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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 7 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 16.13% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.52% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£295 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £36.25 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +2.11%
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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
27 29 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 87.10% 58.00% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 23 19
Average daily rate £325 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.60 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.41% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 24 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 3 (60.00%) Retail
2 3 (60.00%) Android
2 3 (60.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Games
2 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (60.00%) Symbian
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) Games
1 3 (60.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Tester
1 4 (80.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (20.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Symbian
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) SOASTA, Inc