Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 2018 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 14 34
Rank change year-on-year -3 +20 -30
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 45 47 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 9.72% 8.42% 4.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.11% 9.61% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 33 11
Devon median daily rate £360 £400 £307
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +30.29% -14.72%
10th Percentile £275 £325 £281
90th Percentile £519 £486 £490
South West median daily rate £411 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +9.67% - +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Devon median hourly rate £34.50 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.43% -22.22% +20.00%
10th Percentile £33.75 £35.00 £44.00
90th Percentile £35.25 £35.00 £46.00
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% +24.14%

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 405 489 394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 87.47% 87.63% 82.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 278 248
Devon median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £183
90th Percentile £539 £563 £500
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 32 38
Devon median hourly rate £15.50 £35.00 £21.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.71% +62.70% -41.06%
10th Percentile £9.42 £27.63 £10.85
90th Percentile £37.43 £47.50 £49.08
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £33.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year +24.24% - -15.65%

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 2018. 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 +15 36 £325 -18.75% 20
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (51.11%) BDD
3 17 (37.78%) C#
4 16 (35.56%) Cucumber
5 15 (33.33%) Selenium
6 14 (31.11%) JavaScript
7 13 (28.89%) .NET
7 13 (28.89%) Test Strategy
8 11 (24.44%) Unit Testing
8 11 (24.44%) TDD
9 10 (22.22%) Web Services
10 9 (20.00%) SQL
11 8 (17.78%) T-SQL
11 8 (17.78%) SQL Server
12 7 (15.56%) Java
12 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (13.33%) Atlassian
13 6 (13.33%) JIRA
13 6 (13.33%) HTML
13 6 (13.33%) CSS
13 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
13 6 (13.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (13.33%) RESTful
13 6 (13.33%) Digital Media
13 6 (13.33%) Gherkin
13 6 (13.33%) Bitbucket
13 6 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
14 5 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (11.11%) Front End Development
14 5 (11.11%) Scenario Testing

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:

Applications
1 1 (2.22%) GNU Octave
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.44%) SaaS
4 1 (2.22%) GitHub
4 1 (2.22%) npm
4 1 (2.22%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.67%) RDBMS
2 3 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (35.56%) Cucumber
2 15 (33.33%) Selenium
3 6 (13.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (13.33%) Bitbucket
3 6 (13.33%) JIRA
4 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.67%) SpecFlow
5 2 (4.44%) NUnit
General
1 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.89%) Retail
3 2 (4.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (42.22%) Developer
2 12 (26.67%) Architect
3 11 (24.44%) Test Architect
3 11 (24.44%) Test Automation Architect
4 7 (15.56%) C# Developer
5 6 (13.33%) SQL Developer
6 5 (11.11%) .NET Developer
6 5 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (11.11%) Java Developer
7 4 (8.89%) Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) Java Web Developer
7 4 (8.89%) React Developer
7 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Developer
7 4 (8.89%) Web Developer
8 3 (6.67%) Automation Tester
8 3 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
8 3 (6.67%) Test Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Tester
9 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 2 (4.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.89%) .NET
2 10 (22.22%) Web Services
3 6 (13.33%) CSS
3 6 (13.33%) Gherkin
3 6 (13.33%) HTML
3 6 (13.33%) RESTful
4 5 (11.11%) JSON
5 2 (4.44%) .NET Core
5 2 (4.44%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.44%) Ajax
5 2 (4.44%) CSS3
5 2 (4.44%) HTML5
5 2 (4.44%) jQuery
5 2 (4.44%) JSON Schema
5 2 (4.44%) Swagger
5 2 (4.44%) XML
5 2 (4.44%) XML Schema
6 1 (2.22%) Angular 2
6 1 (2.22%) NgRx
6 1 (2.22%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Digital Media
2 5 (11.11%) NHS
3 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.44%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (4.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (51.11%) BDD
3 13 (28.89%) Test Strategy
4 11 (24.44%) TDD
4 11 (24.44%) Unit Testing
5 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (11.11%) Front End Development
7 5 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
8 4 (8.89%) Scrum
8 4 (8.89%) Test Scripting
8 4 (8.89%) Web Development
9 3 (6.67%) Build Automation
9 3 (6.67%) Dependency Injection
9 3 (6.67%) Manual Testing
9 3 (6.67%) Software Testing
9 3 (6.67%) SOLID
9 3 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (4.44%) Defect Management
10 2 (4.44%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (37.78%) C#
2 14 (31.11%) JavaScript
3 9 (20.00%) SQL
4 8 (17.78%) T-SQL
5 7 (15.56%) Java
6 5 (11.11%) C
6 5 (11.11%) Python
7 3 (6.67%) Embedded C
8 2 (4.44%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.22%) ES6
9 1 (2.22%) MATLAB
9 1 (2.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.22%) Degree
4 1 (2.22%) HND
4 1 (2.22%) ISEB
4 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) PMO
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) Atlassian