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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 56 56 53
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 7 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 1.06% 0.31% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 0.41% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 7
Median daily rate £495 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
503 492 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 76.33% 77.48% 79.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 357 344
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 15
Median hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £13.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.55 £22.50 £52.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wiltshire region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Corsham - 2 £448 -
Swindon +2 1 - -
Bradford-on-Avon - 1 - -
Test Automation
South West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wiltshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 10 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (28.00%) Software Testing
2 7 (28.00%) QA
2 7 (28.00%) Defect Tracking
3 6 (24.00%) ISEB
4 5 (20.00%) Scrum
4 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (20.00%) BDD
5 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
5 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (12.00%) MS Office
6 3 (12.00%) Oracle
6 3 (12.00%) Siebel
6 3 (12.00%) SOA
6 3 (12.00%) Middleware
6 3 (12.00%) IBM
6 3 (12.00%) Selenium
6 3 (12.00%) Test Management
6 3 (12.00%) Content Management
6 3 (12.00%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (12.00%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (12.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (12.00%) Defect Management
7 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (8.00%) Cucumber

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (12.00%) Selenium
2 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (8.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.00%) Calabash
3 1 (4.00%) JBehave
3 1 (4.00%) MSTest
3 1 (4.00%) NUnit
3 1 (4.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Test Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Tester
3 4 (16.00%) Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Network Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Test Leader
4 3 (12.00%) Software Team Leader
4 3 (12.00%) Software Test Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Team Leader
4 3 (12.00%) Test Team Leader
5 2 (8.00%) Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Automation Tester
5 2 (8.00%) Siebel Tester
5 2 (8.00%) Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Test Automation Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (4.00%) Developer in Test
6 1 (4.00%) Digital Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Java Automation Tester
6 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Middleware
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (4.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (4.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (4.00%) Spring
2 1 (4.00%) WCF
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.00%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Android
1 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Defect Tracking
1 7 (28.00%) Software Testing
2 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.00%) BDD
2 5 (20.00%) Scrum
3 3 (12.00%) Content Management
3 3 (12.00%) Defect Management
3 3 (12.00%) SOA
3 3 (12.00%) Test Management
4 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (8.00%) ETL
4 2 (8.00%) ITSM
4 2 (8.00%) Service Management
4 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.00%) ATDD
5 1 (4.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (4.00%) High Availability
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) C#
1 2 (8.00%) Java
1 2 (8.00%) Ruby
2 1 (4.00%) C
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (24.00%) ISEB
3 5 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (8.00%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (4.00%) Degree
6 1 (4.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (28.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) IBM
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle
1 3 (12.00%) Siebel
2 2 (8.00%) Informatica
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft