The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 109 94 115
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +21
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 31 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.01% 0.75% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 1.06% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 6
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£365 £325 £271
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% +19.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £305 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £347 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2219 1510 2112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.61% 70.86% 69.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1485 979 1290
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 69 127
Average hourly rate £33.84 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.37% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.58 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Test Automation
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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
Wiltshire -2 10 £470 +56.66% 5
Gloucestershire - 8 £304 - 8
Bristol -16 4 £400 +23.07% 4
Somerset -16 3 £300 - 2
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 22 (35.48%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (33.87%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (32.26%) Scrum
3 20 (32.26%) Security Cleared
4 19 (30.65%) HP
5 18 (29.03%) Selenium
5 18 (29.03%) User Acceptance Testing
6 17 (27.42%) C#
6 17 (27.42%) SQL
6 17 (27.42%) Software Testing
7 15 (24.19%) Performance Testing
7 15 (24.19%) QA
7 15 (24.19%) SC Cleared
8 14 (22.58%) Java
9 13 (20.97%) Windows
9 13 (20.97%) Waterfall
10 12 (19.35%) Test Scripting
11 10 (16.13%) .NET
11 10 (16.13%) SoapUI
12 9 (14.52%) BDD
12 9 (14.52%) Windows 7
12 9 (14.52%) System Testing
12 9 (14.52%) WFM
12 9 (14.52%) Matrix Management
12 9 (14.52%) Verint
12 9 (14.52%) User Stories
12 9 (14.52%) Oracle
12 9 (14.52%) MS Visio
12 9 (14.52%) Genesys
12 9 (14.52%) Empirix

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (1.61%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.61%) CMS
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (14.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.52%) IP Telephony
2 2 (3.23%) LTE
2 2 (3.23%) IPsec
2 2 (3.23%) 2G
2 2 (3.23%) WCDMA
2 2 (3.23%) DHCP
2 2 (3.23%) HTTP
2 2 (3.23%) DNS
2 2 (3.23%) Internet
2 2 (3.23%) 3G
2 2 (3.23%) Broadband
2 2 (3.23%) LAN
2 2 (3.23%) Firewall
3 1 (1.61%) Wireless
3 1 (1.61%) 3GPP
3 1 (1.61%) DVB
3 1 (1.61%) VSAT
3 1 (1.61%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.23%) MySQL
3 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.61%) OLTP
4 1 (1.61%) ProClarity
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.61%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 18 (29.03%) Selenium
2 10 (16.13%) SoapUI
3 9 (14.52%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (11.29%) Cucumber
5 7 (11.29%) Visual Studio
5 7 (11.29%) JIRA
6 6 (9.68%) JUnit
6 6 (9.68%) JBehave
7 5 (8.06%) LoadRunner
7 5 (8.06%) SpecFlow
8 4 (6.45%) JMeter
8 4 (6.45%) MSTest
9 2 (3.23%) Mercurial
10 1 (1.61%) jMock
10 1 (1.61%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.61%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.61%) NUnit
10 1 (1.61%) Subversion
10 1 (1.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (6.45%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Avionics
2 1 (1.61%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (24.19%) Analyst
1 15 (24.19%) Test Analyst
2 12 (19.35%) Test Manager
3 7 (11.29%) Test Engineer
3 7 (11.29%) Developer
4 6 (9.68%) Test Consultant
4 6 (9.68%) Consultant
5 5 (8.06%) Tester
6 4 (6.45%) Test Specialist
6 4 (6.45%) Automation Specialist
7 3 (4.84%) Test Automation Specialist
7 3 (4.84%) Automation Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.84%) QA Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) Team Leader
8 2 (3.23%) Hardware Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) Performance Tester
8 2 (3.23%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.13%) .NET
2 8 (12.90%) SOAP
3 7 (11.29%) Web Services
4 4 (6.45%) Gherkin
5 2 (3.23%) XML
5 2 (3.23%) Spring
5 2 (3.23%) WCF
6 1 (1.61%) JPA
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.61%) XSD
6 1 (1.61%) XSLT
6 1 (1.61%) XML Schema
6 1 (1.61%) Middleware
6 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.61%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.52%) IVR
2 6 (9.68%) Open Source
2 6 (9.68%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.61%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.61%) Physics
4 1 (1.61%) W3C
4 1 (1.61%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.97%) Windows
2 9 (14.52%) Windows 7
3 6 (9.68%) Apple iOS
3 6 (9.68%) Android
4 5 (8.06%) Linux
5 4 (6.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.87%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (32.26%) Scrum
3 18 (29.03%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (27.42%) Software Testing
5 15 (24.19%) Performance Testing
6 13 (20.97%) Waterfall
7 12 (19.35%) Test Scripting
8 9 (14.52%) System Testing
8 9 (14.52%) BDD
8 9 (14.52%) User Stories
8 9 (14.52%) WFM
8 9 (14.52%) Matrix Management
8 9 (14.52%) Penetration Testing
8 9 (14.52%) Automated Testing
8 9 (14.52%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (12.90%) Test Strategy
9 8 (12.90%) Test Management
10 6 (9.68%) Kanban
10 6 (9.68%) Automation Testing
11 5 (8.06%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.42%) C#
1 17 (27.42%) SQL
2 14 (22.58%) Java
3 5 (8.06%) Perl
3 5 (8.06%) Python
4 4 (6.45%) C++
5 3 (4.84%) C
6 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.23%) Ruby
7 1 (1.61%) XPath
7 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.61%) Tcl
7 1 (1.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (32.26%) Security Cleared
2 15 (24.19%) SC Cleared
3 9 (14.52%) ISTQB
4 7 (11.29%) ISEB
5 6 (9.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (8.06%) DV Cleared
7 4 (6.45%) Degree
8 1 (1.61%) HND
8 1 (1.61%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.61%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (24.19%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) ISO 9002
3 1 (1.61%) DO-160
3 1 (1.61%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 22 (35.48%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (14.52%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.61%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 19 (30.65%) HP
2 9 (14.52%) Oracle
2 9 (14.52%) Genesys
2 9 (14.52%) Empirix
2 9 (14.52%) Siemens
2 9 (14.52%) Verint
3 3 (4.84%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.23%) Citrix
4 2 (3.23%) Capita
5 1 (1.61%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.61%) Telerik
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