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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 27 23 23
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.46% 1.48% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 1.90% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £350 £290 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -14.07%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £44.25 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-2.25% -23.04%
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
158 105 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 77.07% 77.78% 66.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 76 51
Median daily rate £338 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £281 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 5
Median hourly rate £55.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+175.00% +5.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 3 December 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
Stafford - 2 £350 -
Stoke-on-Trent -5 1 - -
Automated Testing
West Midlands

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (40.00%) JIRA
2 4 (40.00%) Selenium
2 4 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Retail
3 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) RSpec
4 2 (20.00%) Online Gambling
4 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (20.00%) JUnit
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) .NET
4 2 (20.00%) XML
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) Back Office
4 2 (20.00%) Games
4 2 (20.00%) SDLC
5 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
5 1 (10.00%) Defect Tracking

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (40.00%) JIRA
1 4 (40.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (20.00%) JUnit
3 2 (20.00%) RSpec
3 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (10.00%) Appium
4 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (30.00%) Retail
2 2 (20.00%) Back Office
2 2 (20.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Tester
2 4 (40.00%) Software Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Scrum Master
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Java Scrum Master
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum Master
4 1 (10.00%) XML Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (10.00%) J2EE
2 1 (10.00%) JMS
2 1 (10.00%) jQuery
2 1 (10.00%) JSON
2 1 (10.00%) Node.js
2 1 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (10.00%) React
2 1 (10.00%) REST
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) Spring
2 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Online Gambling
2 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (10.00%) iPad
2 1 (10.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (20.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (10.00%) BDD
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
5 1 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Kanban
5 1 (10.00%) OOP
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Avaya
1 1 (10.00%) Genesys
1 1 (10.00%) KANA
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft