The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 80 84 77
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 15 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.91% 0.88% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 1.25% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 0
Average daily rate
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£319 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.64% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-7.05% +4.00%
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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
1147 1117 1010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 69.31% 70.43% 65.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 583 449
Average daily rate £388 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £140 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 45 80
Average hourly rate £15.50 £22.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.86% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £36.50 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 8 £370 +23.33% 2
Northamptonshire -9 3 £233 -7.00% 1
Derbyshire 0 2 £288 +15.00% 1
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 16 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (57.69%) Selenium
3 13 (50.00%) Java
4 12 (46.15%) QA
5 11 (42.31%) TDD
5 11 (42.31%) C#
6 10 (38.46%) Cucumber
7 9 (34.62%) BDD
8 8 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (26.92%) WebDriver
9 7 (26.92%) ISEB
9 7 (26.92%) Retail
9 7 (26.92%) Finance
10 6 (23.08%) Scrum
10 6 (23.08%) Test Management
10 6 (23.08%) Open Source
11 5 (19.23%) JIRA
11 5 (19.23%) QuickTest Pro
11 5 (19.23%) E-Commerce
11 5 (19.23%) PHP
11 5 (19.23%) SQL
11 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
12 4 (15.38%) OO
12 4 (15.38%) .NET
12 4 (15.38%) Software Testing
12 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
13 3 (11.54%) JBehave
13 3 (11.54%) Android
13 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (11.54%) Apple iOS

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (57.69%) Selenium
2 10 (38.46%) Cucumber
3 7 (26.92%) WebDriver
4 5 (19.23%) JIRA
4 5 (19.23%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (11.54%) JBehave
5 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
5 3 (11.54%) SoapUI
5 3 (11.54%) Ranorex
6 2 (7.69%) JUnit
7 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
7 1 (3.85%) LabVIEW
7 1 (3.85%) Maven
7 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
1 7 (26.92%) Retail
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Analyst
1 11 (42.31%) Test Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Tester
3 5 (19.23%) Automation Tester
4 4 (15.38%) Agile Test Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Automated Test Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Test Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Developer
6 2 (7.69%) SAP Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) SAP Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Test Automation Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) QA Tester
7 1 (3.85%) QA Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Functional Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Functional Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) .NET
2 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
3 2 (7.69%) CSS
3 2 (7.69%) HTML
3 2 (7.69%) Spring
4 1 (3.85%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Open Source
2 3 (11.54%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.85%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Android
1 3 (11.54%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.69%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (42.31%) TDD
3 9 (34.62%) BDD
4 6 (23.08%) Scrum
4 6 (23.08%) Test Management
5 5 (19.23%) E-Commerce
6 4 (15.38%) OO
6 4 (15.38%) Software Testing
6 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Data Modelling
7 3 (11.54%) OOD
7 3 (11.54%) User Stories
8 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (7.69%) Time Management
8 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
8 2 (7.69%) Automated Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Integration Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (3.85%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) Java
2 11 (42.31%) C#
3 5 (19.23%) PHP
3 5 (19.23%) SQL
4 3 (11.54%) Ruby
5 2 (7.69%) R
5 2 (7.69%) C++
5 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.85%) VBScript
6 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) ISEB
2 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (46.15%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) HP
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) SAP
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) T-Plan