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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 49 54 57
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 3 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.69% 0.39% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.51% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £475 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -3.70%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% -18.33%
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
372 395 394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 86.11% 76.70% 81.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 208 209
Median daily rate £350 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 64 45
Median hourly rate £36.00 £36.67 £33.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.82% +8.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £24.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £44.90 £43.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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 29 September 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 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Programme Management
1 3 (75.00%) DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (50.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (50.00%) Marketing
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (50.00%) Electronics
2 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) SAP
2 2 (50.00%) SOAP
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2

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 2 (50.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Electronics
2 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (50.00%) Marketing
2 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation Specialist
1 2 (50.00%) Test Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Programme Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Transformation
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) QA Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) QA Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Strategy Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Test Programme Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Transformation Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Transformation Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) SOAP
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) DevOps
1 3 (75.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) HP
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