The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Warwickshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 36 - 34
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 0.35% - 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% - 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+36.98% -2.66%
Test Automation
West Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Warwickshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
232 244 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 81.12% 69.12% 79.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 127 111
Average daily rate £400 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £518 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 45 22
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -5.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Warwickshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation across the Warwickshire region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Warwickshire region.

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warwickshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 4 (80.00%) MS Office
2 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) Change Management
2 3 (60.00%) Electronics
2 3 (60.00%) Automotive
2 3 (60.00%) Validation
2 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (60.00%) SysML
2 3 (60.00%) IEC 61508
2 3 (60.00%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (60.00%) CAN bus
2 3 (60.00%) Factor Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) ISO26262
2 3 (60.00%) FlexRay
2 3 (60.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) Concur
3 2 (40.00%) Aerospace
3 2 (40.00%) Software Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (40.00%) PTC
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) ISEB
4 1 (20.00%) MATLAB

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Warwickshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Office
2 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (60.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (20.00%) Simulink
3 1 (20.00%) Stateflow
3 1 (20.00%) TargetLink
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) FlexRay
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Subversion
General
1 3 (60.00%) Automotive
1 3 (60.00%) Electronics
2 2 (40.00%) Aerospace
2 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) CAN bus
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Change Management
1 3 (60.00%) Factor Analysis
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
1 3 (60.00%) SDLC
1 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (60.00%) SysML
1 3 (60.00%) Validation
2 2 (40.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Security Operations
3 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) MATLAB
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) IEC 61508
1 3 (60.00%) ISO26262
2 1 (20.00%) MISRA
2 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) Concur
2 2 (40.00%) PTC
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft