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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 114 62 96
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +34
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 25 96 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.90% 3.01% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 3.72% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 70 30
Median daily rate £325 £348 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.47% -0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £413 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 14
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 £52.50 £42.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +49.12%
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
2221 2578 2508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 79.52% 80.76% 76.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1512 1797 1698
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 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 107 123
Median hourly rate £38.00 £41.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.87% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £23.25 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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
Somerset +7 7 £360 -0.68% 4
Bristol +9 6 £325 -18.75% 4
Gloucestershire -6 4 - - 5
Wiltshire -28 4 £375 +20.96%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 48 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (55.07%) Continuous Integration
3 35 (50.72%) Selenium
4 31 (44.93%) Cucumber
5 29 (42.03%) TDD
6 27 (39.13%) BDD
7 25 (36.23%) Scrum
7 25 (36.23%) C#
8 22 (31.88%) Java
9 19 (27.54%) SDLC
10 18 (26.09%) E-Commerce
10 18 (26.09%) Software Engineering
11 17 (24.64%) SQL
12 15 (21.74%) SQL Server
13 14 (20.29%) Python
13 14 (20.29%) QA
13 14 (20.29%) SpecFlow
14 13 (18.84%) Automation Testing
14 13 (18.84%) Web Services
14 13 (18.84%) .NET
15 12 (17.39%) Objective-C
15 12 (17.39%) JavaScript
16 11 (15.94%) Unit Testing
16 11 (15.94%) Ruby
17 10 (14.49%) Automated Testing
17 10 (14.49%) Security Cleared
17 10 (14.49%) SOAP
17 10 (14.49%) Apple iOS
17 10 (14.49%) Exploratory Testing
18 8 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure

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 (5.80%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (10.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.45%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.59%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.25%) TestFlight
3 2 (2.90%) SaaS
4 1 (1.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.70%) MySQL
3 5 (7.25%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (7.25%) CouchDB
3 5 (7.25%) MongoDB
3 5 (7.25%) SQLite
4 3 (4.35%) SSDT
5 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.45%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (50.72%) Selenium
2 31 (44.93%) Cucumber
3 14 (20.29%) SpecFlow
4 8 (11.59%) Git (software)
5 6 (8.70%) SoapUI
5 6 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (8.70%) TestComplete
6 5 (7.25%) WebDriver
7 4 (5.80%) NUnit
7 4 (5.80%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.90%) Appium
8 2 (2.90%) Calabash
8 2 (2.90%) HP UFT
8 2 (2.90%) JMeter
8 2 (2.90%) Protractor
8 2 (2.90%) Robotium
8 2 (2.90%) Sahi
8 2 (2.90%) SonarQube
8 2 (2.90%) WATIR
8 2 (2.90%) Xcode
General
1 3 (4.35%) Electronics
1 3 (4.35%) Finance
1 3 (4.35%) Manufacturing
1 3 (4.35%) Marketing
1 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.90%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (42.03%) Developer
2 18 (26.09%) Test Engineer
3 13 (18.84%) Tester
4 9 (13.04%) Test Automation Developer
5 8 (11.59%) Automation Tester
5 8 (11.59%) Java Developer
6 7 (10.14%) Developer in Test
6 7 (10.14%) Test Automation Engineer
7 6 (8.70%) C# Developer
7 6 (8.70%) Integration Engineer
7 6 (8.70%) iOS Developer
7 6 (8.70%) Software Tester
7 6 (8.70%) Test and Integration Engineer
8 5 (7.25%) Analyst
8 5 (7.25%) Senior Developer
8 5 (7.25%) Senior iOS Developer
8 5 (7.25%) Test Analyst
9 4 (5.80%) Java Automation Tester
9 4 (5.80%) QA Tester
10 3 (4.35%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.84%) .NET
1 13 (18.84%) Web Services
2 10 (14.49%) SOAP
3 7 (10.14%) Gherkin
3 7 (10.14%) RESTful
4 6 (8.70%) jQuery
4 6 (8.70%) JSON
5 5 (7.25%) Cocoa
5 5 (7.25%) Cocoa Touch
5 5 (7.25%) REST
6 4 (5.80%) AngularJS
6 4 (5.80%) CSS
6 4 (5.80%) CSS3
6 4 (5.80%) Dropwizard
6 4 (5.80%) HTML
6 4 (5.80%) HTML5
6 4 (5.80%) Spring
7 3 (4.35%) XML
8 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.90%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.49%) Apple iOS
2 6 (8.70%) Linux
2 6 (8.70%) Windows
3 4 (5.80%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (55.07%) Continuous Integration
3 29 (42.03%) TDD
4 27 (39.13%) BDD
5 25 (36.23%) Scrum
6 19 (27.54%) SDLC
7 18 (26.09%) E-Commerce
7 18 (26.09%) Software Engineering
8 13 (18.84%) Automation Testing
9 11 (15.94%) Unit Testing
10 10 (14.49%) Automated Testing
10 10 (14.49%) Exploratory Testing
11 8 (11.59%) DevOps
11 8 (11.59%) Performance Testing
12 7 (10.14%) Manual Testing
12 7 (10.14%) Software Testing
12 7 (10.14%) System Testing
13 6 (8.70%) Integration Testing
13 6 (8.70%) Risk Analysis
13 6 (8.70%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 25 (36.23%) C#
2 22 (31.88%) Java
3 17 (24.64%) SQL
4 14 (20.29%) Python
5 12 (17.39%) JavaScript
5 12 (17.39%) Objective-C
6 11 (15.94%) Ruby
7 7 (10.14%) C++
8 6 (8.70%) Apple Swift
8 6 (8.70%) C
8 6 (8.70%) Perl
9 2 (2.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (14.49%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.70%) DV Cleared
3 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.90%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.45%) ISEB
5 1 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (20.29%) QA
2 4 (5.80%) ISO 14001
2 4 (5.80%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.90%) ISO 9000
3 2 (2.90%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (8.70%) Oracle
2 4 (5.80%) ATG
2 4 (5.80%) hybris
2 4 (5.80%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.80%) SAP
3 1 (1.45%) HP
3 1 (1.45%) IBM
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