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 20 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 145 118 129
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +11
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 4 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.13% 0.25% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.35% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 9
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£350 £369 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% -20.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - -
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
2388 1711 2142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 77.26% 71.11% 69.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1522 896 1135
Average daily rate £400 £365 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -6.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £230 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 138 189
Average hourly rate £25.75 £36.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.47% +30.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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
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 20 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
Cambridgeshire -4 2 £356 -3.38% 2
Essex - 2 £350 - 2
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Norfolk - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Automation Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 29 (80.56%) Git (software)
2 28 (77.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (77.78%) Continuous Integration
2 28 (77.78%) TeamCity
2 28 (77.78%) Visual Studio
2 28 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 28 (77.78%) Artifactory
2 28 (77.78%) Octopus Deploy
3 27 (75.00%) Configuration Management
3 27 (75.00%) SQL
4 26 (72.22%) .NET
4 26 (72.22%) Windows
4 26 (72.22%) Release Management
4 26 (72.22%) Maven
4 26 (72.22%) Automated Testing
4 26 (72.22%) .NET Framework
4 26 (72.22%) Red Gate
4 26 (72.22%) NuGet
4 26 (72.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (72.22%) SSDT
4 26 (72.22%) Gradle
4 26 (72.22%) MSBuild
5 4 (11.11%) Linux
5 4 (11.11%) Python
5 4 (11.11%) Scrum
5 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
7 2 (5.56%) WebLogic
7 2 (5.56%) C
7 2 (5.56%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.56%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.78%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (72.22%) SSDT
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (80.56%) Git (software)
2 28 (77.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (77.78%) TeamCity
2 28 (77.78%) Visual Studio
2 28 (77.78%) Artifactory
2 28 (77.78%) Octopus Deploy
3 26 (72.22%) MSBuild
3 26 (72.22%) NuGet
3 26 (72.22%) Gradle
3 26 (72.22%) Maven
4 2 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (5.56%) Selenium
5 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.78%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 26 (72.22%) Release Engineer
1 26 (72.22%) Build Engineer
1 26 (72.22%) Build and Release Engineer
2 3 (8.33%) Test Analyst
2 3 (8.33%) Analyst
3 2 (5.56%) Developer
3 2 (5.56%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (2.78%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (2.78%) Test Engineer
4 1 (2.78%) Test Automation Analyst
4 1 (2.78%) Automation Tester
4 1 (2.78%) Tester
4 1 (2.78%) Test Manager
4 1 (2.78%) Technical Leader
4 1 (2.78%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (2.78%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (72.22%) .NET
1 26 (72.22%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) STB
2 1 (2.78%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 26 (72.22%) Windows
1 26 (72.22%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (2.78%) FreeBSD
3 1 (2.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (77.78%) Continuous Integration
2 27 (75.00%) Configuration Management
3 26 (72.22%) Automated Testing
3 26 (72.22%) Release Management
4 4 (11.11%) Scrum
4 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.56%) Multithreading
5 2 (5.56%) Manual Testing
5 2 (5.56%) Test Scripting
5 2 (5.56%) Memory Management
6 1 (2.78%) ATDD
6 1 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.78%) Kanban
6 1 (2.78%) Test Automation
6 1 (2.78%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 27 (75.00%) SQL
2 4 (11.11%) Python
3 2 (5.56%) C
3 2 (5.56%) C#
3 2 (5.56%) Java
3 2 (5.56%) Perl
3 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.78%) C++
4 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.78%) VC++
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 28 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 26 (72.22%) Red Gate
3 2 (5.56%) Intel
4 1 (2.78%) Coverity
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