The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
South West / Somerset
Rank 26 33 42
Rank change year-on-year +7 +9  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 10 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 4.81% 1.51% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.17% 1.87% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 6
Median daily rate £278 £306 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% -1.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £279 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £325 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £386 £350
% change year-on-year +0.51% +10.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £44.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% +23.61%  

Automated Testing 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 Somerset with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 162 214 264
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 77.88% 80.75% 76.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 109 177
Median daily rate £365 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% -3.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 44 16
Median hourly rate £40.75 £42.25 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.55% +10.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £36.00 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Somerset

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automated Testing in Somerset.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in Somerset

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Somerset over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automated Testing in Somerset

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Taunton +1 6 £280 +1.81% 4
Bath - 3 £250 - 3
Automated Testing
South West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 26 (96.30%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (77.78%) Scrum
3 19 (70.37%) .NET
4 15 (55.56%) C#
5 14 (51.85%) Software Engineering
5 14 (51.85%) Unit Testing
6 13 (48.15%) Kanban
7 12 (44.44%) QA
7 12 (44.44%) SQL Server
8 11 (40.74%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (37.04%) BDD
10 9 (33.33%) Manual Testing
10 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
10 9 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
11 8 (29.63%) WPF
11 8 (29.63%) .NET Framework
12 7 (25.93%) TDD
12 7 (25.93%) Pair Programming
12 7 (25.93%) Cucumber
12 7 (25.93%) SpecFlow
13 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
13 6 (22.22%) Software Testing
13 6 (22.22%) MVC
13 6 (22.22%) Visual Studio
13 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
13 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
14 5 (18.52%) Java
14 5 (18.52%) Functional Testing
14 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2012

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset 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 (14.81%) NServiceBus
2 2 (7.41%) CMS
3 1 (3.70%) ATG Dynamo
3 1 (3.70%) IIS
3 1 (3.70%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (3.70%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (3.70%) Umbraco
3 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (14.81%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (40.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (25.93%) Cucumber
2 7 (25.93%) SpecFlow
3 6 (22.22%) Visual Studio
4 4 (14.81%) Selenium
5 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
6 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
6 2 (7.41%) WebDriver
7 1 (3.70%) Ant
7 1 (3.70%) Gradle
7 1 (3.70%) JMeter
7 1 (3.70%) Maven
7 1 (3.70%) NUnit
7 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 1 (3.70%) Back Office
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Developer
2 6 (22.22%) Tester
3 5 (18.52%) .NET Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Test Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) C# Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Java Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) WPF Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Automation Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Mobile Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Software Tester
7 1 (3.70%) .NET Applications Developer
7 1 (3.70%) QA Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Software Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (70.37%) .NET
2 8 (29.63%) .NET Framework
2 8 (29.63%) WPF
3 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
4 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (14.81%) Gherkin
5 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (3.70%) CSS
6 1 (3.70%) HTML
6 1 (3.70%) Web Services
6 1 (3.70%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (96.30%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (77.78%) Scrum
3 14 (51.85%) Software Engineering
3 14 (51.85%) Unit Testing
4 13 (48.15%) Kanban
5 10 (37.04%) BDD
6 9 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 9 (33.33%) Manual Testing
7 7 (25.93%) Pair Programming
7 7 (25.93%) TDD
8 6 (22.22%) MVC
8 6 (22.22%) Software Testing
8 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
9 5 (18.52%) Functional Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Line Management
10 4 (14.81%) Integration Testing
10 4 (14.81%) System Testing
10 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
11 3 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
11 3 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) C#
2 5 (18.52%) Java
3 2 (7.41%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
3 4 (14.81%) ISEB
4 3 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (44.44%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) ATG
3 1 (3.70%) hybris
3 1 (3.70%) Sitecore
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