The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Nottingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 35 48 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 7 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 1.70% 1.02% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 1.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Average daily rate
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£370 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.64% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.46% +4.00%
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Nottinghamshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Nottingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
300 356 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 72.82% 72.95% 67.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 142 103
Average daily rate £388 £318 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.04% -9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £250 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £417 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +25.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £8.53 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £117.80 £14.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham 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 6 (85.71%) C#
1 6 (85.71%) Java
1 6 (85.71%) QA
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (42.86%) Data Modelling
3 3 (42.86%) OOD
3 3 (42.86%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
3 3 (42.86%) OO
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
3 3 (42.86%) JIRA
3 3 (42.86%) Android
3 3 (42.86%) Apple iOS
3 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
3 3 (42.86%) Ranorex
4 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
5 1 (14.29%) VBScript
5 1 (14.29%) WinForms
5 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
5 1 (14.29%) Open Source
5 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham 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.

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
2 3 (42.86%) Ranorex
2 3 (42.86%) JIRA
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium
3 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Automated Test Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
2 1 (14.29%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
2 1 (14.29%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Android
1 3 (42.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) TDD
2 3 (42.86%) OO
2 3 (42.86%) Data Modelling
2 3 (42.86%) OOD
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (85.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) HP