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 2 June 2015 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 111 113 103
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 27 24 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.90% 0.82% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.06% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £296 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £470 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+8.84% +13.07%
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
2259 2255 1415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.20% 77.17% 71.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1518 1507 879
Average daily rate £395 £353 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.05% -6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 120 65
Average hourly rate £36.40 £33.84 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.56% +12.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 2 June 2015.

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 2 June 2015. 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 +9 16 £350 -24.32% 11
Gloucestershire -9 4 £405 +40.86%
Wiltshire -2 2 - -
Dorset +1 1 £500 - 9
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 25 (64.10%) Selenium
2 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (38.46%) Automated Testing
4 12 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 12 (30.77%) Java
5 10 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (25.64%) WebDriver
5 10 (25.64%) Cucumber
6 9 (23.08%) JIRA
7 8 (20.51%) Scrum
7 8 (20.51%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (17.95%) SQL
8 7 (17.95%) E-Commerce
8 7 (17.95%) Regression Testing
8 7 (17.95%) Jenkins
8 7 (17.95%) Automation Testing
8 7 (17.95%) SDLC
9 6 (15.38%) ISEB
9 6 (15.38%) Load Testing
9 6 (15.38%) Manual Testing
10 5 (12.82%) Software Testing
10 5 (12.82%) Python
10 5 (12.82%) C#
10 5 (12.82%) BDD
11 4 (10.26%) REST
11 4 (10.26%) User Stories
11 4 (10.26%) OO
11 4 (10.26%) Ethernet
11 4 (10.26%) QuickTest Pro
11 4 (10.26%) Wireless

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 3 (7.69%) ATG Dynamo
2 1 (2.56%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) Ethernet
1 4 (10.26%) Wireless
1 4 (10.26%) VLAN
2 3 (7.69%) RTP
2 3 (7.69%) Telnet
2 3 (7.69%) VoIP
2 3 (7.69%) FTP
2 3 (7.69%) Multicast
3 2 (5.13%) 3GPP
4 1 (2.56%) LTE
4 1 (2.56%) UMTS
4 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.56%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) MySQL
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.56%) CouchDB
3 1 (2.56%) SQLite
3 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.56%) Big Data
3 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 25 (64.10%) Selenium
2 10 (25.64%) WebDriver
2 10 (25.64%) Cucumber
3 9 (23.08%) JIRA
4 7 (17.95%) Jenkins
5 4 (10.26%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (10.26%) FitNesse
5 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
6 3 (7.69%) TeamCity
6 3 (7.69%) MSTest
6 3 (7.69%) SpecFlow
7 2 (5.13%) JUnit
7 2 (5.13%) LoadRunner
7 2 (5.13%) NUnit
7 2 (5.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (5.13%) TestNG
7 2 (5.13%) JBehave
8 1 (2.56%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (2.56%) Subversion
8 1 (2.56%) Maven
General
1 2 (5.13%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Marketing
2 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.56%) Electronics
2 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) Developer
2 6 (15.38%) Analyst
2 6 (15.38%) Test Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Test Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Agile Test Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Test Leader
4 3 (7.69%) Tester
4 3 (7.69%) Technical Test Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Systems Test Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Test Automation Architect
5 2 (5.13%) AWS Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Architect
5 2 (5.13%) Test Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) QA Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Test Architect
6 1 (2.56%) Test Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) REST
2 3 (7.69%) SOAP
2 3 (7.69%) Web Services
3 2 (5.13%) .NET
4 1 (2.56%) RESTful
4 1 (2.56%) Spring
4 1 (2.56%) XML
4 1 (2.56%) HTML
4 1 (2.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Streaming Video
2 2 (5.13%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.56%) DTV
3 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) UNIX
1 2 (5.13%) Windows
1 2 (5.13%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (38.46%) Automated Testing
3 12 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 10 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (20.51%) Scrum
5 8 (20.51%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (17.95%) E-Commerce
6 7 (17.95%) Regression Testing
6 7 (17.95%) Automation Testing
6 7 (17.95%) SDLC
7 6 (15.38%) Load Testing
7 6 (15.38%) Manual Testing
8 5 (12.82%) Software Testing
8 5 (12.82%) BDD
9 4 (10.26%) User Stories
9 4 (10.26%) OO
9 4 (10.26%) Validation
9 4 (10.26%) TDD
10 3 (7.69%) Open Source
10 3 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) Java
2 7 (17.95%) SQL
3 5 (12.82%) Python
3 5 (12.82%) C#
4 3 (7.69%) Bash Shell
4 3 (7.69%) Ruby
5 2 (5.13%) C
5 2 (5.13%) Perl
6 1 (2.56%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.56%) PHP
6 1 (2.56%) VB
6 1 (2.56%) C++
6 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.56%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) ISEB
2 4 (10.26%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.13%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) QA
2 3 (7.69%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Iperf
2 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) ATG
2 1 (2.56%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.56%) Adobe
2 1 (2.56%) SAP
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle
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