The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 14 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 9 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 9.57% - 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.04% - 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £653
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £33.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+40.15% -2.22%
Automated Testing
Hertfordshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
69 71 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 73.40% 65.74% 81.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 30 28
Average daily rate £420 £413 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £653
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +35.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Watford region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 14 (100.00%) HTML
1 14 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 14 (100.00%) DB2
1 14 (100.00%) XML
1 14 (100.00%) Unix
1 14 (100.00%) SQL
2 13 (92.86%) Retail
2 13 (92.86%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (78.57%) Magento
3 11 (78.57%) Subversion
3 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (78.57%) Selenium
3 11 (78.57%) Test Scripting
3 11 (78.57%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (78.57%) Test Automation
3 11 (78.57%) RESTful
3 11 (78.57%) WebDriver
4 10 (71.43%) TDD
4 10 (71.43%) Document Management
4 10 (71.43%) QA
4 10 (71.43%) Coaching
5 9 (64.29%) DbVisualizer
5 9 (64.29%) System Testing
5 9 (64.29%) Flash
6 8 (57.14%) PHP
6 8 (57.14%) PHPUnit
6 8 (57.14%) BDD
7 6 (42.86%) J2EE
7 6 (42.86%) Java
8 5 (35.71%) Git (software)

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 3 (21.43%) MQSeries
1 3 (21.43%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 11 (78.57%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (100.00%) DB2
2 9 (64.29%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 11 (78.57%) Selenium
1 11 (78.57%) Subversion
1 11 (78.57%) WebDriver
2 8 (57.14%) PHPUnit
3 5 (35.71%) Appium
3 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
4 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
4 3 (21.43%) HP UFT
4 3 (21.43%) JIRA
4 3 (21.43%) LoadRunner
4 3 (21.43%) Protractor
General
1 13 (92.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Automation Tester
1 11 (78.57%) Tester
2 10 (71.43%) Selenium Tester
2 10 (71.43%) Web Tester
3 3 (21.43%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Unix Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (100.00%) HTML
1 14 (100.00%) XML
2 11 (78.57%) RESTful
3 9 (64.29%) Flash
4 6 (42.86%) J2EE
5 5 (35.71%) Behat
6 3 (21.43%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 13 (92.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (78.57%) Continuous Integration
1 11 (78.57%) Test Automation
1 11 (78.57%) Test Scripting
2 10 (71.43%) Coaching
2 10 (71.43%) Document Management
2 10 (71.43%) TDD
3 9 (64.29%) System Testing
4 8 (57.14%) BDD
5 5 (35.71%) User Stories
6 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
6 4 (28.57%) Re-Platforming
7 3 (21.43%) Presales
7 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 14 (100.00%) SQL
2 8 (57.14%) PHP
3 6 (42.86%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (71.43%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) HP
1 3 (21.43%) IBM