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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank - 25 -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 2.21% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.86% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £300 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £359
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +50.00%

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
134 105 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 71.66% 77.21% 67.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 75 40
Median daily rate £345 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £279 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £20.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+175.00% +63.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 4 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium
1 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (37.50%) JIRA
2 3 (37.50%) Retail
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) Back Office
3 2 (25.00%) Games
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) JUnit
3 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) RSpec
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Online Gambling
4 1 (12.50%) jQuery
4 1 (12.50%) Kanban
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration

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 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) JIRA
3 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (25.00%) JUnit
3 2 (25.00%) RSpec
3 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (12.50%) Appium
4 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (37.50%) Retail
2 2 (25.00%) Back Office
2 2 (25.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Tester
2 4 (50.00%) Software Tester
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Scrum Master
4 1 (12.50%) Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Java Scrum Master
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
2 1 (12.50%) J2EE
2 1 (12.50%) JMS
2 1 (12.50%) jQuery
2 1 (12.50%) Node.js
2 1 (12.50%) React
2 1 (12.50%) REST
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) Spring
2 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Online Gambling
2 1 (12.50%) Algorithms
2 1 (12.50%) iPad
2 1 (12.50%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (25.00%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) TDD
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) Benchmarking
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Kanban
3 1 (12.50%) OOP
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Avaya
1 1 (12.50%) Genesys
1 1 (12.50%) KANA