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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
Rank 31 50 -
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 21 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 5.57% 0.21% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.34% 0.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 0
Median daily rate £430 £250 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.88 £44.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+27.10% +35.60%

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
331 389 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 87.80% 82.59% 78.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 228 193
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 45 46
Median hourly rate £40.50 £34.25 £32.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.24% +5.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £16.05 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £62.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 - 7 £473 - 1
Basildon - 2 - -
Automated Testing
East of England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 29 (96.67%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (90.00%) Java
2 27 (90.00%) DevOps
3 23 (76.67%) TDD
4 21 (70.00%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (66.67%) Mentoring
6 19 (63.33%) Software Engineering
7 17 (56.67%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (46.67%) Apple iOS
8 14 (46.67%) Android
9 13 (43.33%) Adobe
9 13 (43.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 11 (36.67%) Degree
10 11 (36.67%) Computer Science
11 9 (30.00%) Android Development
11 9 (30.00%) iOS Development
12 7 (23.33%) Web Services
12 7 (23.33%) WebLogic
12 7 (23.33%) EJB
12 7 (23.33%) SQL
12 7 (23.33%) Oracle
12 7 (23.33%) Open Source
12 7 (23.33%) Git (software)
12 7 (23.33%) XDoclet
12 7 (23.33%) Java EE
12 7 (23.33%) Selenium
12 7 (23.33%) Jenkins
12 7 (23.33%) Groovy
12 7 (23.33%) SoapUI
13 3 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment

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 13 (43.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 7 (23.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.33%) Apache Solr
3 1 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) MongoDB
1 2 (6.67%) Neo4j
2 1 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.33%) CouchDB
2 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.33%) HBase
2 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.33%) Redis
2 1 (3.33%) Riak
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Git (software)
1 7 (23.33%) Jenkins
1 7 (23.33%) Selenium
1 7 (23.33%) SoapUI
1 7 (23.33%) XDoclet
General
1 1 (3.33%) Games
1 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 19 (63.33%) Developer
2 18 (60.00%) Java Developer
3 10 (33.33%) Senior Developer
3 10 (33.33%) Senior Java Developer
4 9 (30.00%) Java Software Developer
5 8 (26.67%) Senior Java Software Developer
5 8 (26.67%) Senior Software Developer
6 5 (16.67%) Software Manager
7 1 (3.33%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.33%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Scrum Master
7 1 (3.33%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) EJB
1 7 (23.33%) Java EE
1 7 (23.33%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.33%) CSS
2 1 (3.33%) D3.js
2 1 (3.33%) Dropwizard
2 1 (3.33%) Entity Framework
2 1 (3.33%) Hibernate
2 1 (3.33%) HTML
2 1 (3.33%) HTML5
2 1 (3.33%) JAX-RS
2 1 (3.33%) jQuery
2 1 (3.33%) Leaflet
2 1 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 17 (56.67%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (36.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 14 (46.67%) Android
1 14 (46.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (96.67%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (90.00%) DevOps
3 23 (76.67%) TDD
4 21 (70.00%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (66.67%) Mentoring
6 19 (63.33%) Software Engineering
7 9 (30.00%) Android Development
7 9 (30.00%) iOS Development
8 7 (23.33%) Open Source
9 3 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
10 2 (6.67%) Project Management
10 2 (6.67%) Scrum
10 2 (6.67%) User Stories
11 1 (3.33%) Domain-Driven Design
11 1 (3.33%) Feature Driven Development
11 1 (3.33%) Kanban
11 1 (3.33%) Matrix Management
11 1 (3.33%) MVC
11 1 (3.33%) Test Automation
11 1 (3.33%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 27 (90.00%) Java
2 7 (23.33%) Groovy
2 7 (23.33%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.33%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) Adobe
2 7 (23.33%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) Google
3 1 (3.33%) Mapbox