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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 49 35 37
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.49% 1.12% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 1.44% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £200 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £323 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £35.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+64.28% -7.89%
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
351 208 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 85.40% 77.32% 75.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 128 158
Average daily rate £425 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -52.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 2 £325 -
Bedford - - - - 1
Automated Testing
East of England

Automated Testing
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Web Development
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) Windows CE
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Web Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Web Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Web Development
2 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB