The first table below looks at the demand for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the East of England region.

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.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 93 101 113
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +12
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 54 20 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.78% 0.84% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 1.20% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 8
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.87% +16.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £300 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £450 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Average hourly rate £38.50 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £32.50 £25.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £37.30 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+21.53% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2229 1665 2031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 73.47% 69.67% 66.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1305 866 1002
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 133 233
Average hourly rate £28.91 £33.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.38% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.20 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 25 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +22 35 £425 +28.78% 9
Hertfordshire -4 6 - - 4
Norfolk - 6 - -
Essex 0 2 £400 -11.11% 3
Suffolk -24 2 £319 -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Automated Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing.

1 61 (70.93%) SQL
2 51 (59.30%) .NET
3 44 (51.16%) Microsoft
3 44 (51.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 41 (47.67%) Visual Studio
5 39 (45.35%) Configuration Management
6 38 (44.19%) Windows
6 38 (44.19%) .NET Framework
6 38 (44.19%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (43.02%) Git (software)
8 36 (41.86%) TeamCity
8 36 (41.86%) Release Management
8 36 (41.86%) SSDT
8 36 (41.86%) NuGet
8 36 (41.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 34 (39.53%) Automation Testing
10 33 (38.37%) Octopus Deploy
10 33 (38.37%) Gradle
10 33 (38.37%) Artifactory
10 33 (38.37%) MSBuild
10 33 (38.37%) Red Gate
10 33 (38.37%) Maven
11 16 (18.60%) Unit Testing
12 15 (17.44%) Selenium
13 14 (16.28%) C#
14 12 (13.95%) Java
14 12 (13.95%) Test Automation
15 10 (11.63%) JavaScript
15 10 (11.63%) Scrum
16 9 (10.47%) Software Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (8.14%) WebSphere
2 6 (6.98%) MQSeries
3 3 (3.49%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.16%) CMS
4 1 (1.16%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) MS Office
1 2 (2.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.49%) ZigBee
2 2 (2.33%) TETRA
2 2 (2.33%) Bluetooth
2 2 (2.33%) GSM
3 1 (1.16%) Internet
3 1 (1.16%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (41.86%) SSDT
2 6 (6.98%) DbVisualizer
2 6 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.98%) DB2
3 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.49%) Big Data
4 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.16%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 44 (51.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 41 (47.67%) Visual Studio
3 37 (43.02%) Git (software)
4 36 (41.86%) NuGet
4 36 (41.86%) TeamCity
5 33 (38.37%) Maven
5 33 (38.37%) Gradle
5 33 (38.37%) Artifactory
5 33 (38.37%) MSBuild
5 33 (38.37%) Octopus Deploy
6 15 (17.44%) Selenium
7 9 (10.47%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (8.14%) FitNesse
8 7 (8.14%) Cucumber
9 6 (6.98%) SpecFlow
9 6 (6.98%) LoadRunner
9 6 (6.98%) JUnit
10 4 (4.65%) JIRA
10 4 (4.65%) NUnit
10 4 (4.65%) RSpec
General
1 8 (9.30%) Finance
2 6 (6.98%) Manufacturing
2 6 (6.98%) Retail
3 3 (3.49%) Electronics
4 1 (1.16%) Marketing
4 1 (1.16%) Banking
4 1 (1.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (38.37%) Release Engineer
1 33 (38.37%) Build Engineer
1 33 (38.37%) Build and Release Engineer
2 13 (15.12%) Tester
3 11 (12.79%) Software Engineer
4 10 (11.63%) Analyst
4 10 (11.63%) Test Analyst
5 8 (9.30%) Developer
6 7 (8.14%) Consultant
6 7 (8.14%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) Software Test Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Programmer
8 3 (3.49%) C++ Software Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Software Programmer
8 3 (3.49%) C++ Programmer
8 3 (3.49%) Selenium Tester
8 3 (3.49%) Software Configuration Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Automation Tester
8 3 (3.49%) Configuration Engineer
9 2 (2.33%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (59.30%) .NET
2 38 (44.19%) .NET Framework
3 8 (9.30%) XML
4 7 (8.14%) J2EE
4 7 (8.14%) HTML
5 6 (6.98%) Flash
6 4 (4.65%) Web Services
7 3 (3.49%) NHibernate
7 3 (3.49%) STL
7 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET
7 3 (3.49%) WCF
7 3 (3.49%) jQuery
7 3 (3.49%) Qt
7 3 (3.49%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.16%) WebCenter
8 1 (1.16%) HTML5
8 1 (1.16%) CSS
8 1 (1.16%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.65%) Firmware
2 3 (3.49%) Open Source
3 2 (2.33%) GIS
4 1 (1.16%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.16%) STB
4 1 (1.16%) PKI
4 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.16%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.16%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 38 (44.19%) Windows
2 36 (41.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (8.14%) UNIX
4 5 (5.81%) Linux
5 3 (3.49%) Android
6 2 (2.33%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.33%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (1.16%) Debian
7 1 (1.16%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (45.35%) Configuration Management
2 38 (44.19%) Continuous Integration
3 36 (41.86%) Release Management
4 34 (39.53%) Automation Testing
5 16 (18.60%) Unit Testing
6 12 (13.95%) Test Automation
7 10 (11.63%) Scrum
8 9 (10.47%) Software Testing
8 9 (10.47%) BDD
9 8 (9.30%) OO
10 7 (8.14%) Regression Testing
10 7 (8.14%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (8.14%) TDD
11 6 (6.98%) E-Commerce
11 6 (6.98%) Test Strategy
11 6 (6.98%) System Testing
12 5 (5.81%) Software Engineering
12 5 (5.81%) Test Scripting
12 5 (5.81%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (4.65%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 61 (70.93%) SQL
2 14 (16.28%) C#
3 12 (13.95%) Java
4 10 (11.63%) JavaScript
5 8 (9.30%) C++
6 7 (8.14%) LINC
7 4 (4.65%) Python
7 4 (4.65%) C
8 3 (3.49%) T-SQL
8 3 (3.49%) VB.NET
8 3 (3.49%) Embedded C
8 3 (3.49%) Ruby
9 2 (2.33%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.33%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.16%) Perl
10 1 (1.16%) FQL
10 1 (1.16%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (9.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (8.14%) Degree
3 6 (6.98%) ISEB
4 2 (2.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.47%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.16%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.16%) Nessus
2 1 (1.16%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 44 (51.16%) Microsoft
2 33 (38.37%) Red Gate
3 9 (10.47%) Oracle
4 7 (8.14%) HP
4 7 (8.14%) IBM
5 3 (3.49%) Google
5 3 (3.49%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.16%) Perforce
6 1 (1.16%) FatWire
6 1 (1.16%) CA
6 1 (1.16%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.16%) Vignette
6 1 (1.16%) Adobe
6 1 (1.16%) Qualys
6 1 (1.16%) Facebook
6 1 (1.16%) Twitter
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