Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 9 30
Rank change year-on-year -8 +21 -16
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 42 68 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 9.01% 12.23% 5.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.77% 14.38% 6.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 53 16
Devon median daily rate £334 £400 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.63% +27.59% -21.63%
10th Percentile £263 £325 £263
90th Percentile £513 £474 £425
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
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 £31.75 £35.00 £44.00
90th Percentile £35.25 £35.00 £46.00
South West median hourly rate £40.75 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +16.43% -22.22% +40.63%

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 390 473 388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 83.69% 85.07% 80.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 283 241
Devon median daily rate £377 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.07% +10.00% -1.82%
10th Percentile £263 £251 £185
90th Percentile £525 £505 £488
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 23 43
Devon median hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.71% -12.50% +108.04%
10th Percentile £9.94 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £41.78 £47.25 £51.50
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +18.66% - -6.67%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +16 33 £325 -9.34% 16
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 23 (54.76%) BDD
2 22 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (47.62%) JavaScript
4 18 (42.86%) C#
5 17 (40.48%) .NET
6 16 (38.10%) TDD
7 14 (33.33%) SQL
8 12 (28.57%) T-SQL
8 12 (28.57%) Cucumber
9 11 (26.19%) Test Strategy
9 11 (26.19%) Selenium
9 11 (26.19%) Unit Testing
10 9 (21.43%) Telecoms
10 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
10 9 (21.43%) Web Services
10 9 (21.43%) Digital Media
11 8 (19.05%) HTML
11 8 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (19.05%) RESTful
11 8 (19.05%) JSON
12 6 (14.29%) JIRA
12 6 (14.29%) NUnit
12 6 (14.29%) Atlassian
12 6 (14.29%) Java
12 6 (14.29%) CSS
12 6 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (14.29%) Bitbucket
12 6 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
13 5 (11.90%) Front End Development
13 5 (11.90%) C

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 (2.38%) GNU Octave
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.14%) SaaS
3 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.38%) GitHub
4 1 (2.38%) npm
4 1 (2.38%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) HTTP
1 2 (4.76%) Wireless
2 1 (2.38%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.52%) RDBMS
2 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 11 (26.19%) Selenium
3 6 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (14.29%) Bitbucket
3 6 (14.29%) JIRA
3 6 (14.29%) NUnit
4 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.38%) LabVIEW
5 1 (2.38%) Mercurial
General
1 9 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.14%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (50.00%) Developer
2 10 (23.81%) Architect
3 9 (21.43%) Test Architect
3 9 (21.43%) Test Automation Architect
4 8 (19.05%) C# Developer
5 6 (14.29%) .NET Developer
5 6 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (14.29%) SQL Developer
5 6 (14.29%) Tester
6 4 (9.52%) Java Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Java Web Developer
6 4 (9.52%) React Developer
6 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Web Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Software Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (40.48%) .NET
2 9 (21.43%) Web Services
3 8 (19.05%) HTML
3 8 (19.05%) JSON
3 8 (19.05%) RESTful
4 6 (14.29%) CSS
5 4 (9.52%) XML
6 3 (7.14%) Ajax
6 3 (7.14%) CSS3
6 3 (7.14%) Gherkin
6 3 (7.14%) HTML5
6 3 (7.14%) jQuery
7 2 (4.76%) .NET Core
7 2 (4.76%) .NET Framework
7 2 (4.76%) JSON Schema
7 2 (4.76%) Swagger
7 2 (4.76%) XML Schema
8 1 (2.38%) Angular 2
8 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.38%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Digital Media
2 3 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.14%) NHS
3 2 (4.76%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) BDD
2 22 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (38.10%) TDD
4 11 (26.19%) Test Strategy
4 11 (26.19%) Unit Testing
5 8 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (11.90%) Front End Development
8 4 (9.52%) SOLID
8 4 (9.52%) Web Development
9 3 (7.14%) MVC
9 3 (7.14%) Scenario Testing
9 3 (7.14%) Scrum
9 3 (7.14%) Web Design
10 2 (4.76%) Build Automation
10 2 (4.76%) Dependency Injection
10 2 (4.76%) Exploratory Testing
10 2 (4.76%) Functional Testing
10 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (4.76%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (47.62%) JavaScript
2 18 (42.86%) C#
3 14 (33.33%) SQL
4 12 (28.57%) T-SQL
5 6 (14.29%) Java
6 5 (11.90%) C
7 3 (7.14%) Embedded C
7 3 (7.14%) Python
8 1 (2.38%) ES6
8 1 (2.38%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) QA
2 2 (4.76%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) Atlassian