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 25 July 2016 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 105 130 130
Rank change year-on-year
+25 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 23 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.91% 0.58% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.73% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 7
Median daily rate £480 £210 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% -44.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £210 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £416 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £41.25 - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £34.47 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+16.04% -8.08%
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
2034 2454 2295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 80.17% 78.98% 77.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1193 1507 1339
Median daily rate £425 £390 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 162 156
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +12.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £50.00 £41.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 25 July 2016.

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 25 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Hertfordshire +14 8 £700 +94.44%
Bedfordshire - 7 £483 - 2
Suffolk - 4 £375 - 1
Cambridgeshire +13 3 £338 +42.10% 15
Norfolk - 1 - - 2
Test Automation
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, 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 29 (70.73%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (51.22%) Selenium
3 18 (43.90%) TDD
4 17 (41.46%) BDD
5 14 (34.15%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (31.71%) SQL
7 12 (29.27%) Test Scripting
7 12 (29.27%) QA
7 12 (29.27%) WebDriver
8 11 (26.83%) Scrum
9 10 (24.39%) C#
9 10 (24.39%) Java
9 10 (24.39%) Python
9 10 (24.39%) Regression Testing
9 10 (24.39%) Jenkins
10 9 (21.95%) JIRA
10 9 (21.95%) Automated Testing
11 8 (19.51%) SpecFlow
11 8 (19.51%) Defect Management
12 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
12 7 (17.07%) JavaScript
13 6 (14.63%) Unix
13 6 (14.63%) Software Engineering
13 6 (14.63%) Cucumber
14 5 (12.20%) TeamCity
14 5 (12.20%) Git (software)
14 5 (12.20%) RESTful
14 5 (12.20%) Non-Functional Testing
14 5 (12.20%) SoapUI
14 5 (12.20%) Test Strategy

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 1 (2.44%) Apache Solr
1 1 (2.44%) Confluence
1 1 (2.44%) NServiceBus
1 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Magento
2 1 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Bluetooth
1 2 (4.88%) Firewall
1 2 (4.88%) VPN
1 2 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.44%) Wireless
2 1 (2.44%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) DB2
2 2 (4.88%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.44%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (51.22%) Selenium
2 12 (29.27%) WebDriver
3 10 (24.39%) Jenkins
4 9 (21.95%) JIRA
5 8 (19.51%) SpecFlow
6 6 (14.63%) Cucumber
7 5 (12.20%) Git (software)
7 5 (12.20%) JUnit
7 5 (12.20%) Maven
7 5 (12.20%) SoapUI
7 5 (12.20%) Subversion
7 5 (12.20%) TeamCity
8 4 (9.76%) Ant
8 4 (9.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (9.76%) HP UFT
8 4 (9.76%) JBehave
8 4 (9.76%) TestNG
9 3 (7.32%) Appium
9 3 (7.32%) PHPUnit
9 3 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (12.20%) Retail
2 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.88%) Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Electronics
4 1 (2.44%) Finance
4 1 (2.44%) Games
4 1 (2.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Test Engineer
2 8 (19.51%) Analyst
2 8 (19.51%) Test Analyst
2 8 (19.51%) Tester
3 6 (14.63%) Automation Test Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) Developer
4 5 (12.20%) Automation Tester
4 5 (12.20%) C# Developer
5 4 (9.76%) C# Software Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Developer in Test
5 4 (9.76%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 4 (9.76%) Selenium Tester
5 4 (9.76%) Software Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Test Leader
6 3 (7.32%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Senior Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Test Automation Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) HTML
1 5 (12.20%) RESTful
1 5 (12.20%) XML
2 4 (9.76%) .NET
3 3 (7.32%) Behat
4 2 (4.88%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.88%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.44%) CSS
5 1 (2.44%) CSS3
5 1 (2.44%) Flash
5 1 (2.44%) HTML5
5 1 (2.44%) J2EE
5 1 (2.44%) jQuery
5 1 (2.44%) JSON
5 1 (2.44%) Lucene
5 1 (2.44%) REST
5 1 (2.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.44%) Mechatronics
4 1 (2.44%) Reinsurance
4 1 (2.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.63%) Unix
2 3 (7.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (70.73%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (43.90%) TDD
3 17 (41.46%) BDD
4 14 (34.15%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (29.27%) Test Scripting
6 11 (26.83%) Scrum
7 10 (24.39%) Regression Testing
8 9 (21.95%) Automated Testing
9 8 (19.51%) Defect Management
10 6 (14.63%) Software Engineering
11 5 (12.20%) Automation Testing
11 5 (12.20%) Document Management
11 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce
11 5 (12.20%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (12.20%) Test Planning
11 5 (12.20%) Test Strategy
12 4 (9.76%) ATDD
12 4 (9.76%) Feature Driven Development
12 4 (9.76%) Functional Testing
12 4 (9.76%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (31.71%) SQL
2 10 (24.39%) C#
2 10 (24.39%) Java
2 10 (24.39%) Python
3 7 (17.07%) JavaScript
4 5 (12.20%) Perl
5 4 (9.76%) Ruby
6 3 (7.32%) PHP
6 3 (7.32%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.88%) C
8 1 (2.44%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.44%) VB
8 1 (2.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) Degree
1 3 (7.32%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) ISEB
3 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (29.27%) QA
2 5 (12.20%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Docker
1 1 (2.44%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.32%) HP
3 2 (4.88%) IBM
4 1 (2.44%) Ab Initio
4 1 (2.44%) hybris
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle
4 1 (2.44%) SAP
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