The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 51 56 58
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 7 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 1.06% 0.14% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 0.18% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 7
Average daily rate £448 - £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £41.75
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -7.18%
Test Automation
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Wiltshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
506 549 551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 76.44% 78.77% 77.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 379 365
Average daily rate £375 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 13
Average hourly rate £38.50 £20.19 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.73% -49.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £13.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.85 £29.40 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Wiltshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation across the Wiltshire region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Wiltshire region.

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Test Automation
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Corsham - 2 £448 -
Swindon +2 1 £320 -
Bradford-on-Avon - 1 - -
Test Automation
South West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 14 (42.42%) SC Cleared
1 14 (42.42%) Security Cleared
2 10 (30.30%) Software Testing
2 10 (30.30%) Defect Tracking
3 9 (27.27%) ISEB
4 8 (24.24%) QA
4 8 (24.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (21.21%) Scrum
5 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (18.18%) ISTQB
6 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
6 6 (18.18%) MS Office
7 5 (15.15%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (15.15%) Test Management
7 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (15.15%) BDD
7 5 (15.15%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (15.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (15.15%) Defect Management
7 5 (15.15%) Siebel
7 5 (15.15%) SOA
7 5 (15.15%) IBM
7 5 (15.15%) Middleware
7 5 (15.15%) Content Management
7 5 (15.15%) Oracle
8 4 (12.12%) Informatica
8 4 (12.12%) ETL
8 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
8 4 (12.12%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (9.09%) Selenium

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 5 (15.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Office
2 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (9.09%) Selenium
3 2 (6.06%) Cucumber
3 2 (6.06%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.03%) JBehave
4 1 (3.03%) MSTest
4 1 (3.03%) NUnit
4 1 (3.03%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Tester
2 9 (27.27%) Test Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Test Leader
4 5 (15.15%) Software Team Leader
4 5 (15.15%) Team Leader
4 5 (15.15%) Test Team Leader
5 4 (12.12%) Network Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Siebel Tester
5 4 (12.12%) Software Test Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Automation Tester
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Tester
7 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Developer in Test
8 1 (3.03%) Java Automation Tester
8 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Test Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) Middleware
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (3.03%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.03%) Entity Framework
2 1 (3.03%) Hibernate
2 1 (3.03%) Spring
2 1 (3.03%) WCF
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.03%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Linux
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Defect Tracking
1 10 (30.30%) Software Testing
2 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (21.21%) Scrum
3 5 (15.15%) BDD
3 5 (15.15%) Content Management
3 5 (15.15%) Defect Management
3 5 (15.15%) SOA
3 5 (15.15%) Test Management
4 4 (12.12%) ETL
5 2 (6.06%) Automated Testing
5 2 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.06%) ITSM
5 2 (6.06%) QMS
5 2 (6.06%) Service Management
5 2 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.03%) Domain-Driven Design
6 1 (3.03%) Performance Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) C
1 2 (6.06%) C#
1 2 (6.06%) Java
2 1 (3.03%) C++
2 1 (3.03%) Ruby
2 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (42.42%) SC Cleared
1 14 (42.42%) Security Cleared
2 9 (27.27%) ISEB
3 8 (24.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (18.18%) ISTQB
5 3 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (6.06%) Degree
6 2 (6.06%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (24.24%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) IBM
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle
1 5 (15.15%) Siebel
2 4 (12.12%) Informatica
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft