The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bedford region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford - - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £105.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+162.50% -5.88%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
23 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 65.71% 80.95% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 3
Average daily rate £400 £315 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £168 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £410 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.39 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.64% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Automation
Bedfordshire

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

Test Automation
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) Windows CE
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) TestComplete
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) TestComplete
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft