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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 56 58 62
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 8 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.16% 0.79% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.18% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Average daily rate
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£310 £638 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.37% +41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +167.85%
Test Automation
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
512 422 634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 73.99% 66.46% 68.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 220 353
Average daily rate £405 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 20 34
Average hourly rate £33.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.35 £37.25 £43.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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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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
Royston - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 13 (72.22%) Java
2 12 (66.67%) UNIX
3 9 (50.00%) Oracle
3 9 (50.00%) Eclipse
3 9 (50.00%) Web Services
4 8 (44.44%) Linux
4 8 (44.44%) Subversion
4 8 (44.44%) Selenium
5 7 (38.89%) SOAP
5 7 (38.89%) MySQL
5 7 (38.89%) SoapUI
6 6 (33.33%) Manual Testing
6 6 (33.33%) WebDriver
6 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (27.78%) Maven
7 5 (27.78%) SQL
7 5 (27.78%) Ant
7 5 (27.78%) JUnit
7 5 (27.78%) Load Testing
7 5 (27.78%) QA
7 5 (27.78%) REST
7 5 (27.78%) User Stories
8 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
8 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (22.22%) WebLogic
8 4 (22.22%) PL/SQL
8 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
8 4 (22.22%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (22.22%) Spring

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (22.22%) WebLogic
2 3 (16.67%) OpenStack
3 2 (11.11%) lighttpd
3 2 (11.11%) Node.js
3 2 (11.11%) Apache
3 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) VRRP
2 2 (11.11%) VPN
2 2 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) MySQL
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 8 (44.44%) Subversion
2 8 (44.44%) Selenium
3 7 (38.89%) SoapUI
4 6 (33.33%) WebDriver
5 5 (27.78%) Maven
5 5 (27.78%) Ant
5 5 (27.78%) JUnit
6 4 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (16.67%) JMeter
7 3 (16.67%) ClearQuest
7 3 (16.67%) JIRA
7 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
7 3 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
8 2 (11.11%) SpecFlow
9 1 (5.56%) TestNG
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Tester
2 4 (22.22%) Senior Tester
3 3 (16.67%) Test Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Automation Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Test Automation Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) QA Leader
4 2 (11.11%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) Web Services
2 7 (38.89%) SOAP
3 5 (27.78%) REST
4 4 (22.22%) Spring
4 4 (22.22%) Hibernate
5 3 (16.67%) .NET
5 3 (16.67%) XML
5 3 (16.67%) XSD
5 3 (16.67%) XSLT
6 2 (11.11%) Gherkin
6 2 (11.11%) COM
7 1 (5.56%) CSS
7 1 (5.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) PKI
2 2 (11.11%) Open Source
2 2 (11.11%) Digital Media
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Informatics
3 1 (5.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) UNIX
2 8 (44.44%) Linux
3 3 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Load Testing
2 5 (27.78%) User Stories
3 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (22.22%) Scrum
4 3 (16.67%) Migration
4 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Usability Testing
4 3 (16.67%) CRM
4 3 (16.67%) DevOps
4 3 (16.67%) Dependency Management
4 3 (16.67%) V-Model
5 2 (11.11%) BDD
5 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (72.22%) Java
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) PL/SQL
3 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 3 (16.67%) XPath
4 3 (16.67%) Perl
5 1 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (11.11%) ISEB
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Nagios
1 3 (16.67%) Vagrant
1 3 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) Progress
3 2 (11.11%) Salesforce.com