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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank - - 10
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford - - 6.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate - - £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £35.63
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +5.26%
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
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% -

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