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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 126 108 127
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +19
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 24 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.75% 0.54% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.75% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 6
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£350 £363 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +13.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £408 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £29.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+34.48% -22.66%
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
2407 1722 2079
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.64% 70.92% 67.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1436 906 1063
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 117 216
Average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.33 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 August 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 August 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 - 11 £413 - 4
Essex +4 5 £338 -
Cambridgeshire -5 5 £425 +3.03% 8
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 August 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 17 (37.78%) SQL
2 16 (35.56%) Java
3 15 (33.33%) Selenium
4 12 (26.67%) QA
4 12 (26.67%) .NET
4 12 (26.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (24.44%) Finance
5 11 (24.44%) Web Services
6 10 (22.22%) UNIX
6 10 (22.22%) Linux
6 10 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 9 (20.00%) C#
7 9 (20.00%) Migration
7 9 (20.00%) Scrum
8 8 (17.78%) TDD
8 8 (17.78%) Automated Testing
8 8 (17.78%) Windows
8 8 (17.78%) Eclipse
9 7 (15.56%) OO
9 7 (15.56%) JUnit
9 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
9 7 (15.56%) Perl
9 7 (15.56%) Oracle
9 7 (15.56%) Ruby
9 7 (15.56%) ISTQB
9 7 (15.56%) User Stories
10 6 (13.33%) Jenkins
10 6 (13.33%) PowerShell
10 6 (13.33%) VB.NET

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (8.89%) WebLogic
2 3 (6.67%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.44%) Node.js
3 2 (4.44%) lighttpd
3 2 (4.44%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.44%) Apache
4 1 (2.22%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) Firewall
1 4 (8.89%) Wireless
2 3 (6.67%) Broadband
2 3 (6.67%) VRRP
2 3 (6.67%) NAS
3 2 (4.44%) ZigBee
3 2 (4.44%) VPN
3 2 (4.44%) DHCP
3 2 (4.44%) FTP
3 2 (4.44%) HTTP
3 2 (4.44%) Telnet
4 1 (2.22%) 3G
4 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.22%) Bluetooth
4 1 (2.22%) CDMA
4 1 (2.22%) GPRS
4 1 (2.22%) SMS
4 1 (2.22%) UMTS
4 1 (2.22%) WCDMA
4 1 (2.22%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database
1 4 (8.89%) MySQL
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 15 (33.33%) Selenium
2 12 (26.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (17.78%) Eclipse
4 7 (15.56%) JUnit
5 6 (13.33%) Jenkins
6 5 (11.11%) Subversion
6 5 (11.11%) JIRA
7 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
8 3 (6.67%) ClearQuest
8 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
8 3 (6.67%) JMeter
8 3 (6.67%) WebDriver
8 3 (6.67%) Cucumber
8 3 (6.67%) SpecFlow
8 3 (6.67%) FitNesse
8 3 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (4.44%) SoapUI
9 2 (4.44%) Maven
9 2 (4.44%) LabVIEW
9 2 (4.44%) Ant
General
1 11 (24.44%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Legal
3 1 (2.22%) Electronics
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 18 (40.00%) Tester
2 7 (15.56%) Automation Tester
3 6 (13.33%) Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) QA Tester
4 4 (8.89%) Test Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Senior Tester
4 4 (8.89%) Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (4.44%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Test Automation Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Technical Tester
6 2 (4.44%) Test Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Software Tester
6 2 (4.44%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.67%) .NET
2 11 (24.44%) Web Services
3 4 (8.89%) Spring
3 4 (8.89%) Hibernate
4 3 (6.67%) SOAP
4 3 (6.67%) XML
4 3 (6.67%) REST
5 2 (4.44%) XSD
5 2 (4.44%) XSLT
6 1 (2.22%) OpenGL
6 1 (2.22%) J2SE
6 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.22%) CSS
6 1 (2.22%) J2EE
6 1 (2.22%) HTML
6 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.22%) jQuery
6 1 (2.22%) Dalvik
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Firmware
1 3 (6.67%) PKI
1 3 (6.67%) STB
1 3 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (4.44%) Informatics
2 2 (4.44%) Digital Media
2 2 (4.44%) Cryptography
2 2 (4.44%) GIS
2 2 (4.44%) NHS
3 1 (2.22%) Open Source
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) UNIX
1 10 (22.22%) Linux
2 8 (17.78%) Windows
3 2 (4.44%) Android
4 1 (2.22%) Windows CE
4 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 9 (20.00%) Migration
3 9 (20.00%) Scrum
4 8 (17.78%) TDD
4 8 (17.78%) Automated Testing
5 7 (15.56%) OO
5 7 (15.56%) User Stories
6 5 (11.11%) Data Migration
6 5 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (11.11%) BDD
7 3 (6.67%) RUP
7 3 (6.67%) OOP
7 3 (6.67%) Extreme Programming
7 3 (6.67%) Test-First Development
7 3 (6.67%) Pair Programming
7 3 (6.67%) Content Management
7 3 (6.67%) V-Model
7 3 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (37.78%) SQL
2 16 (35.56%) Java
3 9 (20.00%) C#
4 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
4 7 (15.56%) Perl
4 7 (15.56%) Ruby
5 6 (13.33%) PowerShell
5 6 (13.33%) VB.NET
6 5 (11.11%) Python
6 5 (11.11%) C++
7 4 (8.89%) Bash Shell
7 4 (8.89%) PL/SQL
7 4 (8.89%) T-SQL
7 4 (8.89%) VBScript
8 3 (6.67%) PHP
9 2 (4.44%) XPath
9 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
9 2 (4.44%) C
10 1 (2.22%) Korn
10 1 (2.22%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.44%) ISEB
3 1 (2.22%) CISSP
3 1 (2.22%) CISM
3 1 (2.22%) CEH
3 1 (2.22%) CSSLP
3 1 (2.22%) Degree
3 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (26.67%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) JTAG
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Xen
2 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) Nagios
1 3 (6.67%) Puppet
1 3 (6.67%) Vagrant
1 3 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.22%) WebInspect
2 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.22%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Oracle
2 6 (13.33%) HP
3 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.67%) FatWire
5 1 (2.22%) Citrix
5 1 (2.22%) Progress
5 1 (2.22%) Perforce
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