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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 117 87 98
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +11
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 28 57 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.94% 1.93% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 2.61% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 7
Average daily rate
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£345 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.82% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £335 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £465 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £38.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £38.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +18.46%
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
2292 2183 1612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 76.71% 73.95% 71.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1387 1246 861
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 £273 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 157 136
Average hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.85 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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 July 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 July 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 -3 12 - - 5
Suffolk +18 6 £350 -
Essex -6 6 - - 2
Cambridgeshire -48 2 £279 -34.41% 13
Norfolk -3 1 £200 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £513 -
Automated Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 21 (52.50%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (52.50%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (42.50%) XML
3 16 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 16 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 15 (37.50%) System Testing
4 15 (37.50%) HTML
4 15 (37.50%) UNIX
5 14 (35.00%) SQL
5 14 (35.00%) QA
5 14 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (32.50%) DbVisualizer
6 13 (32.50%) Test Automation
6 13 (32.50%) TDD
6 13 (32.50%) Retail
6 13 (32.50%) DB2
6 13 (32.50%) Flash
7 12 (30.00%) Java
7 12 (30.00%) Subversion
7 12 (30.00%) Selenium
8 11 (27.50%) RESTful
8 11 (27.50%) Document Management
8 11 (27.50%) Coaching
9 10 (25.00%) WebSphere
9 10 (25.00%) WebDriver
9 10 (25.00%) J2EE
10 9 (22.50%) Linux
10 9 (22.50%) JIRA
11 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
11 8 (20.00%) Configuration Management

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (15.00%) Confluence
3 3 (7.50%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.50%) IIS
4 1 (2.50%) JBoss
4 1 (2.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (2.50%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Magento
2 3 (7.50%) SAP SD
2 3 (7.50%) SAP PP
2 3 (7.50%) MultiFonds
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (2.50%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (32.50%) DB2
1 13 (32.50%) DbVisualizer
2 7 (17.50%) MySQL
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (30.00%) Subversion
1 12 (30.00%) Selenium
2 10 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 9 (22.50%) JIRA
4 8 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 6 (15.00%) HP UFT
6 4 (10.00%) PHPUnit
7 3 (7.50%) SoapUI
7 3 (7.50%) LoadRunner
8 2 (5.00%) JMeter
8 2 (5.00%) Ant
8 2 (5.00%) JUnit
8 2 (5.00%) Eclipse
8 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
8 2 (5.00%) AccuRev
8 2 (5.00%) Maven
8 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
8 2 (5.00%) Hudson
General
1 13 (32.50%) Retail
2 2 (5.00%) Legal
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.50%) Games
3 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (37.50%) Tester
2 10 (25.00%) Automation Tester
3 8 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 8 (20.00%) Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Selenium Tester
5 3 (7.50%) Configuration Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Build Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) SAP Test Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.00%) Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) SAP Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Test Automation Specialist
7 1 (2.50%) Automation Specialist
7 1 (2.50%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
7 1 (2.50%) Validation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (42.50%) XML
2 15 (37.50%) HTML
3 13 (32.50%) Flash
4 11 (27.50%) RESTful
5 10 (25.00%) J2EE
6 6 (15.00%) Gherkin
7 4 (10.00%) SOAP
8 3 (7.50%) Web Services
9 2 (5.00%) Java SE
9 2 (5.00%) CSS
10 1 (2.50%) Apache Camel
10 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (2.50%) Apache CXF
10 1 (2.50%) XSD
10 1 (2.50%) XSLT
10 1 (2.50%) ActiveMQ
10 1 (2.50%) Spring
10 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
10 1 (2.50%) .NET
10 1 (2.50%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (37.50%) UNIX
2 9 (22.50%) Linux
3 3 (7.50%) Windows
4 2 (5.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (52.50%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (52.50%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 15 (37.50%) System Testing
4 13 (32.50%) Test Automation
4 13 (32.50%) TDD
5 11 (27.50%) Document Management
5 11 (27.50%) Coaching
6 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 8 (20.00%) Configuration Management
7 7 (17.50%) Integration Testing
8 6 (15.00%) Cyber Security
9 4 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (10.00%) SDLC
9 4 (10.00%) Wealth Management
9 4 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (10.00%) E-Commerce
10 3 (7.50%) Regression Testing
10 3 (7.50%) Stress Testing
11 2 (5.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 14 (35.00%) SQL
3 12 (30.00%) Java
4 4 (10.00%) PHP
5 2 (5.00%) Python
6 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) ISTQB
1 6 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (10.00%) ISEB
3 3 (7.50%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (35.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (2.50%) GMP
2 1 (2.50%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) HP
2 6 (15.00%) Atlassian
3 4 (10.00%) IBM
4 3 (7.50%) SAP
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.50%) Adobe
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