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 2 May 2016 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 41 42 39
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 1 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.30% 0.25% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.30% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Median daily rate £300 £513 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.46% +70.83%
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+13.07% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+12.66% +3.44%
Automated Testing
East of England

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
281 333 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 85.15% 83.46% 82.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 230 222
Median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £638 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 24 12
Median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.45 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 5 (83.33%) Bugzilla
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) ISEB
2 4 (66.67%) FogBugz
2 4 (66.67%) Defect Management
3 3 (50.00%) Web Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Management
4 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (33.33%) QA
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) Web Services
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) ETL
4 2 (33.33%) FTP
4 2 (33.33%) Data Transformation
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (16.67%) Trac
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) SUSE
5 1 (16.67%) Debian
5 1 (16.67%) IVR
5 1 (16.67%) Windows
5 1 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (16.67%) Windows XP

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Bugzilla
2 4 (66.67%) FogBugz
3 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) Subversion
3 1 (16.67%) Trac
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) ETL Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) QA Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Web Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Web Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (16.67%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Debian
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (16.67%) SUSE
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 3 (50.00%) Web Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Data Transformation
4 2 (33.33%) ETL
4 2 (33.33%) Test Management
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (16.67%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat