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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 115 115 99
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 18 29 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.68% 0.92% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 1.26% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 8
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£313 £323 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.10% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £272 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £390 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £38.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +121.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £105.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-64.28% +162.50%
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
1976 2299 1564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.62% 73.15% 69.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1120 1301 861
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 142 123
Average hourly rate £33.50 £35.00 £34.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +0.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £42.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +15 9 £220 -21.42% 1
Essex -4 4 £313 -3.84%
Cambridgeshire +5 3 £338 -10.00% 5
Norfolk - 2 - -
Suffolk - - - -
Test Automation
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 26 (41.94%) Java
2 25 (40.32%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (35.48%) Selenium
4 21 (33.87%) TDD
5 20 (32.26%) Linux
6 19 (30.65%) Python
7 16 (25.81%) QA
8 14 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (22.58%) Web Services
8 14 (22.58%) C#
9 13 (20.97%) Software Engineering
9 13 (20.97%) User Stories
10 12 (19.35%) WebDriver
10 12 (19.35%) Scrum
10 12 (19.35%) Ruby
10 12 (19.35%) SQL
10 12 (19.35%) UNIX
11 11 (17.74%) Software Testing
12 10 (16.13%) .NET
12 10 (16.13%) Test Scripting
12 10 (16.13%) Continuous Delivery
13 9 (14.52%) Product Management
13 9 (14.52%) XML
13 9 (14.52%) Refactoring
14 8 (12.90%) Subversion
14 8 (12.90%) Django
14 8 (12.90%) Apache
14 8 (12.90%) Varnish
15 7 (11.29%) QuickTest Pro
15 7 (11.29%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 8 (12.90%) Apache
2 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.61%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Magento
2 2 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.61%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) Wireless
2 2 (3.23%) NAS
2 2 (3.23%) Bluetooth
2 2 (3.23%) Broadband
3 1 (1.61%) DHCP
3 1 (1.61%) FTP
3 1 (1.61%) HTTP
3 1 (1.61%) Internet
3 1 (1.61%) Telnet
3 1 (1.61%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) DB2
1 4 (6.45%) DbVisualizer
2 2 (3.23%) MySQL
3 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (35.48%) Selenium
2 12 (19.35%) WebDriver
3 8 (12.90%) Subversion
4 7 (11.29%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (8.06%) JIRA
5 5 (8.06%) SoapUI
6 4 (6.45%) SpecFlow
6 4 (6.45%) PHPUnit
6 4 (6.45%) Eclipse
7 3 (4.84%) JUnit
8 2 (3.23%) NUnit
8 2 (3.23%) Hudson
8 2 (3.23%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.61%) AccuRev
9 1 (1.61%) FitNesse
9 1 (1.61%) TestNG
9 1 (1.61%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.61%) Maven
9 1 (1.61%) Ant
9 1 (1.61%) JMeter
General
1 7 (11.29%) Retail
2 6 (9.68%) Finance
3 5 (8.06%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.84%) Banking
5 2 (3.23%) Billing
5 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.61%) Military
6 1 (1.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (16.13%) Tester
2 9 (14.52%) Developer
2 9 (14.52%) Test Engineer
3 8 (12.90%) Python Developer
3 8 (12.90%) Agile Coach
4 6 (9.68%) Automation Tester
5 5 (8.06%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Development Manager
6 4 (6.45%) Systems Test Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Test Specialist
6 4 (6.45%) Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Test Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Integration Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Automation Specialist
7 3 (4.84%) Test Leader
7 3 (4.84%) Test Architect
7 3 (4.84%) ScrumMaster
7 3 (4.84%) Test Automation Specialist
7 3 (4.84%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.58%) Web Services
2 10 (16.13%) .NET
3 9 (14.52%) XML
4 8 (12.90%) Django
5 6 (9.68%) HTML
6 5 (8.06%) SOAP
7 4 (6.45%) JRuby
7 4 (6.45%) RESTful
7 4 (6.45%) Flash
8 3 (4.84%) J2EE
9 2 (3.23%) COM
9 2 (3.23%) CSS
9 2 (3.23%) REST
9 2 (3.23%) Gherkin
10 1 (1.61%) Catalyst
10 1 (1.61%) DBIx::Class
10 1 (1.61%) Moose
10 1 (1.61%) jQuery
10 1 (1.61%) Ajax
10 1 (1.61%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.84%) Open Source
3 2 (3.23%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.23%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.61%) STB
4 1 (1.61%) Informatics
4 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.61%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 20 (32.26%) Linux
2 12 (19.35%) UNIX
3 6 (9.68%) Windows
4 3 (4.84%) Android
4 3 (4.84%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.32%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (33.87%) TDD
3 14 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (20.97%) User Stories
4 13 (20.97%) Software Engineering
5 12 (19.35%) Scrum
6 11 (17.74%) Software Testing
7 10 (16.13%) Test Scripting
7 10 (16.13%) Continuous Delivery
8 9 (14.52%) Refactoring
8 9 (14.52%) Product Management
9 7 (11.29%) Integration Testing
10 6 (9.68%) Automated Testing
10 6 (9.68%) Test Strategy
11 5 (8.06%) BDD
11 5 (8.06%) Project Planning
11 5 (8.06%) Regression Testing
12 4 (6.45%) System Testing
12 4 (6.45%) Release Management
12 4 (6.45%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (41.94%) Java
2 19 (30.65%) Python
3 14 (22.58%) C#
4 12 (19.35%) SQL
4 12 (19.35%) Ruby
5 7 (11.29%) JavaScript
6 6 (9.68%) Shell Script
6 6 (9.68%) PHP
7 4 (6.45%) Jython
8 3 (4.84%) Objective-C
9 2 (3.23%) XPath
9 2 (3.23%) Groovy
9 2 (3.23%) Perl
9 2 (3.23%) VB
10 1 (1.61%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.61%) VBScript
10 1 (1.61%) C
10 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.45%) DV Cleared
3 3 (4.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (4.84%) ISEB
3 3 (4.84%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.23%) Degree
4 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.61%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.81%) QA
System Software
1 8 (12.90%) Varnish
2 2 (3.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
1 2 (3.23%) HP
1 2 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
1 2 (3.23%) Perforce
2 1 (1.61%) Google
2 1 (1.61%) Adobe
2 1 (1.61%) IBM