The table below looks at the statistics for Automation Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 94 84 82
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 5 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.32% 0.67% 0.081%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.91% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £330 £275
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -62.50%
Automation Testing
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 East Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1169 1098 842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 74.22% 73.54% 67.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 567 423
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £140 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 70 77
Average hourly rate £16.00 £27.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.81% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Automation Testing Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Automation Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. 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
Nottinghamshire -10 2 - -
Northamptonshire -10 1 - -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Telerik
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Ranorex
4 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (16.67%) Calabash
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Automotive
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) SAP
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB
4 1 (16.67%) Objective-C
4 1 (16.67%) Retail

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Ranorex
2 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) Calabash
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Automotive
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Tester
3 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) SAP Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Telerik
2 1 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft