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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 6 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 9.76% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.11% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £363 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £33.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+40.15% -2.22%
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
36 23 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 87.80% 85.19% 90.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 16 15
Average daily rate £450 £413 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £631
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Gatwick region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Gatwick

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Gatwick region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 Related IT Skills in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gatwick region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) QA
1 7 (100.00%) Android
1 7 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 7 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 7 (100.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 5 (71.43%) User Experience
2 5 (71.43%) Defect Tracking
3 3 (42.86%) Open Source
3 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gatwick region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) QA Engineer
2 5 (71.43%) Applications Engineer
2 5 (71.43%) Applications Tester
2 5 (71.43%) Mobile Tester
2 5 (71.43%) QA Tester
2 5 (71.43%) Tester
3 4 (57.14%) iOS Tester
3 4 (57.14%) QA Test Engineer
3 4 (57.14%) Test Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior QA Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 5 (71.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Android
1 7 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Defect Tracking
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Mobile Application Development
3 3 (42.86%) Open Source
3 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA