Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 43 53
Rank change year-on-year -4 +10 -17
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 92 70 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 4.67% 4.48% 2.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.37% 5.15% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 50 25
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +35.71% +2.94%
10th Percentile £360 £361 £309
90th Percentile £538 £626 £483
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wiltshire median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £40.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year +10.43% +16.43% -22.22%

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 1,713 1,359 1,106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 86.87% 86.89% 87.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,116 867 732
Wiltshire median daily rate £461 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +7.14% +12.00%
10th Percentile £308 £311 £285
90th Percentile £650 £625 £575
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 49 25
Wiltshire median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% +0.67%
10th Percentile £23.75 £17.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £43.00
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £41.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year +2.34% +18.66% -

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 -9 46 £413 -13.16% 6
Corsham -17 3 £500 +28.70%
Salisbury - 3 £460 - 2
Malmesbury - 2 - - 1
Chippenham -19 1 - -
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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 68 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (43.48%) Scrum
3 32 (34.78%) Java
4 30 (32.61%) Git (software)
5 27 (29.35%) Linux
5 27 (29.35%) Regression Testing
5 27 (29.35%) Selenium
6 24 (26.09%) Cucumber
7 23 (25.00%) JIRA
7 23 (25.00%) Python
8 19 (20.65%) C
8 19 (20.65%) C++
8 19 (20.65%) Confluence
9 18 (19.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 17 (18.48%) Atlassian
10 17 (18.48%) TDD
10 17 (18.48%) UML
11 16 (17.39%) Jenkins
12 15 (16.30%) GoogleTest
12 15 (16.30%) Gherkin
12 15 (16.30%) BDD
12 15 (16.30%) DevOps
12 15 (16.30%) Google
13 14 (15.22%) C#
13 14 (15.22%) WebDriver
14 13 (14.13%) Docker
14 13 (14.13%) ISTQB
15 11 (11.96%) Finance
16 10 (10.87%) ISEB
16 10 (10.87%) SQL

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 19 (20.65%) Confluence
2 4 (4.35%) CMS
3 3 (3.26%) Apache
3 3 (3.26%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.26%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.61%) AWS
2 5 (5.43%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (4.35%) OpenShift
4 3 (3.26%) Azure
4 3 (3.26%) NuGet
5 1 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.09%) Amazon ECS
5 1 (1.09%) Azure Functions
5 1 (1.09%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (1.09%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.09%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.09%) Big Data
2 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.09%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.09%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (32.61%) Git (software)
2 27 (29.35%) Selenium
3 24 (26.09%) Cucumber
4 23 (25.00%) JIRA
5 18 (19.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 16 (17.39%) Jenkins
7 15 (16.30%) GoogleTest
8 14 (15.22%) WebDriver
9 7 (7.61%) Bitbucket
10 4 (4.35%) SoapUI
11 3 (3.26%) Ant
11 3 (3.26%) GitLab
11 3 (3.26%) JBehave
11 3 (3.26%) Maven
11 3 (3.26%) Subversion
11 3 (3.26%) TeamCity
11 3 (3.26%) Visual Studio
12 2 (2.17%) CppUnit
12 2 (2.17%) HP UFT
12 2 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (11.96%) Finance
2 3 (3.26%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.26%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.09%) Banking
3 1 (1.09%) Games
3 1 (1.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (29.35%) Test Engineer
2 19 (20.65%) Developer
3 15 (16.30%) Analyst
4 13 (14.13%) Test Analyst
5 11 (11.96%) Test Automation Engineer
6 9 (9.78%) Automation Test Lead
7 8 (8.70%) Automation Test Analyst
7 8 (8.70%) Embedded Engineer
8 6 (6.52%) Test Leader
8 6 (6.52%) Tester
9 5 (5.43%) Architect
9 5 (5.43%) Python Engineer
9 5 (5.43%) Software Developer
9 5 (5.43%) Software Test Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) Developer in Test
10 4 (4.35%) Java Developer
10 4 (4.35%) Security Architect
11 3 (3.26%) Java Developer in Test
11 3 (3.26%) QA Engineer
11 3 (3.26%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.30%) Gherkin
2 6 (6.52%) XML
3 5 (5.43%) .NET
3 5 (5.43%) SOAP
3 5 (5.43%) Web Services
3 5 (5.43%) Yocto
4 4 (4.35%) .NET Core
4 4 (4.35%) OpenCV
5 3 (3.26%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.26%) CSS
5 3 (3.26%) Entity Framework
5 3 (3.26%) Hibernate
5 3 (3.26%) HTML
5 3 (3.26%) Lambda Expressions
5 3 (3.26%) OAuth
5 3 (3.26%) OpenID
5 3 (3.26%) SAML
5 3 (3.26%) Spring
5 3 (3.26%) WCF
5 3 (3.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.52%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.17%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 27 (29.35%) Linux
2 3 (3.26%) CentOS
2 3 (3.26%) FreeRTOS
2 3 (3.26%) Windows
2 3 (3.26%) Windows 7
2 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (43.48%) Scrum
3 27 (29.35%) Regression Testing
4 17 (18.48%) TDD
4 17 (18.48%) UML
5 15 (16.30%) BDD
5 15 (16.30%) DevOps
6 8 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (8.70%) SDET
6 8 (8.70%) SDLC
6 8 (8.70%) Software Testing
7 7 (7.61%) Kanban
8 6 (6.52%) Coaching
8 6 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (6.52%) Microservices
8 6 (6.52%) Software Engineering
8 6 (6.52%) Test Strategy
8 6 (6.52%) Waterfall
9 5 (5.43%) Test Management
9 5 (5.43%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 32 (34.78%) Java
2 23 (25.00%) Python
3 19 (20.65%) C
3 19 (20.65%) C++
4 14 (15.22%) C#
5 10 (10.87%) SQL
6 8 (8.70%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.26%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.17%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.09%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 13 (14.13%) ISTQB
2 10 (10.87%) ISEB
3 9 (9.78%) Security Cleared
4 7 (7.61%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.35%) SANS
6 3 (3.26%) CEH
6 3 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (3.26%) Degree
6 3 (3.26%) MCSA
6 3 (3.26%) MCSE
6 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.70%) QA
2 4 (4.35%) NIST
3 3 (3.26%) JTAG
4 2 (2.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (14.13%) Docker
2 5 (5.43%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.17%) NDS
3 2 (2.17%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 9 (9.78%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.26%) SCCM
2 3 (3.26%) SCOM
3 2 (2.17%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (2.17%) NetIQ Identity Manager
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (2.17%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.17%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (1.09%) Puppet
4 1 (1.09%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (18.48%) Atlassian
2 15 (16.30%) Google
3 9 (9.78%) Oracle
4 7 (7.61%) Microsoft
5 5 (5.43%) NetIQ
6 3 (3.26%) ForgeRock
7 2 (2.17%) CA
7 2 (2.17%) IBM
7 2 (2.17%) Novell
7 2 (2.17%) Okta
7 2 (2.17%) Ping Identity
8 1 (1.09%) Teradata