Period
to 21 January 2018

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 21 January 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 > Wiltshire
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 32 32
Rank change year-on-year -22 0 +26
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 28 65 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 2.57% 5.13% 4.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.16% 6.21% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 37 47
Wiltshire median daily rate £400 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.94% -1.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £313 £284 £255
90th Percentile £494 £475 £453
South West median daily rate £384 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +6.60% -4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Wiltshire median hourly rate - £33.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.47% +19.30%
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +29.82%

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 Wiltshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wiltshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 886 1,047 1,144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 81.43% 82.64% 78.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 743 816
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -9.42%
10th Percentile £296 £251 £244
90th Percentile £613 £575 £530
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 33 28
Wiltshire median hourly rate £27.50 £38.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +2.67% +38.89%
10th Percentile £13.00 £16.70 £24.50
90th Percentile £38.75 £47.50 £46.28
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £36.75 £39.25
% change year-on-year -15.65% -6.37% +37.72%

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 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
Swindon -27 17 £350 +2.94% 6
Corsham - 4 £410 -
Salisbury -7 1 - - 2
Malmesbury - 1 £388 -
Warminster - 1 £400 -
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 12 (42.86%) Finance
2 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.00%) Selenium
3 7 (25.00%) BDD
4 6 (21.43%) DevOps
4 6 (21.43%) ISTQB
4 6 (21.43%) Java
5 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
5 5 (17.86%) ERP
5 5 (17.86%) CRM
5 5 (17.86%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (17.86%) Marketing
5 5 (17.86%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 5 (17.86%) FinancialForce
5 5 (17.86%) System Integration Testing
5 5 (17.86%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
5 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
6 4 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Cucumber
6 4 (14.29%) WebDriver
6 4 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (14.29%) Ruby
6 4 (14.29%) Scrum
6 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
6 4 (14.29%) ISEB
6 4 (14.29%) C#
6 4 (14.29%) Python
7 3 (10.71%) Regression Testing

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 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) Apache
2 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) FinancialForce
2 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.57%) Sauce Labs
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon Redshift
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (7.14%) Power BI
2 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Selenium
2 4 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 4 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (7.14%) JIRA
5 1 (3.57%) Ant
5 1 (3.57%) Appium
5 1 (3.57%) Gatling
5 1 (3.57%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.57%) JBehave
5 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.57%) JMeter
5 1 (3.57%) JUnit
5 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
5 1 (3.57%) Maven
5 1 (3.57%) Subversion
General
1 12 (42.86%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Test Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Administrator
3 5 (17.86%) Cloud Administrator
3 5 (17.86%) ERP Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) ERP Support
3 5 (17.86%) Financial Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Salesforce Administrator
3 5 (17.86%) Salesforce Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Salesforce Support
3 5 (17.86%) Support Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Agile Test Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Automation Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Test Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) CSS
1 2 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (3.57%) Hibernate
2 1 (3.57%) JSON
2 1 (3.57%) Node.js
2 1 (3.57%) REST
2 1 (3.57%) Spring
2 1 (3.57%) WebdriverIO
2 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.00%) BDD
3 6 (21.43%) DevOps
4 5 (17.86%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (17.86%) CRM
4 5 (17.86%) ERP
4 5 (17.86%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 4 (14.29%) Scrum
6 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Regression Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Risk Management
7 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 2 (7.14%) ETL
7 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) Java
2 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.29%) C#
3 4 (14.29%) Python
3 4 (14.29%) Ruby
4 2 (7.14%) SQL
5 1 (3.57%) C++
5 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) ISTQB
2 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
2 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
3 4 (14.29%) ISEB
4 1 (3.57%) CEH
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.57%) Degree
4 1 (3.57%) MCSA
4 1 (3.57%) MCSE
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
1 5 (17.86%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Veracode
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle