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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 105 99 109
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 41 22 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.30% 0.92% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 1.30% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 9
Average daily rate
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£335 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £300 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £311
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £34.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+135.29% -15.00%
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
2410 1690 2096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 76.17% 70.98% 68.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1446 863 1094
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 114 213
Average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.80 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +4 16 £425 +28.78% 8
Hertfordshire -12 10 £475 +18.75% 1
Norfolk - 5 - -
Suffolk -10 2 £319 -
Essex -10 2 £400 -5.88%
Bedfordshire - 2 £290 - 3
Automated Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 62 (72.94%) SQL
2 51 (60.00%) .NET
3 47 (55.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 42 (49.41%) Continuous Integration
5 40 (47.06%) Microsoft
6 39 (45.88%) Configuration Management
6 39 (45.88%) Visual Studio
6 39 (45.88%) Windows
7 37 (43.53%) Git (software)
8 36 (42.35%) TeamCity
8 36 (42.35%) Release Management
8 36 (42.35%) SSDT
8 36 (42.35%) NuGet
8 36 (42.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (42.35%) .NET Framework
9 34 (40.00%) Automation Testing
10 33 (38.82%) Gradle
10 33 (38.82%) Artifactory
10 33 (38.82%) Octopus Deploy
10 33 (38.82%) Red Gate
10 33 (38.82%) MSBuild
10 33 (38.82%) Maven
11 14 (16.47%) C#
12 13 (15.29%) Java
12 13 (15.29%) Scrum
12 13 (15.29%) Unit Testing
13 12 (14.12%) Selenium
14 10 (11.76%) JavaScript
14 10 (11.76%) Oracle
14 10 (11.76%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (8.24%) WebSphere
2 6 (7.06%) MQSeries
3 3 (3.53%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.35%) CMS
5 1 (1.18%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (1.18%) Alfresco
Applications
1 2 (2.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.18%) MS Office
2 1 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.53%) ZigBee
2 2 (2.35%) TETRA
2 2 (2.35%) Bluetooth
2 2 (2.35%) GSM
3 1 (1.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (42.35%) SSDT
2 6 (7.06%) DbVisualizer
2 6 (7.06%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.06%) DB2
3 3 (3.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.53%) Big Data
3 3 (3.53%) Couchbase
4 2 (2.35%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.18%) MySQL
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 47 (55.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 39 (45.88%) Visual Studio
3 37 (43.53%) Git (software)
4 36 (42.35%) TeamCity
4 36 (42.35%) NuGet
5 33 (38.82%) Gradle
5 33 (38.82%) Artifactory
5 33 (38.82%) Octopus Deploy
5 33 (38.82%) MSBuild
5 33 (38.82%) Maven
6 12 (14.12%) Selenium
7 8 (9.41%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (8.24%) Jenkins
9 6 (7.06%) SpecFlow
9 6 (7.06%) LoadRunner
10 3 (3.53%) JUnit
10 3 (3.53%) JMeter
10 3 (3.53%) LabVIEW
10 3 (3.53%) JIRA
10 3 (3.53%) Cucumber
General
1 8 (9.41%) Finance
2 6 (7.06%) Retail
2 6 (7.06%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.88%) Marketing
4 3 (3.53%) Electronics
5 1 (1.18%) Legal
5 1 (1.18%) Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (38.82%) Build and Release Engineer
1 33 (38.82%) Build Engineer
1 33 (38.82%) Release Engineer
2 12 (14.12%) Developer
2 12 (14.12%) Tester
3 10 (11.76%) Software Engineer
4 8 (9.41%) Consultant
5 7 (8.24%) Analyst
5 7 (8.24%) Test Analyst
6 4 (4.71%) Test Engineer
6 4 (4.71%) Lead Developer
7 3 (3.53%) Programmer
7 3 (3.53%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) Software Test Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) C++ Programmer
7 3 (3.53%) Automation Tester
7 3 (3.53%) Configuration Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) Software Programmer
7 3 (3.53%) Software Configuration Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (60.00%) .NET
2 36 (42.35%) .NET Framework
3 8 (9.41%) HTML
3 8 (9.41%) J2EE
4 7 (8.24%) XML
4 7 (8.24%) WCF
5 6 (7.06%) Flash
6 4 (4.71%) REST
6 4 (4.71%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (4.71%) ASP.NET
7 3 (3.53%) STL
7 3 (3.53%) Web Services
7 3 (3.53%) NHibernate
7 3 (3.53%) Qt
7 3 (3.53%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 3 (3.53%) jQuery
7 3 (3.53%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (1.18%) Middleware
8 1 (1.18%) XHTML
8 1 (1.18%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.71%) Firmware
2 2 (2.35%) Open Source
2 2 (2.35%) GIS
3 1 (1.18%) EMV
3 1 (1.18%) PKI
3 1 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.18%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 39 (45.88%) Windows
2 36 (42.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (8.24%) UNIX
4 3 (3.53%) Linux
4 3 (3.53%) Android
5 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.35%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.18%) Windows CE
6 1 (1.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (49.41%) Continuous Integration
2 39 (45.88%) Configuration Management
3 36 (42.35%) Release Management
4 34 (40.00%) Automation Testing
5 13 (15.29%) Scrum
5 13 (15.29%) Unit Testing
6 10 (11.76%) TDD
7 9 (10.59%) E-Commerce
7 9 (10.59%) BDD
8 8 (9.41%) Test Automation
9 7 (8.24%) Regression Testing
9 7 (8.24%) OO
10 6 (7.06%) System Testing
10 6 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (5.88%) Software Testing
11 5 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (5.88%) Test Strategy
12 4 (4.71%) Test Scripting
12 4 (4.71%) Software Engineering
12 4 (4.71%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 62 (72.94%) SQL
2 14 (16.47%) C#
3 13 (15.29%) Java
4 10 (11.76%) JavaScript
5 8 (9.41%) C++
5 8 (9.41%) LINC
6 4 (4.71%) Python
6 4 (4.71%) C
7 3 (3.53%) Embedded C
7 3 (3.53%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.53%) VB.NET
7 3 (3.53%) Ruby
8 2 (2.35%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.35%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.18%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.18%) FQL
Qualifications
1 7 (8.24%) ISEB
1 7 (8.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (7.06%) Degree
3 1 (1.18%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.06%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 40 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 33 (38.82%) Red Gate
3 10 (11.76%) Oracle
4 7 (8.24%) IBM
5 6 (7.06%) HP
6 3 (3.53%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (3.53%) Google
7 1 (1.18%) Adobe
7 1 (1.18%) CA
7 1 (1.18%) Vignette
7 1 (1.18%) Perforce
7 1 (1.18%) FatWire
7 1 (1.18%) Facebook
7 1 (1.18%) Twitter