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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 113 119 91
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -28
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 19 21 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.69% 0.71% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.98% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 13
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£325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £306 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
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
2073 2150 1548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.16% 72.37% 71.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1171 1211 854
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 152 135
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -0.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £19.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 May 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 22 May 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
Hertfordshire +8 10 £324 +1.17% 1
Essex -7 4 £313 -3.84% 3
Cambridgeshire 0 3 £338 -10.00% 6
Norfolk -1 2 - -
Test Automation
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 24 (55.81%) TDD
2 23 (53.49%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (51.16%) Java
4 16 (37.21%) Selenium
4 16 (37.21%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (27.91%) QA
5 12 (27.91%) WebDriver
5 12 (27.91%) C#
5 12 (27.91%) Scrum
6 11 (25.58%) XML
7 10 (23.26%) UNIX
7 10 (23.26%) SQL
7 10 (23.26%) Test Scripting
7 10 (23.26%) Ruby
7 10 (23.26%) User Stories
7 10 (23.26%) Continuous Delivery
8 9 (20.93%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (20.93%) Subversion
8 9 (20.93%) Software Engineering
8 9 (20.93%) Refactoring
8 9 (20.93%) Product Management
8 9 (20.93%) Web Services
8 9 (20.93%) Retail
9 8 (18.60%) Linux
9 8 (18.60%) Automated Testing
10 7 (16.28%) Test Strategy
10 7 (16.28%) HTML
10 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
11 6 (13.95%) DB2
11 6 (13.95%) Flash

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4 (9.30%) Apache
2 3 (6.98%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
Business Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) Bluetooth
1 2 (4.65%) Wireless
2 1 (2.33%) Internet
2 1 (2.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) DB2
1 6 (13.95%) DbVisualizer
2 2 (4.65%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (37.21%) Selenium
2 12 (27.91%) WebDriver
3 9 (20.93%) Subversion
4 5 (11.63%) JIRA
5 4 (9.30%) JUnit
5 4 (9.30%) Eclipse
5 4 (9.30%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (9.30%) PHPUnit
5 4 (9.30%) SoapUI
6 3 (6.98%) Cucumber
7 2 (4.65%) NUnit
7 2 (4.65%) Maven
7 2 (4.65%) Hudson
8 1 (2.33%) Appium
8 1 (2.33%) Calabash
8 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.33%) AccuRev
8 1 (2.33%) TestNG
General
1 9 (20.93%) Retail
2 3 (6.98%) Finance
3 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.65%) Billing
3 2 (4.65%) Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (27.91%) Tester
2 8 (18.60%) Automation Tester
2 8 (18.60%) Agile Coach
3 4 (9.30%) Developer
3 4 (9.30%) Development Manager
3 4 (9.30%) Python Developer
3 4 (9.30%) Test Leader
4 3 (6.98%) ScrumMaster
4 3 (6.98%) Test Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) QA Tester
5 2 (4.65%) Test Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Test Manager
5 2 (4.65%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (4.65%) Mobile Tester
6 1 (2.33%) AWS Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
6 1 (2.33%) Head of Testing
6 1 (2.33%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.58%) XML
2 9 (20.93%) Web Services
3 7 (16.28%) HTML
4 6 (13.95%) Flash
4 6 (13.95%) RESTful
5 5 (11.63%) J2EE
6 4 (9.30%) .NET
6 4 (9.30%) SOAP
6 4 (9.30%) Django
7 2 (4.65%) REST
7 2 (4.65%) Gherkin
8 1 (2.33%) Java SE
8 1 (2.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) UNIX
2 8 (18.60%) Linux
3 3 (6.98%) Apple iOS
3 3 (6.98%) Android
4 2 (4.65%) Windows
5 1 (2.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (55.81%) TDD
2 23 (53.49%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (37.21%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (27.91%) Scrum
5 10 (23.26%) Test Scripting
5 10 (23.26%) User Stories
5 10 (23.26%) Continuous Delivery
6 9 (20.93%) Software Engineering
6 9 (20.93%) Refactoring
6 9 (20.93%) Product Management
7 8 (18.60%) Automated Testing
8 7 (16.28%) Test Strategy
9 6 (13.95%) System Testing
9 6 (13.95%) Software Testing
9 6 (13.95%) Document Management
9 6 (13.95%) Coaching
10 5 (11.63%) Project Planning
11 4 (9.30%) Integration Testing
11 4 (9.30%) Mentoring
12 3 (6.98%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 22 (51.16%) Java
2 12 (27.91%) C#
3 10 (23.26%) SQL
3 10 (23.26%) Ruby
4 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
5 6 (13.95%) Python
6 4 (9.30%) PHP
7 3 (6.98%) Objective-C
8 2 (4.65%) XPath
8 2 (4.65%) Groovy
9 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.33%) VBScript
9 1 (2.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
1 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (2.33%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.33%) Degree
1 1 (2.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (27.91%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Varnish
2 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) HP
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle
2 2 (4.65%) Perforce
3 1 (2.33%) Google
3 1 (2.33%) IBM
3 1 (2.33%) Adobe
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