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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 14 - 23
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 2.38% - 4.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.00% - 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£338 - £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -12.50%
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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
25 29 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 59.52% 78.38% 67.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 39
Average daily rate £338 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £400 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Stoke-on-Trent region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) OOP
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) Apache
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Magento
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Liferay
1 1 (100.00%) PHPUnit
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) PhoneGap
1 1 (100.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
1 1 (100.00%) Laravel
1 1 (100.00%) Web Application Development
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Application Development

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) Apache
1 1 (100.00%) Liferay
Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) PHPUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) PhoneGap
1 1 (100.00%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) OOP
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Web Application Development
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) PHP