Period
to 24 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 24 May 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 > Somerset
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 9 21
Rank change year-on-year -6 +12 +27
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 44 75 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 9.40% 17.28% 6.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.96% 21.01% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 52 22
Somerset median daily rate £425 £365 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.44% -4.58% +21.91%
10th Percentile £354 £220 £301
90th Percentile £488 £461 £450
South West median daily rate £375 £365 £375
% change year-on-year +2.74% -2.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Somerset median hourly rate - - £37.50
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year +9.33% -13.79% +16.00%

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 Somerset with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Somerset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 368 357 441
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 78.63% 82.26% 82.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 218 230
Somerset median daily rate £400 £375 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.54% +4.36%
10th Percentile £228 £224 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £538
South West median daily rate £405 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +3.51% +4.33% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 57 71
Somerset median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £41.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.61% -0.72% +12.97%
10th Percentile £17.45 £21.07 £21.19
90th Percentile £50.75 £50.00 £57.00
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £39.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -21.52% -1.25% +20.52%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Somerset.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Somerset

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Somerset

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Somerset over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Somerset

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation in Somerset.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Somerset

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 24 May 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
Taunton -5 25 £443 +21.23% 22
Bath -6 8 £369 +9.26% 3
Yeovil +10 1 £490 +8.89% 1
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 32 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (52.27%) C#
3 22 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 20 (45.45%) Continuous Delivery
5 19 (43.18%) .NET
6 16 (36.36%) Java
6 16 (36.36%) Scrum
6 16 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (34.09%) SC Cleared
8 13 (29.55%) PowerShell
9 12 (27.27%) Selenium
9 12 (27.27%) BDD
10 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 10 (22.73%) Deployment Automation
12 9 (20.45%) Continuous Deployment
12 9 (20.45%) Software Engineering
12 9 (20.45%) TDD
13 7 (15.91%) JavaScript
13 7 (15.91%) Gherkin
13 7 (15.91%) REST
13 7 (15.91%) Jenkins
14 6 (13.64%) DevOps
14 6 (13.64%) Cucumber
14 6 (13.64%) Unit Testing
14 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET
14 6 (13.64%) CSS
14 6 (13.64%) HTML
15 5 (11.36%) MVC
15 5 (11.36%) Maven
15 5 (11.36%) Software Testing

Test Automation
Co-occurring 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 2 (4.55%) Mule
2 1 (2.27%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.55%) GitHub
3 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) SMS
2 3 (6.82%) HTTP
3 2 (4.55%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) Big Data
1 4 (9.09%) Hadoop
2 2 (4.55%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (27.27%) Selenium
3 7 (15.91%) Jenkins
4 6 (13.64%) Cucumber
5 5 (11.36%) Ant
5 5 (11.36%) Git (software)
5 5 (11.36%) Maven
5 5 (11.36%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (6.82%) Eclipse
6 3 (6.82%) HP UFT
6 3 (6.82%) JIRA
6 3 (6.82%) JUnit
6 3 (6.82%) SoapUI
6 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio
7 2 (4.55%) Bitbucket
7 2 (4.55%) Cobertura
7 2 (4.55%) Gradle
7 2 (4.55%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (4.55%) Back Office
2 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (36.36%) Developer
2 7 (15.91%) Analyst
2 7 (15.91%) Senior Software Engineer
2 7 (15.91%) Software Engineer
2 7 (15.91%) Test Analyst
2 7 (15.91%) Test Automation Engineer
2 7 (15.91%) Test Engineer
3 6 (13.64%) .NET Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Azure Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Hybris Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Java Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Senior Automation Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Senior Java Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (43.18%) .NET
2 7 (15.91%) Gherkin
2 7 (15.91%) REST
3 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET
3 6 (13.64%) CSS
3 6 (13.64%) HTML
4 5 (11.36%) SOAP
5 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (6.82%) jQuery
6 3 (6.82%) WPF
6 3 (6.82%) XML
7 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET Core
7 2 (4.55%) NumPy
7 2 (4.55%) Pandas
7 2 (4.55%) RESTful
7 2 (4.55%) SciPy
7 2 (4.55%) Spring
8 1 (2.27%) .NET Core
8 1 (2.27%) HTML5
8 1 (2.27%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Linux
1 3 (6.82%) Ubuntu
1 3 (6.82%) Windows
2 2 (4.55%) CentOS
3 1 (2.27%) DC/OS
3 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (45.45%) Continuous Delivery
3 16 (36.36%) Scrum
4 12 (27.27%) BDD
5 10 (22.73%) Deployment Automation
6 9 (20.45%) Continuous Deployment
6 9 (20.45%) Software Engineering
6 9 (20.45%) TDD
7 6 (13.64%) DevOps
7 6 (13.64%) Unit Testing
8 5 (11.36%) MVC
8 5 (11.36%) Network Virtualisation
8 5 (11.36%) Software Testing
8 5 (11.36%) System Testing
9 4 (9.09%) Acceptance Criteria
9 4 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (9.09%) E-Commerce
10 3 (6.82%) Open Source
10 3 (6.82%) Test Strategy
10 3 (6.82%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (52.27%) C#
2 16 (36.36%) Java
3 13 (29.55%) PowerShell
4 7 (15.91%) JavaScript
5 5 (11.36%) Python
6 3 (6.82%) C++
6 3 (6.82%) Groovy
6 3 (6.82%) Jython
6 3 (6.82%) Ruby
6 3 (6.82%) SQL
6 3 (6.82%) VBScript
7 2 (4.55%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.27%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 22 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (34.09%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.82%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (6.82%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) CA Service Virtualization
1 3 (6.82%) HP ALM
2 2 (4.55%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (2.27%) Ansible
3 1 (2.27%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.27%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) hybris
2 3 (6.82%) CA
2 3 (6.82%) HP
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.27%) Perforce
3 1 (2.27%) SAP