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 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 23 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.75% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.62% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£310 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £59.75 £33.25
% change year-on-year
-33.05% +79.69%
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
130 80 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 81.25% 68.38% 72.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 52 56
Average daily rate £375 £320 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £187 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £408 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 9
Average hourly rate £13.50 £22.00 £16.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.63% +31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.17 £9.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £22.00 £32.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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 3 August 2015. 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
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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 - 3 £295 -
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £325 -
Automated Testing
West Midlands

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 9 (75.00%) SDLC
2 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 5 (41.67%) C#
5 4 (33.33%) .NET
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 4 (33.33%) Symbian
5 4 (33.33%) Retail
5 4 (33.33%) Finance
5 4 (33.33%) Games
5 4 (33.33%) Android
5 4 (33.33%) Mobile App
6 3 (25.00%) QA
6 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (16.67%) SQL
7 2 (16.67%) MS Office
7 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 2 (16.67%) Project Management
7 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Selenium
7 2 (16.67%) MKS
7 2 (16.67%) JIRA
7 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (16.67%) TestComplete
7 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Test Management
7 2 (16.67%) Test Automation

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
1 2 (16.67%) TestComplete
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (8.33%) NUnit
2 1 (8.33%) Subversion
2 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
1 4 (33.33%) Games
1 4 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Tester
2 8 (66.67%) Software Tester
3 3 (25.00%) Automated Tester
4 2 (16.67%) QA Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Engineering Manager
5 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Manager
5 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior QA Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) SDLC
2 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 2 (16.67%) Project Management
6 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 2 (16.67%) BDD
6 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Test Management
7 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (8.33%) DevOps
7 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (8.33%) Scrum
7 1 (8.33%) OO
7 1 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) C#
2 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Symbian
2 2 (16.67%) MKS
3 1 (8.33%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft