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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
England / East of England
Rank 81 92 80
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 43 34 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.00% 1.45% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 1.86% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 22 31
Median daily rate £450 £350 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £276 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £448 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.68% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 9
Median hourly rate £37.50 £29.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% -33.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +75.43%

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
1714 1828 1972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 79.87% 77.95% 76.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1006 1093 1208
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 174 135
Median hourly rate £37.02 £40.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.45% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +6 18 £413 -8.33% 3
Bedfordshire +12 10 £450 +9.09% 2
Cambridgeshire -1 7 £275 -8.33% 6
Essex -5 7 £475 +35.71% 1
Suffolk -9 1 £538 - 1
Test Automation
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 76 (83.52%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (57.14%) Cucumber
3 48 (52.75%) Selenium
4 43 (47.25%) QA
4 43 (47.25%) BDD
5 41 (45.05%) Continuous Integration
6 40 (43.96%) Java
7 39 (42.86%) WebDriver
7 39 (42.86%) SoapUI
8 38 (41.76%) TDD
9 30 (32.97%) Scrum
9 30 (32.97%) Finance
10 29 (31.87%) Ruby
11 28 (30.77%) Automation Testing
12 27 (29.67%) SDET
13 26 (28.57%) ATDD
13 26 (28.57%) C#
14 25 (27.47%) JIRA
14 25 (27.47%) Jenkins
14 25 (27.47%) Gherkin
14 25 (27.47%) JBehave
15 24 (26.37%) Continuous Delivery
15 24 (26.37%) Python
16 22 (24.18%) Test Scripting
17 21 (23.08%) TeamCity
17 21 (23.08%) E-Commerce
18 19 (20.88%) JUnit
18 19 (20.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 19 (20.88%) Appium
18 19 (20.88%) API Testing

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 8 (8.79%) Tomcat
2 7 (7.69%) Confluence
3 5 (5.49%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.20%) Apache
5 1 (1.10%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (2.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (8.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (5.49%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.49%) DB2
1 5 (5.49%) DbVisualizer
2 2 (2.20%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.20%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.10%) Big Data
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 52 (57.14%) Cucumber
2 48 (52.75%) Selenium
3 39 (42.86%) SoapUI
3 39 (42.86%) WebDriver
4 25 (27.47%) JBehave
4 25 (27.47%) Jenkins
4 25 (27.47%) JIRA
5 21 (23.08%) TeamCity
6 19 (20.88%) Appium
6 19 (20.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 19 (20.88%) JUnit
7 16 (17.58%) SpecFlow
8 15 (16.48%) Maven
9 14 (15.38%) Git (software)
10 11 (12.09%) TestNG
11 8 (8.79%) Calabash
11 8 (8.79%) JMeter
12 7 (7.69%) Ant
13 5 (5.49%) Eclipse
14 4 (4.40%) NUnit
General
1 30 (32.97%) Finance
2 12 (13.19%) Telecoms
3 8 (8.79%) Electronics
3 8 (8.79%) Manufacturing
3 8 (8.79%) Marketing
4 6 (6.59%) Retail
5 5 (5.49%) Back Office
5 5 (5.49%) Games
6 4 (4.40%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (23.08%) Test Engineer
2 20 (21.98%) Analyst
2 20 (21.98%) Test Analyst
3 19 (20.88%) Tester
4 18 (19.78%) Test Automation Engineer
5 16 (17.58%) Automation Tester
6 15 (16.48%) Automation Test Analyst
6 15 (16.48%) Developer
7 9 (9.89%) Test Leader
8 8 (8.79%) Automation Test Lead
8 8 (8.79%) Java Automation Tester
8 8 (8.79%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 8 (8.79%) Selenium Tester
8 8 (8.79%) Test Automation Specialist
8 8 (8.79%) Test Specialist
9 7 (7.69%) Developer in Test
9 7 (7.69%) Java Developer
9 7 (7.69%) Senior Test Engineer
9 7 (7.69%) Software Developer
10 6 (6.59%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (27.47%) Gherkin
2 16 (17.58%) Web Services
3 11 (12.09%) SOAP
4 9 (9.89%) Spring
5 8 (8.79%) RESTful
6 7 (7.69%) XML
7 6 (6.59%) .NET
7 6 (6.59%) REST
8 5 (5.49%) Hibernate
8 5 (5.49%) HTML
8 5 (5.49%) J2EE
9 4 (4.40%) AWT
9 4 (4.40%) Regular Expression
9 4 (4.40%) Swing
10 3 (3.30%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (3.30%) JSON
10 3 (3.30%) WCF
11 1 (1.10%) Middleware
11 1 (1.10%) WPF
11 1 (1.10%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.09%) Mobile App
2 10 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.89%) Unix
2 6 (6.59%) Linux
3 3 (3.30%) Windows
4 1 (1.10%) Android
4 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (83.52%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (47.25%) BDD
3 41 (45.05%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (41.76%) TDD
5 30 (32.97%) Scrum
6 28 (30.77%) Automation Testing
7 26 (28.57%) ATDD
8 24 (26.37%) Continuous Delivery
9 22 (24.18%) Test Scripting
10 21 (23.08%) E-Commerce
11 19 (20.88%) API Testing
12 16 (17.58%) Defect Management
13 15 (16.48%) Feature Driven Development
13 15 (16.48%) Regression Testing
13 15 (16.48%) Software Testing
14 12 (13.19%) Automated Testing
14 12 (13.19%) Integration Testing
14 12 (13.19%) Manual Testing
15 11 (12.09%) Non-Functional Testing
16 10 (10.99%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 40 (43.96%) Java
2 29 (31.87%) Ruby
3 26 (28.57%) C#
4 24 (26.37%) Python
5 13 (14.29%) Perl
6 11 (12.09%) SQL
7 6 (6.59%) JavaScript
8 5 (5.49%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.20%) C++
9 2 (2.20%) Tcl
10 1 (1.10%) Groovy
10 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.30%) Degree
1 3 (3.30%) ISEB
1 3 (3.30%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (47.25%) QA
2 27 (29.67%) SDET
3 1 (1.10%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) Apache Flume
1 1 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 9 (9.89%) SAP
1 9 (9.89%) Xamarin
2 7 (7.69%) Atlassian
2 7 (7.69%) IBM
3 5 (5.49%) hybris
4 2 (2.20%) HP
5 1 (1.10%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.10%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle
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