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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 109 118 144
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +26
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 35 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.06% 0.21% 0.083%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 0.31% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 3 3
Average daily rate £334 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.69% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £179 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £345 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £105.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+162.50% -5.88%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2508 1631 2548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.72% 70.12% 70.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1546 1015 1521
Average daily rate £375 £350 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -11.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 60 154
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.20 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Bristol -5 9 £330 +1.53% 3
Wiltshire - 8 £470 - 4
Somerset -5 5 £325 - 3
Gloucestershire - 1 £275 - 4
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 26 (50.98%) Selenium
2 25 (49.02%) Scrum
3 20 (39.22%) HP Quality Center
4 19 (37.25%) Security Cleared
5 18 (35.29%) SC Cleared
5 18 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (35.29%) HP
6 17 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 17 (33.33%) Test Scripting
7 16 (31.37%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (27.45%) Automated Testing
9 12 (23.53%) QA
9 12 (23.53%) Java
10 11 (21.57%) Oracle
10 11 (21.57%) SQL Server
10 11 (21.57%) QuickTest Pro
10 11 (21.57%) Cucumber
11 10 (19.61%) JBehave
11 10 (19.61%) Performance Testing
11 10 (19.61%) JUnit
11 10 (19.61%) C#
12 9 (17.65%) SQL
12 9 (17.65%) Test Management
12 9 (17.65%) Kanban
12 9 (17.65%) Waterfall
12 9 (17.65%) User Stories
13 8 (15.69%) Open Source
14 7 (13.73%) JIRA
14 7 (13.73%) ISTQB
14 7 (13.73%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (7.84%) CMS
1 4 (7.84%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (9.80%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.96%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.80%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.88%) MySQL
3 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.96%) ProClarity
4 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 26 (50.98%) Selenium
2 11 (21.57%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (21.57%) Cucumber
3 10 (19.61%) JBehave
3 10 (19.61%) JUnit
4 7 (13.73%) JIRA
5 6 (11.76%) WebDriver
6 5 (9.80%) JMeter
6 5 (9.80%) LoadRunner
7 4 (7.84%) Jenkins
7 4 (7.84%) SoapUI
7 4 (7.84%) MSBuild
7 4 (7.84%) Visual Studio
7 4 (7.84%) jMock
7 4 (7.84%) NUnit
7 4 (7.84%) Mercurial
7 4 (7.84%) MSTest
7 4 (7.84%) TeamCity
7 4 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.96%) Concordion
General
1 7 (13.73%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Marketing
2 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (21.57%) Developer
2 9 (17.65%) Analyst
2 9 (17.65%) Test Manager
2 9 (17.65%) Test Analyst
2 9 (17.65%) Test Specialist
2 9 (17.65%) Automation Specialist
3 8 (15.69%) Test Automation Specialist
4 6 (11.76%) Java Developer
5 5 (9.80%) Automation Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) Test Consultant
5 5 (9.80%) Consultant
6 4 (7.84%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Tester
8 2 (3.92%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Performance Tester
8 2 (3.92%) QA Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) Spring
2 3 (5.88%) .NET
2 3 (5.88%) SOAP
3 2 (3.92%) WCF
4 1 (1.96%) HTML
4 1 (1.96%) CSS
4 1 (1.96%) Web Services
4 1 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Open Source
2 5 (9.80%) IVR
3 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) Windows
2 5 (9.80%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (49.02%) Scrum
2 18 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 17 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 16 (31.37%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (27.45%) Automated Testing
6 10 (19.61%) Performance Testing
7 9 (17.65%) Test Management
7 9 (17.65%) Kanban
7 9 (17.65%) Waterfall
7 9 (17.65%) User Stories
8 7 (13.73%) Automation Testing
9 6 (11.76%) Test Strategy
9 6 (11.76%) BDD
9 6 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (9.80%) System Testing
10 5 (9.80%) WFM
10 5 (9.80%) Matrix Management
10 5 (9.80%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (9.80%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.53%) Java
2 10 (19.61%) C#
3 9 (17.65%) SQL
4 3 (5.88%) Python
5 2 (3.92%) VBScript
5 2 (3.92%) C++
6 1 (1.96%) Jython
Qualifications
1 19 (37.25%) Security Cleared
2 18 (35.29%) SC Cleared
3 7 (13.73%) ISTQB
4 6 (11.76%) ISEB
5 3 (5.88%) Degree
6 1 (1.96%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.96%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (23.53%) QA
2 2 (3.92%) ISO 9002
3 1 (1.96%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.96%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 20 (39.22%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (9.80%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 18 (35.29%) HP
2 11 (21.57%) Oracle
3 5 (9.80%) Genesys
3 5 (9.80%) Empirix
3 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.80%) Siemens
3 5 (9.80%) Verint
4 4 (7.84%) SAP
4 4 (7.84%) Sitecore
5 2 (3.92%) Citrix
5 2 (3.92%) Capita
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