The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 31 - 30
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.47% - 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% - 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% -16.16%
Test Automation
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Middlesex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
200 165 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 93.02% 78.20% 82.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 85 117
Median daily rate £396 £375 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -9.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £484 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 8
Median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £17.65 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £47.50 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Middlesex 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 Middlesex

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Middlesex region.

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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 Middlesex region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) TestNG
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) OOP
2 2 (66.67%) OOA/OOD
2 2 (66.67%) JUnit
2 2 (66.67%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (33.33%) Heroku
3 1 (33.33%) Engine Yard
3 1 (33.33%) Puppet
3 1 (33.33%) Cobbler
3 1 (33.33%) OpenStack
3 1 (33.33%) GitHub
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) Vagrant
3 1 (33.33%) MCollective
3 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (33.33%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (33.33%) Ansible
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) AWS Certification
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) Device Driver
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Unix

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (33.33%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (33.33%) Engine Yard
1 1 (33.33%) GitHub
1 1 (33.33%) Heroku
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JUnit
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) TestNG
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Test Architect
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Automation Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) MCollective
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) CentOS
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Ubuntu
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) OOA/OOD
2 2 (66.67%) OOP
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) AWS Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Ansible
1 1 (33.33%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (33.33%) Cobbler
1 1 (33.33%) Nagios
1 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) BMC
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 1 (33.33%) VMware