The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 36 - 35
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.73% - 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% - 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£325 - £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £59.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-33.05% +83.84%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicestershire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
177 196 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 64.84% 64.05% 76.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 91 92
Average daily rate £310 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 24 14
Average hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £9.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Automated Testing
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Game Development
2 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (25.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Games
2 1 (25.00%) NUnit
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Logistics
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) NUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (25.00%) Games
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Coordinator
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Games Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Game Development
2 1 (25.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Logistics
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft