The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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 24 April 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 / Wiltshire
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 56 60
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 2 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 0.31% 1.03% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 1.31% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Median daily rate £466 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +69.45% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £376 £370 £325
% change year-on-year +1.62% +13.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £42.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +60.68% +12.66%  

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 Wiltshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Wiltshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 539 533 607
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 82.42% 78.15% 82.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 364 413
Median daily rate £413 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 13
Median hourly rate £40.50 £38.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +90.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £16.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £46.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.35
% change year-on-year -4.00% +23.55%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wiltshire 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 Wiltshire

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in Wiltshire

Automated Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Wiltshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automated Testing in Wiltshire

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
Swindon -1 2 £466 +33.14% 1
Automated Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 4 (66.67%) Java
1 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 3 (50.00%) Spring
2 3 (50.00%) Maven
2 3 (50.00%) Google
2 3 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (50.00%) BDD
2 3 (50.00%) REST
2 3 (50.00%) Microservices
2 3 (50.00%) GitLab
2 3 (50.00%) API Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Open Source
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) JMeter
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB
4 1 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) Refactoring
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Jenkins

Automated Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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:

Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) GitLab
1 3 (50.00%) Maven
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) JMeter
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Automation Test Lead
1 3 (50.00%) Technical Leader
1 3 (50.00%) Test Leader
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Cloud Automation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Design Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) REST
1 3 (50.00%) Spring
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 3 (50.00%) API Testing
2 3 (50.00%) BDD
2 3 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Microservices
2 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Open Source
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Refactoring
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Ansible
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Google
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
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