The first table below looks at the demand 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 14 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 East Midlands 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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 78 78 76
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 9 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.64% 0.56% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.79% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 3
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£300 £325 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +22.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £273 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £343 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £336 £286
% change year-on-year
-3.34% +17.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
986 1013 934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 70.33% 71.19% 67.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 522 463
Average daily rate £375 £383 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 39 40
Average hourly rate £14.50 £35.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.57% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £56.16 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.98% +3.33%
Automation Testing
England

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 14 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
Derbyshire - 5 £300 - 1
Nottinghamshire +7 3 £250 - 2
Leicestershire - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, 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 7 (41.18%) Software Testing
2 6 (35.29%) QA
2 6 (35.29%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (29.41%) VB
3 5 (29.41%) Scrum
3 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
4 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (23.53%) Selenium
4 4 (23.53%) Problem Management
4 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
4 4 (23.53%) LoadRunner
4 4 (23.53%) Java
4 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (17.65%) Keyword-Driven Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
5 3 (17.65%) TDD
5 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
5 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
6 2 (11.76%) System Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
6 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
6 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
6 2 (11.76%) .NET
6 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (11.76%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP SD
1 1 (5.88%) SAP MM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (23.53%) LoadRunner
2 4 (23.53%) Selenium
3 2 (11.76%) JIRA
4 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Tester
2 5 (29.41%) Automation Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Test Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Automated Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Automated Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Test Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.88%) QA Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
2 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Software Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
2 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Scrum
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
3 4 (23.53%) Problem Management
4 3 (17.65%) Keyword-Driven Testing
4 3 (17.65%) TDD
4 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) BDD
5 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
5 2 (11.76%) System Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.88%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) VB
2 4 (23.53%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) SAP
1 1 (5.88%) HP
1 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (5.88%) hybris