The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 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 Bedfordshire 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank - 30 41
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - 0.42% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.67% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+21.53% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
412 150 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 80.78% 63.03% 75.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 76 140
Average daily rate £413 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.01% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 8
Average hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £35.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -36.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £22.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Automated Testing
East of England

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 28 July 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - - - -
Luton - - - -
Automated Testing
East of England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 5 (71.43%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) FitNesse
2 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) RSpec
2 4 (57.14%) MSTest
2 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
2 4 (57.14%) BDD
2 4 (57.14%) NUnit
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) JUnit
2 4 (57.14%) SpecFlow
3 3 (42.86%) QA
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
4 2 (28.57%) OO
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 1 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (14.29%) Open Source
5 1 (14.29%) Test Management
5 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) FitNesse
2 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (57.14%) RSpec
2 4 (57.14%) MSTest
2 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
2 4 (57.14%) SpecFlow
2 4 (57.14%) JUnit
2 4 (57.14%) NUnit
3 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
1 6 (85.71%) Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Test Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Automated Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
1 4 (57.14%) BDD
2 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
2 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
2 2 (28.57%) OO
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft