Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Devon with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 20 November 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.

Automated Testing
South West > Devon
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 29 9
Rank change year-on-year +16 -20 +19
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 56 21 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 9.76% 4.56% 12.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.27% 5.87% 15.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 11 59
Devon median daily rate £400 £300 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -16.67% +7.87%
10th Percentile £325 £263 £296
90th Percentile £480 £330 £511
South West median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Devon median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +21.62% +23.33%
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% +26.76% +24.56%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Devon with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Devon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 497 358 458
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 86.59% 77.66% 78.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 220 317
Devon median daily rate £400 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% -4.00%
10th Percentile £230 £185 £260
90th Percentile £550 £500 £517
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 41 16
Devon median hourly rate £35.00 £23.78 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.21% -33.50% +66.28%
10th Percentile £23.64 £11.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £46.63 £51.60 £42.88
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £38.89
% change year-on-year +11.11% -18.99% +49.56%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Devon.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Devon

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Devon

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Devon over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Devon

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Devon

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the Devon region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Plymouth - 37 £425 - 1
Exeter -4 8 £359 +24.70%
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 Devon region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 36 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (48.21%) Java
3 25 (44.64%) JavaScript
4 23 (41.07%) Jenkins
5 21 (37.50%) Linux
5 21 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (35.71%) Continuous Deployment
7 18 (32.14%) Git (software)
8 16 (28.57%) HTML
8 16 (28.57%) Python
9 15 (26.79%) XML
10 13 (23.21%) Struts
10 13 (23.21%) DB2
10 13 (23.21%) EJB
10 13 (23.21%) JBoss
10 13 (23.21%) Tomcat
10 13 (23.21%) IBM
10 13 (23.21%) Subversion
10 13 (23.21%) CentOS
10 13 (23.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (23.21%) WebSphere
10 13 (23.21%) Java EE
10 13 (23.21%) QA
11 11 (19.64%) Relational Database
11 11 (19.64%) CSS
12 10 (17.86%) Unix
12 10 (17.86%) REST
13 9 (16.07%) Translating Business Requirements
13 9 (16.07%) Front End Development
14 8 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance

Test Automation
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 13 (23.21%) JBoss
1 13 (23.21%) Tomcat
1 13 (23.21%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (1.79%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.93%) HTTP
2 4 (7.14%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.21%) DB2
2 11 (19.64%) Relational Database
3 6 (10.71%) RDBMS
4 5 (8.93%) MongoDB
4 5 (8.93%) Neo4j
5 3 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 23 (41.07%) Jenkins
2 18 (32.14%) Git (software)
3 13 (23.21%) Subversion
4 8 (14.29%) Vagrant
5 6 (10.71%) Cucumber
6 5 (8.93%) Hudson
7 4 (7.14%) Selenium
8 1 (1.79%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.79%) NUnit
8 1 (1.79%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (1.79%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (5.36%) Retail
2 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (67.86%) Developer
2 22 (39.29%) Java Developer
3 9 (16.07%) Python Developer
4 7 (12.50%) Test Leader
4 7 (12.50%) Tester
5 5 (8.93%) Automation Tester
6 3 (5.36%) Automation Test Lead
6 3 (5.36%) Software Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Team Leader
6 3 (5.36%) Test Team Leader
7 2 (3.57%) Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Consultant
7 2 (3.57%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 2 (3.57%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (3.57%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Software Tester
7 2 (3.57%) SQL Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Test Consultant
7 2 (3.57%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (28.57%) HTML
2 15 (26.79%) XML
3 13 (23.21%) EJB
3 13 (23.21%) Java EE
3 13 (23.21%) Struts
4 11 (19.64%) CSS
5 10 (17.86%) REST
6 8 (14.29%) Web Services
7 6 (10.71%) RESTful
8 5 (8.93%) Dropwizard
8 5 (8.93%) Hibernate
8 5 (8.93%) JAX-RS
8 5 (8.93%) JSON
9 3 (5.36%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (5.36%) SQLAlchemy
10 2 (3.57%) Ajax
10 2 (3.57%) XHTML
11 1 (1.79%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) N-Tier
2 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.79%) Linked Data
4 1 (1.79%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 21 (37.50%) Linux
2 13 (23.21%) CentOS
2 13 (23.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (17.86%) Unix
4 5 (8.93%) Mac OS X
5 4 (7.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (35.71%) Continuous Deployment
4 9 (16.07%) Front End Development
4 9 (16.07%) Translating Business Requirements
5 8 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 8 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 7 (12.50%) Scrum
6 7 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 7 (12.50%) Web Development
7 6 (10.71%) Build Automation
7 6 (10.71%) Dependency Injection
8 5 (8.93%) Configuration Management
8 5 (8.93%) Responsive Web Design
8 5 (8.93%) Web Design
9 4 (7.14%) Kanban
9 4 (7.14%) Open Source
9 4 (7.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 4 (7.14%) OWASP
10 3 (5.36%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 27 (48.21%) Java
2 25 (44.64%) JavaScript
3 16 (28.57%) Python
4 5 (8.93%) C
4 5 (8.93%) Ruby
4 5 (8.93%) SQL
5 1 (1.79%) C#
5 1 (1.79%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.14%) ISEB
3 4 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (23.21%) QA
2 8 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.79%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.79%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (14.29%) VirtualBox
2 3 (5.36%) Docker
Vendors
1 13 (23.21%) IBM
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle
2 1 (1.79%) Talend