The first table below looks at the demand for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 29 July 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 Middlesex 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 29 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.45% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
178 153 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 79.46% 66.81% 75.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 88 91
Average daily rate £400 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £575 £542
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 8
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £23.50 £18.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £37.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Middlesex region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 3 (75.00%) TDD
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
1 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) Test Management
2 2 (50.00%) Data Management
2 2 (50.00%) Maven
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) JUnit
2 2 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (50.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) JSON

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
1 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (50.00%) JUnit
2 2 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (50.00%) Maven
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) Ranorex
3 1 (25.00%) eggPlant
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Test Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Data Management
2 2 (50.00%) Test Management
2 2 (50.00%) Workflow
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Testing
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
1 1 (25.00%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center