Period
to 26 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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 26 July 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
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 41 76
Rank change year-on-year -6 +35 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 45 56 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 3.40% 4.21% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.01% 5.31% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 30 5
Wiltshire median daily rate £350 £345 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% +12.20% -23.13%
10th Percentile £304 £263 £233
90th Percentile £441 £478 £377
South West median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Wiltshire median hourly rate - £44.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +46.67% -
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £43.75 £42.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.17% -

Test Automation 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 1121 1054 1160
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 84.67% 79.19% 82.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 730 721 789
Wiltshire median daily rate £410 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £260 £260 £263
90th Percentile £576 £575 £546
South West median daily rate £397 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.93% - +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 25 31
Wiltshire median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +73.40% -19.26%
10th Percentile £25.60 £12.40 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.90 £40.00
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% +40.00%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Wiltshire

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Wiltshire

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Wiltshire

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Wiltshire

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the Wiltshire region over the 6 months to 26 July 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
Swindon +3 28 £325 -3.70% 3
Corsham -3 6 £350 -21.79%
Malmesbury - 2 £413 -
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 27 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (42.22%) Selenium
3 14 (31.11%) Scrum
4 13 (28.89%) Finance
4 13 (28.89%) QA
5 11 (24.44%) Test Scripting
5 11 (24.44%) Java
5 11 (24.44%) Test Strategy
6 10 (22.22%) WebDriver
6 10 (22.22%) Cucumber
6 10 (22.22%) BDD
6 10 (22.22%) Performance Testing
7 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 9 (20.00%) Gherkin
7 9 (20.00%) User Stories
8 8 (17.78%) SC Cleared
8 8 (17.78%) C#
8 8 (17.78%) LoadRunner
9 7 (15.56%) SpecFlow
9 7 (15.56%) Jenkins
10 6 (13.33%) Integration Testing
10 6 (13.33%) Software Testing
11 5 (11.11%) ISTQB
11 5 (11.11%) JIRA
11 5 (11.11%) Test Management
11 5 (11.11%) HP
11 5 (11.11%) ISEB
11 5 (11.11%) Visual Studio
11 5 (11.11%) HTTP
11 5 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement

Test Automation
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.22%) CMS
1 1 (2.22%) Confluence
1 1 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.22%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) SAP ERP
1 2 (4.44%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (2.22%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) HTTP
2 1 (2.22%) MQTT
2 1 (2.22%) PuTTY
2 1 (2.22%) WinSCP
2 1 (2.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) Amazon Redshift
1 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.22%) Power BI
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (42.22%) Selenium
2 10 (22.22%) Cucumber
2 10 (22.22%) WebDriver
3 8 (17.78%) LoadRunner
4 7 (15.56%) Jenkins
4 7 (15.56%) SpecFlow
5 5 (11.11%) JIRA
5 5 (11.11%) Visual Studio
6 3 (6.67%) JMeter
6 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (4.44%) Ant
7 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
7 2 (4.44%) Robot Framework
7 2 (4.44%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (2.22%) Calabash
8 1 (2.22%) Jasmine
8 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.22%) TestNG
8 1 (2.22%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (28.89%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Electronics
3 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.44%) Marketing
3 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (33.33%) Analyst
2 13 (28.89%) Test Analyst
3 11 (24.44%) Tester
4 6 (13.33%) Automation Test Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) Automation Tester
5 5 (11.11%) Test Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Test Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Performance Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Performance Test Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) QA Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Quality Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Test Specialist
8 2 (4.44%) QA Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) QA Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Quality Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) SAP Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) SAP Test Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) UAT Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 4 (8.89%) Web Services
3 3 (6.67%) .NET
3 3 (6.67%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.44%) .NET Framework
4 2 (4.44%) CSS
4 2 (4.44%) HTML
4 2 (4.44%) Node.js
5 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.22%) CSS3
5 1 (2.22%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (2.22%) Ember.js
5 1 (2.22%) Entity Framework
5 1 (2.22%) HTML5
5 1 (2.22%) LESS
5 1 (2.22%) REST
5 1 (2.22%) Sass
5 1 (2.22%) SOAP
5 1 (2.22%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.67%) NHS
3 1 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Linux
2 2 (4.44%) Windows
3 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.11%) Scrum
3 11 (24.44%) Test Scripting
3 11 (24.44%) Test Strategy
4 10 (22.22%) BDD
4 10 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 9 (20.00%) User Stories
6 6 (13.33%) Integration Testing
6 6 (13.33%) Software Testing
7 5 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (11.11%) Line Management
7 5 (11.11%) Test Management
8 4 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (8.89%) Regression Testing
8 4 (8.89%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (8.89%) TDD
9 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (6.67%) Load Testing
9 3 (6.67%) Manual Testing
9 3 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (24.44%) Java
2 8 (17.78%) C#
3 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.44%) Python
4 2 (4.44%) SQL
5 1 (2.22%) C
5 1 (2.22%) C++
5 1 (2.22%) F#
5 1 (2.22%) Go
5 1 (2.22%) Ruby
5 1 (2.22%) TypeScript
5 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (17.78%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.11%) ISEB
3 5 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.22%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (28.89%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Docker
1 1 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (2.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.22%) Ansible
2 1 (2.22%) Consul
2 1 (2.22%) Graphite
2 1 (2.22%) Kibana
2 1 (2.22%) logstash
2 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.22%) Puppet
2 1 (2.22%) Terraform
2 1 (2.22%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) HP
2 4 (8.89%) SAP
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle
4 1 (2.22%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.22%) Sencha
4 1 (2.22%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.22%) Splunk
4 1 (2.22%) VMware
Swindon, Wiltshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday