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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 55 57 53
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 1 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.21% 0.62% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.80% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £425 £210 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+102.38% -49.09%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +6.66%
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
373 501 398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 78.03% 77.31% 74.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 299 221
Median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £283 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 40 45
Median hourly rate £31.00 £37.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.56 £46.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 June 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 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) Scrum
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) HP
3 5 (71.43%) ISEB
3 5 (71.43%) Software Testing
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (71.43%) HP UFT
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
3 5 (71.43%) ETL
3 5 (71.43%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (57.14%) Finance
4 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (57.14%) RESTful
4 4 (57.14%) XML
4 4 (57.14%) Unix
4 4 (57.14%) DB2
4 4 (57.14%) HTML
4 4 (57.14%) Wealth Management
4 4 (57.14%) Web Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
6 1 (14.29%) SDLC
6 1 (14.29%) API Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
6 1 (14.29%) Functional 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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (57.14%) DB2
3 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
3 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) HP UFT
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) JUnit
2 1 (14.29%) Maven
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Subversion
2 1 (14.29%) TestDirector
2 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Tester
2 4 (57.14%) Automation Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) HTML
1 4 (57.14%) RESTful
1 4 (57.14%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) Scrum
2 5 (71.43%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (71.43%) ETL
2 5 (71.43%) Software Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (57.14%) Wealth Management
3 4 (57.14%) Web Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 1 (14.29%) API Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 1 (14.29%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) ISEB
1 5 (71.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) HP
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle