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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 130 115 109
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 21 4 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.68% 0.17% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.23% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 10
Average daily rate
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£350 £475 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +41.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £475 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £30.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.20% -18.00%
Test Automation
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
2374 1714 2159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 77.15% 72.05% 69.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1451 860 1125
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 128 213
Average hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.51 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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
Hertfordshire - 10 £413 - 3
Cambridgeshire +6 5 £350 -26.31% 4
Essex -5 5 £338 - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 £230 -
Suffolk - - - -
Test Automation
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (41.46%) Java
3 16 (39.02%) Selenium
4 14 (34.15%) SQL
5 12 (29.27%) Test Scripting
6 11 (26.83%) QA
6 11 (26.83%) .NET
6 11 (26.83%) Linux
7 10 (24.39%) UNIX
7 10 (24.39%) Web Services
7 10 (24.39%) Scrum
8 9 (21.95%) Migration
8 9 (21.95%) Automated Testing
9 8 (19.51%) TDD
9 8 (19.51%) Finance
9 8 (19.51%) JUnit
9 8 (19.51%) JavaScript
9 8 (19.51%) C#
9 8 (19.51%) Eclipse
10 7 (17.07%) QuickTest Pro
10 7 (17.07%) Perl
10 7 (17.07%) Oracle
10 7 (17.07%) OO
10 7 (17.07%) Ruby
10 7 (17.07%) ISTQB
10 7 (17.07%) User Stories
11 6 (14.63%) Jenkins
11 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (14.63%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 4 (9.76%) WebLogic
2 3 (7.32%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.88%) Node.js
3 2 (4.88%) Apache
3 2 (4.88%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.88%) lighttpd
4 1 (2.44%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) Firewall
2 4 (9.76%) Wireless
3 3 (7.32%) Broadband
3 3 (7.32%) DHCP
3 3 (7.32%) Telnet
3 3 (7.32%) VRRP
3 3 (7.32%) NAS
4 2 (4.88%) FTP
4 2 (4.88%) HTTP
4 2 (4.88%) GPRS
4 2 (4.88%) VPN
4 2 (4.88%) ZigBee
5 1 (2.44%) LTE
5 1 (2.44%) 3G
5 1 (2.44%) CDMA
5 1 (2.44%) SMS
5 1 (2.44%) UMTS
5 1 (2.44%) WCDMA
5 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.44%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) MySQL
1 4 (9.76%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.32%) Big Data
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (39.02%) Selenium
2 8 (19.51%) JUnit
2 8 (19.51%) Eclipse
3 7 (17.07%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (14.63%) Jenkins
5 5 (12.20%) Subversion
5 5 (12.20%) JIRA
6 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
7 3 (7.32%) WebDriver
7 3 (7.32%) Cucumber
7 3 (7.32%) SoapUI
7 3 (7.32%) SpecFlow
7 3 (7.32%) FitNesse
7 3 (7.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (7.32%) ClearQuest
7 3 (7.32%) JMeter
7 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio
8 2 (4.88%) LabVIEW
8 2 (4.88%) Maven
8 2 (4.88%) Ant
General
1 8 (19.51%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Legal
3 1 (2.44%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.44%) Electronics
3 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (41.46%) Tester
2 7 (17.07%) Analyst
2 7 (17.07%) Automation Tester
3 5 (12.20%) Test Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Senior Tester
4 4 (9.76%) Software Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Test Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) QA Tester
5 3 (7.32%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (4.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Tester
6 2 (4.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Test Consultant
7 1 (2.44%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.83%) .NET
2 10 (24.39%) Web Services
3 4 (9.76%) Hibernate
3 4 (9.76%) Spring
4 3 (7.32%) SOAP
4 3 (7.32%) XML
5 2 (4.88%) XSD
5 2 (4.88%) XSLT
5 2 (4.88%) HTML
5 2 (4.88%) CSS
5 2 (4.88%) REST
6 1 (2.44%) Dalvik
6 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.44%) jQuery
6 1 (2.44%) J2EE
6 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.44%) J2SE
6 1 (2.44%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (7.32%) User Experience
2 3 (7.32%) Firmware
2 3 (7.32%) STB
2 3 (7.32%) PKI
3 2 (4.88%) Cryptography
3 2 (4.88%) GIS
3 2 (4.88%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.44%) NHS
4 1 (2.44%) Informatics
4 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.83%) Linux
2 10 (24.39%) UNIX
3 3 (7.32%) Windows
4 2 (4.88%) Android
5 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.44%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (29.27%) Test Scripting
3 10 (24.39%) Scrum
4 9 (21.95%) Migration
4 9 (21.95%) Automated Testing
5 8 (19.51%) TDD
6 7 (17.07%) OO
6 7 (17.07%) User Stories
7 6 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (12.20%) Manual Testing
8 5 (12.20%) Data Migration
8 5 (12.20%) BDD
9 3 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (7.32%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (7.32%) V-Model
9 3 (7.32%) Unit Testing
9 3 (7.32%) Dependency Management
9 3 (7.32%) DevOps
9 3 (7.32%) Kanban
9 3 (7.32%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (41.46%) Java
2 14 (34.15%) SQL
3 8 (19.51%) JavaScript
3 8 (19.51%) C#
4 7 (17.07%) Perl
4 7 (17.07%) Ruby
5 6 (14.63%) VB.NET
5 6 (14.63%) Python
5 6 (14.63%) PowerShell
6 5 (12.20%) C++
7 4 (9.76%) PL/SQL
7 4 (9.76%) Bash Shell
8 3 (7.32%) PHP
9 2 (4.88%) C
9 2 (4.88%) Shell Script
9 2 (4.88%) XPath
10 1 (2.44%) Groovy
10 1 (2.44%) Korn
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.88%) ISEB
3 1 (2.44%) CISSP
3 1 (2.44%) CISM
3 1 (2.44%) CEH
3 1 (2.44%) Degree
3 1 (2.44%) CSSLP
3 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (26.83%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) JTAG
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) Xen
2 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) Puppet
1 3 (7.32%) Vagrant
1 3 (7.32%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (7.32%) Nagios
2 1 (2.44%) WebInspect
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.44%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Oracle
2 6 (14.63%) HP
3 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.32%) FatWire
4 1 (2.44%) Citrix
4 1 (2.44%) Perforce
4 1 (2.44%) Progress
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