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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 92 100 111
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 35 31 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.46% 1.22% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 1.60% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 10
Average daily rate £350 £575 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.13% +65.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £350 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £628 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
Average hourly rate £29.00 £43.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.71% +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £35.63
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +5.26%
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
1888 1935 1692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 78.60% 75.97% 72.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1143 1181 945
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 141 145
Average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -27.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.75 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Essex 0 12 £350 -44.00% 1
Hertfordshire +17 10 £450 - 3
Cambridgeshire +1 6 £280 -20.00% 8
Bedfordshire - 5 £413 - 1
Suffolk +5 2 £450 +8.43% 1
Test Automation
England

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 36 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (37.68%) HTML
2 26 (37.68%) QA
2 26 (37.68%) Selenium
3 25 (36.23%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (36.23%) SQL
4 22 (31.88%) Python
5 21 (30.43%) XML
5 21 (30.43%) Software Testing
6 20 (28.99%) RESTful
6 20 (28.99%) Test Scripting
6 20 (28.99%) Unix
6 20 (28.99%) DB2
7 19 (27.54%) JavaScript
8 18 (26.09%) PHP
9 17 (24.64%) C++
10 16 (23.19%) TDD
10 16 (23.19%) WebDriver
11 15 (21.74%) BDD
11 15 (21.74%) Regression Testing
12 14 (20.29%) Java
12 14 (20.29%) Linux
12 14 (20.29%) Retail
12 14 (20.29%) Subversion
12 14 (20.29%) Automated Testing
13 13 (18.84%) Magento
13 13 (18.84%) Coaching
13 13 (18.84%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (17.39%) Scrum
15 11 (15.94%) Document Management

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1 (1.45%) NetWeaver
1 1 (1.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (18.84%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.80%) Wireless
2 2 (2.90%) Firewall
2 2 (2.90%) HTTP
3 1 (1.45%) ADSL
3 1 (1.45%) Broadband
3 1 (1.45%) DHCP
3 1 (1.45%) DNS
3 1 (1.45%) FTP
3 1 (1.45%) LAN
3 1 (1.45%) NAS
3 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.45%) Telnet
3 1 (1.45%) VDSL
3 1 (1.45%) VPN
3 1 (1.45%) WAN
3 1 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.45%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (28.99%) DB2
2 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (10.14%) DbVisualizer
3 7 (10.14%) MySQL
4 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 26 (37.68%) Selenium
2 16 (23.19%) WebDriver
3 14 (20.29%) Subversion
4 11 (15.94%) PHPUnit
5 10 (14.49%) Appium
5 10 (14.49%) Git (software)
6 9 (13.04%) HP UFT
7 4 (5.80%) Cucumber
7 4 (5.80%) JBehave
7 4 (5.80%) JIRA
7 4 (5.80%) JMeter
7 4 (5.80%) Mercurial
7 4 (5.80%) Protractor
8 3 (4.35%) JUnit
9 2 (2.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.90%) SoapUI
9 2 (2.90%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (20.29%) Retail
2 8 (11.59%) Finance
3 6 (8.70%) Electronics
3 6 (8.70%) Games
4 1 (1.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 27 (39.13%) Tester
2 21 (30.43%) Automation Tester
3 12 (17.39%) Automation Engineer
3 12 (17.39%) Selenium Tester
3 12 (17.39%) Test Engineer
4 11 (15.94%) Web Tester
5 10 (14.49%) Test Automation Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Test Leader
7 5 (7.25%) Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) Architect
7 5 (7.25%) QA Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Test Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) Test Architect
8 4 (5.80%) Automation Analyst
8 4 (5.80%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (5.80%) Automation Test Lead
8 4 (5.80%) Test Manager
9 3 (4.35%) Developer
9 3 (4.35%) Lead Architect
10 2 (2.90%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (37.68%) HTML
2 21 (30.43%) XML
3 20 (28.99%) RESTful
4 7 (10.14%) Behat
4 7 (10.14%) Flash
5 6 (8.70%) Unreal Engine
6 5 (7.25%) Qt
7 4 (5.80%) CSS
7 4 (5.80%) CSS3
7 4 (5.80%) HTML5
7 4 (5.80%) jQuery
7 4 (5.80%) Web Services
8 3 (4.35%) Gherkin
8 3 (4.35%) J2EE
9 2 (2.90%) .NET
9 2 (2.90%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.84%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (13.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 8 (11.59%) Device Driver
4 6 (8.70%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.90%) STB
6 1 (1.45%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.45%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 20 (28.99%) Unix
2 14 (20.29%) Linux
3 10 (14.49%) Android
4 5 (7.25%) Windows
5 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (36.23%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (30.43%) Software Testing
4 20 (28.99%) Test Scripting
5 16 (23.19%) TDD
6 15 (21.74%) BDD
6 15 (21.74%) Regression Testing
7 14 (20.29%) Automated Testing
8 13 (18.84%) Coaching
9 12 (17.39%) Scrum
10 11 (15.94%) Document Management
11 10 (14.49%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (13.04%) ETL
13 8 (11.59%) Non-Functional Testing
13 8 (11.59%) Wealth Management
14 7 (10.14%) System Testing
14 7 (10.14%) User Stories
15 6 (8.70%) Re-Platforming
16 5 (7.25%) Test Planning
16 5 (7.25%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (36.23%) SQL
2 22 (31.88%) Python
3 19 (27.54%) JavaScript
4 18 (26.09%) PHP
5 17 (24.64%) C++
6 14 (20.29%) Java
7 9 (13.04%) C
8 8 (11.59%) C#
9 3 (4.35%) Ruby
10 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.45%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.45%) Perl
10 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (11.59%) Degree
1 8 (11.59%) ISEB
1 8 (11.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (37.68%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (15.94%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.04%) HP
3 5 (7.25%) SAP
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle
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