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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 120 112 102
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -10
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 27 15 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.88% 0.63% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 0.88% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 7
Average daily rate
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£325 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £262 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -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
2376 1708 2125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 77.32% 71.98% 69.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1457 850 1103
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 126 211
Average hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.53 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £50.00 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -14 11 £550 -
Cambridgeshire +5 6 £333 +27.88% 6
Bedfordshire -12 2 £290 +10.47% 1
Norfolk - 2 - -
Essex -12 1 £400 -5.88%
Suffolk - 1 £288 -
Automated Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 60 (74.07%) SQL
2 50 (61.73%) .NET
3 45 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
4 44 (54.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 40 (49.38%) Microsoft
6 39 (48.15%) Configuration Management
6 39 (48.15%) Windows
7 38 (46.91%) Visual Studio
8 37 (45.68%) Git (software)
9 36 (44.44%) TeamCity
9 36 (44.44%) .NET Framework
9 36 (44.44%) Release Management
9 36 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 36 (44.44%) SSDT
10 34 (41.98%) NuGet
11 33 (40.74%) MSBuild
11 33 (40.74%) Gradle
11 33 (40.74%) Artifactory
11 33 (40.74%) Automation Testing
11 33 (40.74%) Octopus Deploy
11 33 (40.74%) Red Gate
11 33 (40.74%) Maven
12 26 (32.10%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (18.52%) Java
14 12 (14.81%) C#
14 12 (14.81%) TDD
14 12 (14.81%) Scrum
15 11 (13.58%) Selenium
15 11 (13.58%) Unit Testing
16 10 (12.35%) Manual Testing

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (8.64%) WebSphere
2 6 (7.41%) MQSeries
3 2 (2.47%) CMS
4 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.23%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (1.23%) Alfresco
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) MS Office
1 1 (1.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.23%) Internet
1 1 (1.23%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (44.44%) SSDT
2 6 (7.41%) DbVisualizer
2 6 (7.41%) DB2
3 4 (4.94%) Couchbase
4 3 (3.70%) Big Data
5 2 (2.47%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.47%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.23%) MySQL
6 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 44 (54.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 38 (46.91%) Visual Studio
3 37 (45.68%) Git (software)
4 36 (44.44%) TeamCity
5 34 (41.98%) NuGet
6 33 (40.74%) MSBuild
6 33 (40.74%) Gradle
6 33 (40.74%) Artifactory
6 33 (40.74%) Octopus Deploy
6 33 (40.74%) Maven
7 11 (13.58%) Selenium
8 9 (11.11%) Jenkins
9 8 (9.88%) QuickTest Pro
10 7 (8.64%) SpecFlow
11 6 (7.41%) LoadRunner
12 5 (6.17%) JUnit
13 3 (3.70%) LabVIEW
13 3 (3.70%) GoogleTest
13 3 (3.70%) Cucumber
13 3 (3.70%) FitNesse
General
1 8 (9.88%) Finance
2 7 (8.64%) Manufacturing
3 6 (7.41%) Marketing
3 6 (7.41%) Retail
4 1 (1.23%) Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Advertising
4 1 (1.23%) Legal
4 1 (1.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 33 (40.74%) Build and Release Engineer
1 33 (40.74%) Build Engineer
1 33 (40.74%) Release Engineer
2 12 (14.81%) Tester
3 11 (13.58%) Developer
4 9 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 9 (11.11%) Consultant
5 5 (6.17%) Lead Developer
6 4 (4.94%) Automation Tester
7 3 (3.70%) Test Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) C++ Programmer
7 3 (3.70%) Programmer
7 3 (3.70%) Test Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Software Configuration Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) Configuration Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) Software Programmer
8 2 (2.47%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (2.47%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (61.73%) .NET
2 36 (44.44%) .NET Framework
3 10 (12.35%) HTML
4 8 (9.88%) J2EE
4 8 (9.88%) XML
5 6 (7.41%) WCF
5 6 (7.41%) Flash
6 5 (6.17%) REST
7 4 (4.94%) Web Services
8 3 (3.70%) STL
8 3 (3.70%) Qt
8 3 (3.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET
9 2 (2.47%) CSS
10 1 (1.23%) JSP
10 1 (1.23%) SOAP
10 1 (1.23%) Middleware
10 1 (1.23%) XHTML
10 1 (1.23%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.94%) User Experience
3 2 (2.47%) Open Source
3 2 (2.47%) GIS
3 2 (2.47%) Firmware
4 1 (1.23%) EMV
4 1 (1.23%) PKI
4 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 39 (48.15%) Windows
2 36 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (9.88%) UNIX
4 3 (3.70%) Linux
4 3 (3.70%) Android
5 2 (2.47%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.47%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.23%) Solaris
6 1 (1.23%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
2 39 (48.15%) Configuration Management
3 36 (44.44%) Release Management
4 33 (40.74%) Automation Testing
5 26 (32.10%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (14.81%) TDD
6 12 (14.81%) Scrum
7 11 (13.58%) Unit Testing
8 10 (12.35%) Manual Testing
8 10 (12.35%) BDD
9 9 (11.11%) E-Commerce
9 9 (11.11%) Test Automation
10 8 (9.88%) Regression Testing
11 7 (8.64%) OO
11 7 (8.64%) Software Testing
12 6 (7.41%) System Testing
12 6 (7.41%) Test Scripting
13 5 (6.17%) User Acceptance Testing
14 4 (4.94%) Test Strategy
14 4 (4.94%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 60 (74.07%) SQL
2 15 (18.52%) Java
3 12 (14.81%) C#
4 9 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 8 (9.88%) LINC
5 8 (9.88%) C++
6 4 (4.94%) C
7 3 (3.70%) VB.NET
7 3 (3.70%) Embedded C
7 3 (3.70%) Ruby
8 2 (2.47%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.47%) Python
8 2 (2.47%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.23%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.23%) FQL
Qualifications
1 9 (11.11%) ISEB
2 7 (8.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (8.64%) Degree
3 3 (3.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.41%) QA
2 1 (1.23%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 40 (49.38%) Microsoft
2 33 (40.74%) Red Gate
3 10 (12.35%) Oracle
4 7 (8.64%) IBM
5 6 (7.41%) HP
6 3 (3.70%) Google
7 1 (1.23%) Vignette
7 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.23%) CA
7 1 (1.23%) Adobe
7 1 (1.23%) Perforce
7 1 (1.23%) FatWire
7 1 (1.23%) Facebook
7 1 (1.23%) Twitter
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