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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 77 117 134
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +17
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 52 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.09% 0.75% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 0.97% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 9 16
Median daily rate £450 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £265 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £418 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £41.25 £38.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% -18.33%
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
1985 2170 2436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 79.75% 77.14% 79.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1129 1255 1491
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 161 146
Median hourly rate £36.00 £33.50 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.46% +30.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £45.64 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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
Bedfordshire - 20 £475 - 1
Hertfordshire +10 17 £450 +38.46% 3
Cambridgeshire +17 7 £375 +0.67% 8
Suffolk - 5 £409 - 2
Essex +3 2 £475 +46.15% 2
East Anglia 0 1 - -
Test Automation
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 46 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (54.69%) Selenium
3 34 (53.13%) BDD
4 31 (48.44%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (45.31%) QA
5 29 (45.31%) TDD
5 29 (45.31%) Java
6 26 (40.63%) WebDriver
7 25 (39.06%) Cucumber
8 24 (37.50%) SoapUI
8 24 (37.50%) JIRA
9 22 (34.38%) Jenkins
10 21 (32.81%) Python
11 20 (31.25%) C#
12 19 (29.69%) E-Commerce
12 19 (29.69%) SDET
13 17 (26.56%) Continuous Delivery
13 17 (26.56%) SpecFlow
13 17 (26.56%) ATDD
13 17 (26.56%) TeamCity
14 16 (25.00%) Test Scripting
14 16 (25.00%) Defect Management
15 15 (23.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 15 (23.44%) JBehave
15 15 (23.44%) Automated Testing
15 15 (23.44%) Ruby
16 14 (21.88%) SQL
16 14 (21.88%) JUnit
17 13 (20.31%) Feature Driven Development
17 13 (20.31%) Gherkin

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 5 (7.81%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.25%) Confluence
3 3 (4.69%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.56%) Apache
4 1 (1.56%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.56%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 8 (12.50%) Magento
2 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) Bluetooth
1 1 (1.56%) Firewall
1 1 (1.56%) VPN
1 1 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (1.56%) Wireless
1 1 (1.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.50%) DB2
2 5 (7.81%) DbVisualizer
3 2 (3.13%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 35 (54.69%) Selenium
2 26 (40.63%) WebDriver
3 25 (39.06%) Cucumber
4 24 (37.50%) JIRA
4 24 (37.50%) SoapUI
5 22 (34.38%) Jenkins
6 17 (26.56%) SpecFlow
6 17 (26.56%) TeamCity
7 15 (23.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 15 (23.44%) JBehave
8 14 (21.88%) JUnit
9 13 (20.31%) Maven
10 11 (17.19%) Appium
10 11 (17.19%) Git (software)
10 11 (17.19%) TestNG
11 10 (15.63%) Ant
12 7 (10.94%) JMeter
13 4 (6.25%) HP UFT
13 4 (6.25%) Robot Framework
13 4 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 10 (15.63%) Retail
2 8 (12.50%) Finance
3 6 (9.38%) Games
3 6 (9.38%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.13%) Banking
4 2 (3.13%) Electronics
5 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.56%) Marketing
5 1 (1.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (26.56%) Test Engineer
2 15 (23.44%) Tester
3 14 (21.88%) Automation Tester
4 12 (18.75%) Analyst
4 12 (18.75%) Test Analyst
5 11 (17.19%) Developer
6 10 (15.63%) Automation Test Analyst
6 10 (15.63%) Test Automation Engineer
7 9 (14.06%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 9 (14.06%) Selenium Tester
8 8 (12.50%) Java Developer
8 8 (12.50%) Senior Developer
8 8 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
9 7 (10.94%) C# Developer
10 6 (9.38%) C# Software Developer
10 6 (9.38%) Developer in Test
10 6 (9.38%) Java Automation Tester
10 6 (9.38%) Java Engineer
10 6 (9.38%) Software Developer
11 5 (7.81%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.31%) Gherkin
2 9 (14.06%) XML
3 8 (12.50%) HTML
3 8 (12.50%) RESTful
4 5 (7.81%) J2EE
4 5 (7.81%) SOAP
4 5 (7.81%) Web Services
5 4 (6.25%) .NET
5 4 (6.25%) AWT
5 4 (6.25%) Regular Expression
5 4 (6.25%) Spring
5 4 (6.25%) Swing
6 3 (4.69%) Behat
7 2 (3.13%) REST
8 1 (1.56%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.56%) Flash
8 1 (1.56%) JSON
8 1 (1.56%) Kafka
8 1 (1.56%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.81%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.56%) Mechatronics
4 1 (1.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.63%) Unix
2 2 (3.13%) Linux
3 1 (1.56%) Android
3 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (53.13%) BDD
3 31 (48.44%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (45.31%) TDD
5 19 (29.69%) E-Commerce
6 17 (26.56%) ATDD
6 17 (26.56%) Continuous Delivery
7 16 (25.00%) Defect Management
7 16 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 15 (23.44%) Automated Testing
9 13 (20.31%) Automation Testing
9 13 (20.31%) Feature Driven Development
9 13 (20.31%) Scrum
10 10 (15.63%) Functional Testing
10 10 (15.63%) Non-Functional Testing
11 9 (14.06%) Regression Testing
11 9 (14.06%) System Testing
12 8 (12.50%) API Testing
12 8 (12.50%) Coaching
12 8 (12.50%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (45.31%) Java
2 21 (32.81%) Python
3 20 (31.25%) C#
4 15 (23.44%) Ruby
5 14 (21.88%) SQL
6 12 (18.75%) Perl
7 11 (17.19%) JavaScript
8 4 (6.25%) Shell Script
9 3 (4.69%) PHP
10 2 (3.13%) C
11 1 (1.56%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.56%) VB
11 1 (1.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.69%) Degree
2 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.56%) ISEB
3 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (45.31%) QA
2 19 (29.69%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Apache Flume
1 1 (1.56%) Docker
1 1 (1.56%) Firmware
1 1 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 6 (9.38%) IBM
2 5 (7.81%) hybris
3 4 (6.25%) Xamarin
4 3 (4.69%) Atlassian
5 2 (3.13%) HP
5 2 (3.13%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.13%) SAP
6 1 (1.56%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.56%) Cloudera
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