The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank - - 21
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton - - 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £255
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-22.97% +23.33%
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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 Luton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
164 61 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 87.70% 80.26% 73.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 43 65
Average daily rate £438 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £265 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
Average hourly rate £45.43 £19.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+139.10% -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Luton