The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Norfolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank - 33 19
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk - 1.18% 5.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.73% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 8
Average daily rate
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- £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.16% +15.38%
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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 Norfolk region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Norfolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
162 173 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 81.00% 67.84% 71.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 110 81
Average daily rate £320 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.30% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £206 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 5
Average hourly rate £24.32 £27.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.58% -26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Norfolk

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Norfolk

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Norfolk

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Norfolk

Test Automation
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Norfolk

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Norfolk 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 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile Commerce
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) Groovy
1 2 (100.00%) Android
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Norfolk by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Norfolk 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Android
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile Commerce
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 2 (100.00%) Groovy