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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 22 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 11 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.85% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.53% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Median daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +40.35%
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
243 240 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 84.97% 81.91% 82.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 150 268
Median daily rate £450 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £338 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 31 11
Median hourly rate £14.00 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.00% +128.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Test Automation
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 6 £450 - 1
Luton - 5 £475 -
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 25 (96.15%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (92.31%) BDD
3 23 (88.46%) QA
4 21 (80.77%) SDET
5 20 (76.92%) Cucumber
5 20 (76.92%) C#
6 19 (73.08%) Python
6 19 (73.08%) Ruby
7 18 (69.23%) TDD
7 18 (69.23%) Selenium
7 18 (69.23%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (69.23%) SpecFlow
8 17 (65.38%) Continuous Delivery
9 16 (61.54%) ATDD
9 16 (61.54%) Feature Driven Development
9 16 (61.54%) TeamCity
9 16 (61.54%) E-Commerce
10 15 (57.69%) WebDriver
10 15 (57.69%) SoapUI
11 14 (53.85%) JIRA
12 13 (50.00%) Perl
12 13 (50.00%) JUnit
12 13 (50.00%) TestNG
12 13 (50.00%) JBehave
12 13 (50.00%) API Testing
12 13 (50.00%) Defect Management
12 13 (50.00%) Jenkins
13 12 (46.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 10 (38.46%) Maven
14 10 (38.46%) Ant

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 20 (76.92%) Cucumber
2 18 (69.23%) Selenium
2 18 (69.23%) SpecFlow
3 16 (61.54%) TeamCity
4 15 (57.69%) SoapUI
4 15 (57.69%) WebDriver
5 14 (53.85%) JIRA
6 13 (50.00%) JBehave
6 13 (50.00%) Jenkins
6 13 (50.00%) JUnit
6 13 (50.00%) TestNG
7 12 (46.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (38.46%) Ant
8 10 (38.46%) Maven
9 6 (23.08%) Appium
10 5 (19.23%) Calabash
11 2 (7.69%) Jasmine
12 1 (3.85%) Mocha
12 1 (3.85%) NUnit
General
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Test Engineer
2 13 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) C# Developer
3 6 (23.08%) C# Software Developer
3 6 (23.08%) Developer
3 6 (23.08%) Developer in Test
3 6 (23.08%) Senior Test Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Software Developer
4 5 (19.23%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Java Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Java Software Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Senior C# Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Senior Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Senior Java Software Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Senior Software Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) Gherkin
2 3 (11.54%) REST
3 2 (7.69%) .NET
4 1 (3.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Android
1 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (96.15%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (92.31%) BDD
3 18 (69.23%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (69.23%) TDD
4 17 (65.38%) Continuous Delivery
5 16 (61.54%) ATDD
5 16 (61.54%) E-Commerce
5 16 (61.54%) Feature Driven Development
6 13 (50.00%) API Testing
6 13 (50.00%) Defect Management
7 6 (23.08%) Automation Testing
8 3 (11.54%) Agile Testing
9 2 (7.69%) QA Automation
10 1 (3.85%) Change Control
10 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
10 1 (3.85%) Data Modelling
10 1 (3.85%) Defect Tracking
10 1 (3.85%) Exploratory Testing
10 1 (3.85%) Integration Testing
10 1 (3.85%) OO
Programming Languages
1 20 (76.92%) C#
2 19 (73.08%) Python
2 19 (73.08%) Ruby
3 13 (50.00%) Perl
4 10 (38.46%) Java
5 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (88.46%) QA
2 21 (80.77%) SDET
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Xamarin