The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank - - 26
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands - - 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £328 £313
% change year-on-year
+15.26% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +167.85%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
99 129 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 66.89% 72.88% 54.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 48 59
Average daily rate £400 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £545 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Average hourly rate £43.50 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.28% +7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands