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 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 112 117 108
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 18 17 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.72% 0.62% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.80% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 11
Median daily rate £369 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £217 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £446 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +6.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
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
1956 2112 2374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 77.80% 76.77% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1147 1188 1342
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 152 144
Median hourly rate £27.50 £33.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.91% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

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 3 May 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 3 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
Cambridgeshire +11 5 £325 -3.70% 6
Suffolk - 5 - -
Essex +7 3 £350 +12.00% 1
Hertfordshire +6 3 - - 3
Norfolk -5 2 £450 -
Test Automation
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 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 38 (71.70%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (58.49%) SQL
3 27 (50.94%) Selenium
3 27 (50.94%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (41.51%) HTML
5 21 (39.62%) QA
6 20 (37.74%) Test Scripting
6 20 (37.74%) XML
7 19 (35.85%) Unix
7 19 (35.85%) DB2
7 19 (35.85%) RESTful
8 16 (30.19%) WebDriver
9 15 (28.30%) JavaScript
9 15 (28.30%) Scrum
9 15 (28.30%) Microsoft
10 14 (26.42%) TDD
10 14 (26.42%) Subversion
10 14 (26.42%) Retail
11 13 (24.53%) Automated Testing
12 12 (22.64%) Software Testing
12 12 (22.64%) Magento
12 12 (22.64%) BDD
12 12 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (20.75%) Coaching
13 11 (20.75%) Git (software)
13 11 (20.75%) Document Management
13 11 (20.75%) HP
13 11 (20.75%) HP UFT
13 11 (20.75%) PHP
13 11 (20.75%) 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 (1.89%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (22.64%) Magento
2 1 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) Firewall
1 3 (5.66%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (5.66%) Wireless
2 2 (3.77%) Bluetooth
2 2 (3.77%) HTTP
2 2 (3.77%) VPN
3 1 (1.89%) ADSL
3 1 (1.89%) Broadband
3 1 (1.89%) DHCP
3 1 (1.89%) DNS
3 1 (1.89%) FTP
3 1 (1.89%) NAS
3 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.89%) Telnet
3 1 (1.89%) VDSL
3 1 (1.89%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (35.85%) DB2
2 10 (18.87%) SQL Server
3 9 (16.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.66%) DbVisualizer
5 2 (3.77%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.89%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 27 (50.94%) Selenium
2 16 (30.19%) WebDriver
3 14 (26.42%) Subversion
4 11 (20.75%) Git (software)
4 11 (20.75%) HP UFT
5 10 (18.87%) PHPUnit
6 9 (16.98%) Appium
7 6 (11.32%) JIRA
8 5 (9.43%) Cucumber
8 5 (9.43%) Jenkins
8 5 (9.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (7.55%) JUnit
9 4 (7.55%) Protractor
9 4 (7.55%) Visual Studio
10 3 (5.66%) Maven
10 3 (5.66%) SpecFlow
11 2 (3.77%) NUnit
11 2 (3.77%) Robot Framework
11 2 (3.77%) SoapUI
11 2 (3.77%) Zephyr
General
1 14 (26.42%) Retail
2 9 (16.98%) Finance
3 2 (3.77%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Electronics
4 1 (1.89%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (43.40%) Tester
2 18 (33.96%) Automation Tester
3 11 (20.75%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 11 (20.75%) Selenium Tester
4 9 (16.98%) Analyst
4 9 (16.98%) Test Analyst
5 8 (15.09%) Test Engineer
6 7 (13.21%) Automation Test Analyst
6 7 (13.21%) Web Automation Tester
6 7 (13.21%) Web Tester
7 6 (11.32%) Test Leader
8 5 (9.43%) Architect
8 5 (9.43%) Test Architect
9 4 (7.55%) Test Automation Engineer
9 4 (7.55%) Test Manager
10 3 (5.66%) Developer
10 3 (5.66%) Java Automation Tester
10 3 (5.66%) Lead Architect
10 3 (5.66%) Software Tester
11 2 (3.77%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (41.51%) HTML
2 20 (37.74%) XML
3 19 (35.85%) RESTful
4 10 (18.87%) Behat
5 4 (7.55%) Gherkin
5 4 (7.55%) Web Services
6 3 (5.66%) .NET
6 3 (5.66%) AngularJS
6 3 (5.66%) Flash
6 3 (5.66%) J2EE
7 1 (1.89%) CSS
7 1 (1.89%) CSS3
7 1 (1.89%) HTML5
7 1 (1.89%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.77%) STB
3 1 (1.89%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.89%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 19 (35.85%) Unix
2 7 (13.21%) Linux
3 5 (9.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (71.70%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (50.94%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (37.74%) Test Scripting
4 15 (28.30%) Scrum
5 14 (26.42%) TDD
6 13 (24.53%) Automated Testing
7 12 (22.64%) BDD
7 12 (22.64%) Software Testing
8 11 (20.75%) Coaching
8 11 (20.75%) Document Management
9 10 (18.87%) User Stories
10 9 (16.98%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (16.98%) ETL
11 8 (15.09%) Regression Testing
11 8 (15.09%) Re-Platforming
11 8 (15.09%) Wealth Management
12 7 (13.21%) Automation Testing
13 5 (9.43%) Test Planning
13 5 (9.43%) Web Testing
14 4 (7.55%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (58.49%) SQL
2 15 (28.30%) JavaScript
3 11 (20.75%) Java
3 11 (20.75%) PHP
4 9 (16.98%) C#
5 7 (13.21%) Python
6 3 (5.66%) Ruby
7 2 (3.77%) Perl
8 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.89%) C++
8 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.89%) VB
8 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (15.09%) ISEB
1 8 (15.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (7.55%) Degree
3 3 (5.66%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (39.62%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (28.30%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.75%) HP
3 2 (3.77%) SAP
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle
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