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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 53 - 57
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.20% - 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% - 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £250 - £125
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £33.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+40.15% -3.64%
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
420 332 484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 82.68% 75.45% 79.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 184 276
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 41 59
Average hourly rate £33.25 £32.00 £29.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.90% +7.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £46.40 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 6 (85.71%) Functional Testing
2 4 (57.14%) SDLC
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Manual Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) V-Model
2 4 (57.14%) ISEB
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
2 4 (57.14%) QA
2 4 (57.14%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Quality Management
3 2 (28.57%) Validation
3 2 (28.57%) Data Validation
3 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Server Building
4 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
4 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (14.29%) Fintech
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (14.29%) MS Office
4 1 (14.29%) Windows

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
1 1 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Team Leader
2 2 (28.57%) Test Leader
2 2 (28.57%) Test Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 1 (14.29%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Functional Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Manual Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) SDLC
2 4 (57.14%) V-Model
2 4 (57.14%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) Data Validation
3 2 (28.57%) Quality Management
3 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Validation
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (14.29%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISEB
1 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) VMware