Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 45 56 33
Rank change year-on-year +11 -23 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 91 28 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 4.91% 2.54% 5.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.75% 3.06% 5.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 21 37
Wiltshire median daily rate £450 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +15.94% -1.43%
10th Percentile £330 £313 £284
90th Percentile £575 £494 £475
South West median daily rate £438 £380 £360
% change year-on-year +15.13% +5.56% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Wiltshire median hourly rate - - £33.50
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +2.74%

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 1,583 916 1,068
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 85.38% 83.05% 84.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,030 642 760
Wiltshire median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £294 £255
90th Percentile £664 £613 £575
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 13 32
Wiltshire median hourly rate £45.00 £27.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.64% -28.57% +13.24%
10th Percentile £35.00 £13.00 £18.50
90th Percentile £49.50 £38.75 £47.50
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +29.03% -13.89% -7.10%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +22 71 £450 +28.57% 13
Corsham -14 9 £399 -2.74% 1
Chippenham - 2 £400 - 1
Trowbridge - 1 £463 -
Test Automation
South West

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 67 (73.63%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (41.76%) Finance
3 34 (37.36%) Selenium
4 29 (31.87%) Cucumber
4 29 (31.87%) Java
5 25 (27.47%) DevOps
6 23 (25.27%) JavaScript
7 22 (24.18%) SQL
7 22 (24.18%) BDD
8 21 (23.08%) C#
9 20 (21.98%) .NET
9 20 (21.98%) Scrum
10 19 (20.88%) WebDriver
11 18 (19.78%) Git (software)
11 18 (19.78%) REST
11 18 (19.78%) Web Services
12 17 (18.68%) Jenkins
13 16 (17.58%) Amazon AWS
13 16 (17.58%) QA
13 16 (17.58%) Performance Testing
13 16 (17.58%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (17.58%) Banking
14 15 (16.48%) TDD
14 15 (16.48%) Microsoft
15 14 (15.38%) Manual Testing
16 13 (14.29%) JIRA
16 13 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (14.29%) SoapUI
16 13 (14.29%) Middleware
16 13 (14.29%) SOAP

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 6 (6.59%) Confluence
2 3 (3.30%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.20%) Apache Solr
3 2 (2.20%) CMS
3 2 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.20%) IIS
3 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.20%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.10%) Apache
4 1 (1.10%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.10%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 7 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.20%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.58%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (12.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (8.79%) Dynamics 365
3 8 (8.79%) SaaS
3 8 (8.79%) Sauce Labs
3 8 (8.79%) Serverless
4 6 (6.59%) Azure Functions
4 6 (6.59%) GitHub
5 2 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (2.20%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.20%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (2.20%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (2.20%) BrowserStack
5 2 (2.20%) IaaS
5 2 (2.20%) PaaS
5 2 (2.20%) Route 53
5 2 (2.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.10%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.40%) Bluetooth
2 2 (2.20%) Firewall
2 2 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.10%) DHCP
3 1 (1.10%) DNS
3 1 (1.10%) HTTP
3 1 (1.10%) Internet
3 1 (1.10%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.10%) LAN
3 1 (1.10%) NAS
3 1 (1.10%) SAN
3 1 (1.10%) SSH
3 1 (1.10%) SSL
3 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.10%) VPN
3 1 (1.10%) ZigBee
3 1 (1.10%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.99%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.30%) MySQL
3 2 (2.20%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.20%) GIS
3 2 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.20%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.10%) Power BI
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (37.36%) Selenium
2 29 (31.87%) Cucumber
3 19 (20.88%) WebDriver
4 18 (19.78%) Git (software)
5 17 (18.68%) Jenkins
6 13 (14.29%) JIRA
6 13 (14.29%) JMeter
6 13 (14.29%) SoapUI
7 10 (10.99%) HP UFT
8 9 (9.89%) Hudson
9 6 (6.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (5.49%) SpecFlow
10 5 (5.49%) Visual Studio
11 4 (4.40%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (3.30%) Artifactory
12 3 (3.30%) Gatling
12 3 (3.30%) IBM UrbanCode
13 2 (2.20%) Bitbucket
13 2 (2.20%) Visual Studio Coded UI
14 1 (1.10%) Gerrit
General
1 38 (41.76%) Finance
2 16 (17.58%) Banking
3 3 (3.30%) Electronics
4 2 (2.20%) Legal
4 2 (2.20%) Marketing
5 1 (1.10%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (24.18%) Developer
2 18 (19.78%) Automation Tester
2 18 (19.78%) Tester
3 15 (16.48%) Architect
4 12 (13.19%) Test Leader
5 11 (12.09%) Test Engineer
6 9 (9.89%) Analyst
6 9 (9.89%) Test Analyst
7 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Developer
7 6 (6.59%) Performance Test Leader
7 6 (6.59%) Systems Developer
8 5 (5.49%) .NET Developer
8 5 (5.49%) Automation Consultant
8 5 (5.49%) Automation Test Analyst
8 5 (5.49%) Consultant
8 5 (5.49%) QA Consultant
9 4 (4.40%) Automation Test Lead
9 4 (4.40%) DevOps Architect
10 3 (3.30%) Java Automation Tester
10 3 (3.30%) Kernel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (21.98%) .NET
2 18 (19.78%) REST
2 18 (19.78%) Web Services
3 13 (14.29%) Middleware
3 13 (14.29%) SOAP
4 12 (13.19%) .NET Core
4 12 (13.19%) .NET Framework
5 9 (9.89%) JSON
6 6 (6.59%) ASP.NET
6 6 (6.59%) React
6 6 (6.59%) WebdriverIO
6 6 (6.59%) XML
7 5 (5.49%) Swagger
8 4 (4.40%) AngularJS
8 4 (4.40%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (4.40%) OAuth
8 4 (4.40%) OAuth2
8 4 (4.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (4.40%) XSD
9 3 (3.30%) Android NDK
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.49%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (4.40%) DataPower
4 3 (3.30%) Device Driver
4 3 (3.30%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.20%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.20%) User Experience
6 1 (1.10%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.10%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.10%) Derivative
6 1 (1.10%) Fintech
6 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.10%) NHS
6 1 (1.10%) Raspberry Pi
6 1 (1.10%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.10%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.99%) Linux
2 4 (4.40%) Windows
3 3 (3.30%) Android
3 3 (3.30%) Unix
3 3 (3.30%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.20%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.10%) AIX
5 1 (1.10%) CentOS
5 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (73.63%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (27.47%) DevOps
3 22 (24.18%) BDD
4 20 (21.98%) Scrum
5 16 (17.58%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (17.58%) Performance Testing
6 15 (16.48%) TDD
7 14 (15.38%) Manual Testing
8 12 (13.19%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (13.19%) Unit Testing
9 10 (10.99%) Open Source
9 10 (10.99%) SDET
9 10 (10.99%) Test Management
10 9 (9.89%) Microservices
10 9 (9.89%) Process Improvement
11 8 (8.79%) API Testing
11 8 (8.79%) Migration
11 8 (8.79%) Regression Testing
11 8 (8.79%) SDLC
11 8 (8.79%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 29 (31.87%) Java
2 23 (25.27%) JavaScript
3 22 (24.18%) SQL
4 21 (23.08%) C#
5 7 (7.69%) C++
5 7 (7.69%) Python
6 6 (6.59%) VB
7 3 (3.30%) C
8 2 (2.20%) Perl
8 2 (2.20%) VBScript
9 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.10%) Groovy
9 1 (1.10%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (6.59%) SC Cleared
1 6 (6.59%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.49%) Degree
3 4 (4.40%) ISEB
4 3 (3.30%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (17.58%) QA
2 3 (3.30%) JTAG
3 2 (2.20%) GDPR
4 1 (1.10%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (12.09%) Docker
2 3 (3.30%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.30%) Firmware
3 2 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (6.59%) CA Service Virtualization
1 6 (6.59%) Kubernetes
2 4 (4.40%) Ansible
3 3 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.30%) Puppet
3 3 (3.30%) Terraform
4 2 (2.20%) HP ALM
4 2 (2.20%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 2 (2.20%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (2.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.10%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 15 (16.48%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.59%) CA
3 4 (4.40%) HP
3 4 (4.40%) Oracle
4 3 (3.30%) IBM
4 3 (3.30%) Micro Focus
4 3 (3.30%) Veracode
4 3 (3.30%) VMware
5 2 (2.20%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.20%) Cisco
5 2 (2.20%) ESRI
5 2 (2.20%) NetIQ
5 2 (2.20%) Siebel
6 1 (1.10%) Apple
6 1 (1.10%) Dell
6 1 (1.10%) Facebook
6 1 (1.10%) Google
6 1 (1.10%) hybris
6 1 (1.10%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.10%) ServiceNow