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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 22 29 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 7 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.08% 3.03% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.72% 3.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Median daily rate £305 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.15% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £359 £355
% change year-on-year
+5.22% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.00 £42.50 £80.00
% change year-on-year
+22.35% -46.87%
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
188 140 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 82.82% 84.85% 65.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 86 47
Median daily rate £325 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £295 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £420 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 2
Median hourly rate £30.00 £13.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% -38.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

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 30 August 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
Stoke-on-Trent +1 3 £305 +7.01%
Stafford - 1 - -
Automated Testing
West Midlands

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) Regression Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Retail
3 3 (33.33%) JIRA
3 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (22.22%) XML
4 2 (22.22%) Online Gambling
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Web Development
4 2 (22.22%) Back Office
4 2 (22.22%) Games
4 2 (22.22%) TeamCity
4 2 (22.22%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (22.22%) SDLC
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
5 1 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
5 1 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
5 1 (11.11%) Node.js
5 1 (11.11%) REST
5 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
5 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
5 1 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (22.22%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (22.22%) TeamCity
3 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
3 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
3 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (22.22%) Back Office
2 2 (22.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Tester
2 4 (44.44%) Software Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Scrum Master
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
3 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# Web Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Java Scrum Master
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum Master
3 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
3 1 (11.11%) XML Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) Hibernate
2 1 (11.11%) J2EE
2 1 (11.11%) JMS
2 1 (11.11%) jQuery
2 1 (11.11%) JSON
2 1 (11.11%) Node.js
2 1 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (11.11%) React
2 1 (11.11%) REST
2 1 (11.11%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) Spring
2 1 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Online Gambling
2 1 (11.11%) Algorithms
2 1 (11.11%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) Regression Testing
3 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (22.22%) SDLC
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Web Development
5 1 (11.11%) Benchmarking
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
5 1 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Kanban
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Avaya
1 1 (11.11%) Genesys
1 1 (11.11%) KANA
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft