The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 52 54 45
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 3 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.71% 0.75% 2.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.99% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Median daily rate £350 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £313 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £623 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £357 £328
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +8.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
Test Automation
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
335 405 520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 79.57% 76.42% 77.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 221 299
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 32 35
Median hourly rate £19.00 £40.60 £35.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.20% +15.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £23.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £45.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation across the Essex region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Essex region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the Essex region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
Chelmsford +12 1 £275 -12.00%
Brentwood +7 1 - -
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 12 (80.00%) SQL
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) Scrum
2 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 9 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (60.00%) HP
3 9 (60.00%) ETL
3 9 (60.00%) XML
3 9 (60.00%) HP UFT
3 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (53.33%) Wealth Management
4 8 (53.33%) Software Testing
4 8 (53.33%) Unix
4 8 (53.33%) HTML
4 8 (53.33%) ISEB
4 8 (53.33%) DB2
4 8 (53.33%) RESTful
4 8 (53.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (46.67%) Finance
6 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (33.33%) Selenium
7 5 (33.33%) Automation Testing
7 5 (33.33%) Web Testing
7 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
7 5 (33.33%) Java
8 4 (26.67%) JUnit
9 3 (20.00%) Wireless
9 3 (20.00%) TDD
9 3 (20.00%) Windows

Test Automation
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:

Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Wireless
2 1 (6.67%) ADSL
2 1 (6.67%) Broadband
2 1 (6.67%) DHCP
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) FTP
2 1 (6.67%) HTTP
2 1 (6.67%) NAS
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) Telnet
2 1 (6.67%) VDSL
2 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (53.33%) DB2
4 1 (6.67%) Data Mining
4 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) HP UFT
2 5 (33.33%) Selenium
3 4 (26.67%) JUnit
4 2 (13.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (13.33%) Eclipse
4 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (13.33%) Maven
4 2 (13.33%) Subversion
4 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
5 1 (6.67%) Bugzilla
5 1 (6.67%) JIRA
5 1 (6.67%) Redmine
5 1 (6.67%) TestDirector
5 1 (6.67%) Trac
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Tester
2 5 (33.33%) Automation Tester
3 4 (26.67%) Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Automation Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) QA Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Java Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) XML
2 8 (53.33%) HTML
2 8 (53.33%) RESTful
3 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) STB
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Unix
2 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) Scrum
3 9 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (60.00%) ETL
4 8 (53.33%) Software Testing
4 8 (53.33%) Wealth Management
5 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (33.33%) Automation Testing
6 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 5 (33.33%) Web Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Functional Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (20.00%) TDD
8 2 (13.33%) API Testing
8 2 (13.33%) Issue Tracking
8 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement
8 2 (13.33%) QA Automation
8 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
8 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
8 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (20.00%) Python
4 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) Perl
4 1 (6.67%) PHP
4 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.67%) Ruby
4 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
4 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) ISEB
1 8 (53.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) HP
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle