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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 125 113 107
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -6
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 19 16 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.62% 0.66% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.93% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 8
Average daily rate
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£333 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.99% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £262 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £324 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.47% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £57.50 £38.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.38% -3.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+64.28% -12.50%
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
2370 1721 2084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 77.20% 71.15% 69.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1525 909 1101
Average daily rate £400 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 140 178
Average hourly rate £24.00 £36.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.90 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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 -21 7 £550 +50.17% 3
Cambridgeshire -2 5 £325 +25.00% 19
Bedfordshire -13 3 £325 +23.80%
Norfolk -7 2 - -
Essex -19 1 - -
Suffolk - - - -
Automated Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 50 (71.43%) SQL
2 40 (57.14%) .NET
3 36 (51.43%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 31 (44.29%) Windows
5 31 (44.29%) Microsoft
6 29 (41.43%) Visual Studio
7 28 (40.00%) Configuration Management
7 28 (40.00%) Git (software)
8 27 (38.57%) TeamCity
8 27 (38.57%) .NET Framework
8 27 (38.57%) Release Management
8 27 (38.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (38.57%) SSDT
8 27 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (35.71%) NuGet
10 24 (34.29%) Red Gate
10 24 (34.29%) MSBuild
10 24 (34.29%) Gradle
10 24 (34.29%) Artifactory
10 24 (34.29%) Automation Testing
10 24 (34.29%) Octopus Deploy
10 24 (34.29%) Maven
11 14 (20.00%) Java
12 13 (18.57%) Scrum
13 12 (17.14%) TDD
13 12 (17.14%) C#
14 11 (15.71%) Selenium
14 11 (15.71%) Unit Testing
15 10 (14.29%) BDD

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 7 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (8.57%) MQSeries
3 2 (2.86%) CMS
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.43%) Alfresco
4 1 (1.43%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) MS Office
1 1 (1.43%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) Internet
1 1 (1.43%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (38.57%) SSDT
2 6 (8.57%) DB2
2 6 (8.57%) DbVisualizer
3 4 (5.71%) Couchbase
4 3 (4.29%) Big Data
5 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.86%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.43%) MySQL
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 35 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (41.43%) Visual Studio
3 28 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 27 (38.57%) TeamCity
5 25 (35.71%) NuGet
6 24 (34.29%) Gradle
6 24 (34.29%) Artifactory
6 24 (34.29%) MSBuild
6 24 (34.29%) Octopus Deploy
6 24 (34.29%) Maven
7 11 (15.71%) Selenium
8 10 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
8 10 (14.29%) Jenkins
9 7 (10.00%) SpecFlow
10 6 (8.57%) LoadRunner
11 5 (7.14%) JUnit
12 3 (4.29%) FitNesse
12 3 (4.29%) Cucumber
13 2 (2.86%) SoapUI
13 2 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 8 (11.43%) Finance
2 7 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 6 (8.57%) Retail
3 6 (8.57%) Marketing
4 1 (1.43%) Advertising
4 1 (1.43%) Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (35.71%) Build Engineer
2 24 (34.29%) Build and Release Engineer
2 24 (34.29%) Release Engineer
3 12 (17.14%) Tester
4 11 (15.71%) Developer
5 9 (12.86%) Consultant
6 6 (8.57%) Software Engineer
7 5 (7.14%) Lead Developer
8 4 (5.71%) Automation Tester
9 3 (4.29%) Software Configuration Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Test Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) Configuration Engineer
10 2 (2.86%) Oracle Technical Consultant
10 2 (2.86%) Test Engineer
10 2 (2.86%) Technical Tester
10 2 (2.86%) Oracle Consultant
10 2 (2.86%) Technical Consultant
10 2 (2.86%) .NET Developer
10 2 (2.86%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (57.14%) .NET
2 27 (38.57%) .NET Framework
3 10 (14.29%) HTML
4 8 (11.43%) J2EE
4 8 (11.43%) XML
5 6 (8.57%) Flash
5 6 (8.57%) WCF
6 5 (7.14%) REST
7 4 (5.71%) Web Services
8 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.86%) CSS
9 1 (1.43%) JSP
9 1 (1.43%) SOAP
9 1 (1.43%) STL
9 1 (1.43%) XHTML
9 1 (1.43%) Middleware
9 1 (1.43%) Spring
9 1 (1.43%) Ajax
9 1 (1.43%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.71%) User Experience
3 2 (2.86%) GIS
4 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.43%) PKI
4 1 (1.43%) Open Source
4 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.43%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 31 (44.29%) Windows
2 27 (38.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (12.86%) UNIX
4 5 (7.14%) Linux
5 2 (2.86%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (2.86%) Android
5 2 (2.86%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.86%) Solaris
6 1 (1.43%) AIX
6 1 (1.43%) HPUX
6 1 (1.43%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (51.43%) Continuous Integration
2 28 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 27 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (38.57%) Release Management
4 24 (34.29%) Automation Testing
5 13 (18.57%) Scrum
6 12 (17.14%) TDD
7 11 (15.71%) Unit Testing
8 10 (14.29%) BDD
9 9 (12.86%) Test Automation
9 9 (12.86%) Manual Testing
9 9 (12.86%) E-Commerce
10 8 (11.43%) Regression Testing
11 7 (10.00%) OO
12 6 (8.57%) System Testing
13 5 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (7.14%) Test Scripting
14 4 (5.71%) Test Strategy
14 4 (5.71%) Software Testing
15 3 (4.29%) Test-First Development
Programming Languages
1 50 (71.43%) SQL
2 14 (20.00%) Java
3 12 (17.14%) C#
4 9 (12.86%) JavaScript
5 8 (11.43%) LINC
6 7 (10.00%) C++
7 4 (5.71%) C
8 3 (4.29%) Ruby
8 3 (4.29%) VB.NET
8 3 (4.29%) Python
8 3 (4.29%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.86%) Embedded C
9 2 (2.86%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.43%) Perl
10 1 (1.43%) PHP
10 1 (1.43%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.43%) Tcl
10 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.43%) Korn
10 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (14.29%) ISEB
2 7 (10.00%) Degree
3 6 (8.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.86%) Firmware
2 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (44.29%) Microsoft
2 24 (34.29%) Red Gate
3 10 (14.29%) Oracle
4 7 (10.00%) HP
4 7 (10.00%) IBM
5 1 (1.43%) Facebook
5 1 (1.43%) Twitter
5 1 (1.43%) CA
5 1 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.43%) FatWire
5 1 (1.43%) VMware
5 1 (1.43%) Google
5 1 (1.43%) Vignette
5 1 (1.43%) Adobe