The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank - 61 53
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - 0.16% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.21% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £59.31 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+48.27% +3.89%
Automated Testing
East of 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 Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
374 483 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 80.09% 78.03% 77.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 296 207
Median daily rate £320 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £275 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 48 47
Median hourly rate £32.34 £32.65 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.96% +8.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £41.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Essex region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Essex region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Essex region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 5 (83.33%) Java
1 5 (83.33%) Extreme Programming
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) Pair Programming
2 3 (50.00%) Scrum
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (50.00%) Kanban
2 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (50.00%) ATDD
2 3 (50.00%) DevOps
2 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) SonarQube
3 2 (33.33%) Sass
3 2 (33.33%) LESS
3 2 (33.33%) Analytics
3 2 (33.33%) Gradle
3 2 (33.33%) Rally
3 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (33.33%) Virtual Team
3 2 (33.33%) Google Analytics
3 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (33.33%) AccuRev
3 2 (33.33%) HTML5

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 2 (33.33%) CMS
1 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
1 1 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) AccuRev
1 2 (33.33%) Ant
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (33.33%) Gradle
1 2 (33.33%) JUnit
1 2 (33.33%) SonarQube
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Java Programmer
1 3 (50.00%) Programmer
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Ajax
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) HTML5
1 2 (33.33%) J2EE
1 2 (33.33%) JSP
1 2 (33.33%) LESS
1 2 (33.33%) Sass
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) XHTML
1 2 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (33.33%) Virtual Team
2 2 (33.33%) Web 2.0
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (16.67%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Solaris
2 2 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) Extreme Programming
1 5 (83.33%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) ATDD
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (50.00%) DevOps
2 3 (50.00%) Kanban
2 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (50.00%) Pair Programming
2 3 (50.00%) Scrum
2 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Analytics
3 2 (33.33%) Content Management
3 2 (33.33%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) RAD
3 2 (33.33%) SEO
3 2 (33.33%) SOA
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (16.67%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) CA
1 2 (33.33%) FatWire
1 2 (33.33%) Google
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
1 2 (33.33%) Omniture
1 2 (33.33%) Rally
2 1 (16.67%) VMware