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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 13 9 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 2.74% 12.50% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.17% 15.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Median daily rate £310 £295 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.08% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £350 £358
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -2.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £59.31 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+48.27% +1.26%
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
63 26 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 86.30% 81.25% 73.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 17 19
Median daily rate £350 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £420 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £17.25 £13.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.39%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 20 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 2 (50.00%) JIRA
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) iPad
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) Appium
2 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Online Gambling
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Back Office
2 1 (25.00%) Games
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Marketing

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 2 (50.00%) Appium
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Back Office
1 1 (25.00%) Games
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) iPad
2 1 (25.00%) Online Gambling
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) C#