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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
England / East of England
Rank 111 116 121
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +5
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 18 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.83% 0.30% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.37% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 8
Median daily rate £310 £375 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% +19.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £350 £290
% change year-on-year
-8.21% +20.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
- +372.22%

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
1783 1891 2020
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 81.98% 79.89% 78.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1077 1136 1223
Median daily rate £426 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £278 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 157 148
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% +55.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £56.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +9 7 £275 -45.00% 5
Hertfordshire -2 7 £310 -17.33% 4
Bedfordshire - 4 £450 - 2
Automation Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 45 (91.84%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (69.39%) Selenium
2 34 (69.39%) Cucumber
3 33 (67.35%) Java
4 31 (63.27%) BDD
5 29 (59.18%) WebDriver
5 29 (59.18%) Test Automation
6 26 (53.06%) JBehave
7 25 (51.02%) Gherkin
8 24 (48.98%) Jenkins
9 22 (44.90%) TDD
9 22 (44.90%) Appium
10 21 (42.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 21 (42.86%) QA
11 18 (36.73%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (34.69%) Regression Testing
13 16 (32.65%) Scrum
13 16 (32.65%) Open Source
13 16 (32.65%) ATDD
14 15 (30.61%) Test Scripting
15 14 (28.57%) Software Testing
15 14 (28.57%) Finance
15 14 (28.57%) JUnit
15 14 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
15 14 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
15 14 (28.57%) Kanban
16 13 (26.53%) SDET
16 13 (26.53%) SoapUI
16 13 (26.53%) Eclipse
16 13 (26.53%) 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 12 (24.49%) Confluence
1 12 (24.49%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.08%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 34 (69.39%) Cucumber
1 34 (69.39%) Selenium
2 29 (59.18%) WebDriver
3 26 (53.06%) JBehave
4 24 (48.98%) Jenkins
5 22 (44.90%) Appium
6 21 (42.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 14 (28.57%) JUnit
8 13 (26.53%) Eclipse
8 13 (26.53%) SoapUI
9 12 (24.49%) Git (software)
9 12 (24.49%) JIRA
9 12 (24.49%) Maven
10 9 (18.37%) Calabash
10 9 (18.37%) TeamCity
11 8 (16.33%) JMeter
11 8 (16.33%) NUnit
12 7 (14.29%) FitNesse
13 6 (12.24%) Robot Framework
14 5 (10.20%) Moq
General
1 14 (28.57%) Finance
2 9 (18.37%) Back Office
3 4 (8.16%) Banking
3 4 (8.16%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (46.94%) Analyst
1 23 (46.94%) Test Analyst
2 16 (32.65%) Tester
3 13 (26.53%) Automation Tester
4 12 (24.49%) Automation Test Analyst
5 7 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
5 7 (14.29%) Test Engineer
6 6 (12.24%) Applications Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) Senior Automation Tester
7 5 (10.20%) Senior Tester
8 4 (8.16%) Agile Test Analyst
8 4 (8.16%) Agile Tester
8 4 (8.16%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 4 (8.16%) Selenium Tester
9 3 (6.12%) Java Automation Tester
9 3 (6.12%) Mobile Test Analyst
9 3 (6.12%) QA Analyst
9 3 (6.12%) QA Test Analyst
10 2 (4.08%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
10 2 (4.08%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (51.02%) Gherkin
2 13 (26.53%) Spring
3 12 (24.49%) RESTful
4 5 (10.20%) Hibernate
5 2 (4.08%) .NET
5 2 (4.08%) REST
6 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.04%) HTML
6 1 (2.04%) JSON
6 1 (2.04%) WCF
6 1 (2.04%) Web Services
6 1 (2.04%) WPF
6 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Mobile App
2 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.04%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.12%) Linux
1 3 (6.12%) Unix
2 1 (2.04%) Android
2 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (91.84%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (63.27%) BDD
3 29 (59.18%) Test Automation
4 22 (44.90%) TDD
5 18 (36.73%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (34.69%) Regression Testing
7 16 (32.65%) ATDD
7 16 (32.65%) Open Source
7 16 (32.65%) Scrum
8 15 (30.61%) Test Scripting
9 14 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
9 14 (28.57%) Kanban
9 14 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
9 14 (28.57%) Software Testing
10 11 (22.45%) Functional Testing
10 11 (22.45%) Manual Testing
11 9 (18.37%) API Testing
12 7 (14.29%) Test Strategy
13 5 (10.20%) High Availability
13 5 (10.20%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (67.35%) Java
2 9 (18.37%) Python
2 9 (18.37%) Ruby
3 5 (10.20%) C#
4 3 (6.12%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) Degree
2 2 (4.08%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.04%) ISEB
3 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (42.86%) QA
2 13 (26.53%) SDET
Vendors
1 12 (24.49%) Atlassian
2 10 (20.41%) Xamarin
3 1 (2.04%) HP
3 1 (2.04%) IBM
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