Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 6 32
Rank change year-on-year -11 +26 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 43 83 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 9.23% 17.62% 3.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.14% 21.67% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 59 11
Somerset median daily rate £445 £385 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.58% -9.41% +22.83%
10th Percentile £356 £296 £313
90th Percentile £502 £465 £500
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Somerset median hourly rate - - £37.50
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £44.25
% change year-on-year +17.14% -20.90% +18.00%

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 386 383 374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 82.83% 81.32% 78.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 259 196
Somerset median daily rate £400 £385 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +5.48% +4.29%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £194
90th Percentile £534 £525 £500
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 26 61
Somerset median hourly rate £41.25 £50.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +31.58% -2.59%
10th Percentile £20.45 £26.35 £17.62
90th Percentile £46.38 £53.75 £43.00
South West median hourly rate £40.75 £39.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year +3.16% +3.95% +5.56%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -2 25 £463 +23.33% 19
Bath -14 8 £375 +1.69% 6
Street -6 1 £400 -3.03%
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 25 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (55.81%) C#
3 18 (41.86%) Continuous Delivery
4 17 (39.53%) Security Cleared
4 17 (39.53%) Scrum
5 14 (32.56%) .NET
5 14 (32.56%) SC Cleared
5 14 (32.56%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (27.91%) Continuous Deployment
7 11 (25.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (23.26%) Gherkin
9 9 (20.93%) DevOps
9 9 (20.93%) PowerShell
9 9 (20.93%) Java
9 9 (20.93%) Selenium
10 8 (18.60%) BDD
11 7 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (16.28%) TDD
11 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET
11 7 (16.28%) Deployment Automation
12 6 (13.95%) Cucumber
12 6 (13.95%) REST
12 6 (13.95%) Big Data
13 5 (11.63%) Jenkins
13 5 (11.63%) User Stories
13 5 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET Core
14 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio Team System
14 4 (9.30%) RESTful
14 4 (9.30%) Test Strategy

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 (6.98%) Mule
2 1 (2.33%) Apache Solr
2 1 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 14 (32.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.65%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) Big Data
2 3 (6.98%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.33%) MySQL
4 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (25.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (20.93%) Selenium
3 6 (13.95%) Cucumber
4 5 (11.63%) Jenkins
5 4 (9.30%) Git (software)
5 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (6.98%) Maven
7 2 (4.65%) Ant
7 2 (4.65%) Bitbucket
7 2 (4.65%) Cobertura
7 2 (4.65%) Gradle
7 2 (4.65%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.33%) Eclipse
8 1 (2.33%) JIRA
8 1 (2.33%) JMeter
8 1 (2.33%) Mercurial
8 1 (2.33%) NeoLoad
8 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (4.65%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Developer
2 9 (20.93%) Test Automation Engineer
2 9 (20.93%) Test Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) .NET Developer
3 6 (13.95%) Analyst
3 6 (13.95%) Automation Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Test Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Automation Test Lead
5 4 (9.30%) Hybris Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Java Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Automation Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Java Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Software Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Test Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Customer Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (32.56%) .NET
2 10 (23.26%) Gherkin
3 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET
4 6 (13.95%) REST
5 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET Core
6 4 (9.30%) CSS
6 4 (9.30%) HTML
6 4 (9.30%) RESTful
6 4 (9.30%) WPF
7 3 (6.98%) Spring
8 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (4.65%) SOAP
9 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
9 1 (2.33%) GWT
9 1 (2.33%) HTML5
9 1 (2.33%) JPA
9 1 (2.33%) Sass
9 1 (2.33%) Spring Batch
9 1 (2.33%) Vaadin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (41.86%) Continuous Delivery
3 17 (39.53%) Scrum
4 12 (27.91%) Continuous Deployment
5 9 (20.93%) DevOps
6 8 (18.60%) BDD
7 7 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (16.28%) Deployment Automation
7 7 (16.28%) TDD
8 5 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (11.63%) User Stories
9 4 (9.30%) E-Commerce
9 4 (9.30%) Pair Programming
9 4 (9.30%) Software Engineering
9 4 (9.30%) Test Strategy
10 3 (6.98%) Network Virtualisation
10 3 (6.98%) Software Testing
10 3 (6.98%) System Testing
10 3 (6.98%) Unit Testing
10 3 (6.98%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (55.81%) C#
2 9 (20.93%) Java
2 9 (20.93%) PowerShell
3 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
3 4 (9.30%) SQL
4 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (39.53%) Security Cleared
2 14 (32.56%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) DBS Check
3 3 (6.98%) ISEB
3 3 (6.98%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (2.33%) Kibana
2 1 (2.33%) logstash
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) hybris
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) Apigee
3 1 (2.33%) Google
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.33%) Perforce