The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 54 63 53
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 9 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.23% 0.39% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 0.57% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 5
Average daily rate
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£220 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -13.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £357 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.86% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +108.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -
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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
532 530 496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 72.88% 69.74% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 267 260
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 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 29 20
Average hourly rate £21.75 £31.25 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.40% +76.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 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
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Watford - 6 £210 -
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 10 (100.00%) Selenium
2 8 (80.00%) XML
3 7 (70.00%) Retail
3 7 (70.00%) WebDriver
4 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (60.00%) Subversion
4 6 (60.00%) UNIX
5 5 (50.00%) Java
5 5 (50.00%) QA
6 4 (40.00%) PHPUnit
6 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (40.00%) System Testing
6 4 (40.00%) Magento
6 4 (40.00%) RESTful
6 4 (40.00%) DbVisualizer
6 4 (40.00%) Coaching
6 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (40.00%) PHP
6 4 (40.00%) SQL
6 4 (40.00%) DB2
6 4 (40.00%) HTML
6 4 (40.00%) Flash
6 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (40.00%) TDD
6 4 (40.00%) Document Management
6 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (30.00%) Eclipse
7 3 (30.00%) SOAP
8 2 (20.00%) Web Services

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Magento
2 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) DbVisualizer
1 4 (40.00%) DB2
2 2 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (100.00%) Selenium
2 7 (70.00%) WebDriver
3 6 (60.00%) Subversion
4 4 (40.00%) PHPUnit
5 3 (30.00%) Eclipse
6 2 (20.00%) JUnit
6 2 (20.00%) NUnit
7 1 (10.00%) Hudson
7 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
7 1 (10.00%) TestNG
7 1 (10.00%) Appium
7 1 (10.00%) Calabash
7 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 7 (70.00%) Retail
2 2 (20.00%) Billing
3 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Tester
2 5 (50.00%) Automation Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (10.00%) QA Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) XML
2 4 (40.00%) RESTful
2 4 (40.00%) HTML
2 4 (40.00%) Flash
3 3 (30.00%) SOAP
4 2 (20.00%) Web Services
4 2 (20.00%) REST
5 1 (10.00%) COM
5 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) UNIX
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (40.00%) System Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Coaching
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) TDD
2 4 (40.00%) Document Management
2 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (40.00%) PHP
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Salesforce.com