Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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 > Somerset
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 21 16
Rank change year-on-year +11 -5 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 57 30 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 11.33% 6.41% 14.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.81% 8.70% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 26 81
Somerset median daily rate £400 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.68% +1.43% +7.69%
10th Percentile £313 £249 £310
90th Percentile £484 £475 £400
South West median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Somerset median hourly rate - - £26.50
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% +26.76% +24.56%

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 385 345 580
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 76.54% 73.72% 84.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 189 339
Somerset median daily rate £375 £353 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% -2.76% +9.85%
10th Percentile £159 £194 £263
90th Percentile £510 £500 £478
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 54 66
Somerset median hourly rate £40.25 £38.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.92% -9.52% +20.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.48 £16.13
90th Percentile £53.75 £43.53 £55.00
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +47.17%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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
Bath +14 24 £381 +1.67% 5
Taunton 0 17 £350 -
Street - 2 £413 -
Yeovil +4 1 £475 -
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 36 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (43.86%) Jenkins
3 22 (38.60%) Java
4 21 (36.84%) JavaScript
4 21 (36.84%) Git (software)
5 20 (35.09%) Selenium
6 19 (33.33%) Maven
6 19 (33.33%) Scrum
7 18 (31.58%) Security Cleared
7 18 (31.58%) Gradle
8 17 (29.82%) QA
8 17 (29.82%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (29.82%) C#
9 16 (28.07%) SC Cleared
9 16 (28.07%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (26.32%) TDD
11 14 (24.56%) Spring
11 14 (24.56%) SQL
11 14 (24.56%) HTML
11 14 (24.56%) Ant
11 14 (24.56%) E-Commerce
11 14 (24.56%) Cucumber
12 13 (22.81%) Python
12 13 (22.81%) CSS
13 12 (21.05%) DevOps
14 11 (19.30%) User Stories
14 11 (19.30%) Bitbucket
14 11 (19.30%) BDD
14 11 (19.30%) TeamCity
14 11 (19.30%) Acceptance Criteria

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 5 (8.77%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.02%) Mule
3 2 (3.51%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.75%) Apache
4 1 (1.75%) Jupyter
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.28%) GitHub
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.75%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.79%) SMS
2 2 (3.51%) HTTP
2 2 (3.51%) Internet
3 1 (1.75%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.51%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (3.51%) Big Data
3 2 (3.51%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.75%) Firebird
4 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.75%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 25 (43.86%) Jenkins
2 21 (36.84%) Git (software)
3 20 (35.09%) Selenium
4 19 (33.33%) Maven
5 18 (31.58%) Gradle
6 16 (28.07%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (24.56%) Ant
7 14 (24.56%) Cucumber
8 11 (19.30%) Bitbucket
8 11 (19.30%) TeamCity
9 7 (12.28%) JIRA
10 6 (10.53%) Subversion
11 5 (8.77%) Eclipse
11 5 (8.77%) SoapUI
12 4 (7.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (7.02%) Cobertura
12 4 (7.02%) HP UFT
12 4 (7.02%) JUnit
12 4 (7.02%) SpecFlow
12 4 (7.02%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (10.53%) Back Office
2 1 (1.75%) Banking
2 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (28.07%) Developer
2 10 (17.54%) Consultant
3 7 (12.28%) Java Developer
3 7 (12.28%) Software Developer
3 7 (12.28%) Test Consultant
3 7 (12.28%) Test Engineer
3 7 (12.28%) Tester
4 6 (10.53%) Architect
4 6 (10.53%) Software Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Java Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Java Software Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Test Automation Consultant
6 4 (7.02%) Automation Tester
6 4 (7.02%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Hybris Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Java Software Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Senior Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Technical Architect
6 4 (7.02%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.56%) HTML
1 14 (24.56%) Spring
2 13 (22.81%) CSS
3 11 (19.30%) SOAP
4 10 (17.54%) jQuery
4 10 (17.54%) REST
5 9 (15.79%) .NET
6 7 (12.28%) JSON
6 7 (12.28%) RESTful
6 7 (12.28%) Web Services
7 5 (8.77%) Gherkin
8 4 (7.02%) AngularJS
8 4 (7.02%) D3.js
8 4 (7.02%) J2EE
8 4 (7.02%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (7.02%) React
8 4 (7.02%) Spring Boot
8 4 (7.02%) XML
9 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET
9 3 (5.26%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Cloud Native
2 3 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.51%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.51%) RIA
3 2 (3.51%) Web 2.0
4 1 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.75%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.04%) Linux
2 3 (5.26%) CentOS
2 3 (5.26%) Ubuntu
3 2 (3.51%) VMS
3 2 (3.51%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (33.33%) Scrum
3 17 (29.82%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (26.32%) TDD
5 14 (24.56%) E-Commerce
6 12 (21.05%) DevOps
7 11 (19.30%) Acceptance Criteria
7 11 (19.30%) BDD
7 11 (19.30%) Software Engineering
7 11 (19.30%) User Stories
8 10 (17.54%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (15.79%) Continuous Deployment
9 9 (15.79%) Web Development
10 8 (14.04%) Manual Testing
10 8 (14.04%) Microservices
10 8 (14.04%) Unit Testing
11 7 (12.28%) Pair Programming
12 6 (10.53%) API Development
13 5 (8.77%) Exploratory Testing
13 5 (8.77%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 22 (38.60%) Java
2 21 (36.84%) JavaScript
3 17 (29.82%) C#
4 14 (24.56%) SQL
5 13 (22.81%) Python
6 10 (17.54%) Groovy
7 7 (12.28%) Bash Shell
8 4 (7.02%) Kotlin
9 2 (3.51%) C++
9 2 (3.51%) Jython
9 2 (3.51%) Ruby
9 2 (3.51%) Scala
9 2 (3.51%) VBScript
10 1 (1.75%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 18 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 16 (28.07%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.51%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.75%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (29.82%) QA
System Software
1 8 (14.04%) Docker
2 4 (7.02%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.75%) vCloud
4 1 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (12.28%) Ansible
2 6 (10.53%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 6 (10.53%) Kubernetes
3 4 (7.02%) Rancher
4 2 (3.51%) CA Service Virtualization
4 2 (3.51%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (1.75%) Mesos
5 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) hybris
2 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.77%) ATG
3 5 (8.77%) VMware
4 4 (7.02%) Atlassian
5 3 (5.26%) Citrix
6 2 (3.51%) CA
6 2 (3.51%) HP
6 2 (3.51%) Oracle