
7 6 (7.69%) Architect
7 6 (7.69%) QA Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) QA Test Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) Software Tester
7 6 (7.69%) Test Automation Developer
8 5 (6.41%) Automation Test Analyst
8 5 (6.41%) Consultant
8 5 (6.41%) Developer in Test
8 5 (6.41%) iOS Developer
8 5 (6.41%) Senior Developer
8 5 (6.41%) Senior iOS Developer
8 5 (6.41%) Test Leader
9 4 (5.13%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.64%) Web Services
2 9 (11.54%) RESTful
2 9 (11.54%) SOAP
3 8 (10.26%) Behat
4 7 (8.97%) REST
5 5 (6.41%) .NET
5 5 (6.41%) Cocoa
5 5 (6.41%) Cocoa Touch
6 2 (2.56%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.56%) jQuery
6 2 (2.56%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (2.56%) XML
7 1 (1.28%) CSS
7 1 (1.28%) HTML
7 1 (1.28%) HTML5
7 1 (1.28%) JSON
7 1 (1.28%) Sass
7 1 (1.28%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.28%) Blog
2 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.28%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.28%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.82%) Apple iOS
2 5 (6.41%) Android
3 4 (5.13%) Linux
4 3 (3.85%) Windows
5 1 (1.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (38.46%) BDD
3 27 (34.62%) Scrum
4 24 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (26.92%) TDD
6 16 (20.51%) Software Engineering
7 15 (19.23%) Exploratory Testing
8 14 (17.95%) E-Commerce
9 11 (14.10%) Automated Testing
10 10 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (12.82%) Regression Testing
10 10 (12.82%) Software Testing
11 9 (11.54%) Validation
12 8 (10.26%) SDLC
12 8 (10.26%) Service Management
13 7 (8.97%) OO
13 7 (8.97%) Unit Testing
14 6 (7.69%) DevOps
14 6 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
14 6 (7.69%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 26 (33.33%) C#
2 25 (32.05%) SQL
3 22 (28.21%) Ruby
4 20 (25.64%) Java
5 17 (21.79%) JavaScript
6 11 (14.10%) Objective-C
7 10 (12.82%) Python
8 7 (8.97%) C++
9 5 (6.41%) Apple Swift
9 5 (6.41%) Groovy
10 2 (2.56%) Perl
10 2 (2.56%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.28%) C
11 1 (1.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (21.79%) Security Cleared
2 14 (17.95%) SC Cleared
3 11 (14.10%) ISEB
3 11 (14.10%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.56%) Degree
5 2 (2.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (20.51%) QA
2 4 (5.13%) ISO 14001
2 4 (5.13%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.28%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.28%) SDET
3 1 (1.28%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Docker
1 1 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.28%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (10.26%) Rally
2 7 (8.97%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.69%) IBM
4 3 (3.85%) SAP
5 2 (2.56%) HP
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle
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