The table below looks at the statistics for Automation 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 Automation Testing over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 109 126 141
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +15
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 21 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.85% 0.32% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 0.41% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 3
Median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £328 £344
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
Automation 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
1964 2181 2424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 79.80% 77.07% 78.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1111 1248 1490
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £537
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 169 145
Median hourly rate £37.50 £32.69 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.71% +26.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.65 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Automation 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 Automation Testing across the East of England region.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Automation 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 Automation Testing across the East of England region.

Automation Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Automation 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 Automation Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
Hertfordshire - 9 £290 -
Bedfordshire +3 8 £450 +16.88% 1
Cambridgeshire +19 3 £375 +15.38% 2
Suffolk +3 1 £325 +8.33% 1
Automation Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 18 (50.00%) Selenium
2 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (44.44%) Cucumber
4 15 (41.67%) BDD
5 14 (38.89%) Test Automation
5 14 (38.89%) Non-Functional Testing
6 13 (36.11%) Open Source
7 12 (33.33%) Gherkin
7 12 (33.33%) C#
8 11 (30.56%) SoapUI
9 10 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (27.78%) Functional Testing
9 10 (27.78%) Xamarin
9 10 (27.78%) JMeter
10 9 (25.00%) Test Scripting
10 9 (25.00%) Java
10 9 (25.00%) SQL
10 9 (25.00%) JBehave
11 8 (22.22%) WebDriver
11 8 (22.22%) Manual Testing
11 8 (22.22%) Test Strategy
11 8 (22.22%) ATDD
11 8 (22.22%) Jenkins
11 8 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (22.22%) JIRA
11 8 (22.22%) QA
11 8 (22.22%) Scrum
11 8 (22.22%) NUnit
11 8 (22.22%) Spring
12 7 (19.44%) Maven

Automation 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 7 (19.44%) Confluence
1 7 (19.44%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.78%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.67%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (50.00%) Selenium
2 16 (44.44%) Cucumber
3 11 (30.56%) SoapUI
4 10 (27.78%) JMeter
5 9 (25.00%) JBehave
6 8 (22.22%) Jenkins
6 8 (22.22%) JIRA
6 8 (22.22%) NUnit
6 8 (22.22%) WebDriver
7 7 (19.44%) Git (software)
7 7 (19.44%) JUnit
7 7 (19.44%) Maven
8 6 (16.67%) FitNesse
8 6 (16.67%) TeamCity
9 5 (13.89%) Appium
9 5 (13.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (13.89%) Robot Framework
9 5 (13.89%) SpecFlow
10 4 (11.11%) Calabash
11 2 (5.56%) HP UFT
General
1 6 (16.67%) Retail
2 5 (13.89%) Finance
3 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Games
3 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Tester
2 12 (33.33%) Analyst
2 12 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 12 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 10 (27.78%) Automation Test Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Senior Automation Tester
4 5 (13.89%) Senior Tester
4 5 (13.89%) Test Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Mobile Test Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Android Tester
7 2 (5.56%) iOS Tester
8 1 (2.78%) Automation Test Lead
8 1 (2.78%) Banking Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Java Automation Tester
8 1 (2.78%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 1 (2.78%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Selenium Tester
8 1 (2.78%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 8 (22.22%) Spring
3 7 (19.44%) RESTful
4 3 (8.33%) .NET
4 3 (8.33%) SOAP
5 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.78%) WCF
5 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.78%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Android
1 4 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (41.67%) BDD
3 14 (38.89%) Non-Functional Testing
3 14 (38.89%) Test Automation
4 13 (36.11%) Open Source
5 10 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (27.78%) Functional Testing
6 9 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 8 (22.22%) ATDD
7 8 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (22.22%) Manual Testing
7 8 (22.22%) Scrum
7 8 (22.22%) Test Strategy
8 7 (19.44%) Automated Testing
8 7 (19.44%) Kanban
8 7 (19.44%) Performance Testing
9 6 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 6 (16.67%) Security Testing
9 6 (16.67%) Unit Testing
10 5 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) C#
2 9 (25.00%) Java
2 9 (25.00%) SQL
3 5 (13.89%) Python
3 5 (13.89%) Ruby
4 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.78%) VB
4 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.78%) ISEB
3 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.22%) QA
2 6 (16.67%) SDET
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) Xamarin
2 7 (19.44%) Atlassian
3 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (16.67%) SAP
4 2 (5.56%) HP
5 1 (2.78%) JD Edwards
5 1 (2.78%) JDA