The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 22 19 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 3 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.62% 5.75% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 7.04% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 0
Median daily rate £325 £295 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £343 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.18% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.00 £38.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+34.19% +0.64%
Automated Testing
West Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
148 142 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 80.00% 81.61% 65.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 85 60
Median daily rate £325 £365 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% +10.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 6
Median hourly rate £11.23 £15.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.56% +21.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.01 £12.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £20.00 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Staffordshire region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Staffordshire region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tamworth - 2 £325 -
Automated Testing
West Midlands

Automated Testing
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) TeamCity
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (40.00%) iPad
2 2 (40.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (40.00%) Appium
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) Web Development
3 1 (20.00%) JSON
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Marketing
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) Appium
2 2 (40.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (20.00%) C# Web Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
2 1 (20.00%) XML Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) JSON
1 1 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 2 (40.00%) Web Development
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft