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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
England / East of England
Rank 100 116 110
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -6
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 20 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.94% 0.39% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 0.50% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 11
Median daily rate £311 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £363 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-6.92% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
- +52.63%

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
1696 1784 1938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 79.29% 77.46% 77.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 991 1068 1195
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 173 131
Median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +63.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.00 £12.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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
Cambridgeshire +8 10 £275 -21.42% 3
Hertfordshire +6 6 £313 - 2
Bedfordshire - 4 £450 - 1
Automation Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 42 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (72.92%) Selenium
3 34 (70.83%) Cucumber
4 30 (62.50%) Java
5 29 (60.42%) BDD
6 28 (58.33%) Test Automation
7 26 (54.17%) WebDriver
8 24 (50.00%) JBehave
9 23 (47.92%) Jenkins
10 22 (45.83%) Gherkin
11 21 (43.75%) Appium
11 21 (43.75%) QA
12 19 (39.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 19 (39.58%) TDD
13 16 (33.33%) Regression Testing
13 16 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (31.25%) Test Scripting
14 15 (31.25%) Open Source
15 14 (29.17%) ATDD
15 14 (29.17%) SoapUI
15 14 (29.17%) Scrum
16 13 (27.08%) Software Testing
16 13 (27.08%) Finance
16 13 (27.08%) Kanban
17 12 (25.00%) JIRA
17 12 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
17 12 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
17 12 (25.00%) JUnit
17 12 (25.00%) Eclipse
17 12 (25.00%) Spring

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 11 (22.92%) Confluence
1 11 (22.92%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.17%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 35 (72.92%) Selenium
2 34 (70.83%) Cucumber
3 26 (54.17%) WebDriver
4 24 (50.00%) JBehave
5 23 (47.92%) Jenkins
6 21 (43.75%) Appium
7 19 (39.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 14 (29.17%) SoapUI
9 12 (25.00%) Eclipse
9 12 (25.00%) JIRA
9 12 (25.00%) JUnit
10 11 (22.92%) Git (software)
10 11 (22.92%) Maven
11 9 (18.75%) JMeter
12 8 (16.67%) Calabash
12 8 (16.67%) NUnit
12 8 (16.67%) TeamCity
13 6 (12.50%) FitNesse
14 5 (10.42%) Robot Framework
15 4 (8.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 13 (27.08%) Finance
2 9 (18.75%) Back Office
3 5 (10.42%) Retail
4 4 (8.33%) Banking
5 1 (2.08%) Games
5 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (47.92%) Analyst
1 23 (47.92%) Test Analyst
2 17 (35.42%) Tester
3 15 (31.25%) Automation Tester
4 14 (29.17%) Automation Test Analyst
5 6 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Test Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Applications Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Senior Automation Tester
6 5 (10.42%) Senior Tester
7 4 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) Agile Tester
7 4 (8.33%) Mobile Test Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 4 (8.33%) Selenium Tester
8 3 (6.25%) Java Automation Tester
8 3 (6.25%) QA Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (45.83%) Gherkin
2 12 (25.00%) Spring
3 11 (22.92%) RESTful
4 4 (8.33%) Hibernate
5 2 (4.17%) .NET
5 2 (4.17%) SOAP
6 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.08%) JSON
6 1 (2.08%) REST
6 1 (2.08%) WCF
6 1 (2.08%) Web Services
6 1 (2.08%) WPF
6 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.75%) Mobile App
2 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) Android
1 3 (6.25%) Apple iOS
1 3 (6.25%) Linux
1 3 (6.25%) Unix
2 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (60.42%) BDD
3 28 (58.33%) Test Automation
4 19 (39.58%) TDD
5 16 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (33.33%) Regression Testing
6 15 (31.25%) Open Source
6 15 (31.25%) Test Scripting
7 14 (29.17%) ATDD
7 14 (29.17%) Scrum
8 13 (27.08%) Kanban
8 13 (27.08%) Software Testing
9 12 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 12 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
10 11 (22.92%) Functional Testing
11 10 (20.83%) Manual Testing
12 8 (16.67%) API Testing
13 6 (12.50%) Automated Testing
13 6 (12.50%) Test Strategy
14 5 (10.42%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 30 (62.50%) Java
2 9 (18.75%) Python
2 9 (18.75%) Ruby
3 8 (16.67%) C#
4 3 (6.25%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.17%) SQL
6 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) Degree
2 2 (4.17%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.08%) ISEB
3 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (43.75%) QA
2 12 (25.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 11 (22.92%) Atlassian
1 11 (22.92%) Xamarin
2 1 (2.08%) HP
2 1 (2.08%) IBM
2 1 (2.08%) JDA
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft