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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 96 118 105
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -13
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 27 16 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.06% 0.58% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 0.76% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 13
Median daily rate £400 £313 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £298 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £429 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+12.66% +3.44%
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
1969 2114 2343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 77.64% 76.68% 76.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1169 1185 1327
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 155 142
Median hourly rate £27.50 £33.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 - 18 £375 - 6
Essex +5 5 £450 +44.00% 1
Hertfordshire +8 3 - - 3
Bedfordshire -1 1 £300 -41.46% 1
Automated Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 44 (86.27%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (50.98%) SQL
3 23 (45.10%) Java
4 22 (43.14%) JavaScript
5 21 (41.18%) RESTful
6 20 (39.22%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (37.25%) Selenium
8 17 (33.33%) XML
8 17 (33.33%) QA
8 17 (33.33%) TDD
8 17 (33.33%) Test Scripting
8 17 (33.33%) WebDriver
9 16 (31.37%) Web Services
10 15 (29.41%) Unix
10 15 (29.41%) Git (software)
11 14 (27.45%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (27.45%) HTML
12 13 (25.49%) Scrum
12 13 (25.49%) Mentoring
12 13 (25.49%) Test Automation
13 12 (23.53%) BDD
13 12 (23.53%) Mobile App
13 12 (23.53%) CMS
13 12 (23.53%) Retail
13 12 (23.53%) Subversion
13 12 (23.53%) DB2
13 12 (23.53%) SOAP
13 12 (23.53%) ETL
13 12 (23.53%) Microsoft
14 11 (21.57%) ERP

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 (23.53%) CMS
2 3 (5.88%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.96%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (21.57%) Magento
2 9 (17.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (19.61%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (19.61%) Force.com
1 10 (19.61%) Heroku
2 2 (3.92%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) FTP
2 1 (1.96%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.96%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.96%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.53%) DB2
2 10 (19.61%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (15.69%) SQL Server
4 6 (11.76%) Relational Database
5 4 (7.84%) DbVisualizer
5 4 (7.84%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (37.25%) Selenium
2 17 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 15 (29.41%) Git (software)
4 12 (23.53%) Subversion
5 8 (15.69%) Appium
5 8 (15.69%) Cucumber
5 8 (15.69%) PHPUnit
6 6 (11.76%) Jenkins
6 6 (11.76%) JIRA
6 6 (11.76%) JUnit
7 5 (9.80%) Bugzilla
7 5 (9.80%) NUnit
8 4 (7.84%) Ant
8 4 (7.84%) FogBugz
8 4 (7.84%) RSpec
9 3 (5.88%) HP UFT
9 3 (5.88%) Protractor
10 2 (3.92%) AccuRev
10 2 (3.92%) Maven
10 2 (3.92%) SonarQube
General
1 12 (23.53%) Retail
2 2 (3.92%) Finance
3 1 (1.96%) Electronics
3 1 (1.96%) Games
3 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (35.29%) Tester
2 12 (23.53%) Automation Tester
3 10 (19.61%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 10 (19.61%) Selenium Tester
4 9 (17.65%) Analyst
4 9 (17.65%) Architect
4 9 (17.65%) Test Analyst
4 9 (17.65%) Web Tester
5 7 (13.73%) Salesforce.com Architect
5 7 (13.73%) Technical Architect
5 7 (13.73%) Web Automation Tester
6 6 (11.76%) Developer
7 4 (7.84%) Consultant
7 4 (7.84%) QA Tester
7 4 (7.84%) Salesforce.com Consultant
7 4 (7.84%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (5.88%) Java Automation Tester
8 3 (5.88%) Programmer
8 3 (5.88%) SQL Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (41.18%) RESTful
2 17 (33.33%) XML
3 16 (31.37%) Web Services
4 14 (27.45%) HTML
5 12 (23.53%) SOAP
6 10 (19.61%) Visualforce
7 9 (17.65%) COM
8 8 (15.69%) Behat
9 7 (13.73%) .NET
9 7 (13.73%) Gherkin
9 7 (13.73%) J2EE
10 6 (11.76%) CSS
11 5 (9.80%) ASP.NET
12 4 (7.84%) Flash
12 4 (7.84%) jQuery
12 4 (7.84%) REST
13 2 (3.92%) LESS
13 2 (3.92%) Sass
13 2 (3.92%) WSDL
13 2 (3.92%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (27.45%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (23.53%) Mobile App
3 10 (19.61%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (11.76%) Data Structures
5 4 (7.84%) Computer Science
6 3 (5.88%) iPad
7 2 (3.92%) Client/Server
7 2 (3.92%) Web 2.0
8 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.96%) Fintech
8 1 (1.96%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 15 (29.41%) Unix
2 10 (19.61%) Android
2 10 (19.61%) Apple iOS
3 5 (9.80%) Windows
4 4 (7.84%) Linux
5 2 (3.92%) Solaris
6 1 (1.96%) Debian
6 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.96%) SUSE
6 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (86.27%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (39.22%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (33.33%) TDD
3 17 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 13 (25.49%) Mentoring
4 13 (25.49%) Scrum
4 13 (25.49%) Test Automation
5 12 (23.53%) BDD
5 12 (23.53%) ETL
6 11 (21.57%) Coaching
6 11 (21.57%) ERP
7 10 (19.61%) Data Modelling
7 10 (19.61%) Document Management
7 10 (19.61%) System Testing
8 9 (17.65%) CRM
8 9 (17.65%) Migration
8 9 (17.65%) Presales
8 9 (17.65%) Use Case
8 9 (17.65%) User Stories
8 9 (17.65%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 26 (50.98%) SQL
2 23 (45.10%) Java
3 22 (43.14%) JavaScript
4 11 (21.57%) C#
5 10 (19.61%) Apex Code
5 10 (19.61%) SOQL
6 8 (15.69%) PHP
7 5 (9.80%) Python
8 4 (7.84%) C++
8 4 (7.84%) Ruby
9 2 (3.92%) Groovy
10 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (13.73%) ISEB
2 5 (9.80%) Degree
3 3 (5.88%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.92%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 10 (19.61%) Salesforce.com
2 10 (19.61%) SAP
3 9 (17.65%) Siebel
4 3 (5.88%) IBM
5 2 (3.92%) CA
5 2 (3.92%) FatWire
5 2 (3.92%) Google
5 2 (3.92%) HP
5 2 (3.92%) Omniture
5 2 (3.92%) Rally
6 1 (1.96%) Facebook
6 1 (1.96%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.96%) Progress
6 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.96%) Twitter
6 1 (1.96%) VMware