The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 118 122 92
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -30
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 11 27 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.44% 0.87% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 1.10% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 10
Median daily rate £375 £331 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -15.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £214 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £350 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £59.31 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+48.27% +3.89%
Automated Testing
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 of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2019 2456 2253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 80.21% 79.00% 77.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1182 1513 1311
Median daily rate £425 £395 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 161 153
Median hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £28.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +12.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £50.00 £41.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the East of England region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the East of England region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the East of England region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
Cambridgeshire +16 5 £331 +15.21% 8
Hertfordshire +5 4 £700 - 2
Bedfordshire - 2 £300 - 3
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 of England region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 35 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (50.00%) Java
3 17 (40.48%) SQL
4 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 15 (35.71%) Scrum
5 14 (33.33%) Selenium
5 14 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 14 (33.33%) Web Services
5 14 (33.33%) RESTful
6 13 (30.95%) C#
6 13 (30.95%) Migration
6 13 (30.95%) TDD
7 12 (28.57%) CMS
7 12 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (28.57%) Android
7 12 (28.57%) SOAP
7 12 (28.57%) ERP
7 12 (28.57%) Apple iOS
7 12 (28.57%) Mobile App
7 12 (28.57%) Mentoring
8 11 (26.19%) BDD
8 11 (26.19%) SAP
9 10 (23.81%) CRM
9 10 (23.81%) Siebel
9 10 (23.81%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (23.81%) XML
9 10 (23.81%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (23.81%) Data Modelling
9 10 (23.81%) ETL
9 10 (23.81%) Git (software)

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 12 (28.57%) CMS
2 3 (7.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (23.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (9.52%) Magento
3 2 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (23.81%) Heroku
2 9 (21.43%) Force.com
3 2 (4.76%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.38%) IP Telephony
1 1 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 4 (9.52%) DB2
3 4 (9.52%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.38%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 14 (33.33%) Selenium
2 10 (23.81%) Git (software)
2 10 (23.81%) WebDriver
3 8 (19.05%) Cucumber
4 6 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 6 (14.29%) JUnit
4 6 (14.29%) NUnit
5 5 (11.90%) Subversion
6 4 (9.52%) Ant
6 4 (9.52%) JIRA
6 4 (9.52%) RSpec
7 3 (7.14%) Appium
7 3 (7.14%) PHPUnit
8 2 (4.76%) Gradle
8 2 (4.76%) HP UFT
8 2 (4.76%) Maven
8 2 (4.76%) MSTest
8 2 (4.76%) SoapUI
8 2 (4.76%) SonarQube
8 2 (4.76%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (9.52%) Retail
2 1 (2.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Tester
2 11 (26.19%) Architect
3 8 (19.05%) Salesforce.com Architect
4 7 (16.67%) Automation Tester
4 7 (16.67%) Technical Architect
5 6 (14.29%) Consultant
5 6 (14.29%) Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) QA Tester
6 4 (9.52%) Salesforce.com Consultant
6 4 (9.52%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 4 (9.52%) Selenium Tester
6 4 (9.52%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (9.52%) Test Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) .NET Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Java Programmer
7 3 (7.14%) Programmer
7 3 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Test Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (33.33%) RESTful
1 14 (33.33%) Web Services
2 12 (28.57%) SOAP
3 10 (23.81%) Visualforce
3 10 (23.81%) XML
4 9 (21.43%) COM
5 6 (14.29%) .NET
5 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 6 (14.29%) CSS
5 6 (14.29%) HTML
6 5 (11.90%) Gherkin
7 4 (9.52%) jQuery
7 4 (9.52%) REST
8 3 (7.14%) Behat
8 3 (7.14%) J2EE
9 2 (4.76%) HTML5
9 2 (4.76%) JSP
9 2 (4.76%) WCF
9 2 (4.76%) WSDL
9 2 (4.76%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 10 (23.81%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (16.67%) Data Structures
4 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
5 3 (7.14%) iPad
6 2 (4.76%) Virtual Team
6 2 (4.76%) Web 2.0
7 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
7 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
7 1 (2.38%) Fintech
7 1 (2.38%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) Android
1 12 (28.57%) Apple iOS
2 6 (14.29%) Unix
3 5 (11.90%) Windows
4 3 (7.14%) Linux
5 2 (4.76%) Solaris
6 1 (2.38%) Debian
6 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.38%) SUSE
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (35.71%) Scrum
3 13 (30.95%) Migration
3 13 (30.95%) TDD
4 12 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (28.57%) ERP
4 12 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 11 (26.19%) BDD
6 10 (23.81%) CRM
6 10 (23.81%) Data Modelling
6 10 (23.81%) ETL
6 10 (23.81%) Use Case
6 10 (23.81%) Waterfall
7 9 (21.43%) Test Automation
7 9 (21.43%) Test Scripting
8 8 (19.05%) Presales
8 8 (19.05%) Unit Testing
9 7 (16.67%) System Testing
10 6 (14.29%) Data Migration
10 6 (14.29%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (50.00%) Java
2 17 (40.48%) SQL
3 14 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 13 (30.95%) C#
5 10 (23.81%) Apex Code
5 10 (23.81%) SOQL
6 5 (11.90%) Python
7 4 (9.52%) C++
7 4 (9.52%) Ruby
8 3 (7.14%) PHP
9 2 (4.76%) Groovy
10 1 (2.38%) C
10 1 (2.38%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Degree
2 4 (9.52%) ISEB
3 2 (4.76%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.05%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (26.19%) SAP
3 10 (23.81%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (23.81%) Siebel
4 3 (7.14%) IBM
5 2 (4.76%) CA
5 2 (4.76%) FatWire
5 2 (4.76%) Google
5 2 (4.76%) JD Edwards
5 2 (4.76%) Omniture
5 2 (4.76%) Rally
5 2 (4.76%) Xamarin
6 1 (2.38%) Facebook
6 1 (2.38%) HP
6 1 (2.38%) hybris
6 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.38%) Twitter
6 1 (2.38%) VMware