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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 53 47 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 13 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 1.88% 0.52% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.59% 0.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £29.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+34.48% -22.66%
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
502 420 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 72.54% 73.43% 64.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 270 246
Average daily rate £425 £400 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 22 29
Average hourly rate £22.69 £27.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.96% -16.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £8.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £55.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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
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 21 August 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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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
Swindon +6 12 £400 -
Chippenham - - - - 1
Test Automation
South West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 9 (47.37%) HP
1 9 (47.37%) Performance Testing
1 9 (47.37%) HP Quality Center
1 9 (47.37%) Waterfall
2 8 (42.11%) Perl
3 7 (36.84%) Windows
3 7 (36.84%) MS Visio
3 7 (36.84%) Genesys
3 7 (36.84%) Empirix
3 7 (36.84%) Siemens
3 7 (36.84%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (36.84%) Cisco IPCC
3 7 (36.84%) IVR
3 7 (36.84%) IP Telephony
3 7 (36.84%) Penetration Testing
3 7 (36.84%) WFM
3 7 (36.84%) Matrix Management
3 7 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (36.84%) System Testing
3 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
3 7 (36.84%) Verint
4 6 (31.58%) WCDMA
4 6 (31.58%) LTE
5 4 (21.05%) C#
5 4 (21.05%) SQL
6 3 (15.79%) Java
6 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
6 3 (15.79%) Finance
6 3 (15.79%) QA
6 3 (15.79%) Open Source

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 1 (5.26%) CMS
1 1 (5.26%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) IP Telephony
2 6 (31.58%) LTE
2 6 (31.58%) WCDMA
3 2 (10.53%) DHCP
3 2 (10.53%) HTTP
3 2 (10.53%) DNS
3 2 (10.53%) 3G
3 2 (10.53%) Firewall
3 2 (10.53%) IPsec
3 2 (10.53%) 2G
3 2 (10.53%) Broadband
3 2 (10.53%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) MySQL
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) JIRA
1 2 (10.53%) Selenium
1 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
1 2 (10.53%) LoadRunner
1 2 (10.53%) JMeter
2 1 (5.26%) NUnit
2 1 (5.26%) MSBuild
2 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.26%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
2 1 (5.26%) Mercurial
General
1 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Test Manager
2 6 (31.58%) Hardware Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) Development Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
1 2 (10.53%) SOAP
1 2 (10.53%) Web Services
1 2 (10.53%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) IVR
2 3 (15.79%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
1 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Performance Testing
1 9 (47.37%) Waterfall
2 7 (36.84%) System Testing
2 7 (36.84%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (36.84%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (36.84%) WFM
2 7 (36.84%) Matrix Management
2 7 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Test Management
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Content Management
4 1 (5.26%) OO
4 1 (5.26%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) Perl
2 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) C#
3 3 (15.79%) Java
4 2 (10.53%) C++
4 2 (10.53%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
2 2 (10.53%) ISO 9002
Systems Management
1 9 (47.37%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (36.84%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) HP
2 7 (36.84%) Verint
2 7 (36.84%) Genesys
2 7 (36.84%) Empirix
2 7 (36.84%) Siemens
3 2 (10.53%) Capita
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) Sitecore