Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 15 15
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +18
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 41 52 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 8.82% 11.53% 14.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.71% 14.44% 16.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 38 80
Somerset median daily rate £425 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -13.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £338 £213 £305
90th Percentile £489 £420 £438
South West median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Somerset median hourly rate - - £32.00
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +31.58%

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 350 360 580
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 75.27% 79.82% 83.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 195 342
Somerset median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +9.89%
10th Percentile £159 £213 £263
90th Percentile £521 £508 £510
South West median daily rate £400 £376 £375
% change year-on-year +6.38% +0.27% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 72 62
Somerset median hourly rate £23.50 £40.00 £42.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.25% -5.10% +40.50%
10th Percentile £13.25 £14.38 £13.85
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.00 £57.00
South West median hourly rate £30.75 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -18.00% -6.25% +35.59%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -4 17 £393 +33.05% 5
Bath -1 11 £425 +13.33% 7
Yeovil +14 2 £490 +15.29% 1
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 34 (82.93%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (56.10%) Java
3 16 (39.02%) TDD
4 15 (36.59%) JavaScript
4 15 (36.59%) C#
4 15 (36.59%) .NET
4 15 (36.59%) Maven
4 15 (36.59%) Selenium
4 15 (36.59%) Security Cleared
4 15 (36.59%) Jenkins
5 14 (34.15%) Ant
6 13 (31.71%) HTML
6 13 (31.71%) CSS
6 13 (31.71%) Git (software)
6 13 (31.71%) Continuous Delivery
7 12 (29.27%) SOAP
7 12 (29.27%) Python
8 11 (26.83%) SQL
8 11 (26.83%) Scrum
8 11 (26.83%) Cucumber
8 11 (26.83%) BDD
9 10 (24.39%) REST
10 9 (21.95%) Gradle
10 9 (21.95%) JUnit
10 9 (21.95%) Eclipse
10 9 (21.95%) XML
10 9 (21.95%) Unit Testing
10 9 (21.95%) SC Cleared
11 8 (19.51%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (19.51%) Refactoring

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 3 (7.32%) Mule
2 2 (4.88%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.44%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.76%) GitHub
3 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.88%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.07%) SMS
2 6 (14.63%) HTTP
3 3 (7.32%) Internet
4 2 (4.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.44%) Big Data
2 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (36.59%) Jenkins
1 15 (36.59%) Maven
1 15 (36.59%) Selenium
2 14 (34.15%) Ant
3 13 (31.71%) Git (software)
4 11 (26.83%) Cucumber
5 9 (21.95%) Eclipse
5 9 (21.95%) Gradle
5 9 (21.95%) JUnit
6 8 (19.51%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (17.07%) SoapUI
7 7 (17.07%) Visual Studio
8 6 (14.63%) HP UFT
8 6 (14.63%) JIRA
9 4 (9.76%) Bitbucket
9 4 (9.76%) TeamCity
10 3 (7.32%) Apache Buildr
10 3 (7.32%) Cobertura
10 3 (7.32%) Mercurial
10 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (12.20%) Back Office
2 2 (4.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Developer
2 6 (14.63%) Test Automation Manager
2 6 (14.63%) Test Manager
3 5 (12.20%) Python Developer
4 4 (9.76%) .NET Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Architect
4 4 (9.76%) C# Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Senior Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Software Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Technical Architect
4 4 (9.76%) Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Test Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Azure Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Hybris Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Java Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (36.59%) .NET
2 13 (31.71%) CSS
2 13 (31.71%) HTML
3 12 (29.27%) SOAP
4 10 (24.39%) REST
5 9 (21.95%) XML
6 8 (19.51%) jQuery
6 8 (19.51%) Spring
7 6 (14.63%) Gherkin
8 5 (12.20%) NumPy
8 5 (12.20%) Pandas
8 5 (12.20%) SciPy
9 4 (9.76%) JSON
9 4 (9.76%) RESTful
9 4 (9.76%) Web Services
10 3 (7.32%) EJB
10 3 (7.32%) Hibernate
10 3 (7.32%) JSF
10 3 (7.32%) JSP
10 3 (7.32%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Mobile App
1 3 (7.32%) RIA
1 3 (7.32%) Web 2.0
2 2 (4.88%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.44%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) Linux
2 7 (17.07%) Ubuntu
3 5 (12.20%) CentOS
4 3 (7.32%) Windows
5 2 (4.88%) DC/OS
5 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (82.93%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (39.02%) TDD
3 13 (31.71%) Continuous Delivery
4 11 (26.83%) BDD
4 11 (26.83%) Scrum
5 9 (21.95%) Unit Testing
6 8 (19.51%) E-Commerce
6 8 (19.51%) Refactoring
7 7 (17.07%) Continuous Deployment
7 7 (17.07%) Software Engineering
8 6 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (14.63%) DevOps
8 6 (14.63%) MVC
8 6 (14.63%) Software Testing
8 6 (14.63%) Waterfall
9 5 (12.20%) Acceptance Criteria
9 5 (12.20%) Data Science
9 5 (12.20%) Image Processing
10 4 (9.76%) User Stories
10 4 (9.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (56.10%) Java
2 15 (36.59%) C#
2 15 (36.59%) JavaScript
3 12 (29.27%) Python
4 11 (26.83%) SQL
5 7 (17.07%) Groovy
5 7 (17.07%) PowerShell
6 6 (14.63%) Bash Shell
6 6 (14.63%) C++
6 6 (14.63%) Jython
6 6 (14.63%) Ruby
6 6 (14.63%) VBScript
7 2 (4.88%) Scala
8 1 (2.44%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 15 (36.59%) Security Cleared
2 9 (21.95%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.51%) QA
2 3 (7.32%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (14.63%) Docker
2 1 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) Ansible
1 6 (14.63%) CA Service Virtualization
2 3 (7.32%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 3 (7.32%) Kubernetes
3 2 (4.88%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (4.88%) Terraform
4 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.44%) Rancher
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) hybris
2 6 (14.63%) CA
2 6 (14.63%) HP
3 4 (9.76%) ATG
4 3 (7.32%) Oracle
5 2 (4.88%) SAP
6 1 (2.44%) Microsoft