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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank - 19 14
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton - 0.95% 5.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.28% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate
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- - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.25 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +104.22%
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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
142 78 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 87.12% 74.29% 76.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 57 41
Average daily rate £450 £413 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +21.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £527 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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