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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Rank 50 45 38
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 7 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.68% 2.29% 3.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 2.85% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 13
Median daily rate £475 £350 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -44.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.68% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +75.43%

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
353 421 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 84.86% 80.34% 78.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 244 187
Median daily rate £420 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 62 39
Median hourly rate £36.00 £34.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +22.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £62.50 £48.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 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 9 (90.00%) Finance
1 9 (90.00%) Programme Management
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) TDD
2 8 (80.00%) Scrum
2 8 (80.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (80.00%) Marketing
2 8 (80.00%) Digital Marketing
2 8 (80.00%) Manufacturing
2 8 (80.00%) Electronics
2 8 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (80.00%) SAP
2 8 (80.00%) SOAP
2 8 (80.00%) Web Services
2 8 (80.00%) SOA
2 8 (80.00%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (80.00%) DevOps
2 8 (80.00%) SoapUI
3 7 (70.00%) Integration Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Java
5 2 (20.00%) Project Management
5 2 (20.00%) QA
5 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (10.00%) BDD
6 1 (10.00%) Matrix Management
6 1 (10.00%) Test Management
6 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (10.00%) Groovy

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 (80.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (90.00%) Finance
2 8 (80.00%) Electronics
2 8 (80.00%) Manufacturing
2 8 (80.00%) Marketing
2 8 (80.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Test Automation Specialist
1 8 (80.00%) Test Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Test Automation Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Digital Programme Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Digital Transformation
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Manager
3 1 (10.00%) QA Manager
3 1 (10.00%) QA Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Tester
3 1 (10.00%) SOA Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) SOA Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Strategy Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) SOAP
1 8 (80.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) JSON
2 1 (10.00%) JSON Schema
2 1 (10.00%) Middleware
2 1 (10.00%) XSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (90.00%) Programme Management
2 8 (80.00%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (80.00%) DevOps
2 8 (80.00%) Digital Marketing
2 8 (80.00%) Scrum
2 8 (80.00%) SOA
2 8 (80.00%) TDD
3 7 (70.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Matrix Management
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) Test Management
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) SAP