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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 12 14 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 4.41% 5.71% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.69% 6.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £305 £285 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.01% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £355
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.00 £42.50 £80.00
% change year-on-year
+22.35% -46.87%
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
64 30 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 94.12% 85.71% 62.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 20 16
Median daily rate £363 £420 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.69% +31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £420 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £12.35 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

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 12 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Back Office
2 2 (66.67%) Games
2 2 (66.67%) Online Gambling
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (33.33%) 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 (33.33%) SpecFlow
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (66.67%) Back Office
1 2 (66.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Tester
2 2 (66.67%) Software Tester
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Online Gambling
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#