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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 31 - 20
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.31% - 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.99% - 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate
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£263 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.10% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
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
167 87 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 77.31% 65.41% 62.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 50 33
Average daily rate £375 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 6
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £21.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% -21.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £12.30 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £21.92 £30.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 £300 - 4
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 £250 -
Automated Testing
West Midlands

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) MS Office
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) MKS
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Test Management
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) TestComplete
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Android
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Retail
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (20.00%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Games
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (40.00%) MS Office
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) TestComplete
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Tester
1 4 (80.00%) Software Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Automated Tester
2 2 (40.00%) QA Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior QA Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Test Management
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) MKS
2 1 (20.00%) SOASTA, Inc
2 1 (20.00%) Symbian
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
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