The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 54 55 52
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 12 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.52% 1.05% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 1.40% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £550 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +37.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £59.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-33.05% +83.84%
Automated Testing
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 Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
568 501 469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 72.08% 75.34% 77.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 256 238
Average daily rate £375 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 31 20
Average hourly rate £33.00 £21.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -35.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £10.60 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +5 11 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City -7 1 - -
Automated Testing
East of England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 14 (77.78%) HTML
1 14 (77.78%) JavaScript
1 14 (77.78%) DB2
1 14 (77.78%) XML
1 14 (77.78%) UNIX
1 14 (77.78%) SQL
1 14 (77.78%) Flash
1 14 (77.78%) Retail
1 14 (77.78%) System Testing
1 14 (77.78%) DbVisualizer
1 14 (77.78%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (72.22%) Test Scripting
3 12 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 11 (61.11%) RESTful
4 11 (61.11%) WebDriver
4 11 (61.11%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (61.11%) QA
4 11 (61.11%) Selenium
4 11 (61.11%) Coaching
4 11 (61.11%) Subversion
4 11 (61.11%) Document Management
4 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (61.11%) TDD
5 9 (50.00%) WebSphere
5 9 (50.00%) J2EE
5 9 (50.00%) Java
6 6 (33.33%) Gherkin
6 6 (33.33%) Cucumber
7 5 (27.78%) PHPUnit
7 5 (27.78%) Magento

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 9 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (16.67%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (77.78%) DB2
1 14 (77.78%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 11 (61.11%) Subversion
1 11 (61.11%) Selenium
1 11 (61.11%) WebDriver
2 6 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 5 (27.78%) PHPUnit
4 3 (16.67%) HP UFT
4 3 (16.67%) LoadRunner
General
1 14 (77.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Tester
1 11 (61.11%) Automation Tester
2 7 (38.89%) Selenium Tester
3 5 (27.78%) Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Programmer
4 1 (5.56%) UAT Test Manager
4 1 (5.56%) UAT Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (77.78%) XML
1 14 (77.78%) Flash
1 14 (77.78%) HTML
2 11 (61.11%) RESTful
3 9 (50.00%) J2EE
4 6 (33.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 14 (77.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 14 (77.78%) UNIX
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) System Testing
2 13 (72.22%) Test Scripting
3 12 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 11 (61.11%) Coaching
4 11 (61.11%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (61.11%) TDD
4 11 (61.11%) Document Management
5 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.56%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) JavaScript
1 14 (77.78%) SQL
2 9 (50.00%) Java
3 5 (27.78%) PHP
4 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) ISEB
1 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (61.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) HP
2 3 (16.67%) IBM