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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 52 54 52
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.90% 0.35% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 0.48% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
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- £525 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £36.25 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +2.11%
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
414 415 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 74.86% 72.93% 74.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 240 155
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £236 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 37 55
Average hourly rate £36.38 £30.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.26% -6.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.00 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.50 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Essex region over the 3 months to 3 June 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
Basildon -8 1 - -
Automated Testing
East of England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 5 (83.33%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (50.00%) Wealth Management
2 3 (50.00%) MultiFonds
2 3 (50.00%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) SDLC
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Hudson
3 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 2 (33.33%) Information Management
3 2 (33.33%) Maven
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Subversion
3 2 (33.33%) JMeter
3 2 (33.33%) Legal
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (33.33%) AccuRev
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (33.33%) Web Development
3 2 (33.33%) Java SE

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
1 1 (16.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
Business Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MultiFonds
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (33.33%) JMeter
2 2 (33.33%) Subversion
2 2 (33.33%) Maven
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (33.33%) AccuRev
2 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (33.33%) Hudson
2 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (33.33%) Ant
2 2 (33.33%) JUnit
2 2 (33.33%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
1 2 (33.33%) SOAP
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) XML
1 2 (33.33%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) UNIX
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Solaris
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Wealth Management
2 3 (50.00%) SDLC
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Web Development
3 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Information Management
4 1 (16.67%) OO
4 1 (16.67%) B2C
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Adobe