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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
England / East Midlands
Rank 77 93 81
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 16 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.09% 0.20% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 0.26% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Median daily rate £300 £343 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.40% -6.16%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £378
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -4.63%
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 East Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1162 1172 1064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 79.43% 77.67% 72.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 717 616
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 36 44
Median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £43.75 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands 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 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
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 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
Nottinghamshire +12 7 £300 - 2
Northamptonshire - 6 - - 1
Leicestershire +7 3 - - 4
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (40.00%) Selenium
3 7 (28.00%) Load Testing
3 7 (28.00%) SoapUI
3 7 (28.00%) Jenkins
4 6 (24.00%) BDD
4 6 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (24.00%) TDD
4 6 (24.00%) Java
4 6 (24.00%) Scrum
5 5 (20.00%) Finance
5 5 (20.00%) C#
5 5 (20.00%) SOAP
5 5 (20.00%) ISEB
5 5 (20.00%) Retail
5 5 (20.00%) NUnit
5 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 5 (20.00%) REST
5 5 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 5 (20.00%) SDLC
6 4 (16.00%) Cucumber
6 4 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (16.00%) Groovy
6 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
6 4 (16.00%) Banking
6 4 (16.00%) HP UFT
6 4 (16.00%) .NET
6 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) ArcGIS
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) GIS
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (4.00%) SAP BW
2 1 (4.00%) SAP HANA
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (40.00%) Selenium
2 7 (28.00%) Jenkins
2 7 (28.00%) SoapUI
3 5 (20.00%) NUnit
4 4 (16.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (16.00%) HP UFT
4 4 (16.00%) JMeter
5 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (12.00%) JIRA
6 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (4.00%) JBehave
7 1 (4.00%) MSTest
7 1 (4.00%) TestComplete
7 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
7 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
1 5 (20.00%) Retail
2 4 (16.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Electronics
4 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.00%) Marketing
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Analyst
1 5 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Architect
2 4 (16.00%) Automation Test Lead
2 4 (16.00%) Developer
2 4 (16.00%) Test Leader
3 2 (8.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) C# Software Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) DevOps Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Test Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Test Automation Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Tester
4 1 (4.00%) Lead Architect
4 1 (4.00%) SAP Test Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) REST
1 5 (20.00%) SOAP
2 4 (16.00%) .NET
3 3 (12.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (12.00%) WCF
3 3 (12.00%) Web Services
4 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (8.00%) Hibernate
4 2 (8.00%) RESTful
4 2 (8.00%) Spring
4 2 (8.00%) Unity DI Container
4 2 (8.00%) Unreal Engine
5 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.00%) Classic ASP
5 1 (4.00%) CSS
5 1 (4.00%) Entity Framework
5 1 (4.00%) J2EE
5 1 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (4.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.00%) Mobile Payment
1 1 (4.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) Load Testing
3 6 (24.00%) BDD
3 6 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (24.00%) Scrum
3 6 (24.00%) TDD
4 5 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 5 (20.00%) SDLC
4 5 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (12.00%) DevOps
6 3 (12.00%) ITIL
6 3 (12.00%) MVC
6 3 (12.00%) Software Delivery
6 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (12.00%) System Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) Java
2 5 (20.00%) C#
3 4 (16.00%) Groovy
4 2 (8.00%) C++
4 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.00%) R
5 1 (4.00%) SQL
5 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) ISEB
2 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
2 2 (8.00%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 2 (8.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (8.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) Pega
2 2 (8.00%) SAP
3 1 (4.00%) Cadence
3 1 (4.00%) ESRI
3 1 (4.00%) Google
3 1 (4.00%) HP
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