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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 38 54 -
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 13 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.06% 0.52% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.14% 0.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 0
Average daily rate
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£625 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +97.18%
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
314 434 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 73.88% 75.87% 64.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 249 90
Average daily rate £380 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £190 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 61 30
Average hourly rate £28.25 £29.40 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.91% -2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £41.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Essex region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood - 1 - -
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation.

1 15 (78.95%) Ruby
2 14 (73.68%) Java
3 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (52.63%) TDD
4 10 (52.63%) C#
5 9 (47.37%) Software Engineering
5 9 (47.37%) Refactoring
5 9 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (47.37%) Product Management
5 9 (47.37%) User Stories
6 8 (42.11%) Linux
6 8 (42.11%) Python
7 7 (36.84%) Selenium
8 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
8 6 (31.58%) NAS
8 6 (31.58%) PHP
8 6 (31.58%) Firmware
8 6 (31.58%) Broadband
8 6 (31.58%) Wireless
9 5 (26.32%) DHCP
9 5 (26.32%) STB
9 5 (26.32%) Firewall
9 5 (26.32%) Scrum
9 5 (26.32%) Telnet
9 5 (26.32%) VB.NET
9 5 (26.32%) .NET
9 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
9 5 (26.32%) Perl
9 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
9 5 (26.32%) Bash Shell

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) NAS
1 6 (31.58%) Broadband
1 6 (31.58%) Wireless
2 5 (26.32%) DHCP
2 5 (26.32%) Firewall
2 5 (26.32%) Telnet
3 4 (21.05%) FTP
3 4 (21.05%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Selenium
2 1 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (5.26%) Bugzilla
2 1 (5.26%) Redmine
2 1 (5.26%) Trac
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Agile Coach
2 5 (26.32%) Automation Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Test Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) ScrumMaster
5 2 (10.53%) Automation Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Development Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) STB
1 5 (26.32%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) TDD
3 9 (47.37%) Software Engineering
3 9 (47.37%) Refactoring
3 9 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (47.37%) Product Management
3 9 (47.37%) User Stories
4 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
5 5 (26.32%) Scrum
5 5 (26.32%) Project Planning
6 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
7 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
7 1 (5.26%) MVC
7 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 15 (78.95%) Ruby
2 14 (73.68%) Java
3 10 (52.63%) C#
4 8 (42.11%) Python
5 6 (31.58%) PHP
6 5 (26.32%) VB.NET
6 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
6 5 (26.32%) Perl
6 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
6 5 (26.32%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ISEB
1 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) HP