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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 25 37 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 10 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.72% 0.94% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.37% 1.08% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 0
Median daily rate £450 £413 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +75.43%

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
229 277 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 85.13% 87.11% 80.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 197 240
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 31 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £47.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.52% +171.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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
Luton +13 5 £475 +15.15% 1
Bedford - 4 £450 -
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 22 (84.62%) SDET
5 21 (80.77%) Cucumber
6 20 (76.92%) Ruby
6 20 (76.92%) Python
7 19 (73.08%) API Testing
8 18 (69.23%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (65.38%) C#
10 16 (61.54%) TeamCity
10 16 (61.54%) Continuous Delivery
11 15 (57.69%) SpecFlow
11 15 (57.69%) ATDD
11 15 (57.69%) Feature Driven Development
11 15 (57.69%) TDD
11 15 (57.69%) E-Commerce
12 13 (50.00%) SoapUI
12 13 (50.00%) Selenium
13 11 (42.31%) JIRA
13 11 (42.31%) TestNG
13 11 (42.31%) JBehave
13 11 (42.31%) JUnit
13 11 (42.31%) Perl
14 10 (38.46%) WebDriver
14 10 (38.46%) Jenkins
14 10 (38.46%) Defect Management
15 9 (34.62%) Appium
15 9 (34.62%) Xamarin
15 9 (34.62%) Mobile App

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 21 (80.77%) Cucumber
2 16 (61.54%) TeamCity
3 15 (57.69%) SpecFlow
4 13 (50.00%) Selenium
4 13 (50.00%) SoapUI
5 11 (42.31%) JBehave
5 11 (42.31%) JIRA
5 11 (42.31%) JUnit
5 11 (42.31%) TestNG
6 10 (38.46%) Jenkins
6 10 (38.46%) WebDriver
7 9 (34.62%) Appium
7 9 (34.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (30.77%) Calabash
9 7 (26.92%) Ant
9 7 (26.92%) Maven
10 1 (3.85%) Mocha
10 1 (3.85%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 17 (65.38%) Test Engineer
2 16 (61.54%) Test Automation Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Senior Test Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Applications Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) C# Developer
6 2 (7.69%) C# Software Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Developer in Test
6 2 (7.69%) Java Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior C# Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior C# Software Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Java Software Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Software Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) Gherkin
2 4 (15.38%) REST
3 1 (3.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) 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 19 (73.08%) API Testing
4 18 (69.23%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (61.54%) Continuous Delivery
6 15 (57.69%) ATDD
6 15 (57.69%) E-Commerce
6 15 (57.69%) Feature Driven Development
6 15 (57.69%) TDD
7 10 (38.46%) Defect Management
8 9 (34.62%) Automation Testing
9 1 (3.85%) Agile Testing
9 1 (3.85%) Data Modelling
9 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
9 1 (3.85%) Defect Tracking
9 1 (3.85%) Exploratory Testing
9 1 (3.85%) OO
9 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
9 1 (3.85%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (76.92%) Python
1 20 (76.92%) Ruby
2 17 (65.38%) C#
3 11 (42.31%) Perl
4 8 (30.77%) Java
5 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (88.46%) QA
2 22 (84.62%) SDET
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Xamarin