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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Bedfordshire / Luton
Rank 9 26 -
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 8 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 8.25% 2.72% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.20% 3.03% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Median daily rate £475 £413 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%

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
87 165 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 89.69% 89.67% 90.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 116 121
Median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £297 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 3
Median hourly rate £14.00 £50.68 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.37% +125.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Luton region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Luton region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 15 (100.00%) C#
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (100.00%) TDD
1 15 (100.00%) QA
1 15 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 15 (100.00%) Feature Driven Development
1 15 (100.00%) BDD
1 15 (100.00%) ATDD
1 15 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 14 (93.33%) SDET
2 14 (93.33%) E-Commerce
3 13 (86.67%) SpecFlow
4 9 (60.00%) API Testing
5 8 (53.33%) Defect Management
5 8 (53.33%) Cucumber
5 8 (53.33%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (53.33%) TestNG
5 8 (53.33%) Ruby
5 8 (53.33%) JIRA
5 8 (53.33%) JUnit
5 8 (53.33%) Python
5 8 (53.33%) Perl
6 7 (46.67%) Selenium
7 6 (40.00%) JBehave
7 6 (40.00%) WebDriver
7 6 (40.00%) SoapUI
8 5 (33.33%) REST
8 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
8 5 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (26.67%) Java

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 15 (100.00%) TeamCity
2 13 (86.67%) SpecFlow
3 8 (53.33%) Cucumber
3 8 (53.33%) JIRA
3 8 (53.33%) JUnit
3 8 (53.33%) TestNG
4 7 (46.67%) Selenium
5 6 (40.00%) JBehave
5 6 (40.00%) SoapUI
5 6 (40.00%) WebDriver
6 5 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
7 3 (20.00%) Ant
7 3 (20.00%) Maven
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Test Automation Engineer
1 11 (73.33%) Test Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Senior Test Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Test Automation Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Expert
4 1 (6.67%) C# Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Developer in Test
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Automation Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Automation Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Test Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (100.00%) ATDD
1 15 (100.00%) BDD
1 15 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 15 (100.00%) Feature Driven Development
1 15 (100.00%) TDD
2 14 (93.33%) E-Commerce
3 9 (60.00%) API Testing
4 8 (53.33%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (53.33%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) C#
2 8 (53.33%) Perl
2 8 (53.33%) Python
2 8 (53.33%) Ruby
3 4 (26.67%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (100.00%) QA
2 14 (93.33%) SDET