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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 82 96 83
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 46 35 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.02% 1.34% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 1.76% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 24 33
Median daily rate £413 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £277 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £42.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +49.12%
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
1837 1992 2270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 80.64% 76.53% 78.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1079 1154 1460
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 199 143
Median hourly rate £36.00 £36.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +55.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the East of England region over the 3 months to 8 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +9 19 £375 -13.79% 4
Cambridgeshire -3 10 £288 -20.68% 13
Bedfordshire - 10 £450 - 3
Essex +5 5 £475 +40.74% 3
Suffolk - 1 - - 1
East Anglia - 1 - -
Test Automation
England

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

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 70 (79.55%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (54.55%) Selenium
3 44 (50.00%) BDD
4 42 (47.73%) Cucumber
5 40 (45.45%) TDD
6 38 (43.18%) QA
7 37 (42.05%) Java
8 36 (40.91%) SoapUI
8 36 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
9 35 (39.77%) WebDriver
10 31 (35.23%) C#
11 27 (30.68%) Jenkins
12 26 (29.55%) JIRA
13 25 (28.41%) Python
14 24 (27.27%) Ruby
14 24 (27.27%) Scrum
14 24 (27.27%) SDET
15 23 (26.14%) ATDD
16 22 (25.00%) Defect Management
16 22 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
16 22 (25.00%) JBehave
16 22 (25.00%) E-Commerce
17 21 (23.86%) Automation Testing
18 20 (22.73%) SpecFlow
18 20 (22.73%) TeamCity
18 20 (22.73%) Finance
19 19 (21.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 18 (20.45%) Test Scripting
20 18 (20.45%) Gherkin
20 18 (20.45%) JUnit

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (5.68%) Confluence
1 5 (5.68%) Tomcat
1 5 (5.68%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.14%) Apache
2 1 (1.14%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.14%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.68%) Magento
1 5 (5.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.68%) DB2
1 5 (5.68%) DbVisualizer
2 2 (2.27%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.27%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.14%) Big Data
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 48 (54.55%) Selenium
2 42 (47.73%) Cucumber
3 36 (40.91%) SoapUI
4 35 (39.77%) WebDriver
5 27 (30.68%) Jenkins
6 26 (29.55%) JIRA
7 22 (25.00%) JBehave
8 20 (22.73%) SpecFlow
8 20 (22.73%) TeamCity
9 19 (21.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 18 (20.45%) JUnit
11 15 (17.05%) Appium
11 15 (17.05%) Maven
12 13 (14.77%) TestNG
13 11 (12.50%) Git (software)
14 10 (11.36%) Ant
15 9 (10.23%) JMeter
16 5 (5.68%) Calabash
17 4 (4.55%) Eclipse
17 4 (4.55%) NUnit
General
1 20 (22.73%) Finance
2 10 (11.36%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.82%) Electronics
3 6 (6.82%) Games
3 6 (6.82%) Retail
4 5 (5.68%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.68%) Marketing
5 4 (4.55%) Back Office
5 4 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 19 (21.59%) Analyst
2 19 (21.59%) Test Analyst
3 18 (20.45%) Developer
4 16 (18.18%) Test Automation Engineer
5 15 (17.05%) Tester
6 14 (15.91%) Automation Test Analyst
7 12 (13.64%) Automation Tester
8 11 (12.50%) Developer in Test
9 10 (11.36%) Software Developer
10 9 (10.23%) C# Developer
10 9 (10.23%) Java Developer
11 8 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
11 8 (9.09%) Senior Developer
11 8 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
12 7 (7.95%) Senior Test Engineer
12 7 (7.95%) Test Leader
13 6 (6.82%) Java Automation Tester
13 6 (6.82%) Java Engineer
13 6 (6.82%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.45%) Gherkin
2 13 (14.77%) Web Services
3 9 (10.23%) SOAP
4 7 (7.95%) .NET
4 7 (7.95%) XML
5 6 (6.82%) RESTful
5 6 (6.82%) Spring
6 5 (5.68%) HTML
6 5 (5.68%) J2EE
6 5 (5.68%) REST
7 4 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (4.55%) AWT
7 4 (4.55%) Regular Expression
7 4 (4.55%) Swing
8 3 (3.41%) WCF
9 2 (2.27%) Hibernate
9 2 (2.27%) JSON
10 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET
10 1 (1.14%) Lucene
10 1 (1.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.14%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.14%) Mechatronics
3 1 (1.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.09%) Unix
2 4 (4.55%) Linux
3 3 (3.41%) Windows
4 1 (1.14%) Android
4 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (79.55%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (50.00%) BDD
3 40 (45.45%) TDD
4 36 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (27.27%) Scrum
6 23 (26.14%) ATDD
7 22 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 22 (25.00%) Defect Management
7 22 (25.00%) E-Commerce
8 21 (23.86%) Automation Testing
9 18 (20.45%) Test Scripting
10 16 (18.18%) Feature Driven Development
11 15 (17.05%) Automated Testing
11 15 (17.05%) Regression Testing
12 13 (14.77%) API Testing
13 12 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
14 11 (12.50%) Software Testing
15 9 (10.23%) Functional Testing
15 9 (10.23%) Integration Testing
16 8 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 37 (42.05%) Java
2 31 (35.23%) C#
3 25 (28.41%) Python
4 24 (27.27%) Ruby
5 15 (17.05%) Perl
6 12 (13.64%) SQL
7 8 (9.09%) JavaScript
8 6 (6.82%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.27%) C
10 1 (1.14%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.55%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.41%) ISEB
2 3 (3.41%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.27%) Degree
4 1 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (43.18%) QA
2 24 (27.27%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (1.14%) Apache Flume
1 1 (1.14%) Docker
1 1 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 7 (7.95%) IBM
2 6 (6.82%) SAP
2 6 (6.82%) Xamarin
3 5 (5.68%) hybris
4 4 (4.55%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.27%) HP
6 1 (1.14%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.14%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.14%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle
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