The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Peterborough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank - - 17
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough - - 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -1.23%
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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 Peterborough region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
107 94 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 78.10% 81.03% 52.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 47 20
Average daily rate £375 £314 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.52% -16.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £436 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 8
Average hourly rate £13.20 £11.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.78% -4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.30 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £16.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

Test Automation
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) QA
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
1 3 (75.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) GPRS
3 1 (25.00%) Code Coverage
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) FitNesse
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) C#

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) GPRS
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
1 3 (75.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) FitNesse
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Architect
1 3 (75.00%) Test Architect
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Lead Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA