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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank - 24 -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 0 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 2.82% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 3.51% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £290 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.88 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+26.40% +36.36%

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
140 114 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 74.07% 80.28% 75.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 85 65
Median daily rate £338 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 3
Median hourly rate £55.00 £17.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+223.52% +17.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

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
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) RSpec
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) JUnit
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) OOP
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) iPad
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) Appium
3 1 (33.33%) BDD

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) JUnit
2 2 (66.67%) RSpec
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) Appium
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB