The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank - 32 43
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 0 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - 1.94% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.17% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 2
Median daily rate - £245 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -34.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.88 £44.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+27.10% +35.60%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
248 276 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 90.18% 89.03% 85.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 191 259
Median daily rate £450 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 21 9
Median hourly rate £14.00 £47.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.52% +90.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £40.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £42.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Bedfordshire region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire