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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 61 49 60
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +11
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 10 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.26% 1.34% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 1.84% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 5
Average daily rate
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£475 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £311
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £34.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+135.29% -15.00%
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
615 381 670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 77.46% 72.85% 70.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 187 342
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £538 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 24 35
Average hourly rate £15.00 £37.50 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +48.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £13.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 August 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
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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 -1 5 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £400 -
Hitchin - - - -
Royston - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Automated Testing
East of England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 9 (81.82%) E-Commerce
2 7 (63.64%) HTML
2 7 (63.64%) Java
2 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 7 (63.64%) J2EE
3 6 (54.55%) DB2
3 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
3 6 (54.55%) Flash
3 6 (54.55%) MQSeries
3 6 (54.55%) XML
3 6 (54.55%) UNIX
3 6 (54.55%) IBM
3 6 (54.55%) HP
3 6 (54.55%) ISEB
3 6 (54.55%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (54.55%) LoadRunner
3 6 (54.55%) Regression Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Finance
3 6 (54.55%) Manufacturing
3 6 (54.55%) Retail
3 6 (54.55%) WebSphere
3 6 (54.55%) Degree
3 6 (54.55%) System Testing
3 6 (54.55%) DbVisualizer
3 6 (54.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (36.36%) C#
4 4 (36.36%) .NET
4 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
4 4 (36.36%) SpecFlow
4 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 6 (54.55%) MQSeries
1 6 (54.55%) WebSphere
2 1 (9.09%) Alfresco
2 1 (9.09%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) DB2
1 6 (54.55%) DbVisualizer
2 3 (27.27%) Couchbase
3 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
4 1 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) QuickTest Pro
1 6 (54.55%) LoadRunner
2 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (36.36%) SpecFlow
2 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
3 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (9.09%) JUnit
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
1 6 (54.55%) Manufacturing
1 6 (54.55%) Retail
2 4 (36.36%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Tester
2 5 (45.45%) Developer
3 4 (36.36%) Lead Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) J2EE
1 7 (63.64%) HTML
2 6 (54.55%) XML
2 6 (54.55%) Flash
3 4 (36.36%) .NET
3 4 (36.36%) WCF
3 4 (36.36%) REST
4 1 (9.09%) Spring
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) E-Commerce
2 6 (54.55%) Regression Testing
2 6 (54.55%) System Testing
3 4 (36.36%) BDD
3 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (27.27%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Content Management
6 1 (9.09%) Scrum
6 1 (9.09%) OOD
6 1 (9.09%) UML
6 1 (9.09%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (9.09%) OO
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) Java
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
3 4 (36.36%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) ISEB
1 6 (54.55%) Degree
1 6 (54.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) IBM
1 6 (54.55%) HP