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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 89 83 82
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 7 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.45% 0.70% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.91% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 6
Median daily rate £339 £350 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.21% +28.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £323 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £355 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +6.66%
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
1242 1206 1086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 80.54% 77.21% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 738 572
Median daily rate £420 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 67
Median hourly rate £14.50 £19.08 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +31.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.35 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 28 June 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 -7 6 £340 -2.85% 3
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 13 (59.09%) HP
2 11 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 9 (40.91%) SDLC
4 8 (36.36%) HP UFT
4 8 (36.36%) LoadRunner
5 6 (27.27%) Automated Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Test Management
5 6 (27.27%) QA
5 6 (27.27%) Open Source
6 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
6 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
6 5 (22.73%) Finance
7 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
8 3 (13.64%) Time Management
8 3 (13.64%) Process Improvement
9 2 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Defect Management
9 2 (9.09%) JIRA
9 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
9 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
9 2 (9.09%) ISEB
9 2 (9.09%) SQL
10 1 (4.55%) VB
10 1 (4.55%) Oracle
10 1 (4.55%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (4.55%) Web Services
10 1 (4.55%) Python

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) HP UFT
1 8 (36.36%) LoadRunner
2 2 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.55%) JMeter
3 1 (4.55%) PHPUnit
3 1 (4.55%) Ranorex
3 1 (4.55%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (4.55%) Selenium
3 1 (4.55%) Subversion
3 1 (4.55%) TestRail
3 1 (4.55%) VersionOne
3 1 (4.55%) Xdebug
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Consultant
1 9 (40.91%) Test Automation Consultant
2 8 (36.36%) Test Consultant
3 7 (31.82%) Analyst
4 5 (22.73%) Test Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) QA Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Business Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Strategy Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Technical Business Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
6 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) Automation Tester
7 1 (4.55%) PeopleSoft Functional Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) PHP Magento Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
7 1 (4.55%) Test Programme Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Testing Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Web Services
1 1 (4.55%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 9 (40.91%) SDLC
3 6 (27.27%) Automated Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Open Source
3 6 (27.27%) Test Management
4 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
5 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 3 (13.64%) Process Improvement
6 3 (13.64%) Time Management
7 2 (9.09%) Defect Management
7 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
7 2 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
8 1 (4.55%) BDD
8 1 (4.55%) Build Automation
8 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
8 1 (4.55%) Line Management
8 1 (4.55%) Re-Platforming
8 1 (4.55%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) C#
2 1 (4.55%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) PHP
2 1 (4.55%) Python
2 1 (4.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) ISEB
1 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) HP
2 1 (4.55%) IBM
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (4.55%) Zend