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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 55 54 54
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.23% 0.31% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.40% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £363 £355
% change year-on-year
+5.51% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.00 £42.50 £80.00
% change year-on-year
+22.35% -46.87%
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
370 494 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 83.52% 76.47% 80.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 289 204
Median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £288 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 61 45
Median hourly rate £36.00 £33.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.30 £41.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - -
Automated Testing
East of England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (50.00%) DevOps
3 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (50.00%) Degree
3 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (50.00%) Kanban
3 3 (50.00%) ATDD
3 3 (50.00%) Pair Programming
3 3 (50.00%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) SEO
4 2 (33.33%) CMS
4 2 (33.33%) FatWire
4 2 (33.33%) IBM
4 2 (33.33%) CA
4 2 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (33.33%) Content Management
4 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) J2EE
4 2 (33.33%) Ant
4 2 (33.33%) JUnit
4 2 (33.33%) CSS
4 2 (33.33%) JSP

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
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
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%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) ETL Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
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 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (33.33%) Virtual Team
3 2 (33.33%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Solaris
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
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%) ETL
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
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