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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 22 - 22
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 4 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.86% - 2.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.57% - 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Average daily rate £290 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £33.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+40.15% -2.22%
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
112 63 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 80.00% 68.48% 74.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 41 63
Average daily rate £340 £350 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +13.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -42.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent - 4 £290 -
Automated Testing
West Midlands

Automated Testing
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing.

1 5 (100.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) Appium
3 2 (40.00%) Android
3 2 (40.00%) iPad
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Back Office
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) Appium
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (20.00%) Back Office
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Automated Test Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Automated Tester
4 1 (20.00%) Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile Tester
4 1 (20.00%) Software Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (20.00%) SDLC
1 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java