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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 82 113 100
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 40 17 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.56% 0.75% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 1.07% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 9 11
Average daily rate
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£525 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 3
Average hourly rate £43.75 £37.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +108.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £35.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +97.18%
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
1913 1594 1618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.44% 70.22% 67.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1181 881 887
Average daily rate £413 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £488 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 156 131
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015. 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 0 14 £425 - 15
Essex - 13 £625 - 2
Suffolk +6 11 £426 -
Hertfordshire -3 2 - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Test Automation
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 31 (41.89%) Java
1 31 (41.89%) Linux
2 25 (33.78%) Python
3 24 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (32.43%) Selenium
4 19 (25.68%) Web Services
5 18 (24.32%) User Stories
6 17 (22.97%) UNIX
6 17 (22.97%) SQL
7 16 (21.62%) .NET
7 16 (21.62%) C#
7 16 (21.62%) TDD
7 16 (21.62%) Ruby
8 14 (18.92%) Scrum
9 13 (17.57%) Software Engineering
9 13 (17.57%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (16.22%) JavaScript
11 11 (14.86%) QuickTest Pro
11 11 (14.86%) Apache
11 11 (14.86%) Test Scripting
12 10 (13.51%) WebDriver
12 10 (13.51%) Software Testing
13 9 (12.16%) Subversion
13 9 (12.16%) Refactoring
13 9 (12.16%) QA
13 9 (12.16%) Eclipse
13 9 (12.16%) Perl
13 9 (12.16%) Oracle
13 9 (12.16%) Varnish
13 9 (12.16%) Django

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 11 (14.86%) Apache
2 4 (5.41%) WebLogic
3 3 (4.05%) OpenStack
3 3 (4.05%) Node.js
4 2 (2.70%) lighttpd
4 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.35%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.35%) GitHub
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.46%) Firewall
2 6 (8.11%) NAS
2 6 (8.11%) Wireless
2 6 (8.11%) Broadband
3 5 (6.76%) Telnet
3 5 (6.76%) DHCP
4 4 (5.41%) FTP
4 4 (5.41%) HTTP
5 3 (4.05%) VRRP
6 2 (2.70%) VPN
7 1 (1.35%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.46%) MySQL
2 4 (5.41%) Oracle Database
2 4 (5.41%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (32.43%) Selenium
2 11 (14.86%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (13.51%) WebDriver
4 9 (12.16%) Subversion
4 9 (12.16%) Eclipse
5 8 (10.81%) SoapUI
6 5 (6.76%) Ant
6 5 (6.76%) JUnit
6 5 (6.76%) Maven
7 4 (5.41%) Git (software)
7 4 (5.41%) SpecFlow
7 4 (5.41%) JIRA
8 3 (4.05%) ClearQuest
8 3 (4.05%) JMeter
8 3 (4.05%) Jenkins
8 3 (4.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.35%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.35%) LabVIEW
9 1 (1.35%) Redmine
9 1 (1.35%) Trac
General
1 6 (8.11%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.41%) Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (17.57%) Test Engineer
2 12 (16.22%) Tester
2 12 (16.22%) Developer
3 9 (12.16%) Python Developer
4 8 (10.81%) Agile Coach
5 7 (9.46%) Automation Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) Automation Tester
7 5 (6.76%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Architect
7 5 (6.76%) Test Architect
8 4 (5.41%) Test Automation Architect
8 4 (5.41%) Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Development Manager
8 4 (5.41%) Systems Test Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Integration Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Systems Integration Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Senior Tester
8 4 (5.41%) Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) Test Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (25.68%) Web Services
2 16 (21.62%) .NET
3 9 (12.16%) Django
4 8 (10.81%) SOAP
5 5 (6.76%) CSS
5 5 (6.76%) REST
6 4 (5.41%) JRuby
6 4 (5.41%) Spring
6 4 (5.41%) Hibernate
7 3 (4.05%) J2EE
7 3 (4.05%) XML
7 3 (4.05%) XSD
7 3 (4.05%) XSLT
7 3 (4.05%) jQuery
8 2 (2.70%) Gherkin
8 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (2.70%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.70%) JSON
8 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.70%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) STB
1 5 (6.76%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (4.05%) PKI
2 3 (4.05%) Open Source
3 2 (2.70%) Digital Media
3 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.70%) Online Banking
3 2 (2.70%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.35%) Informatics
4 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.35%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 31 (41.89%) Linux
2 17 (22.97%) UNIX
3 6 (8.11%) Windows
4 1 (1.35%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (24.32%) User Stories
3 16 (21.62%) TDD
4 14 (18.92%) Scrum
5 13 (17.57%) Software Engineering
5 13 (17.57%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (14.86%) Test Scripting
7 10 (13.51%) Software Testing
8 9 (12.16%) Refactoring
8 9 (12.16%) Product Management
9 8 (10.81%) Manual Testing
10 7 (9.46%) Integration Testing
11 5 (6.76%) Regression Testing
11 5 (6.76%) Project Planning
11 5 (6.76%) Test Strategy
11 5 (6.76%) Load Testing
12 4 (5.41%) Release Management
12 4 (5.41%) Mentoring
12 4 (5.41%) MVC
13 3 (4.05%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 31 (41.89%) Java
2 25 (33.78%) Python
3 17 (22.97%) SQL
4 16 (21.62%) C#
4 16 (21.62%) Ruby
5 12 (16.22%) JavaScript
6 9 (12.16%) Perl
7 6 (8.11%) PHP
7 6 (8.11%) Shell Script
8 5 (6.76%) VB.NET
8 5 (6.76%) Bash Shell
8 5 (6.76%) PowerShell
9 4 (5.41%) Jython
9 4 (5.41%) PL/SQL
10 3 (4.05%) XPath
11 2 (2.70%) C++
11 2 (2.70%) C
12 1 (1.35%) Delphi
12 1 (1.35%) ActionScript
12 1 (1.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (6.76%) ISEB
1 5 (6.76%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.41%) DV Cleared
2 4 (5.41%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.35%) Postgraduate
5 1 (1.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.16%) QA
System Software
1 9 (12.16%) Varnish
2 6 (8.11%) Firmware
3 3 (4.05%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) Nagios
1 3 (4.05%) Puppet
1 3 (4.05%) Vagrant
1 3 (4.05%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (12.16%) Oracle
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.70%) Progress
2 2 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.35%) Macromedia
3 1 (1.35%) HP
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