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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 82 96 93
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 15 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.94% 0.46% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 0.59% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 5
Average daily rate £700 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £310 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £775 £362 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £48.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £41.75
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -7.18%
Test Automation
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
1286 1347 1206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 80.43% 76.84% 76.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 799 799 616
Average daily rate £390 £390 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 38 85
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £25.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +7 14 £700 +107.40%
Derbyshire - 1 - - 1
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 9 (47.37%) Software Testing
1 9 (47.37%) SDLC
2 8 (42.11%) HP
2 8 (42.11%) HP UFT
2 8 (42.11%) LoadRunner
3 6 (31.58%) Open Source
3 6 (31.58%) Automated Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Management Information System
4 5 (26.32%) Test Management
4 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (21.05%) QA
6 3 (15.79%) Selenium
6 3 (15.79%) Finance
6 3 (15.79%) BDD
7 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
7 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (10.53%) ISEB
7 2 (10.53%) C#
7 2 (10.53%) Java
7 2 (10.53%) PHP
7 2 (10.53%) SQL
7 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
7 2 (10.53%) JIRA
7 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
8 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
8 1 (5.26%) Build Automation
8 1 (5.26%) Functional Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (5.26%) User Stories
8 1 (5.26%) Automation Testing

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) HP UFT
1 8 (42.11%) LoadRunner
2 3 (15.79%) Selenium
3 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
3 2 (10.53%) JIRA
4 1 (5.26%) JMeter
4 1 (5.26%) PHPUnit
4 1 (5.26%) Ranorex
4 1 (5.26%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
4 1 (5.26%) Subversion
4 1 (5.26%) VersionOne
4 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.26%) Xdebug
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Consultant
1 9 (47.37%) Test Automation Consultant
2 8 (42.11%) Test Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Strategy Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Business Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Test Leader
4 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Java Automation Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Magento Developer
5 1 (5.26%) PHP Magento Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Test Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Testing Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
1 1 (5.26%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) SDLC
1 9 (47.37%) Software Testing
2 6 (31.58%) Automated Testing
2 6 (31.58%) Open Source
3 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (26.32%) Test Management
4 3 (15.79%) BDD
5 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Build Automation
6 1 (5.26%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (5.26%) Functional Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Line Management
6 1 (5.26%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Process Improvement
6 1 (5.26%) Re-Platforming
6 1 (5.26%) TDD
6 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.26%) User Stories
6 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) C#
1 2 (10.53%) Java
1 2 (10.53%) PHP
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Python
2 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
1 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
1 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) IBM
2 1 (5.26%) Zend