Period
to 25 March 2019

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 25 March 2019 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
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 11 17
Rank change year-on-year -8 +6 -14
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 34 59 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 6.77% 10.69% 10.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.66% 12.16% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 49 34
Devon median daily rate £375 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +5.82% -2.45%
10th Percentile £296 £313 £306
90th Percentile £520 £525 £498
South West median daily rate £438 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +16.67% +4.17% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Devon median hourly rate - £42.50 -
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.76% +9.33% -6.25%

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 444 485 442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 88.45% 87.86% 87.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 270 283
Devon median daily rate £436 £413 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.76% +3.77% +6.00%
10th Percentile £257 £260 £205
90th Percentile £613 £574 £549
South West median daily rate £440 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 38 23
Devon median hourly rate £35.00 £35.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.10% +78.75% -48.39%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.64 £10.60
90th Percentile £134.39 £47.50 £44.30
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year +36.75% -24.03% -3.75%

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 25 March 2019.

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 25 March 2019. 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
Exeter -10 23 £463 +15.63% 2
Plymouth -5 1 £538 +43.33% 1
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 25 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Devon region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 25 (73.53%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (64.71%) Java
3 17 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 14 (41.18%) Cucumber
5 12 (35.29%) Dependency Injection
5 12 (35.29%) Relational Database
5 12 (35.29%) RDBMS
5 12 (35.29%) RESTful
6 10 (29.41%) Selenium
6 10 (29.41%) Web Services
7 9 (26.47%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (26.47%) Unit Testing
8 8 (23.53%) Python
8 8 (23.53%) HTML
8 8 (23.53%) CSS
8 8 (23.53%) Functional Testing
8 8 (23.53%) Build Automation
8 8 (23.53%) Front End Development
9 7 (20.59%) QA
9 7 (20.59%) JUnit
9 7 (20.59%) C#
10 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
10 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
10 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
10 6 (17.65%) BDD
10 6 (17.65%) Jest
11 5 (14.71%) Acceptance Criteria
11 5 (14.71%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (14.71%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (11.76%) JMS

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 4 (11.76%) Confluence
1 4 (11.76%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 9 (26.47%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (35.29%) RDBMS
1 12 (35.29%) Relational Database
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (41.18%) Cucumber
2 10 (29.41%) Selenium
3 7 (20.59%) JUnit
4 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
5 4 (11.76%) Checkstyle
5 4 (11.76%) JIRA
5 4 (11.76%) Liquibase
5 4 (11.76%) Maven
5 4 (11.76%) Mockito
5 4 (11.76%) SonarQube
5 4 (11.76%) SpecFlow
5 4 (11.76%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Developer
2 12 (35.29%) Java Developer
3 5 (14.71%) Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Test Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Automation Tester
4 4 (11.76%) AWS Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Tester
5 3 (8.82%) .NET Developer
5 3 (8.82%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (8.82%) C# Developer
5 3 (8.82%) SQL Developer
5 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Python Developer
6 2 (5.88%) QA Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) QA Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Test Automation Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (35.29%) RESTful
2 10 (29.41%) Web Services
3 8 (23.53%) CSS
3 8 (23.53%) HTML
4 6 (17.65%) Jest
5 4 (11.76%) Drools
5 4 (11.76%) Hibernate
5 4 (11.76%) Java EE
5 4 (11.76%) JAX-RS
5 4 (11.76%) JMS
5 4 (11.76%) Lambda Expressions
5 4 (11.76%) REST
5 4 (11.76%) WireMock
6 3 (8.82%) .NET
6 3 (8.82%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (8.82%) Digital Media
3 2 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Unix
1 4 (11.76%) VMS
2 2 (5.88%) Linux
2 2 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (73.53%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (35.29%) Dependency Injection
3 9 (26.47%) Unit Testing
4 8 (23.53%) Build Automation
4 8 (23.53%) Front End Development
4 8 (23.53%) Functional Testing
5 6 (17.65%) BDD
6 5 (14.71%) Acceptance Criteria
6 5 (14.71%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (11.76%) CQRS
7 4 (11.76%) Domain-Driven Design
7 4 (11.76%) Manual Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Microservices
7 4 (11.76%) OO
7 4 (11.76%) OOA/OOD
7 4 (11.76%) Software Testing
8 3 (8.82%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
8 3 (8.82%) Test Strategy
9 2 (5.88%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 22 (64.71%) Java
2 17 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (23.53%) Python
4 7 (20.59%) C#
5 4 (11.76%) Java 8
5 4 (11.76%) JPQL
6 2 (5.88%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 5 (14.71%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (11.76%) Degree
4 3 (8.82%) ISTQB
5 2 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (5.88%) ISEB
6 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.59%) QA