The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 16 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 1.49% 1.54% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 2.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£230 £263 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -12.50%
Automated Testing
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
62 46 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 92.54% 70.77% 72.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 12 18
Average daily rate £400 £263 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.38% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £146 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £775 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Bedford region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Automated Testing
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Windows CE
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Test Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB