The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gatwick region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 14 18 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 2.99% 3.75% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.23% 4.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Median daily rate £395 £343 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.32% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+12.66% +3.44%
Automated Testing
West Sussex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Gatwick region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Gatwick
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
62 73 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 92.54% 91.25% 90.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 52 10
Median daily rate £375 £343 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% +52.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Median hourly rate £42.75 £45.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +172.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £36.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Gatwick region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Gatwick

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Gatwick region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Gatwick

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Gatwick

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Gatwick region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Gatwick

Automated Testing
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Gatwick region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 6 (85.71%) SQL
1 6 (85.71%) QA
1 6 (85.71%) Android
1 6 (85.71%) Apple iOS
1 6 (85.71%) Mobile App
1 6 (85.71%) Black-Box Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Open Source
3 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 3 (42.86%) User Experience
3 3 (42.86%) Defect Management
3 3 (42.86%) Defect Tracking
3 3 (42.86%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (14.29%) SOLID
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) C++
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Cross-Platform Development

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick 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:

Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) QA Engineer
2 5 (71.43%) Applications Engineer
3 3 (42.86%) Applications Tester
3 3 (42.86%) iOS Tester
3 3 (42.86%) Mobile Engineer
3 3 (42.86%) Mobile Tester
3 3 (42.86%) QA Test Engineer
3 3 (42.86%) QA Tester
3 3 (42.86%) Test Engineer
3 3 (42.86%) Tester
4 2 (28.57%) Senior QA Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Mobile App
2 3 (42.86%) User Experience
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Android
1 6 (85.71%) Apple iOS
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Black-Box Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Defect Management
3 3 (42.86%) Defect Tracking
3 3 (42.86%) Mobile Application Development
3 3 (42.86%) Open Source
3 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Cross-Platform Development
4 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) SOLID
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (85.71%) QA