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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 110 104 130
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +26
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 19 34 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.76% 1.21% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 1.57% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 15
Median daily rate £304 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £400 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.37 £80.00
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -50.78%
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
1985 2170 2436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 79.75% 77.14% 79.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1129 1255 1491
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 161 146
Median hourly rate £36.00 £33.50 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.46% +30.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £45.64 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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
Hertfordshire +4 12 £315 - 1
Cambridgeshire +3 2 £320 +16.36% 6
Suffolk +3 2 £293 -6.40% 1
Bedfordshire - 2 £300 - 1
Essex 0 1 - - 1
Automated Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 22 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (67.74%) Test Scripting
3 20 (64.52%) Selenium
4 17 (54.84%) WebDriver
5 16 (51.61%) Java
6 15 (48.39%) Test Automation
6 15 (48.39%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (45.16%) Cucumber
7 14 (45.16%) BDD
8 13 (41.94%) Git (software)
9 12 (38.71%) SQL
9 12 (38.71%) Scrum
9 12 (38.71%) Gherkin
10 11 (35.48%) Retail
10 11 (35.48%) RESTful
10 11 (35.48%) System Testing
10 11 (35.48%) QA
11 10 (32.26%) JIRA
11 10 (32.26%) SoapUI
11 10 (32.26%) JavaScript
11 10 (32.26%) XML
12 9 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (25.81%) Coaching
13 8 (25.81%) Non-Functional Testing
13 8 (25.81%) Jenkins
13 8 (25.81%) Web Services
13 8 (25.81%) Unix
13 8 (25.81%) HTML
13 8 (25.81%) DB2
13 8 (25.81%) Magento

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 5 (16.13%) WebSphere
2 4 (12.90%) Confluence
2 4 (12.90%) Tomcat
3 3 (9.68%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Magento
2 3 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.68%) Heroku
2 2 (6.45%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) DB2
2 5 (16.13%) DbVisualizer
3 3 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
4 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (64.52%) Selenium
2 17 (54.84%) WebDriver
3 14 (45.16%) Cucumber
4 13 (41.94%) Git (software)
5 10 (32.26%) JIRA
5 10 (32.26%) SoapUI
6 8 (25.81%) Jenkins
7 7 (22.58%) Appium
7 7 (22.58%) NUnit
8 6 (19.35%) JUnit
9 5 (16.13%) JBehave
9 5 (16.13%) JMeter
9 5 (16.13%) Maven
10 4 (12.90%) FitNesse
10 4 (12.90%) Subversion
10 4 (12.90%) TeamCity
11 3 (9.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (9.68%) PHPUnit
11 3 (9.68%) Robot Framework
12 2 (6.45%) SpecFlow
General
1 11 (35.48%) Retail
2 4 (12.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (54.84%) Tester
2 15 (48.39%) Automation Tester
3 8 (25.81%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 8 (25.81%) Selenium Tester
4 7 (22.58%) Analyst
4 7 (22.58%) Test Analyst
5 5 (16.13%) Java Automation Tester
6 4 (12.90%) Architect
7 3 (9.68%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (9.68%) Consultant
7 3 (9.68%) Salesforce.com Architect
8 2 (6.45%) QA Tester
8 2 (6.45%) Senior Automation Tester
8 2 (6.45%) Senior Tester
8 2 (6.45%) Strategy Consultant
8 2 (6.45%) Test Automation Consultant
8 2 (6.45%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Test Consultant
8 2 (6.45%) Test Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Test Strategy Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (38.71%) Gherkin
2 11 (35.48%) RESTful
3 10 (32.26%) XML
4 8 (25.81%) HTML
4 8 (25.81%) Web Services
5 5 (16.13%) J2EE
5 5 (16.13%) Spring
6 4 (12.90%) SOAP
7 3 (9.68%) Behat
7 3 (9.68%) Visualforce
8 2 (6.45%) COM
8 2 (6.45%) CSS
8 2 (6.45%) REST
9 1 (3.23%) .NET
9 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
9 1 (3.23%) Flash
9 1 (3.23%) WCF
9 1 (3.23%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.90%) Mobile App
3 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (6.45%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Unix
2 5 (16.13%) Android
2 5 (16.13%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (67.74%) Test Scripting
3 15 (48.39%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (48.39%) Test Automation
4 14 (45.16%) BDD
5 12 (38.71%) Scrum
6 11 (35.48%) System Testing
7 8 (25.81%) Coaching
7 8 (25.81%) Document Management
7 8 (25.81%) Manual Testing
7 8 (25.81%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (22.58%) Automation Testing
8 7 (22.58%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (22.58%) TDD
9 6 (19.35%) Migration
9 6 (19.35%) Open Source
9 6 (19.35%) Regression Testing
9 6 (19.35%) Test Strategy
10 5 (16.13%) ATDD
10 5 (16.13%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (51.61%) Java
2 12 (38.71%) SQL
3 10 (32.26%) JavaScript
4 6 (19.35%) C#
5 3 (9.68%) Apex Code
5 3 (9.68%) PHP
5 3 (9.68%) Python
5 3 (9.68%) SOQL
6 2 (6.45%) C++
6 2 (6.45%) Ruby
7 1 (3.23%) C
7 1 (3.23%) Embedded C
7 1 (3.23%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) ISEB
2 3 (9.68%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (35.48%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) SDET
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) hybris
2 5 (16.13%) IBM
3 4 (12.90%) Atlassian
3 4 (12.90%) SAP
4 3 (9.68%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (9.68%) Siebel
5 2 (6.45%) Xamarin
6 1 (3.23%) JD Edwards