The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
England / East of England
Rank 73 85 101
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +16
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 47 37 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.21% 1.59% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.71% 1.99% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 22 19
Median daily rate £450 £350 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Median hourly rate £35.25 £29.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.55% -33.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%

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
1732 1863 1953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 81.58% 79.96% 77.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1021 1134 1179
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 157 144
Median hourly rate £40.50 £38.75 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.51% +58.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.99 £15.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £55.80 £43.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the East of England region over the 3 months to 21 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
Bedfordshire +16 16 £450 +9.09% 2
Hertfordshire +5 16 £431 -4.16% 4
Cambridgeshire +8 8 £275 -8.33% 8
Essex -10 5 £475 +35.71% 2
Suffolk -5 2 £538 +19.44%
Test Automation
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 80 (86.02%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (56.99%) Cucumber
3 47 (50.54%) Selenium
4 45 (48.39%) QA
4 45 (48.39%) BDD
5 40 (43.01%) Continuous Integration
6 39 (41.94%) TDD
7 37 (39.78%) Java
8 36 (38.71%) WebDriver
9 35 (37.63%) SoapUI
10 31 (33.33%) Scrum
11 30 (32.26%) Ruby
11 30 (32.26%) Automation Testing
12 29 (31.18%) SDET
13 28 (30.11%) ATDD
13 28 (30.11%) Finance
14 27 (29.03%) Gherkin
15 26 (27.96%) Continuous Delivery
15 26 (27.96%) JIRA
15 26 (27.96%) Python
16 24 (25.81%) C#
16 24 (25.81%) Jenkins
17 23 (24.73%) JBehave
17 23 (24.73%) TeamCity
18 21 (22.58%) Test Scripting
18 21 (22.58%) API Testing
18 21 (22.58%) Appium
19 19 (20.43%) E-Commerce
20 18 (19.35%) JUnit
21 17 (18.28%) Regression Testing

Test Automation
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 9 (9.68%) Tomcat
2 8 (8.60%) Confluence
3 4 (4.30%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.15%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (8.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (4.30%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.15%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (2.15%) WLAN
2 1 (1.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.30%) DB2
1 4 (4.30%) DbVisualizer
2 2 (2.15%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.15%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 53 (56.99%) Cucumber
2 47 (50.54%) Selenium
3 36 (38.71%) WebDriver
4 35 (37.63%) SoapUI
5 26 (27.96%) JIRA
6 24 (25.81%) Jenkins
7 23 (24.73%) JBehave
7 23 (24.73%) TeamCity
8 21 (22.58%) Appium
9 18 (19.35%) JUnit
10 17 (18.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 17 (18.28%) Git (software)
11 14 (15.05%) SpecFlow
12 13 (13.98%) Maven
13 11 (11.83%) Calabash
14 9 (9.68%) TestNG
15 6 (6.45%) JMeter
16 5 (5.38%) Eclipse
16 5 (5.38%) Mockito
16 5 (5.38%) Moq
General
1 28 (30.11%) Finance
2 10 (10.75%) Telecoms
3 8 (8.60%) Electronics
3 8 (8.60%) Manufacturing
3 8 (8.60%) Marketing
4 5 (5.38%) Back Office
4 5 (5.38%) Retail
5 4 (4.30%) Banking
6 2 (2.15%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (26.88%) Test Engineer
2 21 (22.58%) Test Automation Engineer
3 19 (20.43%) Analyst
3 19 (20.43%) Test Analyst
4 16 (17.20%) Tester
5 14 (15.05%) Automation Test Analyst
6 13 (13.98%) Automation Tester
7 12 (12.90%) Developer
8 9 (9.68%) Senior Test Engineer
8 9 (9.68%) Test Leader
9 8 (8.60%) Applications Engineer
9 8 (8.60%) Automation Test Lead
9 8 (8.60%) Test Automation Specialist
9 8 (8.60%) Test Specialist
10 7 (7.53%) Java Automation Tester
10 7 (7.53%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 7 (7.53%) Selenium Tester
11 6 (6.45%) Developer in Test
11 6 (6.45%) Software Developer
11 6 (6.45%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (29.03%) Gherkin
2 15 (16.13%) Web Services
3 10 (10.75%) Spring
4 9 (9.68%) RESTful
4 9 (9.68%) SOAP
5 7 (7.53%) REST
6 6 (6.45%) Hibernate
6 6 (6.45%) XML
7 5 (5.38%) .NET
8 4 (4.30%) HTML
8 4 (4.30%) J2EE
9 3 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (3.23%) JSON
9 3 (3.23%) WCF
10 2 (2.15%) AWT
10 2 (2.15%) Regular Expression
10 2 (2.15%) Swing
11 1 (1.08%) Middleware
11 1 (1.08%) WPF
11 1 (1.08%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.05%) Mobile App
2 9 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.08%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.60%) Unix
2 6 (6.45%) Linux
3 3 (3.23%) Android
3 3 (3.23%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (86.02%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (48.39%) BDD
3 40 (43.01%) Continuous Integration
4 39 (41.94%) TDD
5 31 (33.33%) Scrum
6 30 (32.26%) Automation Testing
7 28 (30.11%) ATDD
8 26 (27.96%) Continuous Delivery
9 21 (22.58%) API Testing
9 21 (22.58%) Test Scripting
10 19 (20.43%) E-Commerce
11 17 (18.28%) Regression Testing
11 17 (18.28%) Software Testing
12 15 (16.13%) Feature Driven Development
13 14 (15.05%) Integration Testing
13 14 (15.05%) Non-Functional Testing
14 13 (13.98%) Defect Management
15 12 (12.90%) Manual Testing
15 12 (12.90%) Open Source
16 11 (11.83%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 37 (39.78%) Java
2 30 (32.26%) Ruby
3 26 (27.96%) Python
4 24 (25.81%) C#
5 13 (13.98%) Perl
6 11 (11.83%) SQL
7 7 (7.53%) JavaScript
8 4 (4.30%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.15%) C++
9 2 (2.15%) Tcl
10 1 (1.08%) Groovy
10 1 (1.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.23%) Degree
2 2 (2.15%) ISEB
2 2 (2.15%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (48.39%) QA
2 29 (31.18%) SDET
3 1 (1.08%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.08%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 10 (10.75%) Xamarin
2 9 (9.68%) SAP
3 8 (8.60%) Atlassian
4 6 (6.45%) IBM
5 4 (4.30%) hybris
6 3 (3.23%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.15%) HP
8 1 (1.08%) Informatica
8 1 (1.08%) Oracle
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