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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 59 - 40
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% - 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% - 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.50%
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
391 409 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 76.82% 69.68% 63.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 245 123
Average daily rate £425 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 62 39
Average hourly rate £20.75 £31.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.12% +3.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.10 £44.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 22 December 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
Chelmsford - - - - 1
Colchester - - - -
Automated Testing
East of England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Ant
2 1 (50.00%) Vignette
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) JSP
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) RUP
2 1 (50.00%) XHTML
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (50.00%) B2C
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Adobe
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (50.00%) CMS
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (50.00%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Ant
1 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (50.00%) Legal
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (50.00%) CMS Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) JSP
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) XHTML
1 1 (50.00%) Ajax
1 1 (50.00%) WebCenter
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Solaris
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Android Development
2 1 (50.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) RUP
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) B2C
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Content Management
2 1 (50.00%) Use Case
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) FQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Vignette
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Adobe
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) FatWire
1 1 (50.00%) Facebook
1 1 (50.00%) Twitter