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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 61 71 54
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -17
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 6 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.82% 0.13% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 0.19% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£298 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +20.83%
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
527 527 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 72.39% 69.62% 79.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 269 258
Average daily rate £400 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 26 21
Average hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% +80.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.85 £9.50 £11.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £37.00 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 4 May 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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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 +8 4 - -
Waltham Cross - 2 £298 -
Automated Testing
East of England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 6 (85.71%) Test Scripting
2 5 (71.43%) Document Management
2 5 (71.43%) System Testing
3 4 (57.14%) DbVisualizer
3 4 (57.14%) Magento
3 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 4 (57.14%) RESTful
3 4 (57.14%) WebDriver
3 4 (57.14%) PHPUnit
3 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (57.14%) QA
3 4 (57.14%) Selenium
3 4 (57.14%) HTML
3 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 4 (57.14%) PHP
3 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) DB2
3 4 (57.14%) XML
3 4 (57.14%) UNIX
3 4 (57.14%) Flash
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) TDD
3 4 (57.14%) Retail
3 4 (57.14%) Subversion
3 4 (57.14%) Coaching
3 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
5 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
5 2 (28.57%) ISEB
5 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

Business Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) DbVisualizer
1 4 (57.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) WebDriver
1 4 (57.14%) PHPUnit
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
1 4 (57.14%) Subversion
General
1 4 (57.14%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Automation Tester
1 4 (57.14%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Validation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) RESTful
1 4 (57.14%) HTML
1 4 (57.14%) XML
1 4 (57.14%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Test Scripting
2 5 (71.43%) Document Management
2 5 (71.43%) System Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) TDD
3 4 (57.14%) Coaching
4 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
5 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Validation
5 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Change Control
5 1 (14.29%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
1 4 (57.14%) PHP
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (14.29%) GMP
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) HP