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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 114 121 123
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 10 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.39% 0.45% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.59% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 7
Average daily rate £325 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £513 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £170.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
+300.00% -
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
1971 2034 2339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 77.69% 76.38% 76.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1171 1151 1327
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 148 139
Average hourly rate £27.50 £33.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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
Suffolk +4 3 - -
Cambridgeshire +10 2 £375 +25.00% 2
Essex 0 2 £350 -12.50%
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Automation Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 8 (40.00%) Selenium
2 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (30.00%) SQL
3 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Java
4 5 (25.00%) SAP
4 5 (25.00%) HP
5 4 (20.00%) HP UFT
5 4 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 4 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (15.00%) Subversion
6 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
6 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
6 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (15.00%) JUnit
6 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Finance
6 3 (15.00%) Banking
6 3 (15.00%) Scrum
7 2 (10.00%) Retail
7 2 (10.00%) TDD
7 2 (10.00%) Wireless

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (5.00%) SAP CO
2 1 (5.00%) SAP CRM
2 1 (5.00%) SAP FI
2 1 (5.00%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (5.00%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Wireless
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Selenium
2 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (20.00%) HP UFT
3 3 (15.00%) JUnit
3 3 (15.00%) Subversion
3 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (10.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (10.00%) Maven
5 1 (5.00%) AccuRev
5 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
5 1 (5.00%) MSTest
5 1 (5.00%) NUnit
5 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.00%) WinRunner
General
1 3 (15.00%) Banking
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Billing
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Analyst
1 9 (45.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Test Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Automation Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) ETL Designer
5 1 (5.00%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Regression Test Manager
5 1 (5.00%) SAP FI Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) SAP Manager
5 1 (5.00%) SAP Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) SAP Test Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.00%) STB
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Scrum
5 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
6 2 (10.00%) ETL
6 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Resource Management
6 2 (10.00%) Security Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (10.00%) TDD
6 2 (10.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) C#
3 2 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (5.00%) VB
4 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) HP
1 5 (25.00%) SAP
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) JD Edwards
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Teradata