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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 119 105 113
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 12 30 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.44% 1.03% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 1.42% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 3
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£400 £350 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -8.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £276 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £400 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £319 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.96% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £35.50
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
2061 2108 1583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.83% 72.59% 71.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1177 1193 883
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 £250 £260 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 147 131
Average hourly rate £36.13 £30.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.44% -14.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £20.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £44.00 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
Essex 0 6 £400 +14.28%
Hertfordshire -11 2 £375 - 4
Bedfordshire - 2 £513 - 1
Suffolk +6 1 £250 -37.50% 1
Cambridgeshire -22 1 £300 -0.41% 1
Automation Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 14 (63.64%) Selenium
2 11 (50.00%) Java
3 5 (22.73%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (22.73%) Python
3 5 (22.73%) JUnit
3 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (18.18%) Games
4 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Hibernate
4 4 (18.18%) Scrum
4 4 (18.18%) Retail
4 4 (18.18%) Spring
4 4 (18.18%) Linux
4 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
4 4 (18.18%) FMCG
4 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
4 4 (18.18%) hybris
4 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
5 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
5 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
5 3 (13.64%) BDD
5 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (13.64%) HP
5 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
5 3 (13.64%) Finance
5 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (9.09%) Test Management
6 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 2 (9.09%) Computer Science

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (63.64%) Selenium
2 5 (22.73%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (22.73%) JUnit
3 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
4 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
5 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
5 2 (9.09%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.55%) Robot Framework
6 1 (4.55%) Calabash
6 1 (4.55%) Grunt
6 1 (4.55%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (4.55%) Bower
6 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
6 1 (4.55%) Xcode
6 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 4 (18.18%) Games
1 4 (18.18%) Retail
2 3 (13.64%) Finance
3 2 (9.09%) Automotive
4 1 (4.55%) Electronics
4 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Tester
3 4 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Automation Tester
3 4 (18.18%) Hybris Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Test Specialist
5 2 (9.09%) QA Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Testing Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Lead Tester
6 1 (4.55%) AWS Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Automation Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Hibernate
1 4 (18.18%) Spring
2 2 (9.09%) HTML
2 2 (9.09%) SOAP
3 1 (4.55%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) CSS
3 1 (4.55%) JSP
3 1 (4.55%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) FMCG
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.55%) Streaming Media
3 1 (4.55%) IPTV
3 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) UNIX
2 2 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (18.18%) Scrum
2 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
2 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
3 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
3 3 (13.64%) BDD
3 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
3 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (9.09%) Test Management
4 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 2 (9.09%) Agile Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Test Planning
5 1 (4.55%) System Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Automated Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (22.73%) Python
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.55%) VBScript
4 1 (4.55%) VB
4 1 (4.55%) VBA
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) Perl
4 1 (4.55%) C
4 1 (4.55%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) ISEB
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) hybris
2 3 (13.64%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Cognos
3 1 (4.55%) Intel
3 1 (4.55%) VMware
3 1 (4.55%) Perforce
Hertfordshire
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago