The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 25 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Test Automation
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
264 321 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 84.08% 84.03% 81.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 228 219
Median daily rate £463 £455 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.64% +13.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 10
Median hourly rate £50.78 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.95% +6.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Automation
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 5 (100.00%) QA
1 5 (100.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development

Test Automation
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:

Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Architect
1 5 (100.00%) Test Architect
2 3 (60.00%) Lead Architect
2 3 (60.00%) Test Leader
2 3 (60.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) Ruby
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA