The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Essex region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 53 52 50
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.41% 0.66% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.96% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £119
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +278.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.75 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+83.84% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
362 314 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 74.64% 69.01% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 157 154
Average daily rate £400 £355 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £221 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 48 65
Average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £41.80 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Automated Testing
East of England

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 29 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Automated Testing
East of England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Web Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Management
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Stress Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Android
2 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) MS Office
2 2 (40.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) Marketing
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (20.00%) B2C

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 (20.00%) CMS
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (20.00%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
1 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Ant
1 1 (20.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Test Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) CMS Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Automation Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) XHTML
2 1 (20.00%) Ajax
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (20.00%) WebCenter
2 1 (20.00%) HTML5
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) J2EE
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) JSP
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) EMV
1 1 (20.00%) STB
1 1 (20.00%) PKI
1 1 (20.00%) Open Source
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Android
1 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Stress Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Web Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Management
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) Cyber Security
3 1 (20.00%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Android Development
3 1 (20.00%) iOS Development
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) FQL
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Adobe
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) CA
2 1 (20.00%) FatWire
2 1 (20.00%) Facebook
2 1 (20.00%) Twitter
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Vignette
2 1 (20.00%) IBM