The first table below looks at the demand for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 130 99 124
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +25
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 16 22 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.53% 0.92% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 1.32% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 6
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£375 £375 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £463 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2229 1665 2031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 73.47% 69.67% 66.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1305 866 1002
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
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 156 133 233
Average hourly rate £28.91 £33.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.38% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.20 £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%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Test Automation
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 Test Automation across the East of England region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Test Automation
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 Test Automation across the East of England region.

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 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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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 -13 6 £425 - 4
Essex +3 4 £300 -
Hertfordshire 0 3 - - 3
Norfolk -13 3 £350 -3.44%
Suffolk - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Test Automation
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 19 (44.19%) SQL
2 15 (34.88%) QA
3 14 (32.56%) Finance
3 14 (32.56%) .NET
4 13 (30.23%) C#
4 13 (30.23%) QuickTest Pro
5 12 (27.91%) Selenium
5 12 (27.91%) Automated Testing
6 11 (25.58%) Windows
7 9 (20.93%) OO
7 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (20.93%) BDD
8 8 (18.60%) TDD
8 8 (18.60%) ISTQB
8 8 (18.60%) Java
8 8 (18.60%) T-SQL
8 8 (18.60%) VBScript
9 7 (16.28%) JUnit
9 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
9 7 (16.28%) FitNesse
9 7 (16.28%) SpecFlow
9 7 (16.28%) Cucumber
9 7 (16.28%) Unit Testing
10 6 (13.95%) Test Scripting
10 6 (13.95%) User Stories
10 6 (13.95%) Migration
10 6 (13.95%) Scrum
10 6 (13.95%) HP
10 6 (13.95%) Web Services
11 5 (11.63%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.33%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) ZigBee
2 1 (2.33%) LTE
2 1 (2.33%) Bluetooth
2 1 (2.33%) CDMA
2 1 (2.33%) GPRS
2 1 (2.33%) SMS
2 1 (2.33%) UMTS
2 1 (2.33%) WCDMA
2 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.33%) 3G
2 1 (2.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) Big Data
3 1 (2.33%) MySQL
3 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (30.23%) QuickTest Pro
2 12 (27.91%) Selenium
3 7 (16.28%) FitNesse
3 7 (16.28%) JUnit
3 7 (16.28%) Cucumber
3 7 (16.28%) SpecFlow
4 5 (11.63%) Visual Studio
5 4 (9.30%) NUnit
5 4 (9.30%) RSpec
5 4 (9.30%) MSTest
6 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
6 3 (6.98%) JIRA
6 3 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (6.98%) Eclipse
7 2 (4.65%) JMeter
7 2 (4.65%) LabVIEW
7 2 (4.65%) WebDriver
8 1 (2.33%) WatiN
8 1 (2.33%) Robotium
8 1 (2.33%) GDB
General
1 14 (32.56%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Legal
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.33%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.33%) Electronics
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (25.58%) Tester
2 10 (23.26%) Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) Test Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Test Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) QA Tester
5 4 (9.30%) Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Automation Tester
5 4 (9.30%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (4.65%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Software Tester
7 2 (4.65%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Test Automation Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Test Automation Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (32.56%) .NET
2 6 (13.95%) Web Services
3 3 (6.98%) XML
3 3 (6.98%) .NET Framework
4 2 (4.65%) SOAP
4 2 (4.65%) REST
5 1 (2.33%) Dalvik
5 1 (2.33%) HTML
5 1 (2.33%) jQuery
5 1 (2.33%) XSD
5 1 (2.33%) XSLT
5 1 (2.33%) J2SE
5 1 (2.33%) OpenGL
5 1 (2.33%) J2EE
5 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) NHS
1 2 (4.65%) GIS
1 2 (4.65%) Cryptography
1 2 (4.65%) Informatics
2 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.33%) Open Source
2 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.58%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) Linux
3 2 (4.65%) UNIX
3 2 (4.65%) Android
4 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) Automated Testing
2 9 (20.93%) OO
2 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (20.93%) BDD
3 8 (18.60%) TDD
4 7 (16.28%) Unit Testing
5 6 (13.95%) Test Scripting
5 6 (13.95%) Migration
5 6 (13.95%) Scrum
5 6 (13.95%) User Stories
6 5 (11.63%) Data Migration
7 4 (9.30%) Software Testing
8 3 (6.98%) OOP
8 3 (6.98%) Extreme Programming
8 3 (6.98%) Test-First Development
8 3 (6.98%) Pair Programming
8 3 (6.98%) Content Management
8 3 (6.98%) RUP
8 3 (6.98%) Manual Testing
8 3 (6.98%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 19 (44.19%) SQL
2 13 (30.23%) C#
3 8 (18.60%) Java
3 8 (18.60%) T-SQL
3 8 (18.60%) VBScript
4 4 (9.30%) C++
4 4 (9.30%) Ruby
5 3 (6.98%) VB.NET
5 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.65%) Python
6 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.33%) Korn
7 1 (2.33%) XPath
7 1 (2.33%) Groovy
7 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.33%) Perl
7 1 (2.33%) VB
7 1 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (18.60%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.65%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.33%) CSSLP
3 1 (2.33%) ISEB
3 1 (2.33%) CISSP
3 1 (2.33%) CISM
3 1 (2.33%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (34.88%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (2.33%) WebInspect
1 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.33%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.95%) HP
3 3 (6.98%) FatWire
4 2 (4.65%) Oracle
5 1 (2.33%) Sybase
5 1 (2.33%) Progress
5 1 (2.33%) IBM
5 1 (2.33%) Citrix
5 1 (2.33%) Perforce
5 1 (2.33%) Netezza
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