The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the East of England region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 120 115 132
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +17
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 29 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.96% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 0.30% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
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£438 £378 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.89% +7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £340 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £416 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £343 £284
% change year-on-year
-5.10% +20.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2224 1663 2034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 73.28% 69.58% 67.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1304 873 1005
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 131 231
Average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.75 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Automation Testing
England

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 28 July 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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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
Cambridgeshire +12 26 £400 +21.21% 1
Hertfordshire +1 3 £475 - 2
Suffolk - - - - 2
Essex - - - - 2
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Automation Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 36 (75.00%) Visual Studio
1 36 (75.00%) Git (software)
1 36 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 35 (72.92%) TeamCity
2 35 (72.92%) Artifactory
2 35 (72.92%) Octopus Deploy
2 35 (72.92%) SQL
2 35 (72.92%) Microsoft
2 35 (72.92%) Continuous Integration
3 34 (70.83%) Automated Testing
3 34 (70.83%) Windows
3 34 (70.83%) Configuration Management
4 33 (68.75%) .NET
4 33 (68.75%) Maven
4 33 (68.75%) .NET Framework
4 33 (68.75%) Release Management
4 33 (68.75%) Gradle
4 33 (68.75%) MSBuild
4 33 (68.75%) NuGet
4 33 (68.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 33 (68.75%) SSDT
4 33 (68.75%) Red Gate
5 4 (8.33%) Scrum
6 3 (6.25%) Selenium
6 3 (6.25%) Test Scripting
6 3 (6.25%) Linux
6 3 (6.25%) Perl
6 3 (6.25%) IBM
6 3 (6.25%) C#
6 3 (6.25%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (4.17%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (68.75%) SSDT
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 36 (75.00%) Visual Studio
1 36 (75.00%) Git (software)
1 36 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 35 (72.92%) Artifactory
2 35 (72.92%) TeamCity
2 35 (72.92%) Octopus Deploy
3 33 (68.75%) Maven
3 33 (68.75%) MSBuild
3 33 (68.75%) NuGet
3 33 (68.75%) Gradle
4 3 (6.25%) Selenium
5 2 (4.17%) Rational Functional Tester
5 2 (4.17%) JMeter
6 1 (2.08%) JIRA
6 1 (2.08%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (2.08%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.08%) Calabash
6 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 33 (68.75%) Release Engineer
1 33 (68.75%) Build Engineer
1 33 (68.75%) Build and Release Engineer
2 6 (12.50%) Tester
3 5 (10.42%) Analyst
3 5 (10.42%) Test Analyst
4 3 (6.25%) Test Manager
4 3 (6.25%) Developer
5 2 (4.17%) Test Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Functional Tester
5 2 (4.17%) Automation Tester
6 1 (2.08%) Senior Automation Tester
6 1 (2.08%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Automated Test Analyst
6 1 (2.08%) Automated Tester
6 1 (2.08%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (2.08%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.08%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.08%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (2.08%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (68.75%) .NET
1 33 (68.75%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.08%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.08%) Mainframe
1 1 (2.08%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 34 (70.83%) Windows
2 33 (68.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (6.25%) Linux
4 1 (2.08%) FreeBSD
4 1 (2.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (72.92%) Continuous Integration
2 34 (70.83%) Automated Testing
2 34 (70.83%) Configuration Management
3 33 (68.75%) Release Management
4 4 (8.33%) Scrum
5 3 (6.25%) Test Scripting
5 3 (6.25%) Waterfall
5 3 (6.25%) Test Strategy
5 3 (6.25%) Analytics
6 2 (4.17%) Memory Management
6 2 (4.17%) BDD
6 2 (4.17%) Multithreading
6 2 (4.17%) Manual Testing
6 2 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.08%) Regression Testing
7 1 (2.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.08%) Stress Testing
7 1 (2.08%) Integration Testing
7 1 (2.08%) Web Testing
7 1 (2.08%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (72.92%) SQL
2 3 (6.25%) C#
2 3 (6.25%) Perl
3 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.17%) C
3 2 (4.17%) Java
3 2 (4.17%) Python
4 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.08%) Ruby
4 1 (2.08%) VC++
4 1 (2.08%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (4.17%) ISEB
2 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (72.92%) Microsoft
2 33 (68.75%) Red Gate
3 3 (6.25%) IBM
4 2 (4.17%) Intel
5 1 (2.08%) Coverity
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle
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