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 19 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Rank 49 40 49
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 5 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.31% 2.40% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 2.88% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 10
Median daily rate £475 £350 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -44.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £357
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%

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
335 417 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 87.47% 83.57% 77.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 242 195
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 45 44
Median hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £32.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.36% +12.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £62.50 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 8 (88.89%) SAP
1 8 (88.89%) SOAP
1 8 (88.89%) Web Services
1 8 (88.89%) Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) Electronics
1 8 (88.89%) Telecoms
1 8 (88.89%) Finance
1 8 (88.89%) Manufacturing
1 8 (88.89%) Scrum
1 8 (88.89%) Programme Management
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (88.89%) TDD
1 8 (88.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 8 (88.89%) Marketing
1 8 (88.89%) Digital Marketing
1 8 (88.89%) SOA
1 8 (88.89%) SoapUI
1 8 (88.89%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (77.78%) DevOps
2 7 (77.78%) Integration Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) Groovy
4 1 (11.11%) SDLC
4 1 (11.11%) JSON Schema
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) ISO 9000
4 1 (11.11%) BDD
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing

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:

Business Applications
1 8 (88.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) SoapUI
2 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (88.89%) Electronics
1 8 (88.89%) Finance
1 8 (88.89%) Manufacturing
1 8 (88.89%) Marketing
1 8 (88.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Test Automation Specialist
1 8 (88.89%) Test Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
2 1 (11.11%) QA Manager
2 1 (11.11%) QA Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) QA Test Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Automation Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Tester
2 1 (11.11%) SOA Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) SOA Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) SOAP
1 8 (88.89%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) JSON
2 1 (11.11%) JSON Schema
2 1 (11.11%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) XSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (88.89%) Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) Continuous Integration
1 8 (88.89%) Digital Marketing
1 8 (88.89%) Programme Management
1 8 (88.89%) Scrum
1 8 (88.89%) SOA
1 8 (88.89%) TDD
2 7 (77.78%) DevOps
2 7 (77.78%) Integration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
3 1 (11.11%) BDD
3 1 (11.11%) Matrix Management
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) SDLC
3 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Management
3 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) Groovy
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO 9000
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) SAP