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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 117 112 108
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 19 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.68% 0.58% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.84% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 6
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£475 £325 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -8.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £57.50 £36.88 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.93% +40.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.50%
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
2126 1672 1815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.71% 69.46% 67.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1356 912 999
Average daily rate £425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £488 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 163 171
Average hourly rate £24.00 £33.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.35% +3.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -1 14 £475 +35.71% 6
Bedfordshire -13 2 £325 +30.00%
Suffolk - 2 - - 3
Essex - 1 - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
Automated Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 29 (65.91%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (45.45%) Scrum
2 20 (45.45%) .NET
3 19 (43.18%) SQL
4 16 (36.36%) C#
4 16 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (36.36%) Jenkins
5 12 (27.27%) Manual Testing
6 10 (22.73%) Git (software)
6 10 (22.73%) HTML
7 9 (20.45%) Configuration Management
7 9 (20.45%) BDD
8 8 (18.18%) PaaS
8 8 (18.18%) Puppet
8 8 (18.18%) DevOps
8 8 (18.18%) Change Management
8 8 (18.18%) Java
8 8 (18.18%) Oracle
8 8 (18.18%) XML
8 8 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (15.91%) Selenium
9 7 (15.91%) TDD
9 7 (15.91%) ISEB
10 6 (13.64%) E-Commerce
10 6 (13.64%) UNIX
10 6 (13.64%) Windows
10 6 (13.64%) Linux
10 6 (13.64%) C++
10 6 (13.64%) Marketing
10 6 (13.64%) LINC

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.82%) MQSeries
3 2 (4.55%) CMS
4 1 (2.27%) Alfresco
4 1 (2.27%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.18%) PaaS
2 3 (6.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 4 (9.09%) Couchbase
2 3 (6.82%) DB2
2 3 (6.82%) DbVisualizer
3 2 (4.55%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.27%) Big Data
4 1 (2.27%) SSDT
4 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (36.36%) Jenkins
2 10 (22.73%) Git (software)
3 8 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (15.91%) Selenium
5 6 (13.64%) SpecFlow
6 5 (11.36%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (11.36%) JIRA
7 4 (9.09%) JUnit
8 3 (6.82%) LoadRunner
9 2 (4.55%) TestNG
9 2 (4.55%) WebDriver
9 2 (4.55%) Cucumber
9 2 (4.55%) SoapUI
10 1 (2.27%) MSBuild
10 1 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (2.27%) NuGet
10 1 (2.27%) Gradle
10 1 (2.27%) Artifactory
10 1 (2.27%) Hudson
10 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (13.64%) Marketing
2 4 (9.09%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.82%) Retail
4 1 (2.27%) Advertising
4 1 (2.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (22.73%) Developer
2 8 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) Tester
3 7 (15.91%) Consultant
4 5 (11.36%) Test Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) Lead Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Development Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Automation Tester
6 2 (4.55%) Build Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (2.27%) Technical Tester
7 1 (2.27%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Test Consultant
7 1 (2.27%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (45.45%) .NET
2 10 (22.73%) HTML
3 8 (18.18%) XML
4 5 (11.36%) J2EE
4 5 (11.36%) REST
4 5 (11.36%) WCF
5 3 (6.82%) Flash
6 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
6 2 (4.55%) CSS
6 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (4.55%) Web Services
7 1 (2.27%) WebCenter
7 1 (2.27%) HTML5
7 1 (2.27%) JSP
7 1 (2.27%) SOAP
7 1 (2.27%) XHTML
7 1 (2.27%) Spring
7 1 (2.27%) Ajax
7 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Client/Server
1 3 (6.82%) Streaming Media
1 3 (6.82%) IPTV
1 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) User Experience
3 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.64%) UNIX
1 6 (13.64%) Windows
1 6 (13.64%) Linux
2 2 (4.55%) Solaris
3 1 (2.27%) Windows CE
3 1 (2.27%) Android
3 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.27%) AIX
3 1 (2.27%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (65.91%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (45.45%) Scrum
3 16 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (27.27%) Manual Testing
5 9 (20.45%) Configuration Management
5 9 (20.45%) BDD
6 8 (18.18%) DevOps
6 8 (18.18%) Change Management
7 7 (15.91%) TDD
8 6 (13.64%) E-Commerce
8 6 (13.64%) Unit Testing
8 6 (13.64%) Test Scripting
9 5 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (11.36%) Regression Testing
10 4 (9.09%) Test Automation
11 3 (6.82%) System Testing
11 3 (6.82%) Software Testing
11 3 (6.82%) OO
11 3 (6.82%) Automation Testing
12 2 (4.55%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 19 (43.18%) SQL
2 16 (36.36%) C#
3 8 (18.18%) Java
4 6 (13.64%) C++
4 6 (13.64%) LINC
5 5 (11.36%) Python
5 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
5 5 (11.36%) C
6 1 (2.27%) Perl
6 1 (2.27%) PHP
6 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.27%) Tcl
6 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.27%) Ruby
6 1 (2.27%) Korn
6 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.27%) FQL
6 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (15.91%) ISEB
2 4 (9.09%) Degree
3 3 (6.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (6.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (18.18%) Puppet
2 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) Oracle
2 4 (9.09%) IBM
2 4 (9.09%) HP
3 3 (6.82%) Perforce
4 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.27%) Adobe
5 1 (2.27%) Vignette
5 1 (2.27%) FatWire
5 1 (2.27%) VMware
5 1 (2.27%) Red Gate
5 1 (2.27%) Facebook
5 1 (2.27%) Twitter
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £15 - £23 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago