The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 85 84 72
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 10 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.62% 0.23% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.34% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Average daily rate £325 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £105.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+162.50% -5.88%
Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1196 887 911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 74.15% 68.71% 64.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 441 439
Average daily rate £350 £373 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.10% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 66 71
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £11.85 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Automation
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire -8 4 £400 - 2
Leicestershire -12 2 £325 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £210 - 1
Derbyshire - - - - 2
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 13 (65.00%) Scrum
2 9 (45.00%) Selenium
3 8 (40.00%) QA
3 8 (40.00%) BDD
3 8 (40.00%) TDD
3 8 (40.00%) E-Commerce
4 7 (35.00%) Retail
4 7 (35.00%) Test Management
5 6 (30.00%) Open Source
5 6 (30.00%) Cucumber
5 6 (30.00%) Automated Testing
5 6 (30.00%) Ruby
5 6 (30.00%) Ruby on Rails
5 6 (30.00%) ISEB
5 6 (30.00%) C#
6 5 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (20.00%) C++
7 4 (20.00%) Windows
7 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
8 3 (15.00%) SQL
8 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
8 3 (15.00%) JIRA
8 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
8 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
9 2 (10.00%) Android
9 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (10.00%) FitNesse

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SAP BW
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) Selenium
2 6 (30.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (15.00%) JIRA
5 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (10.00%) FitNesse
5 2 (10.00%) SpecFlow
6 1 (5.00%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
6 1 (5.00%) TestComplete
General
1 7 (35.00%) Retail
2 2 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Analyst
1 10 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Automation Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Manual Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Test Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Coach
5 1 (5.00%) ScrumMaster
5 1 (5.00%) Test Automation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Open Source
2 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Android
2 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (10.00%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Scrum
2 8 (40.00%) BDD
2 8 (40.00%) TDD
2 8 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 7 (35.00%) Test Management
4 6 (30.00%) Automated Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
8 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (10.00%) Use Case
8 2 (10.00%) ATDD
9 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (5.00%) CRM
9 1 (5.00%) Automation Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Web Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) Ruby
1 6 (30.00%) C#
2 4 (20.00%) C++
3 3 (15.00%) SQL
4 2 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) ISEB
2 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) SAP
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) IBM