The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Luton region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 26 14 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 6 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 2.93% 1.35% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.28% 1.92% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £300 £313 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £105.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+162.50% -5.88%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
183 52 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 89.27% 70.27% 80.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 41 33
Average daily rate £425 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Test Automation
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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 26 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 (83.33%) C#
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
1 5 (83.33%) Automated Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
1 5 (83.33%) Cucumber
1 5 (83.33%) BDD
2 4 (66.67%) RSpec
2 4 (66.67%) MSTest
2 4 (66.67%) SpecFlow
2 4 (66.67%) FitNesse
2 4 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 4 (66.67%) NUnit
2 4 (66.67%) JUnit
3 3 (50.00%) QA
4 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 2 (33.33%) OO
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (16.67%) LabVIEW
5 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 5 (83.33%) Selenium
1 5 (83.33%) Cucumber
2 4 (66.67%) RSpec
2 4 (66.67%) MSTest
2 4 (66.67%) SpecFlow
2 4 (66.67%) FitNesse
2 4 (66.67%) NUnit
2 4 (66.67%) JUnit
3 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (16.67%) LabVIEW
General
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Automated Testing
1 5 (83.33%) BDD
2 4 (66.67%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) OO
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft