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 3 months to 30 March 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.

Test Automation
South West / Wiltshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 55 -
Rank change year-on-year +7 -  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 14 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 2.16% 1.37% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.71% 1.79% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 0
Median daily rate £325 £385 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.58% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £376 £355
% change year-on-year -6.79% +5.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -19.44% +20.00%  

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 516 504 582
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 79.75% 76.95% 82.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 344 396
Median daily rate £400 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £275 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 10
Median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +135.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £12.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £46.50 £33.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wiltshire citing Test Automation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 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 3 months to 30 March 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 +5 8 £325 +1.56%
Corsham -10 4 £325 -15.58%
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 17 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (76.19%) Selenium
3 10 (47.62%) Java
4 9 (42.86%) Scrum
5 7 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 7 (33.33%) SpecFlow
5 7 (33.33%) Gherkin
5 7 (33.33%) User Stories
6 6 (28.57%) BDD
6 6 (28.57%) WebDriver
6 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
7 5 (23.81%) Automation Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Finance
7 5 (23.81%) QA
8 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
8 4 (19.05%) C#
8 4 (19.05%) Visual Studio
8 4 (19.05%) Test Management
8 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
8 4 (19.05%) Line Management
8 4 (19.05%) API Testing
9 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
9 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
9 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
10 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
10 2 (9.52%) TDD

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:

Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) GitHub
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) PuTTY
1 1 (4.76%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) MySQL
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (76.19%) Selenium
2 7 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 7 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 6 (28.57%) WebDriver
4 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
4 4 (19.05%) Visual Studio
5 2 (9.52%) Ant
5 2 (9.52%) Bitbucket
5 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
5 2 (9.52%) GitLab
5 2 (9.52%) JMeter
5 2 (9.52%) Maven
5 2 (9.52%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.76%) Capybara
6 1 (4.76%) JBehave
6 1 (4.76%) RSpec
6 1 (4.76%) SonarQube
6 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
6 1 (4.76%) TestNG
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Games
3 1 (4.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) Test Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Automation Test Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Automation Tester
3 4 (19.05%) Java Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Test Automation Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Java Automation Tester
4 3 (14.29%) QA Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Quality Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Test Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Test Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Developer in Test
5 2 (9.52%) Test Automation Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Web Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (4.76%) Digital Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Financial Software Developer
6 1 (4.76%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 2 (9.52%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) REST
3 1 (4.76%) SOAP
3 1 (4.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
1 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) Scrum
3 7 (33.33%) User Stories
4 6 (28.57%) BDD
4 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 5 (23.81%) Automation Testing
6 4 (19.05%) API Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Line Management
6 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Test Management
7 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
8 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
8 2 (9.52%) OO
8 2 (9.52%) Open Source
8 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
8 2 (9.52%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) Java
2 4 (19.05%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) SQL
4 1 (4.76%) F#
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (4.76%) vRealize
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) Google
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.76%) VMware