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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 110 94 134
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +40
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 37 20 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.09% 0.92% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.30% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 3
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£400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £275 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £28.50 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.46% +4.00%
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
2485 1544 2111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.41% 71.09% 68.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1680 1032 1230
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 89 155
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.53 £12.75 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 20 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the South West region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Test Automation Hourly Rate Histogram 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 20 October 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
Bristol -27 13 £400 +15.52% 1
Wiltshire -2 11 £400 +33.33% 2
Gloucestershire - 8 £450 - 6
Dorset - 1 - - 1
Somerset - - - - 2
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 33 (48.53%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (39.71%) SQL
3 23 (33.82%) Java
4 19 (27.94%) Linux
5 16 (23.53%) Selenium
6 15 (22.06%) Web Services
7 14 (20.59%) C#
7 14 (20.59%) Security Cleared
8 13 (19.12%) Scrum
9 12 (17.65%) Perl
9 12 (17.65%) Cucumber
9 12 (17.65%) Jenkins
10 11 (16.18%) Relational Database
10 11 (16.18%) .NET
10 11 (16.18%) UNIX
10 11 (16.18%) Software Testing
11 10 (14.71%) Python
11 10 (14.71%) Test Scripting
11 10 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (13.24%) SC Cleared
12 9 (13.24%) BDD
12 9 (13.24%) RESTful
12 9 (13.24%) Automated Testing
12 9 (13.24%) Finance
13 8 (11.76%) Telecoms
13 8 (11.76%) WCDMA
13 8 (11.76%) ISEB
13 8 (11.76%) LTE
13 8 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
13 8 (11.76%) FitNesse

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (1.47%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.47%) CMS
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (1.47%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (5.88%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.47%) MS Office
2 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Summit
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.76%) WCDMA
1 8 (11.76%) LTE
2 4 (5.88%) IP Telephony
3 3 (4.41%) Wireless
3 3 (4.41%) 3GPP
4 2 (2.94%) Broadband
4 2 (2.94%) LAN
4 2 (2.94%) HTTP
4 2 (2.94%) DNS
4 2 (2.94%) Internet
4 2 (2.94%) 3G
4 2 (2.94%) IPsec
4 2 (2.94%) 2G
4 2 (2.94%) DHCP
4 2 (2.94%) Firewall
5 1 (1.47%) VSAT
5 1 (1.47%) AMQP
5 1 (1.47%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.47%) DVB
5 1 (1.47%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.18%) Relational Database
2 5 (7.35%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.41%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 2 (2.94%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.47%) TKPROF
5 1 (1.47%) SQLite
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.47%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 16 (23.53%) Selenium
2 12 (17.65%) Cucumber
2 12 (17.65%) Jenkins
3 8 (11.76%) FitNesse
4 7 (10.29%) SpecFlow
5 6 (8.82%) SoapUI
5 6 (8.82%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (5.88%) JIRA
6 4 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (4.41%) Toad
7 3 (4.41%) Visual Studio
7 3 (4.41%) GoogleTest
8 2 (2.94%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (2.94%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.47%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.47%) Valgrind
9 1 (1.47%) Rational Functional Tester
9 1 (1.47%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (13.24%) Finance
2 8 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.82%) Electronics
4 3 (4.41%) Banking
4 3 (4.41%) Retail
5 2 (2.94%) Automotive
6 1 (1.47%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.47%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 19 (27.94%) Developer
2 18 (26.47%) Tester
3 15 (22.06%) Analyst
4 13 (19.12%) Test Analyst
4 13 (19.12%) Test Engineer
5 8 (11.76%) Hardware Engineer
6 7 (10.29%) Java Developer
6 7 (10.29%) Development Engineer
7 6 (8.82%) Automation Tester
8 5 (7.35%) Software Tester
8 5 (7.35%) Software Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) Software Test Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) Test Manager
9 4 (5.88%) Agile Java Developer
10 3 (4.41%) Agile Tester
10 3 (4.41%) Automation Engineer
10 3 (4.41%) Test Automation Engineer
10 3 (4.41%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (4.41%) Senior Test Analyst
11 2 (2.94%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.06%) Web Services
2 11 (16.18%) .NET
3 9 (13.24%) RESTful
4 5 (7.35%) SOAP
5 4 (5.88%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.47%) QML
6 1 (1.47%) HTML
6 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.47%) XML
6 1 (1.47%) XSD
6 1 (1.47%) XSLT
6 1 (1.47%) CORBA
6 1 (1.47%) XML Schema
6 1 (1.47%) OpenGL
6 1 (1.47%) Middleware
6 1 (1.47%) JPA
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.47%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.88%) IVR
3 3 (4.41%) Open Source
3 3 (4.41%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.47%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.47%) Physics
4 1 (1.47%) W3C
4 1 (1.47%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (27.94%) Linux
2 11 (16.18%) UNIX
3 6 (8.82%) Windows
3 6 (8.82%) Android
3 6 (8.82%) Apple iOS
4 4 (5.88%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.94%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (48.53%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (19.12%) Scrum
3 11 (16.18%) Software Testing
4 10 (14.71%) Test Scripting
4 10 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (13.24%) BDD
5 9 (13.24%) Automated Testing
6 8 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (8.82%) User Stories
8 5 (7.35%) Performance Testing
8 5 (7.35%) Integration Testing
9 4 (5.88%) WFM
9 4 (5.88%) Matrix Management
9 4 (5.88%) Software Engineering
9 4 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (5.88%) Project Management
9 4 (5.88%) OO
9 4 (5.88%) Test Strategy
9 4 (5.88%) Agile Testing
9 4 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (39.71%) SQL
2 23 (33.82%) Java
3 14 (20.59%) C#
4 12 (17.65%) Perl
5 10 (14.71%) Python
6 5 (7.35%) C++
7 4 (5.88%) C
7 4 (5.88%) Bash Shell
8 3 (4.41%) Ruby
8 3 (4.41%) PHP
9 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.47%) VB
9 1 (1.47%) XPath
9 1 (1.47%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 14 (20.59%) Security Cleared
2 9 (13.24%) SC Cleared
3 8 (11.76%) ISEB
3 8 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 5 (7.35%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.47%) HND
6 1 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.29%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) DO-160
2 1 (1.47%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.47%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.47%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.88%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.47%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 7 (10.29%) Microsoft
1 7 (10.29%) HP
2 4 (5.88%) Genesys
2 4 (5.88%) Empirix
2 4 (5.88%) Siemens
2 4 (5.88%) Verint
3 3 (4.41%) Business Objects
3 3 (4.41%) Google
4 2 (2.94%) Teradata
5 1 (1.47%) Telerik
5 1 (1.47%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.47%) Progress
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle
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