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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
England / East Midlands
Rank 74 92 85
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 18 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.26% 0.56% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 0.72% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 5
Median daily rate £365 £525 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.47% +43.83%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%

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
1140 1256 1164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 79.55% 78.65% 75.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 760 651
Median daily rate £375 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 35 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 £12.23 £10.00 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £43.75 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 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 +9 9 £365 -47.85% 6
Northamptonshire 0 6 - - 1
Leicestershire +6 3 - - 1
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (40.74%) Selenium
3 10 (37.04%) Java
4 8 (29.63%) Load Testing
4 8 (29.63%) SoapUI
5 7 (25.93%) Test Strategy
5 7 (25.93%) Functional Testing
5 7 (25.93%) SDLC
5 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (25.93%) QA
5 7 (25.93%) C#
6 6 (22.22%) Scrum
6 6 (22.22%) SOAP
6 6 (22.22%) Integration Testing
6 6 (22.22%) TDD
6 6 (22.22%) Jenkins
6 6 (22.22%) BDD
7 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
7 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
7 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (18.52%) Web Services
8 4 (14.81%) ISEB
8 4 (14.81%) HP UFT
8 4 (14.81%) Finance
8 4 (14.81%) JMeter
8 4 (14.81%) Groovy
8 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
8 4 (14.81%) JIRA
8 4 (14.81%) NUnit
8 4 (14.81%) REST

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 (3.70%) ArcGIS
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) GIS
Development Applications
1 11 (40.74%) Selenium
2 8 (29.63%) SoapUI
3 6 (22.22%) Jenkins
4 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
5 4 (14.81%) HP UFT
5 4 (14.81%) JIRA
5 4 (14.81%) JMeter
5 4 (14.81%) NUnit
6 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
7 1 (3.70%) JBehave
7 1 (3.70%) MSTest
7 1 (3.70%) Ranorex
7 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.70%) TestComplete
7 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
2 3 (11.11%) Retail
3 2 (7.41%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Electronics
4 1 (3.70%) Legal
4 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.70%) Marketing
4 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Analyst
1 7 (25.93%) Test Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Architect
4 4 (14.81%) Automation Test Lead
4 4 (14.81%) Test Leader
5 3 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Test Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Development Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) QA Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Software Development Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Software Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) SOAP
2 5 (18.52%) Web Services
3 4 (14.81%) REST
4 3 (11.11%) .NET
4 3 (11.11%) Hibernate
4 3 (11.11%) Spring
4 3 (11.11%) Unreal Engine
5 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
5 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
5 2 (7.41%) JPA
5 2 (7.41%) JSF
5 2 (7.41%) RESTful
5 2 (7.41%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 2 (7.41%) Unity DI Container
5 2 (7.41%) WCF
6 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (3.70%) Entity Framework
6 1 (3.70%) J2EE
6 1 (3.70%) Java EE
6 1 (3.70%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.70%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Unix
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) Load Testing
3 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (25.93%) Functional Testing
3 7 (25.93%) SDLC
3 7 (25.93%) Test Strategy
4 6 (22.22%) BDD
4 6 (22.22%) Integration Testing
4 6 (22.22%) Scrum
4 6 (22.22%) TDD
5 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
6 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Build Automation
7 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Software Delivery
7 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (11.11%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) Java
2 7 (25.93%) C#
3 4 (14.81%) Groovy
4 3 (11.11%) C++
5 2 (7.41%) VBScript
6 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.70%) SQL
6 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) ISEB
2 3 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) QA
2 3 (11.11%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 2 (7.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (7.41%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
1 2 (7.41%) Pega
2 1 (3.70%) ESRI
2 1 (3.70%) Google
2 1 (3.70%) HP
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle
2 1 (3.70%) SAP