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 7 December 2016 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 89 94 82
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 11 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.66% 0.26% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.33% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 8
Median daily rate £300 £330 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £42.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +49.12%
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
1348 1228 1152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 80.96% 78.57% 69.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 845 807 650
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 39 56
Median hourly rate £18.50 £15.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.31% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.90 £34.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 7 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -1 5 £300 -7.69% 8
Leicestershire -2 2 - - 1
Northamptonshire -14 2 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £350 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) Finance
3 6 (30.00%) Selenium
4 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (25.00%) BDD
4 5 (25.00%) Java
4 5 (25.00%) SDLC
5 4 (20.00%) SoapUI
5 4 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 4 (20.00%) C#
5 4 (20.00%) .NET
5 4 (20.00%) SAP
5 4 (20.00%) SOAP
5 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (20.00%) ISEB
5 4 (20.00%) Scrum
5 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (20.00%) QA
5 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 4 (20.00%) TDD
5 4 (20.00%) Retail
6 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (15.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (15.00%) WCF
6 3 (15.00%) Load Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (15.00%) 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 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) Boomi
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) SAP BW
2 2 (10.00%) SAP HANA
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (5.00%) Power BI
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Selenium
2 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (15.00%) HP UFT
3 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (10.00%) JIRA
4 2 (10.00%) NUnit
5 1 (5.00%) JBehave
5 1 (5.00%) JMeter
5 1 (5.00%) MSTest
5 1 (5.00%) TestComplete
5 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Retail
3 2 (10.00%) Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Electronics
4 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.00%) Marketing
4 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
1 7 (35.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) QA Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) SAP Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) SAP Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Software Quality Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Test Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Test Automation Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Web Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
1 4 (20.00%) SOAP
2 3 (15.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (15.00%) WCF
2 3 (15.00%) Web Services
3 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (10.00%) REST
3 2 (10.00%) RESTful
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.00%) Classic ASP
4 1 (5.00%) CSS
4 1 (5.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (5.00%) Hibernate
4 1 (5.00%) HTML
4 1 (5.00%) J2EE
4 1 (5.00%) jQuery
4 1 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (5.00%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (5.00%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.00%) Mobile Payment
1 1 (5.00%) NHS
1 1 (5.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) BDD
2 5 (25.00%) SDLC
2 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (20.00%) Scrum
3 4 (20.00%) TDD
4 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Defect Management
4 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Load Testing
4 3 (15.00%) MVC
4 3 (15.00%) Software Delivery
4 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
5 2 (10.00%) DevOps
5 2 (10.00%) Energy Management
5 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Java
2 4 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.00%) R
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (5.00%) C++
4 1 (5.00%) Groovy
4 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) ISEB
1 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (5.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (20.00%) SAP
2 2 (10.00%) HP
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Pega
3 1 (5.00%) Cadence
3 1 (5.00%) Dell
3 1 (5.00%) Google