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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 7 - 11
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 3.33% - 4.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.00% - 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £250 - £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £33.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+40.15% -2.22%
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
25 23 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 83.33% 63.89% 51.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 12
Average daily rate £425 £475 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +79.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £638 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £9.00 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.57% -46.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 4 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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%) Web Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Applications Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Web Applications Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Web Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Web Testing