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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Bedfordshire / Bedford
Rank 5 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 7 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 12.50% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Median daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%

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
50 24 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 89.29% 80.00% 61.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 18 14
Median daily rate £338 £413 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -48.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedford region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedford region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (92.31%) Python
2 12 (92.31%) Ruby
2 12 (92.31%) Cucumber
2 12 (92.31%) Mobile App
2 12 (92.31%) Appium
2 12 (92.31%) API Testing
3 11 (84.62%) Calabash
3 11 (84.62%) SDET
3 11 (84.62%) QA
4 10 (76.92%) BDD
4 10 (76.92%) Xamarin
4 10 (76.92%) Automation Testing
4 10 (76.92%) Gherkin
5 9 (69.23%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (30.77%) SoapUI
6 4 (30.77%) Selenium
7 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
7 3 (23.08%) SQL
7 3 (23.08%) JIRA
7 3 (23.08%) Android
7 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
8 2 (15.38%) Capybara
8 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (15.38%) Java
8 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
9 1 (7.69%) NUnit
9 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
9 1 (7.69%) C#
9 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 12 (92.31%) Appium
1 12 (92.31%) Cucumber
2 11 (84.62%) Calabash
3 4 (30.77%) Selenium
3 4 (30.77%) SoapUI
4 3 (23.08%) JIRA
5 2 (15.38%) Capybara
6 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
6 1 (7.69%) Mocha
6 1 (7.69%) NUnit
6 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Applications Engineer
1 8 (61.54%) Test Automation Engineer
1 8 (61.54%) Test Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Automation Test Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Mobile Test Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Web Applications Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Web Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Web Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) Gherkin
2 1 (7.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (92.31%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Android
1 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (92.31%) API Testing
3 10 (76.92%) Automation Testing
3 10 (76.92%) BDD
4 9 (69.23%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
5 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
5 1 (7.69%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (7.69%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (7.69%) OO
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) Python
1 12 (92.31%) Ruby
2 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (84.62%) QA
1 11 (84.62%) SDET
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Xamarin
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft