Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 57 43
Rank change year-on-year +10 -14 +12
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 73 34 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 4.22% 2.74% 4.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.87% 3.15% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 25 30
Wiltshire median daily rate £475 £350 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -2.44% +8.71%
10th Percentile £358 £309 £281
90th Percentile £625 £491 £489
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Wiltshire median hourly rate - - £33.50
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +17.14% -22.22% +40.63%

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 1,498 1,081 1,095
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 86.54% 87.25% 83.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 970 722 780
Wiltshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £256
90th Percentile £626 £588 £575
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 19 21
Wiltshire median hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -5.41% +11.28%
10th Percentile £17.50 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £40.75 £47.50
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £29.05
% change year-on-year +18.66% +20.48% -23.55%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 +14 55 £471 +34.57% 7
Corsham -8 4 £410 -
Chippenham - 4 £388 - 3
Trowbridge - 1 £463 -
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 53 (72.60%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (38.36%) Finance
3 27 (36.99%) DevOps
4 21 (28.77%) C#
5 20 (27.40%) Selenium
6 19 (26.03%) QA
6 19 (26.03%) Java
7 17 (23.29%) .NET
7 17 (23.29%) REST
8 16 (21.92%) Git (software)
8 16 (21.92%) Amazon AWS
8 16 (21.92%) Docker
9 15 (20.55%) .NET Framework
10 14 (19.18%) Banking
10 14 (19.18%) Cucumber
10 14 (19.18%) BDD
11 13 (17.81%) SoapUI
11 13 (17.81%) Microservices
11 13 (17.81%) Microsoft
11 13 (17.81%) SQL Server
11 13 (17.81%) SOAP
12 12 (16.44%) Middleware
12 12 (16.44%) Scrum
12 12 (16.44%) Migration
12 12 (16.44%) Mentoring
13 11 (15.07%) Kubernetes
13 11 (15.07%) Jenkins
13 11 (15.07%) WebDriver
13 11 (15.07%) Performance Testing
13 11 (15.07%) Manual 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 3 (4.11%) Confluence
1 3 (4.11%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.37%) Apache
3 1 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (21.92%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (12.33%) Sauce Labs
3 2 (2.74%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.74%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (2.74%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.74%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (2.74%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.74%) Route 53
3 2 (2.74%) SaaS
3 2 (2.74%) Serverless
3 2 (2.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.37%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.74%) Firewall
1 2 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.37%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.37%) DHCP
2 1 (1.37%) DNS
2 1 (1.37%) HTTP
2 1 (1.37%) Internet
2 1 (1.37%) iSCSI
2 1 (1.37%) LAN
2 1 (1.37%) NAS
2 1 (1.37%) SAN
2 1 (1.37%) SSH
2 1 (1.37%) SSL
2 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.37%) VPN
2 1 (1.37%) ZigBee
2 1 (1.37%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.11%) MySQL
3 2 (2.74%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (27.40%) Selenium
2 16 (21.92%) Git (software)
3 14 (19.18%) Cucumber
4 13 (17.81%) SoapUI
5 11 (15.07%) Jenkins
5 11 (15.07%) WebDriver
6 10 (13.70%) JMeter
7 7 (9.59%) SpecFlow
8 6 (8.22%) HP UFT
9 5 (6.85%) Gatling
10 4 (5.48%) Bitbucket
10 4 (5.48%) JIRA
10 4 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (4.11%) Artifactory
11 3 (4.11%) IBM UrbanCode
11 3 (4.11%) JBehave
11 3 (4.11%) Visual Studio
11 3 (4.11%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio Coded UI
13 1 (1.37%) Hudson
General
1 28 (38.36%) Finance
2 14 (19.18%) Banking
3 2 (2.74%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.74%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (24.66%) Architect
2 14 (19.18%) Developer
3 11 (15.07%) Automation Tester
3 11 (15.07%) Test Leader
3 11 (15.07%) Tester
4 8 (10.96%) Performance Test Leader
5 6 (8.22%) Test Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) .NET Architect
6 5 (6.85%) Automation Consultant
6 5 (6.85%) Consultant
6 5 (6.85%) QA Consultant
7 4 (5.48%) .NET Developer
7 4 (5.48%) DevOps Architect
8 3 (4.11%) Automation Test Lead
8 3 (4.11%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.11%) Test Architect
9 2 (2.74%) Performance Test Specialist
9 2 (2.74%) QA Test Engineer
9 2 (2.74%) Test Automation Architect
9 2 (2.74%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (23.29%) .NET
1 17 (23.29%) REST
2 15 (20.55%) .NET Framework
3 13 (17.81%) SOAP
4 12 (16.44%) Middleware
5 11 (15.07%) Web Services
6 10 (13.70%) React
7 9 (12.33%) AngularJS
7 9 (12.33%) JSON
8 7 (9.59%) .NET Core
9 6 (8.22%) WebdriverIO
9 6 (8.22%) XML
9 6 (8.22%) XSD
10 4 (5.48%) ASP.NET
10 4 (5.48%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (5.48%) CSS
10 4 (5.48%) HTML
11 3 (4.11%) LESS
11 3 (4.11%) Swagger
11 3 (4.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.22%) DataPower
3 3 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (4.11%) User Experience
4 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.74%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.37%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.37%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.37%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.37%) Derivative
5 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.37%) Raspberry Pi
5 1 (1.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.59%) Linux
2 3 (4.11%) Unix
3 2 (2.74%) Mac OS X
3 2 (2.74%) Windows
4 1 (1.37%) AIX
4 1 (1.37%) CentOS
4 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.37%) Solaris
4 1 (1.37%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (72.60%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (36.99%) DevOps
3 14 (19.18%) BDD
4 13 (17.81%) Microservices
5 12 (16.44%) Mentoring
5 12 (16.44%) Migration
5 12 (16.44%) Scrum
6 11 (15.07%) Manual Testing
6 11 (15.07%) Performance Testing
7 10 (13.70%) Performance Engineering
8 9 (12.33%) Data Migration
8 9 (12.33%) QA Automation
9 8 (10.96%) Process Improvement
9 8 (10.96%) Test Strategy
10 7 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (9.59%) SDET
11 6 (8.22%) Performance Optimisation
11 6 (8.22%) Waterfall
12 5 (6.85%) Non-Functional Testing
12 5 (6.85%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 21 (28.77%) C#
2 19 (26.03%) Java
3 11 (15.07%) JavaScript
4 10 (13.70%) Python
4 10 (13.70%) SQL
5 6 (8.22%) C++
5 6 (8.22%) VB
6 2 (2.74%) C
6 2 (2.74%) Perl
7 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.37%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 8 (10.96%) ISEB
1 8 (10.96%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.74%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (26.03%) QA
System Software
1 16 (21.92%) Docker
2 3 (4.11%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (15.07%) Kubernetes
2 9 (12.33%) CA Service Virtualization
3 4 (5.48%) Ansible
4 3 (4.11%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (4.11%) Puppet
4 3 (4.11%) Terraform
5 2 (2.74%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 2 (2.74%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (2.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (1.37%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (17.81%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.33%) CA
3 5 (6.85%) Micro Focus
3 5 (6.85%) Veracode
4 3 (4.11%) IBM
4 3 (4.11%) VMware
5 2 (2.74%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.74%) Cisco
5 2 (2.74%) HP
5 2 (2.74%) NetIQ
5 2 (2.74%) Oracle
5 2 (2.74%) Siebel
6 1 (1.37%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.37%) Apple
6 1 (1.37%) Dell
6 1 (1.37%) Google
6 1 (1.37%) QNAP
6 1 (1.37%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.37%) SaltStack
6 1 (1.37%) ServiceNow