The first table below looks at the demand for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Hertfordshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank - 55 60
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 0 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire - 0.95% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.22% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate - £250 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -39.39%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £343
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
547 492 662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 70.49% 77.85% 69.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 258 320
Average daily rate £413 £419 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £267 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 17 59
Average hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £40.50 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Automated Testing
East of England

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Watford - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Automated Testing
East of England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 5 (71.43%) C#
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
1 5 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) Code Coverage
3 3 (42.86%) NUnit
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) QA
3 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) NCover
3 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
4 2 (28.57%) Kanban
4 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) JMeter
5 1 (14.29%) Validation
5 1 (14.29%) Thunderhead
5 1 (14.29%) DB2
5 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
5 1 (14.29%) XML
5 1 (14.29%) UNIX

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
3 1 (14.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) NUnit
1 3 (42.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
1 3 (42.86%) NCover
2 1 (14.29%) JMeter
2 1 (14.29%) WatiN
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Coach
1 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Testing Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Automated Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
4 1 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (14.29%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (42.86%) Code Coverage
2 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Kanban
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Validation
4 1 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Thunderhead
1 1 (14.29%) JBoss
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) SOASTA, Inc