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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 100 103 106
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 25 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.05% 0.80% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 1.04% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 16
Average daily rate £250 £475 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.36% +52.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £375 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £475 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £31.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £33.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+40.15% -3.64%
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
1870 1921 1753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 78.64% 76.63% 73.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1134 1164 973
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 138 149
Average hourly rate £39.50 £22.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.55% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.75 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Hertfordshire +14 10 - - 7
Cambridgeshire +4 9 £370 -22.10% 8
Bedfordshire +6 5 £245 -34.66% 2
Essex - 1 £250 -
Automated Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 43 (72.88%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (54.24%) SQL
3 27 (45.76%) XML
4 25 (42.37%) ISEB
5 24 (40.68%) Test Scripting
6 19 (32.20%) Defect Management
7 18 (30.51%) QA
8 17 (28.81%) JavaScript
9 16 (27.12%) Web Services
9 16 (27.12%) Scrum
9 16 (27.12%) JIRA
9 16 (27.12%) Software Testing
9 16 (27.12%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (25.42%) Selenium
10 15 (25.42%) Unix
11 14 (23.73%) HTML
11 14 (23.73%) DB2
11 14 (23.73%) SOAP
11 14 (23.73%) Retail
11 14 (23.73%) Groovy
11 14 (23.73%) Test Automation
11 14 (23.73%) WebDriver
11 14 (23.73%) Jenkins
12 13 (22.03%) SoapUI
12 13 (22.03%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (22.03%) ISTQB
12 13 (22.03%) Maven
12 13 (22.03%) Ant
13 12 (20.34%) WSDL
13 12 (20.34%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 3 (5.08%) MQSeries
1 3 (5.08%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.69%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (18.64%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.69%) Force.com
1 1 (1.69%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) FTP
2 1 (1.69%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.69%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (23.73%) DB2
2 9 (15.25%) DbVisualizer
3 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (27.12%) JIRA
2 15 (25.42%) Selenium
3 14 (23.73%) Jenkins
3 14 (23.73%) WebDriver
4 13 (22.03%) Ant
4 13 (22.03%) Maven
4 13 (22.03%) SoapUI
5 11 (18.64%) Subversion
6 8 (13.56%) PHPUnit
7 6 (10.17%) Git (software)
8 5 (8.47%) Appium
8 5 (8.47%) HP UFT
9 4 (6.78%) Bugzilla
9 4 (6.78%) FogBugz
10 3 (5.08%) Cucumber
10 3 (5.08%) LoadRunner
10 3 (5.08%) Protractor
General
1 14 (23.73%) Retail
2 3 (5.08%) Finance
3 2 (3.39%) Games
4 1 (1.69%) Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Electronics
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (37.29%) Analyst
1 22 (37.29%) Test Analyst
2 18 (30.51%) Tester
3 12 (20.34%) Automation Tester
4 11 (18.64%) Web Tester
5 10 (16.95%) Selenium Tester
6 9 (15.25%) Test Engineer
7 8 (13.56%) Automation Engineer
7 8 (13.56%) Test Automation Engineer
8 7 (11.86%) UI Engineer
9 5 (8.47%) SQL Analyst
9 5 (8.47%) Systems Test Engineer
10 4 (6.78%) Automation Analyst
10 4 (6.78%) Automation Test Analyst
11 3 (5.08%) Developer
11 3 (5.08%) E-Commerce Analyst
11 3 (5.08%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
11 3 (5.08%) Scrum Master
11 3 (5.08%) Unix Analyst
12 2 (3.39%) ETL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (45.76%) XML
2 16 (27.12%) Web Services
3 14 (23.73%) HTML
3 14 (23.73%) SOAP
4 12 (20.34%) RESTful
4 12 (20.34%) WSDL
5 9 (15.25%) Flash
6 7 (11.86%) J2EE
7 6 (10.17%) .NET
8 5 (8.47%) Behat
9 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET
9 3 (5.08%) Gherkin
9 3 (5.08%) jQuery
10 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
10 1 (1.69%) Servlets
10 1 (1.69%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.03%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.39%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.39%) iPad
2 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.69%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.69%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.42%) Unix
2 3 (5.08%) Windows
3 2 (3.39%) Linux
4 1 (1.69%) Android
4 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (72.88%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (40.68%) Test Scripting
3 19 (32.20%) Defect Management
4 16 (27.12%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (27.12%) Scrum
4 16 (27.12%) Software Testing
5 14 (23.73%) Test Automation
6 12 (20.34%) Coaching
6 12 (20.34%) TDD
7 11 (18.64%) Manual Testing
8 10 (16.95%) Document Management
8 10 (16.95%) Process Improvement
9 9 (15.25%) System Testing
10 8 (13.56%) BDD
11 7 (11.86%) Functional Testing
11 7 (11.86%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (11.86%) User Stories
12 6 (10.17%) Performance Testing
13 5 (8.47%) E-Commerce
13 5 (8.47%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (54.24%) SQL
2 17 (28.81%) JavaScript
3 14 (23.73%) Groovy
4 8 (13.56%) Java
4 8 (13.56%) PHP
5 5 (8.47%) C#
6 2 (3.39%) Python
7 1 (1.69%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.69%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 25 (42.37%) ISEB
2 13 (22.03%) ISTQB
3 10 (16.95%) ISEB Practitioner
4 7 (11.86%) Security Cleared
5 5 (8.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.69%) Degree
7 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (30.51%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.69%) Docker
1 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.78%) HP
3 3 (5.08%) IBM
4 2 (3.39%) Progress
4 2 (3.39%) SAP
5 1 (1.69%) Facebook
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle
5 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.69%) Twitter
5 1 (1.69%) VMware
5 1 (1.69%) WorldPay