The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stoke-on-Trent region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 19 14 10
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 1.20% 5.56% 2.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 6.45% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £290 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.07%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £44.25 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-2.25% -23.04%
Automated Testing
Staffordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Stoke-on-Trent region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
62 31 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 74.70% 86.11% 78.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 23 22
Median daily rate £338 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £290 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 Stoke-on-Trent

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Stoke-on-Trent region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Automated Testing
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 Stoke-on-Trent region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Online Gambling
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Back Office
2 2 (50.00%) Games
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (25.00%) OOP
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) iPad
3 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) Appium
3 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Appium
1 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (50.00%) Back Office
1 2 (50.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Online Gambling
2 1 (25.00%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) OOP
3 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB