The table below looks at the statistics for Automation Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 54 55 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 7 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.05% 0.31% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 0.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £310 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £290
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +20.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
- +372.22%

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
519 487 537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 78.16% 74.35% 76.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 255 299
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 45 26
Median hourly rate £45.71 £37.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.88% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £14.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Automation Testing Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Automation Testing
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Rickmansworth - 5 £310 -
Automation Testing
East of England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 18 (94.74%) Java
1 18 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (89.47%) Cucumber
2 17 (89.47%) BDD
3 16 (84.21%) JBehave
3 16 (84.21%) WebDriver
3 16 (84.21%) Open Source
3 16 (84.21%) Selenium
3 16 (84.21%) Scrum
3 16 (84.21%) Gherkin
3 16 (84.21%) ATDD
4 14 (73.68%) Non-Functional Testing
4 14 (73.68%) Continuous Delivery
4 14 (73.68%) Kanban
5 13 (68.42%) Test Automation
5 13 (68.42%) Spring
5 13 (68.42%) SoapUI
6 12 (63.16%) Git (software)
6 12 (63.16%) Maven
6 12 (63.16%) JUnit
6 12 (63.16%) Tomcat
6 12 (63.16%) RESTful
6 12 (63.16%) Confluence
6 12 (63.16%) Atlassian
6 12 (63.16%) JIRA
7 11 (57.89%) Jenkins
8 10 (52.63%) Functional Testing
8 10 (52.63%) Software Testing
9 9 (47.37%) TeamCity
9 9 (47.37%) Continuous Integration

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (63.16%) Confluence
1 12 (63.16%) Tomcat
2 2 (10.53%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (89.47%) Cucumber
2 16 (84.21%) JBehave
2 16 (84.21%) Selenium
2 16 (84.21%) WebDriver
3 13 (68.42%) SoapUI
4 12 (63.16%) Git (software)
4 12 (63.16%) JIRA
4 12 (63.16%) JUnit
4 12 (63.16%) Maven
5 11 (57.89%) Jenkins
6 9 (47.37%) TeamCity
7 8 (42.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (42.11%) JMeter
8 7 (36.84%) FitNesse
8 7 (36.84%) NUnit
9 6 (31.58%) Robot Framework
10 5 (26.32%) Mockito
10 5 (26.32%) Moq
11 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Tester
2 10 (52.63%) Automation Tester
3 5 (26.32%) Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Test Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Tester
5 3 (15.79%) Java Automation Tester
5 3 (15.79%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 3 (15.79%) Selenium Tester
5 3 (15.79%) Senior Automation Tester
5 3 (15.79%) Senior Tester
6 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
7 1 (5.26%) Agile Java Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Agile Tester
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Manager
7 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (84.21%) Gherkin
2 13 (68.42%) Spring
3 12 (63.16%) RESTful
4 5 (26.32%) Hibernate
5 2 (10.53%) REST
6 1 (5.26%) HTML
6 1 (5.26%) JSON
6 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
1 3 (15.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (89.47%) BDD
3 16 (84.21%) ATDD
3 16 (84.21%) Open Source
3 16 (84.21%) Scrum
4 14 (73.68%) Continuous Delivery
4 14 (73.68%) Kanban
4 14 (73.68%) Non-Functional Testing
5 13 (68.42%) Test Automation
6 10 (52.63%) Functional Testing
6 10 (52.63%) Software Testing
7 9 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (47.37%) Regression Testing
7 9 (47.37%) TDD
8 7 (36.84%) Test Strategy
9 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
10 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
10 5 (26.32%) High Availability
10 5 (26.32%) Manual Testing
10 5 (26.32%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (94.74%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
1 4 (21.05%) SDET
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Atlassian
2 1 (5.26%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) IBM
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