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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 26 - 17
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 5 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 2.63% - 2.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% - 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £413 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £35.63
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +5.26%
Test Automation
Bedfordshire

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
171 144 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 90.00% 86.75% 76.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 117 60
Average daily rate £438 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 2 6
Average hourly rate £50.68 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.24% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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

Test Automation
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 5 (100.00%) QA
1 5 (100.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Architect
1 5 (100.00%) Test Architect
2 3 (60.00%) Lead Architect
2 3 (60.00%) Test Leader
2 3 (60.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) Ruby
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA