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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 55 - 51
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 1 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.23% - 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% - 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £31.44 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+16.88% -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
370 494 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 83.52% 76.47% 80.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 289 204
Median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £288 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 61 45
Median hourly rate £36.00 £33.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.30 £41.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 28 August 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 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) TestDirector
3 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (33.33%) VBScript
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) Data Mining
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence

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 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Mining
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
1 1 (33.33%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Test Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Banking Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Digital Programme Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Digital Transformation
1 1 (33.33%) Digital Transformation Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Programme Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Programme Test Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Strategy Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Test Programme Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Transformation Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Transformation Programme Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle