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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 114 113 119
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 9 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.38% 0.48% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.62% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 6
Average daily rate £363 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £341
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -12.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £36.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +140.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £106.75 £28.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+274.56% +90.00%
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
1847 1925 1770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 78.80% 76.63% 72.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1124 1163 984
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £234 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 142 154
Average hourly rate £39.00 £23.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.56% -29.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.75 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -8 5 £350 - 1
Cambridgeshire +8 2 £500 +37.93% 2
Hertfordshire - 2 £375 - 2
Automation Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (31.82%) Selenium
2 6 (27.27%) Java
3 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
4 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 4 (18.18%) WebDriver
4 4 (18.18%) Oracle
4 4 (18.18%) SAP
4 4 (18.18%) Python
4 4 (18.18%) HP
4 4 (18.18%) HP UFT
4 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Linux
5 3 (13.64%) Scrum
5 3 (13.64%) TDD
5 3 (13.64%) C#
5 3 (13.64%) SQL
5 3 (13.64%) .NET
5 3 (13.64%) Process Improvement
6 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
6 2 (9.09%) Build Automation
6 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
6 2 (9.09%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 2 (9.09%) Issue Tracking

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (9.09%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Wireless
2 1 (4.55%) Internet
2 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) DB2
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Selenium
2 4 (18.18%) HP UFT
2 4 (18.18%) WebDriver
3 2 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 2 (9.09%) JUnit
3 2 (9.09%) Maven
3 2 (9.09%) Subversion
3 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.55%) AccuRev
4 1 (4.55%) Ant
4 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.55%) JIRA
4 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (9.09%) Banking
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Billing
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Automation Tester
1 8 (36.36%) Tester
2 7 (31.82%) Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Test Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Automation Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Automation Test Lead
4 2 (9.09%) Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.55%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.55%) ETL Designer
5 1 (4.55%) ETL Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Test Coordinator
5 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.55%) SOAP
3 1 (4.55%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.55%) STB
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (4.55%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
3 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 3 (13.64%) Process Improvement
4 3 (13.64%) Scrum
4 3 (13.64%) TDD
5 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Build Automation
5 2 (9.09%) Defect Management
5 2 (9.09%) ERP
5 2 (9.09%) ETL
5 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Issue Tracking
5 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) Java
2 4 (18.18%) Python
3 3 (13.64%) C#
3 3 (13.64%) SQL
4 2 (9.09%) ABAP
4 2 (9.09%) C++
5 1 (4.55%) Groovy
5 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) HP
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle
1 4 (18.18%) SAP
2 2 (9.09%) Remedy
3 1 (4.55%) Teradata