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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 118 86 101
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +15
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 26 52 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.84% 1.70% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 2.26% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 9
Average daily rate
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£263 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £301 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £39.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £59.75 £33.25
% change year-on-year
-33.05% +79.69%
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
2363 2305 1710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 76.37% 75.33% 71.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1449 1350 886
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 159 132
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.40 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.95 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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
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 4 August 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
Hertfordshire -1 13 - - 6
Cambridgeshire -25 10 £275 -35.29% 7
Suffolk +5 1 - - 2
Norfolk -7 1 £200 -
Essex -10 1 - -
Automated Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 31 (70.45%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (56.82%) XML
3 24 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (47.73%) SQL
5 18 (40.91%) JavaScript
6 17 (38.64%) HTML
6 17 (38.64%) UNIX
6 17 (38.64%) QA
7 16 (36.36%) Selenium
7 16 (36.36%) System Testing
7 16 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (34.09%) DbVisualizer
8 15 (34.09%) Test Automation
8 15 (34.09%) Test Scripting
8 15 (34.09%) Flash
8 15 (34.09%) DB2
8 15 (34.09%) TDD
8 15 (34.09%) Retail
9 14 (31.82%) Subversion
9 14 (31.82%) Java
10 13 (29.55%) JIRA
10 13 (29.55%) RESTful
10 13 (29.55%) Coaching
11 12 (27.27%) WebDriver
11 12 (27.27%) Document Management
12 11 (25.00%) Software Testing
12 11 (25.00%) ISEB
13 10 (22.73%) J2EE
13 10 (22.73%) Linux
13 10 (22.73%) SOAP

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 10 (22.73%) WebSphere
2 6 (13.64%) Confluence
3 3 (6.82%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.27%) IIS
4 1 (2.27%) JBoss
4 1 (2.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (2.27%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Magento
2 3 (6.82%) MultiFonds
3 1 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (34.09%) DB2
1 15 (34.09%) DbVisualizer
2 7 (15.91%) MySQL
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (36.36%) Selenium
2 14 (31.82%) Subversion
3 13 (29.55%) JIRA
4 12 (27.27%) WebDriver
5 9 (20.45%) Cucumber
5 9 (20.45%) SoapUI
6 8 (18.18%) Jenkins
7 7 (15.91%) Maven
7 7 (15.91%) Ant
8 6 (13.64%) HP UFT
8 6 (13.64%) PHPUnit
9 3 (6.82%) Git (software)
9 3 (6.82%) LoadRunner
10 2 (4.55%) JMeter
10 2 (4.55%) JUnit
10 2 (4.55%) Eclipse
10 2 (4.55%) AccuRev
10 2 (4.55%) Hudson
11 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (2.27%) MSTest
General
1 15 (34.09%) Retail
2 2 (4.55%) Legal
3 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.27%) Games
3 1 (2.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (36.36%) Tester
2 12 (27.27%) Automation Tester
3 9 (20.45%) Analyst
3 9 (20.45%) Test Analyst
4 8 (18.18%) Selenium Tester
5 4 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Test Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Configuration Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Build Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.55%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Automation Specialist
8 1 (2.27%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
8 1 (2.27%) DevOps Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (56.82%) XML
2 17 (38.64%) HTML
3 15 (34.09%) Flash
4 13 (29.55%) RESTful
5 10 (22.73%) SOAP
5 10 (22.73%) J2EE
6 8 (18.18%) Web Services
7 6 (13.64%) Gherkin
8 3 (6.82%) .NET
9 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
9 2 (4.55%) CSS
9 2 (4.55%) Java SE
10 1 (2.27%) WCF
10 1 (2.27%) Apache CXF
10 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (2.27%) Apache Camel
10 1 (2.27%) Servlets
10 1 (2.27%) COM
10 1 (2.27%) Classic ASP
10 1 (2.27%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 16 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (38.64%) UNIX
2 10 (22.73%) Linux
3 3 (6.82%) Windows
4 2 (4.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (70.45%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (36.36%) System Testing
4 15 (34.09%) Test Automation
4 15 (34.09%) TDD
4 15 (34.09%) Test Scripting
5 13 (29.55%) Coaching
6 12 (27.27%) Document Management
7 11 (25.00%) Software Testing
8 9 (20.45%) Configuration Management
9 6 (13.64%) Integration Testing
9 6 (13.64%) Cyber Security
10 5 (11.36%) Scrum
11 4 (9.09%) E-Commerce
11 4 (9.09%) Wealth Management
11 4 (9.09%) BDD
11 4 (9.09%) SDLC
12 3 (6.82%) Test Strategy
12 3 (6.82%) Manual Testing
12 3 (6.82%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (47.73%) SQL
2 18 (40.91%) JavaScript
3 14 (31.82%) Java
4 6 (13.64%) PHP
4 6 (13.64%) Groovy
5 2 (4.55%) C#
5 2 (4.55%) Python
6 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) ISEB
2 7 (15.91%) ISTQB
3 5 (11.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (6.82%) Degree
6 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (38.64%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.27%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) HP
1 6 (13.64%) Atlassian
2 4 (9.09%) IBM
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.27%) Adobe
4 1 (2.27%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.27%) WorldPay
Felixstowe, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
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Posted: 23 hours ago