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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 15 32
Rank change year-on-year +9 +17  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 50 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 14.58% 9.21% 2.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.79% 11.60% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 13 5
Median daily rate £423 £320 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.18% -23.80%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +2.00% +7.14%  

Test Automation 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 281 181 177
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Devon 81.92% 79.39% 69.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 103 98
Median daily rate £400 £348 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.10% -4.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £475 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £19.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +105.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £12.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

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

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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 - 46 £425 - 2
Exeter -5 3 £345 +20.00% 2
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 68 (74.73%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (35.16%) QA
4 30 (32.97%) ISEB
4 30 (32.97%) Java
5 29 (31.87%) Python
6 28 (30.77%) Software Testing
6 28 (30.77%) Security Cleared
7 22 (24.18%) ISTQB
8 21 (23.08%) HTML
8 21 (23.08%) Jenkins
8 21 (23.08%) Vagrant
8 21 (23.08%) Mentoring
9 19 (20.88%) Continuous Deployment
10 18 (19.78%) Translating Business Requirements
10 18 (19.78%) Cucumber
10 18 (19.78%) VirtualBox
10 18 (19.78%) Unix
10 18 (19.78%) Linux
10 18 (19.78%) Software Engineering
11 17 (18.68%) Ruby
11 17 (18.68%) CSS
11 17 (18.68%) JavaScript
12 16 (17.58%) REST
13 15 (16.48%) Selenium
13 15 (16.48%) SQL
13 15 (16.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 14 (15.38%) JSON
15 13 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 13 (14.29%) Front End Development

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:

Cloud Services
1 7 (7.69%) GitHub
2 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.30%) HTTP
1 3 (3.30%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.89%) PostgreSQL
1 9 (9.89%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.40%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.30%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.30%) Neo4j
4 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 21 (23.08%) Jenkins
1 21 (23.08%) Vagrant
2 18 (19.78%) Cucumber
3 15 (16.48%) Selenium
4 12 (13.19%) Git (software)
4 12 (13.19%) WebDriver
5 11 (12.09%) Spock
6 9 (9.89%) Hudson
7 4 (4.40%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (2.20%) Calabash
9 1 (1.10%) JMeter
9 1 (1.10%) Subversion
General
1 3 (3.30%) Finance
2 2 (2.20%) Local Government
3 1 (1.10%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (38.46%) Developer
2 17 (18.68%) Analyst
2 17 (18.68%) Test Analyst
3 14 (15.38%) Tester
4 13 (14.29%) Test Leader
5 12 (13.19%) Python Developer
6 10 (10.99%) Automation Test Analyst
6 10 (10.99%) Software Developer
7 9 (9.89%) Automation Tester
8 8 (8.79%) Team Leader
8 8 (8.79%) Test Manager
8 8 (8.79%) Test Specialist
8 8 (8.79%) Test Team Leader
9 7 (7.69%) Java Developer
9 7 (7.69%) Senior Developer
9 7 (7.69%) Test Automation Specialist
10 6 (6.59%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (6.59%) Senior Software Developer
10 6 (6.59%) Senior Test Analyst
11 3 (3.30%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (23.08%) HTML
2 17 (18.68%) CSS
3 16 (17.58%) REST
4 14 (15.38%) JSON
5 10 (10.99%) SQLAlchemy
6 9 (9.89%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (7.69%) RESTful
8 5 (5.49%) Web Services
9 3 (3.30%) Ajax
9 3 (3.30%) Dropwizard
9 3 (3.30%) Hibernate
9 3 (3.30%) JAX-RS
9 3 (3.30%) XHTML
9 3 (3.30%) XML
10 2 (2.20%) Flask
11 1 (1.10%) CSS3
11 1 (1.10%) HTML5
11 1 (1.10%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.40%) Linked Data
2 4 (4.40%) N-Tier
3 3 (3.30%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.10%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 18 (19.78%) Linux
1 18 (19.78%) Unix
2 11 (12.09%) Mac OS
3 3 (3.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (74.73%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (30.77%) Software Testing
4 21 (23.08%) Mentoring
5 19 (20.88%) Continuous Deployment
6 18 (19.78%) Software Engineering
6 18 (19.78%) Translating Business Requirements
7 13 (14.29%) Front End Development
7 13 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 12 (13.19%) Test Scripting
9 11 (12.09%) Open Source
9 11 (12.09%) OWASP
10 7 (7.69%) Pair Programming
10 7 (7.69%) Performance Optimisation
11 6 (6.59%) BDD
11 6 (6.59%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (6.59%) Functional Testing
11 6 (6.59%) Kanban
11 6 (6.59%) Scrum
11 6 (6.59%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 30 (32.97%) Java
2 29 (31.87%) Python
3 17 (18.68%) JavaScript
3 17 (18.68%) Ruby
4 15 (16.48%) SQL
5 11 (12.09%) Groovy
6 4 (4.40%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (32.97%) ISEB
2 28 (30.77%) Security Cleared
3 22 (24.18%) ISTQB
4 15 (16.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (12.09%) SC Cleared
6 10 (10.99%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (5.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (1.10%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.10%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (35.16%) QA
2 11 (12.09%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 18 (19.78%) VirtualBox
2 10 (10.99%) Docker
3 3 (3.30%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 4 (4.40%) Oracle
1 4 (4.40%) Talend
2 1 (1.10%) Capita