The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Devon with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
South West / Devon
Rank 16 32 29
Rank change year-on-year +16 -3  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 21 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 7.98% 1.52% 3.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.29% 1.83% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 2
Median daily rate £376 £411 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £422 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £386 £350
% change year-on-year +0.51% +10.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £44.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% +23.61%  

Automated Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Devon with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Devon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 226 164 203
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Devon 85.93% 83.25% 79.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 120 105
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 7
Median hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.89% -34.72%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Devon citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Devon

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Devon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automated Testing in Devon.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in Devon

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Devon over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automated Testing in Devon

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Devon region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 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
Plymouth +8 13 £400 -5.88% 2
Exeter -6 8 £350 -11.94%
Automated Testing
South West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Devon region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 20 (95.24%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (71.43%) ISEB
3 13 (61.90%) ISTQB
3 13 (61.90%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (52.38%) Software Testing
5 10 (47.62%) Security Cleared
6 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
6 9 (42.86%) Mentoring
7 8 (38.10%) Ruby
7 8 (38.10%) QA
7 8 (38.10%) Java
8 7 (33.33%) Selenium
8 7 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (33.33%) GitHub
8 7 (33.33%) WebDriver
8 7 (33.33%) Cucumber
9 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
9 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
9 6 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 6 (28.57%) Continuous Deployment
10 5 (23.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 4 (19.05%) User Stories
11 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (19.05%) Refactoring
12 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
12 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
12 3 (14.29%) Vagrant
12 3 (14.29%) Python
12 3 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Devon 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:

Cloud Services
1 7 (33.33%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 7 (33.33%) Selenium
1 7 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 3 (14.29%) Vagrant
3 1 (4.76%) Calabash
3 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.76%) Spock
3 1 (4.76%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
1 8 (38.10%) Test Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 5 (23.81%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Test Leader
4 3 (14.29%) Test Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Test Automation Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Test Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Analytics Manager
6 1 (4.76%) OAT Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) CSS
1 2 (9.52%) Flask
1 2 (9.52%) HTML
1 2 (9.52%) RESTful
2 1 (4.76%) Ajax
2 1 (4.76%) CSS3
2 1 (4.76%) HTML5
2 1 (4.76%) J2EE
2 1 (4.76%) SQLAlchemy
2 1 (4.76%) XHTML
2 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (95.24%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (61.90%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (52.38%) Software Testing
4 9 (42.86%) Mentoring
4 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
5 6 (28.57%) Continuous Deployment
5 6 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (19.05%) Refactoring
6 4 (19.05%) User Stories
7 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
8 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
8 2 (9.52%) Translating Business Requirements
9 1 (4.76%) OO
9 1 (4.76%) OOA/OOD
9 1 (4.76%) OOP
9 1 (4.76%) TDD
9 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) Java
1 8 (38.10%) Ruby
2 3 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (4.76%) Groovy
3 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (71.43%) ISEB
2 13 (61.90%) ISTQB
3 10 (47.62%) Security Cleared
4 7 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
6 5 (23.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (38.10%) QA
2 2 (9.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (4.76%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (4.76%) Docker