The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank - 18 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford - 1.28% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £230 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £38.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-18.33% +32.75%
Test Automation
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
36 70 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 73.47% 89.74% 66.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 51 9
Average daily rate £340 £385 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.68% +28.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £450 £775
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Bedford