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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 85 109 103
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 56 15 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.97% 0.62% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 0.90% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 8 10
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£450 £369 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.03% +9.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £200 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 2
Average hourly rate £43.75 £38.25 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.37% +48.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +167.85%
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
2146 1674 1880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.59% 69.03% 66.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1368 922 1033
Average daily rate £425 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 161 178
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 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 0 15 £425 +9.67% 6
Essex - 15 £625 -
Suffolk - 15 £413 - 4
Hertfordshire +2 8 £310 -51.37% 1
Test Automation
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 32 (41.56%) Java
2 31 (40.26%) Linux
3 27 (35.06%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (32.47%) Selenium
5 24 (31.17%) Python
6 20 (25.97%) User Stories
7 19 (24.68%) Web Services
8 18 (23.38%) C#
8 18 (23.38%) SQL
8 18 (23.38%) .NET
8 18 (23.38%) TDD
9 17 (22.08%) Ruby
9 17 (22.08%) UNIX
10 16 (20.78%) Scrum
11 14 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (16.88%) Software Engineering
13 12 (15.58%) JavaScript
14 11 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
14 11 (14.29%) Apache
14 11 (14.29%) Test Scripting
15 10 (12.99%) QA
15 10 (12.99%) Refactoring
15 10 (12.99%) WebDriver
15 10 (12.99%) Software Testing
16 9 (11.69%) Subversion
16 9 (11.69%) Eclipse
16 9 (11.69%) Perl
16 9 (11.69%) Oracle
16 9 (11.69%) Product Management
16 9 (11.69%) Varnish

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 11 (14.29%) Apache
2 4 (5.19%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.90%) Node.js
3 3 (3.90%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.60%) lighttpd
4 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.30%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.09%) Firewall
2 6 (7.79%) NAS
2 6 (7.79%) Wireless
2 6 (7.79%) Broadband
3 5 (6.49%) Telnet
3 5 (6.49%) DHCP
4 4 (5.19%) FTP
4 4 (5.19%) HTTP
5 3 (3.90%) VRRP
6 2 (2.60%) VPN
6 2 (2.60%) GPRS
7 1 (1.30%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.09%) MySQL
2 4 (5.19%) Oracle Database
2 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.19%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.30%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 25 (32.47%) Selenium
2 11 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (12.99%) WebDriver
4 9 (11.69%) Subversion
4 9 (11.69%) Eclipse
5 8 (10.39%) SoapUI
6 6 (7.79%) JUnit
7 5 (6.49%) Ant
7 5 (6.49%) Maven
8 4 (5.19%) SpecFlow
8 4 (5.19%) Jenkins
8 4 (5.19%) JIRA
8 4 (5.19%) Git (software)
9 3 (3.90%) ClearQuest
9 3 (3.90%) JMeter
9 3 (3.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (2.60%) FitNesse
10 2 (2.60%) LabVIEW
11 1 (1.30%) Bugzilla
11 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (7.79%) Finance
2 5 (6.49%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.19%) Banking
4 1 (1.30%) Legal
4 1 (1.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (18.18%) Test Engineer
1 14 (18.18%) Tester
2 12 (15.58%) Developer
3 9 (11.69%) Python Developer
4 8 (10.39%) Agile Coach
5 7 (9.09%) Automation Tester
5 7 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Architect
6 5 (6.49%) Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Test Architect
7 4 (5.19%) Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Test Automation Architect
7 4 (5.19%) Integration Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Development Manager
7 4 (5.19%) Test Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Senior Tester
7 4 (5.19%) Systems Test Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (24.68%) Web Services
2 18 (23.38%) .NET
3 9 (11.69%) Django
4 8 (10.39%) SOAP
5 5 (6.49%) CSS
5 5 (6.49%) REST
6 4 (5.19%) JRuby
6 4 (5.19%) Spring
6 4 (5.19%) Hibernate
7 3 (3.90%) J2EE
7 3 (3.90%) XML
7 3 (3.90%) XSD
7 3 (3.90%) XSLT
7 3 (3.90%) jQuery
8 2 (2.60%) Gherkin
8 2 (2.60%) JSON
8 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (2.60%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.60%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) STB
1 5 (6.49%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (3.90%) PKI
2 3 (3.90%) Open Source
3 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.60%) Informatics
3 2 (2.60%) Digital Media
3 2 (2.60%) Online Banking
3 2 (2.60%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.30%) NHS
4 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.30%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (40.26%) Linux
2 17 (22.08%) UNIX
3 7 (9.09%) Windows
4 1 (1.30%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (35.06%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (25.97%) User Stories
3 18 (23.38%) TDD
4 16 (20.78%) Scrum
5 14 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (16.88%) Software Engineering
7 11 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 10 (12.99%) Refactoring
8 10 (12.99%) Software Testing
9 9 (11.69%) Product Management
10 8 (10.39%) Manual Testing
11 7 (9.09%) Integration Testing
12 5 (6.49%) Regression Testing
12 5 (6.49%) Project Planning
12 5 (6.49%) Test Strategy
12 5 (6.49%) Load Testing
13 4 (5.19%) Mentoring
13 4 (5.19%) Release Management
13 4 (5.19%) Automated Testing
13 4 (5.19%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 32 (41.56%) Java
2 24 (31.17%) Python
3 18 (23.38%) C#
3 18 (23.38%) SQL
4 17 (22.08%) Ruby
5 12 (15.58%) JavaScript
6 9 (11.69%) Perl
7 6 (7.79%) VB.NET
7 6 (7.79%) PHP
7 6 (7.79%) Shell Script
8 5 (6.49%) Bash Shell
8 5 (6.49%) PowerShell
9 4 (5.19%) Jython
9 4 (5.19%) PL/SQL
10 3 (3.90%) C++
10 3 (3.90%) XPath
11 2 (2.60%) C
12 1 (1.30%) Delphi
12 1 (1.30%) ActionScript
12 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (6.49%) ISEB
1 5 (6.49%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.19%) DV Cleared
2 4 (5.19%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.30%) Postgraduate
5 1 (1.30%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.99%) QA
System Software
1 9 (11.69%) Varnish
2 6 (7.79%) Firmware
3 3 (3.90%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) Nagios
1 3 (3.90%) Puppet
1 3 (3.90%) Vagrant
1 3 (3.90%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (11.69%) Oracle
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.60%) Progress
3 2 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.30%) Macromedia
4 1 (1.30%) HP
4 1 (1.30%) FatWire
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