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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 118 117 115
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 12 22 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.49% 0.77% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 1.00% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 9
Median daily rate £425 £313 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%
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
1945 2210 2237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 78.94% 77.33% 75.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1126 1263 1261
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 159 153
Median hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

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
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 29 May 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 +5 5 £425 +31.27% 1
Cambridgeshire +13 2 - - 8
Essex -5 2 £425 +62.67% 1
Suffolk - 2 - -
Norfolk -3 1 £450 -
Test Automation
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 37 (74.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (62.00%) SQL
3 27 (54.00%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (46.00%) Selenium
5 22 (44.00%) HTML
6 21 (42.00%) QA
7 20 (40.00%) XML
7 20 (40.00%) Unix
8 19 (38.00%) DB2
8 19 (38.00%) RESTful
9 16 (32.00%) Test Scripting
10 15 (30.00%) WebDriver
10 15 (30.00%) Microsoft
11 14 (28.00%) Scrum
11 14 (28.00%) JavaScript
11 14 (28.00%) Subversion
12 13 (26.00%) Retail
13 12 (24.00%) Automated Testing
13 12 (24.00%) Software Testing
13 12 (24.00%) Magento
13 12 (24.00%) HP UFT
14 11 (22.00%) HP
14 11 (22.00%) Document Management
14 11 (22.00%) TDD
14 11 (22.00%) BDD
14 11 (22.00%) Coaching
14 11 (22.00%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (20.00%) Git (software)
15 10 (20.00%) SQL Server
15 10 (20.00%) Java

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 1 (2.00%) NServiceBus
1 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (24.00%) Magento
2 1 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) Bluetooth
1 2 (4.00%) Firewall
1 2 (4.00%) VPN
1 2 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.00%) DNS
2 1 (2.00%) HTTP
2 1 (2.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (38.00%) DB2
2 10 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 9 (18.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (8.00%) DbVisualizer
5 2 (4.00%) Data Mining
6 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 23 (46.00%) Selenium
2 15 (30.00%) WebDriver
3 14 (28.00%) Subversion
4 12 (24.00%) HP UFT
5 10 (20.00%) Git (software)
6 9 (18.00%) PHPUnit
7 8 (16.00%) Appium
8 6 (12.00%) Cucumber
8 6 (12.00%) JIRA
9 5 (10.00%) Jenkins
9 5 (10.00%) Protractor
9 5 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (8.00%) Visual Studio
11 3 (6.00%) Maven
11 3 (6.00%) SpecFlow
12 2 (4.00%) JUnit
12 2 (4.00%) NUnit
12 2 (4.00%) Robot Framework
12 2 (4.00%) SoapUI
12 2 (4.00%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (26.00%) Retail
2 9 (18.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Electronics
4 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (44.00%) Tester
2 17 (34.00%) Automation Tester
3 11 (22.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 11 (22.00%) Selenium Tester
4 9 (18.00%) Analyst
4 9 (18.00%) Test Analyst
5 7 (14.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 6 (12.00%) Test Engineer
6 6 (12.00%) Test Leader
6 6 (12.00%) Web Automation Tester
6 6 (12.00%) Web Tester
7 5 (10.00%) Architect
7 5 (10.00%) Test Architect
8 4 (8.00%) Java Automation Tester
8 4 (8.00%) Test Manager
9 3 (6.00%) Developer
9 3 (6.00%) Lead Architect
9 3 (6.00%) Software Tester
10 2 (4.00%) Automation Specialist
10 2 (4.00%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (44.00%) HTML
2 20 (40.00%) XML
3 19 (38.00%) RESTful
4 9 (18.00%) Behat
5 5 (10.00%) Gherkin
6 4 (8.00%) Flash
6 4 (8.00%) J2EE
6 4 (8.00%) Web Services
7 3 (6.00%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.00%) .NET
8 1 (2.00%) CSS
8 1 (2.00%) CSS3
8 1 (2.00%) HTML5
8 1 (2.00%) jQuery
8 1 (2.00%) JSON
8 1 (2.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.00%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 20 (40.00%) Unix
2 5 (10.00%) Linux
3 2 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (74.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (54.00%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (32.00%) Test Scripting
4 14 (28.00%) Scrum
5 12 (24.00%) Automated Testing
5 12 (24.00%) Software Testing
6 11 (22.00%) BDD
6 11 (22.00%) Coaching
6 11 (22.00%) Document Management
6 11 (22.00%) TDD
7 9 (18.00%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (18.00%) ETL
7 9 (18.00%) User Stories
8 8 (16.00%) Regression Testing
8 8 (16.00%) Wealth Management
9 7 (14.00%) Re-Platforming
10 5 (10.00%) Automation Testing
10 5 (10.00%) System Testing
10 5 (10.00%) Test Planning
10 5 (10.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (62.00%) SQL
2 14 (28.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (20.00%) Java
4 9 (18.00%) PHP
5 8 (16.00%) C#
6 4 (8.00%) Python
7 2 (4.00%) Ruby
8 1 (2.00%) C++
8 1 (2.00%) Perl
8 1 (2.00%) VB
8 1 (2.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) ISEB
1 8 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (8.00%) Degree
3 3 (6.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (42.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (22.00%) HP
3 2 (4.00%) IBM
3 2 (4.00%) SAP
4 1 (2.00%) hybris
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle
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