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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 22 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.55% 0.63% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 0.77% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £375 £250 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
Test Automation
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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
151 130 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 78.24% 82.28% 77.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 55 50
Median daily rate £500 £500 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £313 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands 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 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

Test Automation
Top 13 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (33.33%) Gherkin

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Test Leader
2 2 (66.67%) Automation Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft