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 21 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
England / East of England
Rank 87 94 106
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +12
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 32 28 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.51% 1.20% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 1.50% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 13
Median daily rate £450 £325 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -31.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £376 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.88 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+26.40% +36.36%

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
1732 1863 1953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 81.58% 79.96% 77.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1021 1134 1179
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 157 144
Median hourly rate £40.50 £38.75 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.51% +58.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.99 £15.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £55.80 £43.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 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
Essex +17 21 £430 +72.00% 3
Hertfordshire -6 5 £883 - 2
Cambridgeshire -2 3 £359 -26.03% 9
Suffolk - 3 £450 - 5
Automated Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 48 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (71.43%) Java
3 35 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
4 31 (55.36%) TDD
5 27 (48.21%) DevOps
6 24 (42.86%) Selenium
7 23 (41.07%) Mentoring
8 21 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
9 19 (33.93%) Software Engineering
10 17 (30.36%) Jenkins
11 16 (28.57%) SoapUI
11 16 (28.57%) Git (software)
11 16 (28.57%) Cucumber
12 15 (26.79%) Degree
12 15 (26.79%) Scrum
13 14 (25.00%) Test Scripting
13 14 (25.00%) BDD
13 14 (25.00%) Android
13 14 (25.00%) Apple iOS
14 13 (23.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 13 (23.21%) Manual Testing
14 13 (23.21%) Adobe
15 12 (21.43%) Open Source
15 12 (21.43%) JIRA
16 11 (19.64%) Computer Science
16 11 (19.64%) WebDriver
16 11 (19.64%) Test Automation
16 11 (19.64%) SQL
16 11 (19.64%) Web Services
17 10 (17.86%) System Testing

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 13 (23.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 8 (14.29%) Confluence
3 7 (12.50%) WebLogic
4 4 (7.14%) Tomcat
4 4 (7.14%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.79%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) DB2
1 4 (7.14%) DbVisualizer
2 2 (3.57%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.57%) Neo4j
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.79%) CouchDB
3 1 (1.79%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.79%) HBase
3 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.79%) Redis
3 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.79%) Riak
Development Applications
1 24 (42.86%) Selenium
2 17 (30.36%) Jenkins
3 16 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 16 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 16 (28.57%) SoapUI
4 12 (21.43%) JIRA
5 11 (19.64%) WebDriver
6 7 (12.50%) XDoclet
7 5 (8.93%) JBehave
7 5 (8.93%) JMeter
7 5 (8.93%) JUnit
7 5 (8.93%) NUnit
8 4 (7.14%) Appium
8 4 (7.14%) FitNesse
8 4 (7.14%) Maven
8 4 (7.14%) TeamCity
9 3 (5.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (5.36%) HP UFT
9 3 (5.36%) Robot Framework
9 3 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (12.50%) Retail
2 4 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (1.79%) Electronics
3 1 (1.79%) Games
3 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.79%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (37.50%) Developer
2 18 (32.14%) Java Developer
3 13 (23.21%) Tester
4 11 (19.64%) Automation Tester
5 10 (17.86%) Senior Developer
5 10 (17.86%) Senior Java Developer
6 9 (16.07%) Java Software Developer
7 8 (14.29%) Senior Java Software Developer
7 8 (14.29%) Senior Software Developer
8 7 (12.50%) Test Manager
9 6 (10.71%) Analyst
9 6 (10.71%) Test Analyst
10 5 (8.93%) Software Manager
11 4 (7.14%) Java Automation Tester
11 4 (7.14%) Portfolio Manager
11 4 (7.14%) Portfolio Test Manager
11 4 (7.14%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 4 (7.14%) Selenium Tester
12 3 (5.36%) Test Engineer
13 2 (3.57%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.64%) Web Services
2 10 (17.86%) Gherkin
3 7 (12.50%) EJB
3 7 (12.50%) Java EE
4 5 (8.93%) HTML
4 5 (8.93%) Spring
5 4 (7.14%) .NET
5 4 (7.14%) .NET Framework
5 4 (7.14%) J2EE
5 4 (7.14%) RESTful
5 4 (7.14%) XML
6 2 (3.57%) CSS
7 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.79%) D3.js
7 1 (1.79%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.79%) HTML5
7 1 (1.79%) JAX-RS
7 1 (1.79%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 21 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (19.64%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.79%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.00%) Android
1 14 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 4 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
3 31 (55.36%) TDD
4 27 (48.21%) DevOps
5 23 (41.07%) Mentoring
6 19 (33.93%) Software Engineering
7 15 (26.79%) Scrum
8 14 (25.00%) BDD
8 14 (25.00%) Test Scripting
9 13 (23.21%) Manual Testing
10 12 (21.43%) Open Source
11 11 (19.64%) Test Automation
12 10 (17.86%) System Testing
13 9 (16.07%) Android Development
13 9 (16.07%) iOS Development
14 8 (14.29%) Test Strategy
15 7 (12.50%) Functional Testing
16 6 (10.71%) ATDD
16 6 (10.71%) Continuous Delivery
16 6 (10.71%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (71.43%) Java
2 11 (19.64%) SQL
3 7 (12.50%) Groovy
4 6 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.14%) C#
6 3 (5.36%) Ruby
7 2 (3.57%) Python
8 1 (1.79%) C++
8 1 (1.79%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 15 (26.79%) Degree
2 4 (7.14%) ISEB
3 2 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (3.57%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.86%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.79%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.79%) SDET
Vendors
1 13 (23.21%) Adobe
2 7 (12.50%) Oracle
3 4 (7.14%) Atlassian
3 4 (7.14%) hybris
3 4 (7.14%) IBM
4 2 (3.57%) HP
5 1 (1.79%) Google
5 1 (1.79%) Mapbox
5 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.79%) SAP
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