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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 110 110 108
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 15 20 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.59% 0.76% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 1.03% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 6
Average daily rate
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£395 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £209 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £542 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £31.00 £39.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.51% +1.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £39.50 £35.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.20 £39.50 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £39.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.45% -1.25%
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
1892 1933 1585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.52% 72.97% 68.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1117 1085 854
Average daily rate £401 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £520 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 141 121
Average hourly rate £24.50 £28.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £14.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 4 March 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the East of England region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 4 March 2015. 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 +4 9 £475 +66.66% 6
Bedfordshire -10 3 £375 +25.00%
Essex +10 1 £313 +115.51%
Hertfordshire +3 1 £395 +5.33% 2
Suffolk +1 1 - -
Automated Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 14 (46.67%) Scrum
1 14 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (40.00%) .NET
3 11 (36.67%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (36.67%) Jenkins
4 10 (33.33%) C#
5 9 (30.00%) Manual Testing
6 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
6 8 (26.67%) DevOps
6 8 (26.67%) Git (software)
6 8 (26.67%) PaaS
6 8 (26.67%) Puppet
6 8 (26.67%) Change Management
6 8 (26.67%) Configuration Management
7 6 (20.00%) Python
8 5 (16.67%) Linux
8 5 (16.67%) SQL
8 5 (16.67%) HTML
8 5 (16.67%) JIRA
9 4 (13.33%) ISTQB
9 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
9 4 (13.33%) Selenium
9 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (13.33%) BDD
9 4 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (13.33%) C
9 4 (13.33%) C++
9 4 (13.33%) XML
10 3 (10.00%) Windows
10 3 (10.00%) ISEB

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) SAP SD
1 3 (10.00%) SAP PP
2 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (26.67%) PaaS
2 3 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (3.33%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 11 (36.67%) Jenkins
2 8 (26.67%) Git (software)
3 5 (16.67%) JIRA
4 4 (13.33%) Selenium
5 3 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (6.67%) TestNG
6 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (6.67%) WebDriver
6 2 (6.67%) SoapUI
6 2 (6.67%) SpecFlow
6 2 (6.67%) JUnit
7 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.33%) Hudson
7 1 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
1 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.33%) Advertising
1 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) DevOps Engineer
1 8 (26.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Analyst
2 5 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Tester
4 3 (10.00%) Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) SAP Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Software Developer
5 2 (6.67%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Development Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.33%) Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (40.00%) .NET
2 5 (16.67%) HTML
3 4 (13.33%) XML
4 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.33%) CSS
4 1 (3.33%) SOAP
4 1 (3.33%) Web Services
4 1 (3.33%) REST
4 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Client/Server
1 3 (10.00%) Streaming Media
1 3 (10.00%) IPTV
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) Windows
3 2 (6.67%) UNIX
4 1 (3.33%) AIX
4 1 (3.33%) HPUX
4 1 (3.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Scrum
1 14 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (36.67%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (30.00%) Manual Testing
4 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
4 8 (26.67%) DevOps
4 8 (26.67%) Change Management
4 8 (26.67%) Configuration Management
5 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
5 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (13.33%) BDD
6 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (10.00%) Stress Testing
7 2 (6.67%) TDD
7 2 (6.67%) Automation Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.67%) Process Improvement
7 2 (6.67%) Validation
7 2 (6.67%) Regression Testing
8 1 (3.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) C#
2 6 (20.00%) Python
3 5 (16.67%) SQL
4 4 (13.33%) C
4 4 (13.33%) C++
5 2 (6.67%) Java
6 1 (3.33%) Tcl
6 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.33%) Perl
6 1 (3.33%) PHP
6 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.33%) Korn
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) ISTQB
2 3 (10.00%) ISEB
3 2 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (3.33%) GMP
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) Puppet
2 4 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) SAP
1 3 (10.00%) Perforce
2 2 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) VMware