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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 131 107 120
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +13
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 8 34 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.27% 1.17% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 1.57% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
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£400 £438 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +15.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £408 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £468 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £34.00
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
2304 2165 1613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 76.75% 74.60% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1405 1238 857
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 151 139
Average hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex - 6 £400 -
Hertfordshire -12 2 £375 -21.05%
Automation Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 12 (66.67%) Selenium
2 9 (50.00%) Java
3 5 (27.78%) JUnit
3 5 (27.78%) HP UFT
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (22.22%) Retail
4 4 (22.22%) Spring
4 4 (22.22%) Games
4 4 (22.22%) Hibernate
4 4 (22.22%) FMCG
4 4 (22.22%) hybris
4 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
5 3 (16.67%) BDD
5 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 3 (16.67%) HP
5 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (16.67%) Scrum
6 2 (11.11%) Finance
6 2 (11.11%) Automotive
6 2 (11.11%) Degree
6 2 (11.11%) Test Management
6 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
6 2 (11.11%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (66.67%) Selenium
2 5 (27.78%) JUnit
2 5 (27.78%) HP UFT
3 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
4 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
5 2 (11.11%) LoadRunner
6 1 (5.56%) Xcode
6 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
6 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
6 1 (5.56%) Calabash
6 1 (5.56%) Grunt
6 1 (5.56%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (5.56%) Bower
6 1 (5.56%) Robot Framework
6 1 (5.56%) gulp
General
1 4 (22.22%) Games
1 4 (22.22%) Retail
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Automotive
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Developer
1 5 (27.78%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Automation Tester
2 4 (22.22%) Tester
2 4 (22.22%) Hybris Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Selenium Tester
3 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Test Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) QA Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Testing Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Lead Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Automation Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Python Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Hibernate
1 4 (22.22%) Spring
2 2 (11.11%) SOAP
3 1 (5.56%) XHTML
3 1 (5.56%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) .NET
3 1 (5.56%) CSS
3 1 (5.56%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) FMCG
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) UNIX
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
3 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 3 (16.67%) Scrum
3 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (16.67%) BDD
3 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Test Planning
4 2 (11.11%) Test Management
4 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.56%) API Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) Python
3 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) Perl
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) VBScript
3 1 (5.56%) VB
3 1 (5.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) hybris
2 3 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Intel
3 1 (5.56%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) Cognos
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
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