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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 101 117 102
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -15
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 41 10 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.43% 0.41% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 0.59% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 12
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£350 £388 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +18.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £500 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £43.75 £39.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.17% +116.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £39.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-26.92% +62.50%
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
2210 1688 1993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 76.82% 69.12% 67.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1432 903 1081
Average daily rate £413 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 157 179
Average hourly rate £22.00 £35.50 £26.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.02% +31.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.05 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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
Cambridgeshire -1 12 £350 -9.67% 10
Suffolk - 11 £413 - 1
Hertfordshire +1 9 £310 -46.08% 2
Essex -5 6 £350 - 4
Test Automation
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 28 (43.08%) Selenium
2 27 (41.54%) Linux
3 26 (40.00%) Java
4 20 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (29.23%) .NET
5 19 (29.23%) Python
6 18 (27.69%) Web Services
7 16 (24.62%) UNIX
7 16 (24.62%) SQL
8 13 (20.00%) JavaScript
9 12 (18.46%) QuickTest Pro
9 12 (18.46%) QA
10 11 (16.92%) Test Scripting
10 11 (16.92%) User Stories
10 11 (16.92%) C#
11 10 (15.38%) Eclipse
11 10 (15.38%) Scrum
12 9 (13.85%) TDD
12 9 (13.85%) Subversion
12 9 (13.85%) Perl
12 9 (13.85%) Oracle
12 9 (13.85%) WebDriver
12 9 (13.85%) Ruby
13 8 (12.31%) Manual Testing
13 8 (12.31%) SoapUI
13 8 (12.31%) VB.NET
13 8 (12.31%) SOAP
13 8 (12.31%) OO
14 7 (10.77%) Apache
14 7 (10.77%) JUnit

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 7 (10.77%) Apache
2 4 (6.15%) WebLogic
3 3 (4.62%) Node.js
3 3 (4.62%) OpenStack
4 2 (3.08%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.08%) lighttpd
5 1 (1.54%) Confluence
5 1 (1.54%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.54%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.77%) Firewall
1 7 (10.77%) Wireless
2 6 (9.23%) Broadband
2 6 (9.23%) NAS
3 5 (7.69%) Telnet
3 5 (7.69%) DHCP
4 4 (6.15%) FTP
4 4 (6.15%) HTTP
5 3 (4.62%) VRRP
6 2 (3.08%) GPRS
6 2 (3.08%) VPN
7 1 (1.54%) Bluetooth
7 1 (1.54%) CDMA
7 1 (1.54%) ZigBee
7 1 (1.54%) LTE
7 1 (1.54%) SMS
7 1 (1.54%) UMTS
7 1 (1.54%) WCDMA
7 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.77%) MySQL
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.15%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (6.15%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.62%) Big Data
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (43.08%) Selenium
2 12 (18.46%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (15.38%) Eclipse
4 9 (13.85%) Subversion
4 9 (13.85%) WebDriver
5 8 (12.31%) SoapUI
6 7 (10.77%) JUnit
7 6 (9.23%) Jenkins
8 5 (7.69%) Git (software)
8 5 (7.69%) SpecFlow
8 5 (7.69%) Ant
8 5 (7.69%) Maven
8 5 (7.69%) JIRA
9 4 (6.15%) FitNesse
10 3 (4.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (4.62%) ClearQuest
10 3 (4.62%) JMeter
10 3 (4.62%) Cucumber
11 2 (3.08%) LabVIEW
11 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (10.77%) Finance
2 5 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.15%) Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.54%) Legal
4 1 (1.54%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (24.62%) Tester
2 14 (21.54%) Test Engineer
3 10 (15.38%) Developer
4 8 (12.31%) Automation Engineer
4 8 (12.31%) Automation Tester
5 6 (9.23%) Analyst
6 5 (7.69%) Test Analyst
6 5 (7.69%) Architect
6 5 (7.69%) Python Developer
6 5 (7.69%) Test Architect
7 4 (6.15%) Test Automation Architect
7 4 (6.15%) Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Integration Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Systems Test Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Senior Tester
7 4 (6.15%) Software Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Consultant
8 3 (4.62%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (29.23%) .NET
2 18 (27.69%) Web Services
3 8 (12.31%) SOAP
4 6 (9.23%) CSS
5 5 (7.69%) Django
5 5 (7.69%) REST
6 4 (6.15%) jQuery
6 4 (6.15%) JRuby
6 4 (6.15%) Hibernate
6 4 (6.15%) Spring
7 3 (4.62%) .NET Framework
7 3 (4.62%) HTML
7 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET
7 3 (4.62%) XML
7 3 (4.62%) XSD
7 3 (4.62%) XSLT
8 2 (3.08%) COM
8 2 (3.08%) JSON
8 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (3.08%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) STB
1 5 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (6.15%) Open Source
2 4 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.62%) User Experience
3 3 (4.62%) PKI
4 2 (3.08%) Online Banking
4 2 (3.08%) Informatics
4 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.08%) Cryptography
4 2 (3.08%) Digital Media
4 2 (3.08%) GIS
5 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.54%) NHS
5 1 (1.54%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 27 (41.54%) Linux
2 16 (24.62%) UNIX
3 7 (10.77%) Windows
4 1 (1.54%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.54%) Windows CE
4 1 (1.54%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (16.92%) Test Scripting
2 11 (16.92%) User Stories
3 10 (15.38%) Scrum
4 9 (13.85%) TDD
5 8 (12.31%) OO
5 8 (12.31%) Manual Testing
6 7 (10.77%) Automated Testing
6 7 (10.77%) Software Testing
7 6 (9.23%) BDD
8 5 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (7.69%) Load Testing
8 5 (7.69%) Regression Testing
9 4 (6.15%) Software Engineering
9 4 (6.15%) Migration
10 3 (4.62%) Extreme Programming
10 3 (4.62%) Release Management
10 3 (4.62%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (4.62%) Usability Testing
10 3 (4.62%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 26 (40.00%) Java
2 19 (29.23%) Python
3 16 (24.62%) SQL
4 13 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 11 (16.92%) C#
6 9 (13.85%) Perl
6 9 (13.85%) Ruby
7 8 (12.31%) VB.NET
8 7 (10.77%) PowerShell
9 6 (9.23%) Shell Script
9 6 (9.23%) PHP
10 5 (7.69%) C++
10 5 (7.69%) Bash Shell
11 4 (6.15%) Jython
11 4 (6.15%) PL/SQL
12 3 (4.62%) XPath
12 3 (4.62%) C
13 1 (1.54%) ActionScript
13 1 (1.54%) Delphi
13 1 (1.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) ISEB
2 5 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.15%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.62%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.08%) Degree
5 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.54%) Postgraduate
6 1 (1.54%) CISSP
6 1 (1.54%) CISM
6 1 (1.54%) CEH
6 1 (1.54%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (18.46%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) JTAG
System Software
1 6 (9.23%) Firmware
2 5 (7.69%) Varnish
3 4 (6.15%) Xen
4 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) Puppet
1 3 (4.62%) Vagrant
1 3 (4.62%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (4.62%) Nagios
2 1 (1.54%) WebInspect
2 1 (1.54%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 9 (13.85%) Oracle
2 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.62%) Progress
4 2 (3.08%) HP
4 2 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.54%) FatWire
5 1 (1.54%) Citrix
5 1 (1.54%) Macromedia
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Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southend-on-Sea
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Rate: £550 - 650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough
The People Network
Rate: £1 per annum + Excellent rates
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridgeshire
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Posted: 17 days ago