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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 115 115 94
Rank change year-on-year
0 -21
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 12 28 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.48% 0.94% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 1.21% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 8
Median daily rate £325 £323 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -21.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £214 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £399 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.00 £38.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+34.19% +0.64%
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
1962 2320 2266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 79.21% 78.25% 75.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1136 1403 1306
Median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 161 155
Median hourly rate £27.62 £33.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.30% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +26 8 £325 +47.72% 5
Hertfordshire +6 4 - - 1
Automated Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 38 (88.37%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (55.81%) Java
3 22 (51.16%) SQL
4 20 (46.51%) JavaScript
5 19 (44.19%) RESTful
6 17 (39.53%) XML
6 17 (39.53%) Selenium
6 17 (39.53%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (34.88%) Web Services
7 15 (34.88%) WebDriver
8 14 (32.56%) Microsoft
8 14 (32.56%) TDD
9 13 (30.23%) Scrum
9 13 (30.23%) SOAP
9 13 (30.23%) Git (software)
10 12 (27.91%) Mentoring
10 12 (27.91%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (27.91%) HTML
10 12 (27.91%) Unix
10 12 (27.91%) ERP
10 12 (27.91%) CMS
10 12 (27.91%) QA
11 11 (25.58%) Test Scripting
11 11 (25.58%) C#
11 11 (25.58%) SAP
11 11 (25.58%) Mobile App
11 11 (25.58%) BDD
12 10 (23.26%) Apple iOS
12 10 (23.26%) Heroku
12 10 (23.26%) Waterfall

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (27.91%) CMS
2 4 (9.30%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.33%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (23.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (20.93%) Magento
3 2 (4.65%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (23.26%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (23.26%) Heroku
2 9 (20.93%) Force.com
3 2 (4.65%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.33%) IP Telephony
1 1 (2.33%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.26%) Data Warehouse
1 10 (23.26%) DB2
2 6 (13.95%) Relational Database
2 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
3 4 (9.30%) DbVisualizer
3 4 (9.30%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (39.53%) Selenium
2 15 (34.88%) WebDriver
3 13 (30.23%) Git (software)
4 10 (23.26%) Cucumber
4 10 (23.26%) Subversion
5 7 (16.28%) Jenkins
5 7 (16.28%) JIRA
6 6 (13.95%) Appium
6 6 (13.95%) JUnit
6 6 (13.95%) NUnit
6 6 (13.95%) PHPUnit
7 5 (11.63%) Ant
8 4 (9.30%) RSpec
9 3 (6.98%) HP UFT
9 3 (6.98%) Maven
9 3 (6.98%) Protractor
9 3 (6.98%) SoapUI
10 2 (4.65%) AccuRev
10 2 (4.65%) MSTest
10 2 (4.65%) SonarQube
General
1 9 (20.93%) Retail
2 1 (2.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (34.88%) Tester
2 10 (23.26%) Architect
2 10 (23.26%) Automation Tester
3 8 (18.60%) Salesforce.com Architect
3 8 (18.60%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 8 (18.60%) Selenium Tester
4 7 (16.28%) Technical Architect
5 6 (13.95%) Developer
6 5 (11.63%) Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) Test Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) Web Tester
7 4 (9.30%) Consultant
7 4 (9.30%) QA Tester
7 4 (9.30%) Salesforce.com Consultant
7 4 (9.30%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (9.30%) Web Automation Tester
8 3 (6.98%) Java Automation Tester
8 3 (6.98%) Programmer
8 3 (6.98%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (44.19%) RESTful
2 17 (39.53%) XML
3 15 (34.88%) Web Services
4 13 (30.23%) SOAP
5 12 (27.91%) HTML
6 10 (23.26%) Visualforce
7 9 (20.93%) COM
8 7 (16.28%) Gherkin
9 6 (13.95%) .NET
9 6 (13.95%) ASP.NET
9 6 (13.95%) Behat
9 6 (13.95%) CSS
9 6 (13.95%) J2EE
10 4 (9.30%) Flash
10 4 (9.30%) jQuery
10 4 (9.30%) REST
11 3 (6.98%) WSDL
12 2 (4.65%) JSP
12 2 (4.65%) WCF
12 2 (4.65%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.91%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (25.58%) Mobile App
3 10 (23.26%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (16.28%) Data Structures
5 4 (9.30%) Computer Science
6 3 (6.98%) iPad
7 2 (4.65%) Virtual Team
7 2 (4.65%) Web 2.0
8 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
8 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
8 1 (2.33%) Fintech
8 1 (2.33%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.91%) Unix
2 10 (23.26%) Android
2 10 (23.26%) Apple iOS
3 4 (9.30%) Windows
4 3 (6.98%) Linux
5 2 (4.65%) Solaris
6 1 (2.33%) Debian
6 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.33%) SUSE
6 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (88.37%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (39.53%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (32.56%) TDD
4 13 (30.23%) Scrum
5 12 (27.91%) ERP
5 12 (27.91%) Mentoring
6 11 (25.58%) BDD
6 11 (25.58%) Test Scripting
7 10 (23.26%) CRM
7 10 (23.26%) Data Modelling
7 10 (23.26%) ETL
7 10 (23.26%) Migration
7 10 (23.26%) System Testing
7 10 (23.26%) Test Automation
7 10 (23.26%) Use Case
7 10 (23.26%) Waterfall
8 9 (20.93%) Presales
9 8 (18.60%) Coaching
9 8 (18.60%) Document Management
10 7 (16.28%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (55.81%) Java
2 22 (51.16%) SQL
3 20 (46.51%) JavaScript
4 11 (25.58%) C#
5 10 (23.26%) Apex Code
5 10 (23.26%) SOQL
6 6 (13.95%) PHP
7 4 (9.30%) C++
7 4 (9.30%) Python
7 4 (9.30%) Ruby
8 3 (6.98%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) Degree
2 5 (11.63%) ISEB
3 3 (6.98%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (4.65%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (27.91%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 14 (32.56%) Microsoft
2 11 (25.58%) SAP
3 10 (23.26%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (23.26%) Siebel
4 4 (9.30%) IBM
5 2 (4.65%) CA
5 2 (4.65%) FatWire
5 2 (4.65%) Google
5 2 (4.65%) HP
5 2 (4.65%) JD Edwards
5 2 (4.65%) Omniture
5 2 (4.65%) Rally
6 1 (2.33%) Facebook
6 1 (2.33%) hybris
6 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.33%) Twitter
6 1 (2.33%) VMware