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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 113 108 100
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 30 41 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.96% 1.30% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 1.67% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 11
Average daily rate
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£275 £335 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.91% -10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £279 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £443 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £80.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-46.87% +135.29%
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
2372 2458 1734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.81% 77.66% 72.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1428 1472 877
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 153 123
Average hourly rate £31.50 £29.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.62% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.60 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.64 £43.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 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
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 1 September 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 -5 16 £275 -35.29% 11
Hertfordshire -1 9 - - 7
Suffolk +5 2 £313 -1.96% 1
Essex -5 2 £400 -
Norfolk +7 1 £200 - 1
Automated Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 42 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (57.89%) XML
3 28 (49.12%) SQL
4 27 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (42.11%) JavaScript
6 23 (40.35%) HTML
7 21 (36.84%) UNIX
8 20 (35.09%) Java
8 20 (35.09%) System Testing
8 20 (35.09%) QA
8 20 (35.09%) Analytical Skills
9 19 (33.33%) DbVisualizer
9 19 (33.33%) Retail
9 19 (33.33%) DB2
9 19 (33.33%) Flash
10 18 (31.58%) Selenium
11 16 (28.07%) JIRA
11 16 (28.07%) Test Scripting
11 16 (28.07%) TDD
11 16 (28.07%) Subversion
11 16 (28.07%) ISEB
12 15 (26.32%) Test Automation
13 14 (24.56%) RESTful
13 14 (24.56%) Coaching
13 14 (24.56%) Linux
13 14 (24.56%) Web Services
14 13 (22.81%) Document Management
14 13 (22.81%) Software Testing
14 13 (22.81%) WebSphere
14 13 (22.81%) SOAP

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 13 (22.81%) WebSphere
2 6 (10.53%) Confluence
2 6 (10.53%) MQSeries
3 2 (3.51%) Node.js
4 1 (1.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.75%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.75%) IIS
4 1 (1.75%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Magento
2 3 (5.26%) MultiFonds
3 1 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.51%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (33.33%) DB2
1 19 (33.33%) DbVisualizer
2 8 (14.04%) MySQL
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.51%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (31.58%) Selenium
2 16 (28.07%) JIRA
2 16 (28.07%) Subversion
3 13 (22.81%) WebDriver
3 13 (22.81%) Jenkins
4 12 (21.05%) SoapUI
5 11 (19.30%) Maven
5 11 (19.30%) Ant
6 9 (15.79%) Cucumber
7 8 (14.04%) HP UFT
8 7 (12.28%) PHPUnit
9 6 (10.53%) LoadRunner
10 5 (8.77%) Git (software)
11 3 (5.26%) JUnit
12 2 (3.51%) Eclipse
12 2 (3.51%) JMeter
12 2 (3.51%) AccuRev
12 2 (3.51%) Hudson
13 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (1.75%) MSTest
General
1 19 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (3.51%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Legal
3 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (31.58%) Tester
2 14 (24.56%) Analyst
2 14 (24.56%) Test Analyst
3 13 (22.81%) Automation Tester
4 9 (15.79%) Selenium Tester
5 5 (8.77%) Automation Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Test Automation Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Test Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Configuration Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Build Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Java Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Test Leader
9 1 (1.75%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
9 1 (1.75%) Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (57.89%) XML
2 23 (40.35%) HTML
3 19 (33.33%) Flash
4 14 (24.56%) Web Services
4 14 (24.56%) RESTful
5 13 (22.81%) SOAP
5 13 (22.81%) J2EE
6 6 (10.53%) Gherkin
7 5 (8.77%) .NET
8 4 (7.02%) Servlets
9 3 (5.26%) Java SE
10 2 (3.51%) Spring
10 2 (3.51%) HTML5
10 2 (3.51%) Sensu
10 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET
10 2 (3.51%) CSS
11 1 (1.75%) JDBC
11 1 (1.75%) JSP
11 1 (1.75%) COM
11 1 (1.75%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (35.09%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.75%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.75%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 21 (36.84%) UNIX
2 14 (24.56%) Linux
3 5 (8.77%) Windows
4 2 (3.51%) Solaris
5 1 (1.75%) CentOS
5 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (35.09%) System Testing
4 16 (28.07%) Test Scripting
4 16 (28.07%) TDD
5 15 (26.32%) Test Automation
6 14 (24.56%) Coaching
7 13 (22.81%) Software Testing
7 13 (22.81%) Document Management
7 13 (22.81%) Configuration Management
8 8 (14.04%) Scrum
9 7 (12.28%) E-Commerce
10 6 (10.53%) Regression Testing
10 6 (10.53%) Integration Testing
10 6 (10.53%) Manual Testing
10 6 (10.53%) DevOps
10 6 (10.53%) SDLC
10 6 (10.53%) Cyber Security
11 5 (8.77%) BDD
11 5 (8.77%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (49.12%) SQL
2 24 (42.11%) JavaScript
3 20 (35.09%) Java
4 11 (19.30%) Groovy
5 7 (12.28%) PHP
6 6 (10.53%) Python
7 3 (5.26%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.51%) Ruby
8 2 (3.51%) C#
8 2 (3.51%) Perl
9 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (28.07%) ISEB
2 10 (17.54%) ISTQB
3 6 (10.53%) ISEB Practitioner
4 5 (8.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (7.02%) Degree
6 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (35.09%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (8.77%) Ansible
2 3 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.51%) Puppet
3 2 (3.51%) logstash
3 2 (3.51%) Graphite
Vendors
1 9 (15.79%) HP
2 7 (12.28%) IBM
3 6 (10.53%) Atlassian
4 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.26%) WorldPay
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle
6 1 (1.75%) Adobe
6 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.75%) JD Edwards
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Computer People
Rate: £300.00 per day
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago